A Snowboard National Monument will be erected in the town Londonderry, VT to mark the 40th anniversary of snowboarding. Londonderry is a fitting location since it what in this Vermont town that Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards.
“The spirit of the sculpture, I think, is just pure snowboarding,” commented Carpenter. “In many ways, that area is the birthplace of modern-day snowboarding.”
The monument will be created by Colorado-based bronze sculptor Jason Dreweck. The installation is scheduled for spring 2018.
Jake Burton Carpenter opened the world’s first snowboard factory in Londonderry, Vermont in December of 1977, paving the way for the sport’s nationwide acceptance. Since its humble beginnings, Burton has become the largest snowboard brand in the world. Londonderry, its residents, visitors and future generations should take pride in knowing their community was instrumental in snowboarding’s infancy, and propelling this winter sport to international sensation and Olympic status.
2018 marks the forty-year anniversary of snowboarding. Efforts are now underway to celebrate this occasion by permanently installing/unveiling/dedicating a monumental bronze sculpture, in Londonderry’s downtown area near the original Burton Snowboard factory. Installation scheduled for spring 2018.