I started when you could only board at west mt ny or stratton so you pretty much rode with burton guys any time you went to Stratton. I've heard the story both ways from burton guys at the time. Probably both were true. I've seen pics at the old Burton factory in Manchester of Jake Burton allegedly hiking up Stratton at night, but I think it was with a snurfer.Everything you said is true EXCEPT, it was Bromley Mountain, just down the road, the Burton guys would ride at night. They didn’t hike it, they drove cars up Bromley Village and then rode down the nearest trail. Coincidentally, actually probably intentionally, that’s the trail Bromley builds their park on nowadays.