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Last week I had the privilege to mob out to Vail, Colorado with the wizard of G Pen to experience the Burton US Open.

Since Burton was the first snowboard I rode and owned, this was a milestone on multiple levels.

Revered by riders and fans all around the globe, the happening showcases some of the best snowboarders in the world, competing in slope style and half pipe contests.

Sky Art featuring Pat Burgener.

Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim posing with fans.

Forget what this trick was, but it’s Ayumu Hirano BEASTING. His second run before winning the half pipe competition in the finals.

To make things even more drastic, G Pen shipped out a laser engraving machine to customize their limited collab for the event, a Burton US Open G Pen Gio.

I was in charge of curating icons from the Burton & Grateful Dead art palette. Prolly engraved 50-60 Gios during our stay.

The fun continued every evening for the concert series, which showcased top shelf talent ranging from Damian Marley to Dean Ween.

Special thanks to Burton, G Pen, Chris, Greg and Anne-Marie for the love & hospitality.

By Adam Stanzak