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Resorts Ban Employees from Riding Controversial Burton Boards 

Another story on the Burton Snowboards controversy from Lauren Ober, in today's Burlington Free Press:

Smugglers’ Notch announced Saturday at its new employee orientation that resort employees would not be allowed to use two controversial new Burton snowboards when on duty.

The announcement followed last week’s protest at Burton by community members who want the company’s Love and Primo boards taken off the market. Smugglers’ crafted its revised employee policy in early October after objections to the two snowboard models were brought to light, the resort’s spokesperson Barbara Thomke said

...“This is something that’s not in sync with who we are and what we value at Smuggs,” Thomke said. “We certainly think Burton has an excellent product, but we take exception to these lines.”

Apparently, Vail, Breckenridge Ski Resort, Beaver Creek Resort, Keystone Ski Resort in Colorado and California’s Heavenly Mountain Resort are also banning the boards for employee use on the clock. Sugarbush is, too.

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And click here for more Burton controversy coverage on Blurt.

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