Burlington, VT (December 18, 2014) – Burton Snowboards is excited to announce the lineup for two of the most anticipated traveling snowboard event series of the year: the 2015 Burton Mountain Festival Presented by MINI, an eight-stop, on-snow community snowboarding festival for riders of all ages, and the 2nd Annual Party in Your Park snowboard contest series, a 17-stop, grassroots tour celebrating the fun in contest snowboarding. Completely free and open to the public, every event stop offers good times for the entire family all winter long.
First up is the Burton Mountain Festival. As a community event from a community of snowboarders, the 2015 Burton Mountain Festival is the most extensive, interactive snowboard demo experience in North America and features programs and activities for friends, family and riders to enjoy. Every stop of the tour will feature the2015 Burton demo fleet, which gives riders the chance to try out Burton's latest 2015 boards, boots and bindings all for FREE.
New this year, the 2015 Burton Girls Ride Day series will take place at select stops along the Burton Mountain Festival tour, offering exciting women's-specific programming, product demos and events from Burton Girls. Look for a girls-only, luxury on-snow Burton Girls tent with dedicated female staff on-hand to help riders choose the best new women's gear to try from Burton. And on Saturdays from 10:30 am – 5 pm, meet up at the Burton Girls tent for complimentary breakfast, check out a women's hardgoods demo, take laps with fellow female riders and Burton Girls, enjoy special Burton Team appearances and après the afternoon away. Visit www.burtongirls.com/calendar for all the details.
Next up, kids as young as three will have the chance to try snowboarding at FREE Riglet Parks at every Burton Mountain Festival stop. The innovative Riglet program gives little ones a fun introduction to snowboarding in a learning park built specifically for them. To make learning even easier, Burton will provide FREE snowboards, boots and bindings for the smallest kids to borrow. Certified snowboard coaches will also be on hand to help kids learn to ride on mini features like boxes, ramps and rails at no cost.
The good times don't end there. Burton Mountain Festival stops will also feature special guest appearances by Burton Team riders, après entertainment with music and fun activities to cap off a great day of riding. Each stop will also have an amazing sponsor village with FREE activities and fun giveaways from the event's partners. Head to the MINI, Paul Mitchell and Garmin tents to get in on all the action, including a chance to try the Garmin VIRB – the HD action camera with the ability to record data such as speed, altitude and GPS position.
And to top it all off, one of the most exciting parts of the Burton Mountain Festival is the 2015 Party In Your Park contest series held all around the country starting this week through March 2015. Unlike any other event series in snowboarding, Party In Your Park allows each participating resort to create its own unique course for riders. From urban to organic, the Party In Your Park courses stay true to the personality of each individual host resort.
It's easy for riders to compete at Party In Your Park – there's no registration fee and snowboarders can simply show up and drop in. Riders in each local contest will be added to one of three teams who work together during the event. Members of the winning team will walk away with a great prize, and the best riders at each contest will be invited to compete in the West Coast and East Coast finals taking place during the Brighton and Seven Springs events. To sweeten the deal, the top ranking riders at the West Coast and East Coast finals may earn a chance to compete on the coveted global stage at next year's Burton Rail Days event in Tokyo, Japan. For more Party In Your Park tour details, stay tuned to www.facebook.com/BurtonSnowboards.
Both the Burton Mountain Festival and Party In Your Park are coming to resorts near you, so be sure to check out full schedules below:
2015 Burton Mountain Festival Presented by MINI Tour Stops
Jan 2nd – 4th Mt. Hood Meadows Resort, OR
Jan 9th – 11th Mammoth Mountain, CA
Jan 17th – 19th Bear Mountain, CA
Jan 23rd – 25th Northstar Mountain, CA
Jan 30th – Feb 1st Stratton Mountain Resort, VT
Feb 6th – 8th Mountain Creek, NJ
Feb 14th – 16th Boyne Highlands, MI
Feb 20th – 22nd Keystone Resort, CO
2014/2015 Party In Your Park Tour Stops
Dec 20th Cannonsburg, MI
Jan 3rd Powder Mountain, UT and Mt. Hood Meadows Resort, OR
Jan 10th Mammoth Mountain, CA
Jan 17th Bear Mountain, CA and Beech, NC
Jan 24th Sugarbush, VT and Northstar Mountain, CA
Jan 30th Stratton Mountain Resort, VT
Feb 7th Mountain Creek, NJ
Feb 14th Boyne Highlands, MI
Feb 21st Waterville Valley, NH and Keystone Resort, CO
Mar 7th Vail, CO
Mar 14th Brighton, UT *Finals*
Mar 15th Seven Springs, PA *Finals*
For more info on the 2015 Burton Mountain Festival, head to www.burton.com/bmf and follow #burtonmtnfest. And stay tuned to www.facebook.com/BurtonSnowboards and #PartyInYourPark for everything you need to know about the Party In Your Park series.
A special thanks to 2015 Burton Mountain Festival partners MINI, Garmin, Paul Mitchell and Ski-Doo.
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn and has dedicated his life to snowboarding ever since. Burton has played a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a backyard hobby to a world-class sport by creating ground-breaking products, supporting a team of top snowboarders and pushing resorts to allow snowboarding. Today, Burton designs and manufactures industry-leading products for snowboarding and the snowboard lifestyle, including snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear and layering as well as year-round apparel, packs/bags and accessories. Privately held and owned by Jake and his wife, Burton President Donna Carpenter, Burton's headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with offices in Austria, Japan, Australia, California, Canada and China. For more information on Burton, head to www.burton.com and follow our line at facebook.com/burtonsnowboards, twitter.com/burtonsnowboard and @burtonsnowboards on Instagram.