Vermont‘s Burton snowboards has the honor of outfitting the US Olympic Snowboard team. The uniform consists of a plaid jacket and snowboard pants that resemble vintage denim jeans. The press release describing the uniform creation and symbolism can be found here.

Photo: Burton Snowboards

The tragedy of recent days regarding snowboarder Kevin Pearce has been front page news, since the Norwich, Vermont native was a halfpipe favorite. From the news updates, I understand that there is some encouraging news regarding his condition which has just been upgraded to serious, however, his Olympic run this year will not happen. Pearce was injured while he was participating in training for the Olympic trials for the halfpipe. As a mother of kids who snowboard, it is a scary, scary accident since all he did was catch an edge while landing. Best wishes to him for a speedy and full recovery.

Vermont will be cheering on Hannah Teter from our neighboring town of Belmont, Vermont and Kelly Clark from Mount Snow who are also a part of the snowboarding team.

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