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U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships Moving From Vermont To Vail
Published July 31, 2012
BUMMED OUT: Stratton Mountain President Sky Foulkes in a statement said that while “disappointed, the resort respected Burton’s decision ‘and wish them the very best as they embark on the next evolution’ of the U.S. Open” (Barre Montpelier TIMES ARGUS, 7/31). USA TODAY’s James Sullivan writes among some snowboarding purists, the “fear factor is losing the US Open’s connection to snowboarding’s DIY past, akin to the Brooklyn Dodgers betraying New York’s sandlot history for the glamour of Hollywood” (USA TODAY, 7/31).