Snowbasin Resort, together with Burton Snowboards, will be celebrating the grand opening today of the Burton Dinosaur Riglet Park, a new youth-focused snowboard learning park. The park was designed specifically for children as young as 3 years old to learn how to snowboard and is located next to Snowbasin Resort’s Snowsports Learning Center. Presenting exciting features themed around Utah’s vast dinosaur history, kids will have the chance to learn balance, weight transfer, edging and freestyle basics by maneuvering over, under and around sculpted terrain of lava and mountains with “Dino” the Dinosaur and “Terry” the Triceratops.
The grand opening event will run from 9 a.m. to noon in front of the Snowsports Learning Center at the Grizzly Center. Utah’s Natural History Museum will be on board offering some fun-filled facts and authentic dinosaur bones for children to look at and touch. Snowbasin Resort’s trained instructors will also be on site to provide additional information about the Riglet program for the 2013-14 season as well as guide children through the park.
“We were very excited when Burton approached us to build a themed Riglet Park. We looked at several other Burton Riglet Parks in and outside of the U.S. and really wanted to create a unique atmosphere that reflects Utah’s roots. With children’s love for dinosaurs and Utah’s extensive history, we thought the theme was a natural fit,” said Jason Dyer, public relations and marketing manager at Snowbasin Resort. “I can’t wait for my daughters on opening day to have the chance to learn how to snowboard while getting to know more about the history of dinosaurs in Utah.”
“The dinosaur-themed Burton Riglet Park completely embodies the idea of creating an environment focused on fun and play to teach the youngest of kids to snowboard,” said Jeff Boliba, Burton’s vice president of global resorts.
Snowbasin Resort offers an array of Burton Riglet Snowboarding packages for ages 3 to 6 years old. Whether your child wants to come for one hour or a full day, Snowbasin Resort has a Riglet package suited for them. Some packages include rentals and snacks, but all packages include a great snowboarding learning adventure back though time.
Snowbasin Resort, SKI Magazine’s No. 1 resort for lifts and top four for customer service and on-mountain food, is located less than 35 miles north of Salt Lake City. It has one of the easiest drives from Salt Lake International Airport as well as quick access to the Park City Area and Downtown Ogden. With 3,000 skiable acres and 3,000 vertical feet, Snowbasin Resort is best known for wide-open bowls, gladed runs, manicured groomers, powder stashes days after a storm, seven terrain parks and excellent service. Snowbasin Resort has world-class snowmaking and one of the most advanced lift systems in the West. Enjoy award-winning cuisine including mountaintop dining with spectacular views and magnificent day lodges. Discover why Snowbasin Resort is consistently recognized as one of the best family resorts in North America.
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn and has dedicated his life to snowboarding ever since. Burton has played a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a backyard hobby to a world-class sport by creating ground-breaking products, supporting a team of top snowboarders and pushing resorts to allow snowboarding. Today, Burton designs and manufactures industry-leading products for snowboarding and the snowboard lifestyle, including snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear and layering as well as year-round apparel, packs/bags and accessories. Privately held and owned by Jake and his wife, Burton president Donna Carpenter, Burton’s headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont, with offices in Austria, Japan, Australia, California, Canada and China. For more information on Burton, head to www.burton.com and follow our line at facebook.com/burtonsnowboards, twitter.com/burtonsnowboard and @burtonsnowboard on Instagram.