The Burton Super Demo coming to [R259R, Mountain Creek] Feb. 27-March 1. It trumpets itself as the largest and leading product demo in the snowboard industry. This stop is one of three on the East Coast, with others to follow at [R429R, Stowe ]March 6-8 and [R489R, Waterville Valley] March 13-15.

Burton is offering snowboarders a chance to get close and personal with what's new in the Burton line during each of the three-day stops.

The world's leading snowboarding gear and accessory giant offers folks a chance to test out custom gear for free, including Burton boards, boots and bindings.

There's also a chance for goodies from participating sponsors when entering Sponsor Village at the base of the mountain.

The Burton Super Demo stop at Mountain Creek is particularly apt given the resort's heavy emphasis on terrain parks. Indeed, last season the New Jersey area turned the entirety of South Mountain into one giant park.

"Last year we dedicated the entire South Lodge and South Peak to a freestyle terrain park. We went from about 15 percent of terrain dedicated to terrain parks to 45 percent," said Mountain Creek's Frank Deberry.

"We've built a progression across the mountain up through the levels, from absolute first-timers to never better," Deberry said.

"We set out to create the absolutely leading terrain park in the East, and we'll put our accomplishments up against anyone," he said.

Not into parks? Not to worry.

"On the flip side, at Vernon Peak, we've created an entire new experience for more laid back skiers, the mom and dad who want to watch out for the kids, without crowds, without expert snowboarders whizzing past the beginner area to get to the base," Deberry said.