The U.S. Open wraps in Vail
Photograph By Brett Wilhelm/ESPN Images
The Burton U.S. Open entered its 32nd year with the calm assurance of an elder statesman with nothing to prove. After the intensity of the past year's loud and hectic march to the Olympic circus, the vibe was a welcome change for snowboarders looking to get back to the friendly, community-infused gathering they've become accustomed to with this event.
Here Louie Vito takes a personal moment, as he throws a trademark crail into a fun run during practice before the main event begins.