ummmm 5 - 9 tonight... I heard there are more tickets sold for skiing than snowboarding at the moment.
Doesn't seem like more hype when the hours are the same, just half hour shorter for skiing cause there are a few less competitors.
Also, there is a free area, the view is good. It just wasn't advertised cause it cost something lik $1 million to throw the event. Apparently FIS events are expensive.
We don't have an equivalent to the expensive euro event cause generally all the events here are free. The US Surf open is the Largest free music festival in the US and had Alkaline trio and Weezer this year along with many others that are definitely better than the switch foot that denver big air got. Also, xgames are happening right now which is 3 hours from the event and free.