10 resorts protest controversial images on boards
BURLINGTON, Vt. – More Vermont ski resorts have joined Vail Resorts in protests against two new lines of Burton snowboards that feature images of Playboy models and cartoons of self-mutilation.
Killington Resort, Pico Mountain and Stowe Mountain Resort are banning employees from using the Love and Primo boards while working.
Vail Resorts has prohibited employees of its Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek and Keystone resorts in Colorado and California’s Heavenly Mountain from using the Love boards. Two other resorts in Vermont also have a ban on them.
The boards led to a demonstration Oct. 23 outside Burton’s headquarters in Burlington, Vt.
Burton CEO Laurent Potdevin says the company supports freedom of artistic expression and stands by the limited edition boards.
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