RECAP: ‘A Day for Jake’ at Copper Mountain, CO

Nick DeRiso | | Trip ReportTrip Report
A Day For Jake - Copper Mountain CO
On March 11, 2023, snowboarders celebrated A Day for Jake at ski resorts worldwide in the USA, Europe, Japan, and China. Photo: Chip Proulx / Courtesy of Burton Snowboards

There’s no better way to celebrate the legacy of Jake Burton Carpenter than to join a crew of snowboarders for a global day of riding. With 7” of fresh snow overnight (10” total over the weekend), sunny Colorado skies, and a freshly groomed Woodward Peace Park, A Day for Jake at Copper Mountain Resort, CO, was one to remember for all riders who showed out.

Copper Mountain Colorado, A Day for Jake
We. Ride. Together. Royal White rallies the crew with a megaphone and a tribute to celebrate the life of Jake Burton Carpenter. Riders assembled at the Top of Copper’s American Flyer Lift to board down as one. Photo: Chip Proulx / Courtesy of Burton Snowboards

A Day for Jake is a time for snowboarders to remember and reflect on his undeniable impact on our industry and community. Riders across the globe paid tribute to the godfather of snowboarding who brought us together, created the sport we love, and a lifestyle unlike any other.

Jake’s vision, perseverance, and generosity made the snowsports world a better place, leaving a lasting impact on anyone he encountered. Jake was a pioneer, ahead of his time, and will forever continue to inspire us to: as he liked to say,

“Have as Much Fun as Possible.” 

Jake Day Copper Mountain
Snowboarding is great, but it’s better with friends. The group rides down High Point and through Woodward Copper Peace Park. Photo: Chip Proulx / Courtesy of Burton Snowboards

With pow slashes, fast snow, and spring weather, there was a surplus of high vibes and high fives.

We rallied for group laps, celebrated at the top of the hill with a toast, and shredded together in the name of JBC and good times.

A Day for Jake Colorado
Rider: Ethan Campbell flipping out. Photo: Chip Proulx / Courtesy of Burton Snowboards

The festivities continued with an afterparty at the 10 Mile Tavern with raffles and giveaways hosted by the regional Rocky Mountain Burton team, who provided drinks and snacks for all shredders in attendance.

It was truly a special day, bringing together snowboarders from every corner of the state and beyond.

A Day for Jake in Summit County at Copper Mountain Colorado
We salute you, Jake! Please don’t be offended by the middle finger. For years it’s been a term of endearment for Jake, Donna, and the Carpenter Family. The bird has always been flying at Burton. Photo: Chip Proulx / Courtesy of Burton Snowboards

We rode to remember and will continue to ride because snowboarding brings us together.

Ride on, Jake. Thank you.  

jake day copper
Sr. Area Manager at Burton Snowboards, Royal White flying the flag high after Jake blessed us with some pow. Photo: Chip Proulx / Courtesy of Burton Snowboards

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