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.
The snowboarding sculpture depicts a half back-flip sequence carried by arching contemporary lines. The piece is designed to symbolize the entrepreneurial leap of faith by capturing five snapshots in a sequence destined for success. The monumental sculpture will stand approximately 16’ Height x 30’ Length x 10’ Depth.
The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society are excited to be a part of Jason's team in bringing this to Londonderry.