We are sad to share the news that the snowboarding pioneer, founder of Burton Snowboards and an amazing human Jake Burton Carpenter passed away last night. Jake will always remain a symbol of snowboarding for us and the whole community. Jake’s family is in our hearts and minds and we are sending love and strength to Donna, George, Taylor, Timi and the extended family. Rest In Peace Jake.
Official Burton statement from John Lacy:
“It is with a very heavy heart that we share that Burton founder Jake Burton Carpenter passed away peacefully last night surrounded by his family and loved ones as a result of complications from recurring cancer. He was our founder, the soul of snowboarding, the one who gave us the sport we all love so much.” #RideonJake