How about you guys hook me up with a free 2015 Catalog?
Go to our Catalog Request section and, as long as we have one left, we'll get it in the mail to you right away.
Do boards come from the factory ready to ride, or do I need to wax it first?
We employ a robot [and an army of people] that go through great lengths to ensure every board leaves the factory waxed, buffed, finessed, and shred-ready. Our Microfinish process involves over 30 finishing steps, including a robotic edge tune and detune, that puts the right amount of sharpness and bevel to each board to ensure the perfect finish for all riding styles and conditions.
After Microfinishing comes Enduro Waxing. Each board is waxed and hot-buffed for a shiny, super fast ride right out of the shop. Boards built at our manufacturing center in Austria harness the glide and durability of a 5:1 eco-wax mix containing beeswax, carnauba, and soy oil. Despite all this, we still recommend that you tune your board on a regular basis to ensure optimal performance. Check out all our tools and tuning gear here.
How about you guys hook me up with some free stickers?
Thanks for your support! We are happy to provide free stickers to our customers, but you have to work a little to get them. Please send a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) to the address below and we will hook you up! We also LOVE to get pictures/art/stories from our fans and display our favorites for all to see at our headquarters in VT, so put some time into your sticker request and you will be rewarded! Thanks for your continued support of our brand!
Please mail requests to:
80 Industrial Pkwy
Burlington, VT 05401
Where is Burton located?
Burton's global headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont, but we also have offices in California, Canada, Austria, Japan, and Australia.
What is the Chill program?
Chill is a nonprofit learn-to-ride program for at-risk inner-city kids. Every year, we take over 100 kids from each city to the slopes, beach and skate parks and provide them with everything they need to learn to ride: lift tickets, lessons, transportation, and head-to-toe gear. Kids want to learn these board sports because it's fun, but it takes several lessons and lots of hard work to learn. We use these board sports to help kids accomplish goals they never thought they could while teaching them some of the most important lessons of life's; patience, persistence, responsibility, courage, integrity, and pride- all through positive adult role models who treat the kids with respect and encouragement. This year alone, Chill will serve over 1,200 disadvantaged boys and girls in 14 North American cities and Sydney, Australia this winter. For more info, visit the Chill section of the site.
Where can I find out about Careers at Burton?
Check out the Careers section for postings and information about working at Burton.
Does Burton offer internships?
Yes, Burton internships typically follow the academic calendar and are offered on an as-needed basis. When an internship becomes available we post it on the website with the other open positions. Check out the Careers section for more info.
Is Burton a publicly traded company?
No. We are a privately held company with no future plans to go public.
I'm doing a school project on Burton Snowboards and I need info about the company and its history. Can you help me get an A?
While we can't guarantee you'll get an A, you can check out the Company History section. It'd be cool if your homework was as perfect as that backside 7, but due to the fact that we are a private company, we do not release any financial records, trade secrets or contact info for our employees.
How do I get sponsored?
Getting sponsored by Burton isn't easy, but it's not necessarily impossible.
Send us your "portfolio" (Rider's resume: action shots, contest results, magazine coverage, photos, and video). Include a letter explaining yourself. There are tons of riders of all ages that are looking to make the first step into a pro career, and it's flattering for them to approach Burton as their source for gear and support. Unfortunately, we cannot sponsor everyone. We have to be selective and search for specific qualities we look for in riders for the Burton Team.
Burton's Worldwide Team of riders all began as young rippers in their own respective areas: The Northwest, Tahoe, East Coast, Southern California, etc... All sponsorships begin on this regional level with Burton. We have a network or Burton Representatives out there who are always scoping new talent in their regions. You should be looking to begin your career by dominating your local scene, at any age, whether it is a small park in Minnesota or the Aspen Snowboard Team in Colorado. If you stand out at your local mountain, people will notice and you will be on your way. This is when you should be thinking about sponsorship and how to get there. This is also the time for you to be improving your riding and progressing every day you are on snow.
Continue to learn new tricks and expand your riding. And be safe doing it. When your results and your riding are at a level that stands out nationally, it is time to contact Burton directly. Send us your latest results, photos, video and a letter explaining yourself. Make it good. Your first impression is very important. Send it to:
Team Management/Sponsorship c/o Burton Snowboards
80 Industrial Pkwy
Burlington, VT 05401
We will check out all of your materials, and should be able to answer your request quickly. Do not be discouraged if your request is denied for sponsorship. All it means is that you have some better riding inside that has yet to be discovered. Continue to work on your riding in the areas that you like most. Eventually, hard work and tons of riding will be noticed, and hopefully you will be a step closer. We look forward to seeing your best stuff. And wish you luck and much snow in all of your riding endeavors.
Do you have a store where I can buy Burton gear?
Yep, Burton Flagship Stores are located at our headquarters in Burlington, VT, as well as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Santa Barbara, Innsbruck, Austria, Oksaka, and Tokyo. We have an outlet store located in Wrentham, MA and Orlando, FL. Come to shop and stay to hang out. For more info, check out Burton Flagship Stores.
Does Burton offer any tours of their Headquarters or Manufacturing Centers?
If you're ever in Burlington, Vermont, stop by the headquarters for a tour of Craig's, our state of the art proto facility. You'll get a behind the scenes look at how a snowboard is made from start to finish. While you're at it, you can check out "The Barn" inside Craig's for a self-guided tour through over 30 years of Burton history. In the office lobby, there is also a mini-museum that traces the history of our boards. For more info and to sign up for a tour, visit Craig's.
Hey the website looks weird, whats up with that?
Our website is best viewed with the most current version of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. Our site also works with Internet Explorer version 9 though it's allergic to Internet Explorer 8.
Where can I find a Burton dealer in my neighborhood?
We have Authorized Burton Dealers all over the globe. For a complete list of dealers in your area, use the Dealer Locator on our site.