Farewell to Snowboard Pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter

Founder of Burton Snowboards, Jake Burton Carpenter has died at 65 years old from complications relating to cancer. In 1977, Carpenter left NYC for Vermont to develop what was then inventor Sherman Poppen’s rudimentary snowboard. Four decades later and the Burton name (by now making much more than boards) is synonymous with winter sports. Carpenter pioneered the sport, lobbied for snowboarder rights at resorts and …

‘Mine77’ is Jake Burton’s Most Personal Collection Yet

Part creative outlet, part R&D, the project is by him for people like him

In the 40 years since founding Burton, Jake Burton has taken snowboarding from a hobby amongst friends to a crazed culture and Olympic-level sport. As much as the brand is his, there are plenty of people involved in the process—largely because of its astonishing growth, but more recently  because Jake’s battles with cancer and a rare nervous disorder reduced his focus on the business for …

The Stash at Jackson Hole

See Burton's latest terrain park in the POV video pro rider Stephan Maurer shot for us

The Burton Stash at Jackson Hole takes terrain parks to a whole new level. We toured their Stash in Killington a few years back and were super excited to hit the snow in their latest project. The natural surroundings blend beautifully with Stash’s features—and there are a lot of them. With four different runs and over 54 features in all, it’s a serious ride that’s …