Burton Treehouse Riglet Park at Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Even our littlest snowboarders get their own learning and play park! Smugglers’ worked with Vermont’s Burton Snowboards prior to Winter 2011-2012 to develop the next generation of the Burton Riglet Park, an on-snow play area with fun terrain features designed for introducing young children to snowboarding in our camp for 3-5 year olds. The park’s focal point is a “treehouse,” an elevated platform with ramps that children can ride down, a balance area inside the treehouse and a lift chair that swings to help kids practice getting on and off the lift. Playing in the park on small rolling hills, miniature box-style rails, pyramids and a mini-halfpipe allows children to gain the necessary balance and muscle memory to begin sliding and making turns on sloped terrain. The park is at the Resort’s Sir Henry’s Learning Area with conveyor lift access.
“My 3 year-old son participated in the riglet sessions. I thought the set-up for the Riglet park was fantastic for him. He could not have come away more enthusiastic and eager to get back on a board after his time there. I have nothing but good things to say about that program/park.” -Briton from Ossining, NY