“Have as much fun as possible!” was the motto that Jake Burton lived by so that’s exactly what we did! What has now become an annual tradition, A Day for Jake, is a global celebration of the life and legacy of Jake Burton Carpenter, a true pioneer of the sport of snowboarding. The love and passion that Jake had for life and the spirit he embodied has influenced and paved the way for a global community of snowboarders that can now enjoy life to the fullest on mountain tops all over the planet. He wouldn’t have had it any other way. Thank YOU Jake!
As the date approached, we spread the word to our NYC based snowboard community that we were going to head up North to link with our Vermont fam to get a few more days of what we thought would be some nice Spring riding. We were wrong. Jake and the Snow Gods had a different plan for us because we were gifted with over a foot of snow just in time for our arrival. We couldn’t have timed it any better as the Green Mountains of Northern Vermont were painted white with a late season storm that started right as we left Brooklyn. The plan was to visit Bolton Valley, Stowe and Jay Peak and our mission was accomplished. Our friends at Ride Vermont welcomed us with the finest hospitality and accommodations at each resort. Our crew consisted of a mix of New Yorkers and local Vermonters and it was a proper reunion! First stop was Bolton Valley for the Chill Takeover where we had lodging right at the base and the entire mountain to ourselves. The fresh powder seemed endless as parts of the mountain opened up right as the storm settled down so we got the goods! Next stop was Stowe for another powderific day of exploring and enjoying! We then made our way up to Jay Peak where the snow accumulated to a healthy total of 2+ feet overnight so the stashes were abundant there as well. What a trip!
No sleep til Brooklyn…
All the signs were there so we followed them.
Mr. Plow kept our path clear.
Made it just in time for some late night storm laps and it was dumping!
Good morning! First Chair vibes were in full effect!
Ride On Jake!
It was a pretty magical day!
Breakfast Club Unite!
Emma found her Snow Throne!
We sipped some Underberg for Jake!
Joey was still hungry! Hungry for more POW!!
What a crew!
Choose your weapon!
The views at Bolton always deliver!
Zeb led the troops for a group night lap!
Alex was reppin’ with style as always!
Snowboarding is FUN as F*CKKKKKK!!
Fun was had by all!
Next stop Stowe and it was still snowing!
Quite the Hikers
Safety Meeting was DEEP!
In Loving Memory of Jake Burton Carpenter
Next up was Jay Peak for a change of scenery…Their Waterpark was a pretty incredible scene!
First Tram Sam
Safety First as always.
Deep POW Alert!
We had a little detour but it was worth it!
Back at it!
Buddy System Highly Recommended!
Best Buds! Thanks for the tour Josh!
Top of the Rock with our newest recruit…Willy Soul!
Harsh Conditions Exist
Paul couldn’t wait!
Family Tree…Welcome to the fam Quantic!
And just like that it was Spring!
Board Meeting Status
Long Trail Lounge
Welcome to Canada! We were literally 7 miles from the border!!
Much Love to the locals!
Spray Master Flex!
Wide open glades became Quantic‘s favorite new sprayground!
Ski Patrol Appreciation!
One last Safety Meeting
The infamous “Jay Cloud” hovered above the peak even on a bluebird day!
Thank you Jay Peak!
We’ll be back!
Thank you as always VERMONT! Much love!!