Burton Snowboards and Mt. Hood Meadows have entered into a partnership that will bring year-round, youth-focused learn to ride programs to Oregon. The package includes a Snowboarding physical education program for elementary school kids and a permanent Riglet Park.
There will be snowboarding instruction, interactive games, activities and Burton gear.
“Mt. Hood Meadows is excited to partner with Burton to create engaging, stimulating and fun introductory experiences for young people,” says Meadows’ Chris Kastner. “This partnership will extend that passion and excitement from our slopes to local school gyms and events.”
Burton and Mt. Hood recently hosted a P.E. snowboarding day at the Portland School of Experiential Education where kids were introduced to the sport and began to learn the basics of balance, core strength and agility. The kids used Burton’s teaching tools to experience snowboarding’s movements and balance while exercising at the same time.
Burton’s Riglet Park at Mt. Hood Meadows is the first of its kind in the state, giving kids 3-6 a fun introduction to the foundations of snowboarding through play and guided discovery.
Photo: Riglet Park is scene of year-round riding instruction at Meadows (Mt. Hood Meadows)