Ski-Doo becomes the official snowmobile for Burton's Team of Pro
Ski-Doo and Burton to co-develop products
Ski-Doo sponsors the Burton Mountain Festival
VALCOURT, QC, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - BRP's Ski-Doo brand is
partnering with Burton Snowboards, the world's leading snowboarding
company, with Ski-Doo becoming the official snowmobile for Burton
Snowboards' team of pro riders. The two companies also agreed to
co-develop products to suit the needs of snowboarders and snowmobilers
and Ski-Doo becomes sponsor of the Burton Mountain Festival.
The emerging trend of riders using snowmobiles to access the backcountry
is on the rise, as people find it a more economical way to enjoy their
sport. Feedback from Burton and Ski-Doo pro riders will be used to
develop products and activities that are exciting and relevant for
snowboarders and snowmobilers.
"Partnering with BRP and Ski-Doo is a natural extension for Burton and
our team of pro snowboarders," said Nicholas Sargent, Vice President of
Global Business Alliances for Burton. "Our riders use sleds to access
fresh powder and new terrain all season long, so they're really excited
to have an official partnership with the Ski-Doo brand. We also look
forward to integrating Ski-Doo into the Burton Mountain Festival, which
will give them a strong brand presence at the leading snowboard demo
experience in North America."
The Burton Mountain Festival, the most extensive, interactive snowboard
demo experience takes place in eight sites throughout North America.
"BRP is proud to develop a partnership with another innovative company
like Burton Snowboards, the most renowned name in snowboarding," stated
Louis Lévesque, vice-president, Global Marketing and Consumer
Experience. "We share a similar passion for the ultimate experience and
a culture of constant innovation where we lead by pushing boundaries in
our respective fields."
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his
Vermont barn and has dedicated his life to snowboarding ever since.
Burton has played a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a
backyard hobby to a world-class sport by creating ground-breaking
products, supporting a team of top snowboarders and pushing resorts to
allow snowboarding. Today, Burton designs and manufactures
industry-leading products for snowboarding and the snowboard lifestyle,
including snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear and layering as well
as year-round apparel, packs/bags and accessories. Privately held and
owned by Jake and his wife, Burton President Donna Carpenter, Burton's
headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with offices in Austria, Japan,
Australia, California, Canada and China. For more information on
Burton, head to www.burton.com and follow its line at facebook.com/burtonsnowboards, twitter.com/burtonsnowboard and @burtonsnowboards on Instagram.
BRP (TSX: DOO) is a global leader in the design, development,
manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and
propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx
snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side
vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion
systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and
recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with
a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales
of over CA$3 billion from 105 countries, the Company employs
approximately 7,100 people worldwide.
Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Evinrude, Rotax, Can-Am, Spyder and the BRP logo
are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its
affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
For further information:
For information about BRP:
Manager, Corporate Communications
For information about Burton Snowboards:
For Ski-Doo product information:
Media Relations and PR Manager