Snowboarding pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter dies at age 65
Jake Burton Carpenter, who helped propel snowboarding from hobby to a global sport, has died. Since taking part in the first snowboarding competition in 1981, Carpenter advocated for ski areas to open their lifts to trails to board riders. Burton is now a global snowboard, accessory and apparel company that has sponsored top athletes such as three-time Winter Olympic gold medalist Shaun White and international competitions.
Thu, Nov 21 20193:42 PM EST