The Burton U.S. Open returned to beautiful Vail, Colorado earlier this month, bringing with it a week jam packed full of great snowboarding and awesome live music. Some of the best snowboarders in the world competed against each other in one of the most difficult courses ever created — Anna Gasser, Mark McMorris, Chloe Kim and Shaun White eventually topping the winners podium in their respective categories. EO contributor and photographer, Sam Aiken, was there to capture all of the high-flying action.