Burton Riglet Park Tour comes to Okemo

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 7, 2011 1:46 pm

On Jan. 23, Okemo Mountain Resort will play host to the third stop of the Burton Riglet Park Tour, a mobile product demo and mini snowboard park designed to introduce kids as young as 3 to the sport of snowboarding.

The Riglet Park Tour at Okemo invites kids to try out Burton’s revolutionary kids’ Learn To Ride (LTR) products and experience the Riglet Reel, a specially designed attachment that fastens 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.

“We have been focused on building kid-specific products that make learning to snowboard faster and more fun,” says Jeff Boliba, global resort director at Burton Snowboards. “The Burton Riglet Park is a great way to introduce kids to snowboarding.”

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At Okemo’s Riglet Park, families will have a chance to meet Olympic gold medalist and former Burton pro snowboarder, Ross Powers, who will help kids make their first turns in this creative and innovative venue.

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