Sydney, Australia – Today Burton Australia announced Mitch Allen has signed to ride Burton Hardgoods. Burton Snowboards were one of the first companies to support Mitch's snowboarding and, after a 5 year absence, are very happy to welcome Mitch back. Mitch had this to say about the deal "I'm stoked to be back on Burton. They sponsored me in the beginning and I'm pumped to be back on."
With a career spanning more than 7 years, Mitch has a list of snowboard achievements longer than most, including competing at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics. "Mitch Allen is one of Australia's most respected and established snowboarders and one of the few Australian riders to kill it across pipe, park freestyle and the backcountry; we're stoked to have Mitch back on Burton and look forward to working together in the future", said Burton Team Manager Chris Boadle.
Mitch joins Jye Kearney, Tom Pelley, Max Cookes and Chris Boadle on the Burton Australia roster of riders.
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton out of his Vermont barn. Since then, Burton has fueled the growth of snowboarding worldwide through its groundbreaking product lines, its team of top snowboarders and its grassroots efforts to get the sport accepted at resorts. In 1996, Burton began growing its family of brands to include boardsports and apparel brands. Privately held and owned by Jake, Burton's headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with offices in California, Austria, Japan and Australia. For more information, visit burton.com