Live snowboarding for the Burton High Fives in NZ

TUNE IN: Watch the first annual Burton ‘High Fives’ LIVE on on August 17and 18

WHAT: The first annual Burton ‘High Fives’ snowboarding competition, presented by MINI, is now underway at Snow Park NZ in Wanaka, New Zealand. A live webcast of the slopestyle and halfpipe finals is scheduled to begin August 17(New Zealand Time) on For viewers, the webcast will include live scoring, live chat and on-demand viewing for those that missed it live.

WHO: Mark McMorris (CAN), Sebastien Toutant (CAN), Danny Davis (USA), Roope Tonteri (FIN), Ryo Aono (JAP), Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI), Stef Zeestraten (NZL), Scott James (AUS), Kelly Clark (USA), Enni Rukajarvi (FIN), Shelly Gotleib (NZL), Hannah Teter (USA), and Queralt Castellet (ESP) are just a few of the top riders competing for a piece of the USD $80,000 prize purse.

WHEN:    The entire event goes LIVE with webcasts on during the following times:


Slopestyle Event, Friday, August 17              11:15 pm

Halfpipe Event, Saturday, August 18           11:15 pm

LIVE WEBCASTS: Central Europe Time Zone Start Time:

Slopestyle Event, Friday, August 17              12:15 am

Halfpipe Event, Saturday, August 18           12:15 am

LIVE WEBCASTS: New Zealand Time Zone Start Time:

Slopestyle Event, Friday, August 17 10:15 am

Halfpipe Event, Saturday, August 18 10:15 am

LIVE WEBCASTS: U.S. Time Zones (EST) Start Time:

Slopestyle Event, Thursday, August 16 6:15 pm (EST)

Halfpipe Event, Friday, August 17 6:15 pm (EST)

LIVE WEBCASTS: Japan Time Zone Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Friday, August 17 7:15 am

Halfpipe Event, Saturday, August 18 7:15 am

Full event information, including the Burton High Fives format and schedule can be found via







Media Contact: 

Birgit Gruber


About Burton High Fives

The Burton High Fives, presented by MINI is an invite-only global snowboarding competition that combines traditional halfpipe and slopestyle events with off-snow team challenges to create a fun summertime snowboarding event in New Zealand. The Jam format of the snow events, combined with team challenges that are distinctly Kiwi in flavor, brings 60 top riders together to Snow Park NZ for a truly unique four-day event.  Taking the place of the former New Zealand Open, the 2012 Burton High Fives is the first event in the Burton Global Event Series and is a 5star event on the TTR World Tour. Thanks to our High Fives sponsors including MINI, Nokia and Red Bull. For more information, head to


About MINI 

MINI is involved in action sports around the world through cooperation’s and sponsoring activities. As a partner of trend-conscious sports, MINI supports young and creative sportspeople and, in so doing, promotes the development of their sport. MINI has been the official presenting partner for the Burton Global Event Series since 2011. For more information, visit


About Nokia

Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit


About TTR Pro Snowboarding
TTR Pro Snowboarding is a new breed of sports governing body made up of a professional network of events, athletes, nations and industry partners. TTR has been built upon the sport’s core values and unique culture with the goal of making snowboarding the most recognized progressive sport in the world.  The overall objective is to uphold the progression of snowboarding by providing fair and open competition environments, including innovative judging and ranking systems, that allow for athletes to develop from rookies into world-class athletes. A non-profit organization, TTR Pro Snowboarding owns and operates the World Snowboard Tour, the TTR World Ranking System and the World Championships of Snowboarding. At the end of each World Snowboard Tour competitive season, TTR Pro Snowboarding awards World Snowboard Tour Champion titles in each of the following categories: Overall, Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air.


About Snow Park NZ

Snow Park NZ, a boutique mountain resort, has been open for business since 2002 and is situated conveniently between the New Zealand resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka along the Cardrona Valley. Renowned for its awe inspiring world-class terrain park, Snow Park NZ also presents a wide range of experiences for anyone with a sense of adventure, be it on snow or off. Pay us a visit, enjoy an afternoon with the family, have your first skiing or boarding lesson in our dedicated learners area or bring a group up for night skiing. All are nicely complimented with the vibrant restaurant and on-snow accommodation facilities. Day or night, Snow Park NZ will captivate you with its unique combination of activities and laid back atmosphere, and will have you coming back for more… Snow Park NZ –

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