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2013-03-13 - Burton Riglet Park This Weekend

Image: The Burton Riglet Park creates a rewarding learning environment for young snowboarders.
Image Credit: Burton Snowboards

If you're looking for the perfect way to introduce your kids to the world of snowboarding, the time is now! Burton brings its popular Riglet Park to Mount Washington this weekend on March 16-17th.

The Burton Riglet Park is designed for the youngest generation of snowboarders and applies the same principles of sport learning and development utilized by other popular activities.

“Kids learn to play soccer with kid-sized soccer fields, balls and goals. These factors are critical when teaching or coaching kids, regardless of the sport, and for more than 14 years Burton has been incorporating the same logic in teaching young kids to snowboard,” explains Burton's Jeff Boliba, Vice President Global Resort. “This combined with Riglet technology and instructors who know how to work with children, creates a fertile learning environment and ultimately translates into success.”

The Riglet Park is a kid-sized learning facility that focuses on fun and helps to ensure a successful start for beginner snowboarders as young as 3 years of age.  The Parks contain smaller terrain features like rollers and banked turns, plus kid-sized boxes for young snowboarders to learn on.

One of the big advantages of learning in the Riglet Park is the Riglet Reel. This tool attaches to the front of a snowboard and allows instructors to gently pull new snowboarders across features, allowing them to feel the sensation of sliding within minutes of strapping on a snowboard for the first time.

The Burton Riglet Park will be open at Mount Washington, in front of the Learning Centre, this weekend from 10am to 2pm. Use of the park is free of charge! Parents are encouraged to bring out their new snowboarders who are between the ages of 3 and 6. 

The Riglet Park will also be used from March 18-24 during Mount Washington's popular Kids Camps and daily lesson programs for snowboarding. Perfect timing for Spring Break with the kids!

For more information on the Burton Riglet Park and more events at the mountain like the upcoming Dakine Slopestyle Comp, check out the event calendar online at

If you're looking for a great deal this Spring, Mount Washington is offering 40% off midweek accommodations through to the beginning of April. The Resort is located 30 minutes above the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. WestJet, Central Mountain Air, and Pacific Coastal Airlines service the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ). To find out about more accommodation and package information, call Mount Washington Alpine Resort at 1-888-231-1499 toll free or locally at 250-338-1386. Surf to for additional information including live webcams.


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