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.
This November marks the one year anniversary of Jake’s passing. So, we’re celebrating the fun, the gifts, the stories, the deep turns… Everything.
"After his fascination with the Snurfer… he built the first successful snowboard company."
The New York Times
"What Snowboarding Owes Jake Burton: A Remembrance"
The Mine is Ours
Product development was Jake’s biggest passion, and he always made it fun. Taking a piece of gear and asking: How can we make it better? He couldn’t keep his hands off, and no detail was too small. Thus, Mine77, Jake’s personal creative outlet, was born.
In His Own Words
Jake was always hands-on, and determined to do things his own way. No one could map out his life story but him, so he wrote it himself.
How I Built This
Spend some time with Jake in his interview with NPR’s Guy Raz.
His photos. His stories. Welcome to Jake’s world.