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TUNE IN: Watch the Second Annual Burton High Fives snowboarding competition LIVE on this week

WHAT:     The second annual Burton ‘High Fives’ presented by MINI snowboarding competition, is now underway at Cardrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka, New Zealand. A live webcast of the slopestyle and halfpipe competitions will be on with the slopestyle coverage starting 11:00 am (NZST) September 12, and halfpipe coverage starting 8:45 am (NZST) September 13. For viewers, the webcast will include live scoring, real-time standings, run replays, tour rankings, rider interviews and bios. Full replays for on-demand viewing will also be available on the site post event.

WHO:       60 of the top riders in the world from over 15 countries will compete including 2014 Olympic halfpipe hopefuls Kelly Clark (USA), Ayumu Hirano (JPN), Kohei Kudo (JPN), Danny Davis (USA), Arielle Gold (USA), Elena Hight (USA), Ellery Hollingsworth (USA), Gretchen Bleiler (USA) and Cilka Sadar (SLO). Sloplestyle is also stacked with riders including 2012 High Fives Slopestyle Champion Mikkel Bang (NOR), Jamie Anderson (USA) Silje Norendal (NOR), Tyler Nicholson (CAN) and Charles Reid (CAN), as well as local favorites Cameron Stavely (AUS), Rebecca Torr (NZL), Christy Prior (NZL), Shelly Gotlieb (NZL) and Stefi Luxton (NZL).

WHEN:    The entire event goes LIVE with webcasts on

during the following times:

LIVE WEBCASTS: New Zealand Time Zone       Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Thursday, September 12           11:00 am (NZST)

Halfpipe Event, Friday, September 13                    8:45 am (NZST)


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

Slopestyle Event, Wednesday, September 11       7:00 pm (EST)

Halfpipe Event, Thursday, September 12               4:45 pm (EST)

LIVE WEBCASTS: Central Europe Time Zone   Start Time:
Slopestyle Event Thursday, September 12             1:00 am (CET)

Halfpipe Event, Thursday, September 12               10:45 pm (CET)

LIVE WEBCASTS: Japan Time Zone                  Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Thursday, September 12           8:00 am (JST)

Halfpipe Event, Friday, September 13                    5:45 am (JST)

Also be sure to check your local TV listings for the 2013 Burton High Fives highlight show, scheduled to air in the U.S. and around the globe later this fall. Get daily updates about the event at, and @burtonsnowboard on Instagram – hashtag #BurtonHighFives

A big thanks to MINI and Nokia for their support of the second annual High Fives event.

Media Contact:

LOCAL: Sarah Jesson,, 021 0272 2076

GLOBAL: Melody Ann Pfeiffer,, (415) 297-9590

About Burton

In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn and has dedicated his life to snowboarding ever since. Burton has played a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a backyard hobby to a world-class sport by creating ground-breaking products, supporting a team of top snowboarders and pushing resorts to allow snowboarding. Today, Burton designs and manufactures industry-leading products for snowboarding and the snowboard lifestyle, including snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear and layering as well as year-round apparel, packs/bags and accessories. Privately held and owned by Jake and his wife, Burton President Donna Carpenter, Burton’s headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with offices in Austria, Japan, Australia, California, Canada and China. For more information, visit Follow our line at and

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 Cardrona Alpine Resort

Cardrona is a relaxed and friendly Ski Area that has been putting smiles on skiers and snowboarders for 35 years.  Explore it all – wide open beginner trails, pristine groomers, fun freeride terrain and world-class parks and pipes. Whatever your level we’ve got the snow for you! For more information, go to