Burlington’s Burton Snowboards takes home the gold
Burton Snowboards has been honored with a rare award. The Burlington-based company will design and manufacture the uniforms for the 2014 U.S. Snowboarding Team.
Athletes representing the U.S. will wear Burton’s design during the 2014 Winter Olympics, marking the third consecutive games where Burton has designed and created the Olympic gear.
Burton is also supplying the 2014 U.S. Snowboarding Team with hats, gloves, base-layers and fleece to wear while competing.
“Back in 2006 and again in 2010, Burton stepped up to create the Olympic uniforms because we felt it was imperative that a snowboard company help drive the design around what riders want,” said Jake Burton Carpenter, Burton’s founder and CEO. “Just like for Torino and Vancouver, the 2014 uniform was designed around feedback from some of the best American snowboarders to make sure that the design, fit and vibe represented our sport and our country in the best possible way. I can’t wait to see the riders on the podium wearing our uniforms.”
In 1977, Carpenter founded Burton out of his Vermont barn and has dedicated his life to snowboarding ever since.
Today, the company designs and manufactures products for snowboarding and the snowboard lifestyle, including snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear and layering, as well as year-round apparel, packs/bags and accessories.
It is privately held and owned by Carpenter and his wife.