Mount Snow partners with Burton boards
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DOVER-This year, Mount Snow has teamed up with the world’s largest snowboard manufacturer to become an official Burton learn-to-ride center for skiers and snowboarders. While lessons are given as part of the Mount Snow ski and snowboard school, Burton will provide new ways to learn how to ride that Mount Snow communications director Dave Meeker says will give participants a leg up. “Burton has put together a great curriculum for learning how to ride, and I think a lot of it has to do with the technology in the boards, as well as the curriculum. We’re incredibly excited to have this partnership. They’re a fantastic company that really revolutionized snowboarding. It’s a great thing for both parties moving forward.”

The school opens along with the resort on Thursday, while Burton Riglet Park, which is an introduction to snowboarding for 3-6-year-olds, opens on Sunday. Riglet is the only park at Mount Snow that is officially affiliated with Burton, but the resort is introducing its own freestyle by progression.

The Riglet is the beginning portion, aimed to change the dynamics of a traditional snowboarding lesson with boards tethered between adults and children, rather than a follow-along lesson.

The next level is Giblit, a small features park located at Coopers Junction. This park allows instructors to bring classes that are interested in learning how to hit freestyle features. The third level is Grommet, another learning park located on Carinthia, for adults.

The programs are offered for all ages. To learn more or to reserve a spot in a learning program call Mount Snow ski and snowboard school at (888) 889-4411.

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