We are stoked to hear that Donna Carpenter has been promoted to CEO of Burton Snowboards for many reasons. First, as leader of the strongest snowboarding brand out there, it’s nice to know there’s a leader in our industry who looks at two critical issues with great importance: women in snow sports and the environment. […]
World Snowboard Tour Announces Their Season Calendar Ranging from LAAX Open with $500,000 Purse, to X Games, and World Championships in China
The World Snowboard Tour has released their season’s calendar today, October 21, 2015, with a range of events, ending up with the World Snowboard Championships in Yabuli, China, March 16, 2016. Included this year in the WST Elite Calendar will be Big Air at the GRAND PRIX DE RUSSIE and Slopestyle at the GRADVALIRA TOTAL […]
Ticket To Ride Pro Snowboarding and World Snowboard Federation Assemble, Create Plans for Yabuli, China, Oslo X Games, and New President
At their General Assemblies in Vienna on May 29-30, 2015, the World Snowboard Federation and TTR Pro Snowboarding made important decisions to further foster the development of competitive snowboarding. In a move to close ranks the ownership of TTR and the World Snowboard Tour will develop from events-only to include nations and riders. Representatives of […]
Mammoth Resort Buys Big Bear and Snow Summit
Ski and snowboard resorts continue to consolidate (just last month, Vail Resorts announced it had purchase Park City), this time with the announcement from Mammoth Mountain Ski Area that is is purchasing Southern California’s Big Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Here’s more: Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, owner of Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain, announced today […]
Nikita Bought by Amer Sports—Owners Bonfire and Salomon Snowboards
Heida Birgitsdottir, co-founder and Head of Design for Icelandic brand Nikita.Nikita, the Iceland-based brand for Girls Who Ride, launched in 1998 by Runar Omarsson and Heida Birgitsdottir, has been acquired by Finnish sport group, Amer Sports. The move was part of Amer’s ongoing strategy to invest more in action sports, including apparel and footwear brands. […]
Why Get Sponsored When You’re Bigger Than Your Sponsors? Introducing the Shaun White Supply Co.
Shaun White’s new gig with D6 Sports could trigger changes in action sports as he rolls out his own stuff (except for snowboards which Burton is probably stoked about).
Snowboarding Olympic Qualification via FIS Rules Approved by IOC Proves Yet Another Frustrating Blow to the Industry
The relationship between the IOC, FIS, and snowboarding industry has always been difficult, but it just got worse.
Burton Snowboards Shutters Vermont Manufacturing Center, Shifts Production to Austria
When a home-grown brand like Burton closes production in the USA, it’s very telling about the state of the snow sports hardgoods industry.
Top On the”Don’t” List for Bad Fashion for 2010 Goes to Burton as They Unveil the Official USA Olympic Uniforms
Taking a prime opportunity to make the USA shine in a sport we created, Burton’s team uniforms take a major fashion step backwards.