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A Day For Jake -- A Day To Ride In Remembrance Of Jake Burton Carpenter


The death of Jake Burton Carpenter this past November shook the entirety of the snowboard and skiing world to its very core. A man who could be considered the truest pioneer of modern-day snowboarding, Jake will be missed for a long time to come and celebrated by any person using gear that bears his name. In the coming weeks, this celebration will be very real as riders from around the world take part in "A Day For Jake".

In honor of the life and work of Jake Burton Carpenter, many resorts from around the world will be helping riders celebrate the Godfather of Snowboarding by offering free lift tickets for the day. There are 13 mountains in total that are participating, including Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont, which was the first mountain Jake talked into allowing snowboards on the lifts. All of the mountains taking part are listed below.

North America

Bear Mountain, CA, USA
Big Sky Resort, MT, USA
Big Snow American Dream, NJ, USA
Boreal Mountain/Woodward Tahoe, CA, USA
Boyne Mountain, MI, USA
Copper Mountain/Woodward Copper, CO, USA
Cypress Mountain, BC, Canada
Stratton Mountain, VT, USA
Summit At Snoqualmie, WA, USA

Europe

Avoriaz, France
Absolut Park, Austria
Laax, Switzerland
Madonna Di Campiglio, Italy

Asia

Seki Onsen Resort, Myoko, Japan

For those looking to participate in the free tickets to those hills, you have to register at the website linked below. You also have to make you get registered before March 8th.


A Day for Jake

Please consider a donation to Chill to honor Jake and expand the impact of his legacy. Chill has served more than 25,000 young people since the program began. Chill works with social service agencies, mental health agencies, foster care programs, juvenile justice programs and schools in local communities around the world.

While you are registering at the website, you also have the opportunity to donate to Chill. Chill works with social service agencies, mental health agencies, foster care programs, juvenile justice programs and schools in local communities around the world. Through snowboarding, Chill focuses on the resiliency of its participants, helping them to realize alternative beyond the struggles they face.

Whether you register for a free ticket or you're just going out for your regularly scheduled riding adventure, make sure you take a few runs for Jake, pour one out for him, or just look to the sky and say a few words. Also, show your love by wearing an armband, slapping a sticker, or doing something using your own craftiness. Take a look at the website. There are a few DIY ideas to help you show your love for Jake. Do this in remembrance of him.

Photo Credit: Burton/A Day For Jake

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