Jake Burton


Jake founded Burton Snowboards out of a Vermont barn in 1977 and dedicated the rest of his life to snowboarding. He was our founder, the soul of snowboarding, the one who gave us the sport we all love so much.

The impact his spirit had on each of us is undeniable, and through snowboarding, the feelings we've experienced and the memories we've made are unforgettable. His legacy will live on forever.

Dear Jake...

Using the message board below, join us in honoring Jake by writing him a note sharing how snowboarding changed your life. Then scroll through the messages we've received so far to get inspired.

Ride on Jake!

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The New York Times


Snowboarder Magazine

The Mine is Ours


In His Own Words


How I Built This


Jake’s Feed



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