SNOWBASIN -- Snowbasin Resort, together with Burton Snowboards, will open the Burton Dinosaur Riglet Park Friday, a new youth-focused snowboard learning park.
The park is designed specifically for children as young as three-years-old to learn how to snowboard and is located next to Snowbasin Resort's Snowsports Learning Center.
Themed around Utah's dinosaur history, kids will have the chance to learn balance, weight transfer, edging and freestyle basics by maneuvering over, under, and around sculpted terrain of lava and mountains with "Dino" the Dinosaur and "Terry" the Triceratops.
A grand opening event will run from 9:00 a.m. o noon in front of the Snowsports Learning Center at the Grizzly Center. Representatives from Utah's Natural History Museum will be on hand offering some facts and authentic dinosaur bones for children to look at and touch. Snowbasin instructors will also be on site to provide additional information about the Riglet program for the 2013-14 season as well as guiding children through the park.
"We were very excited when Burton approached us to build a themed Riglet Park. We looked at several other Burton Riglet Parks in and outside of the U.S. and really wanted to create a unique atmosphere that reflects Utah's roots. With children's love for dinosaurs and Utah's extensive history we thought the theme was a natural fit," said Jason Dyer, Snowbasin's PR & marketing manager.
"The dinosaur-themed Burton Riglet Park completely embodies the idea of creating an environment focused on fun and play to teach the youngest of kids to snowboard," said Jeff Boliba, Burton's VP of Global Resorts.