To celebrate the memory and legacy of Jake Burton Carpenter, the Burton Snowboards Founder who died last year, the inaugural “A Day for Jake” will take place at 13 ski resorts around the world on Friday, March 13.

The resorts will offer free lift tickets to snowboarders who pre-register in riding to remember. Anyone who wants to step on a board is invited to participate—riders, their friends and family, whatever level of snowboarder you may be.

“A Day for Jake” will also bring together the entire snowboard industry with all brands, pro riders, local reps, shop owners and employees invited to snowboard together at no cost in celebration of Jake.

In honor of “A Day for Jake,” Burton offices and owned stores will be closed on March 13. And since teaching people to snowboard was one of Jake’s passions, a selection of participating resorts will also offer special Learn To Ride packages for friends and families of the snowboarding community or anyone who wants to learn to snowboard on this day.

Riders are invited to ride for free at the following participating resorts:


  • Boyne Mountain, Michigan
  • Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington
  • Big Sky Resort, Montana
  • Copper Mountain/Woodward Copper, Colorado
  • Boreal/Woodward Tahoe, California
  • Stratton Mountain, Vermont
  • Bear Mountain, California
  • Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, Canada


  • Avoriaz, France
  • Absolut Park, Flachauwinkl, Austria
  • LAAX, Switzerland
  • Madonna Di Campiglio, Italy
  • Seki Onsen Resort, Nigata, Myoko, Japan

Photo courtesy Burton