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Killington, Vt.  — This weekend, Burton will kick off the Riglet Park Tour, a four-stop mobile product demo and mini snowboard park designed to introduce kids as young as three to snowboarding at Killington Resort.

On Sunday, families will also get a chance to meet Olympic gold medalist and former Burton pro snowboarder, Ross Powers, who will be there to help kids make their first turns. Powers will arrive at 8:30 a.m. and kids will have the opportunity to view his Olympic gold medal get his autograph.

“We have been focused on building kids specific products that make learning to snowboard faster and more fun for kids,” said Jeff Boliba, Global Resort Director- Burton Snowboards. “The Burton Riglet Park is a great way to introduce kids to snowboarding.”

At Riglet Park Tour stops, kids can try out Burton’s revolutionary kids Learn To Ride (LTR) products and experience the Riglet Reel, a specially designed reel attached to the nose of youth snowboards. With the help of Burton’s Riglet Reel, instructors can tow kids onto features and around obstacles to introduce them to the fun of snowboarding. Also available to demo at the Riglet Park Tour are Burton LTR 80cm snowboards, Progression One-Strap bindings, Progression Velcro boots and Progression Youth helmets. Thanks to this incredible line-up of easy-to-ride gear, kids will be sliding a box, weaving around cones and jibbing in no time. 

“This program brings an exciting and interactive element to learning and we are very excited to offer the Riglet Park for our Kids Max 3 and Max 5 programs,” said Killington Snowsports director Dave Beckwith.

Hitting partner resorts in Vermont and Utah, the Burton Riglet Park tour offers snowboarding instruction and product demos to kids in a fun learning environment.

2010/2011 Burton Riglet Park Tour Stops

Killington, VT- December 19, 2010
Canyons Resort, UT- January 6, 2011
Okemo Mountain Resort, VT- January 23, 2011
Stowe Mountain Resort, VT- February 5, 2011

About Killington Resort
Killington Resort offers the most diverse ski and snowboard terrain in the East, world-class terrain parks, an expansive lift network, the most extensive snowmaking system in the world complemented by numerous off-mountain activities, including après, dining, shopping and lodging options. For the 2010-11 season, Killington Resort is the East Coast stop for the Winter Dew Tour, Jan. 20-23, showcasing the top winter ski and snowboard athletes from around the world competing in Superpipe and slopestyle competition at Bear Mountain.

About Burton Snowboards
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn. Since then, Burton has fueled the growth of snowboarding worldwide through its groundbreaking product lines, its team of top snowboarders and its grassroots efforts to get the sport accepted at resorts.  In 1996, Burton began growing its family of brands to include boardsports and apparel brands. Privately held and owned by Jake, Burton’s headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with offices in California, Austria, Japan and Australia. For more information, visit