Since 1977, Burton has revolutionized snowboarding. From its Snurfing roots (an actual thing) to a bonafide lifestyle, skipping school for powder and spraying skiers has been the name of the game for almost five decades. Founded by Jake Burton Carpenter in Vermont, the sport's first iteration of board was the Backhill, a laminated maple board with a rope handle, single strap bindings, and a whole lot of charm. Fast forward to 2015, and Burton's a multi-million dollar company that specializes in all things snowboarding. (And, of course, its boards today are on the bleeding edge.)
Last month, along with the spectacularly-talented photog Daniel Cardon, I had the opportunity to tour the Burton HQ in Burlington, Vermont, and discovered that, indeed, snowboarding dreams have become reality.