Stowe Mountain Resort debuts Burton Riglet park for kids

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 31, 2011 8:08 am

This weekend at Stowe Mountain Resort, Burton will conclude its four-stop Riglet Park Tour, a mobile product demo and mini snowboard park designed to introduce kids as young as three to snowboarding. Hitting partner resorts from Utah to Vermont, the Burton Riglet Park tour offers free snowboarding instruction and product demos to kids in a fun learning environment.

The event will take place on Saturday February 5, 2011 from 9am to 3pm on the base of Spruce Peak at Stowe Mountain Resort. Sign-up for the interactive kids snowboarding demonstration will start at 9am in the Spruce Camp Base Lodge upper level. A special autograph session will also take place during the event between 12-1pm with Olympic snowboarding gold medalists Ross Powers and Olympic snowboarding coach Bud Keene.

At Stowe’s Riglet Park Tour stop, 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.