Burlington, VT — Burton Snowboards and The Remarkables Resort in the South Island of New Zealand today announced the development of The Stash®, a completely different kind of run that adds a new dimension to snowboarding. Scheduled to open for the 2008 Southern Hemisphere winter season, The Stash at The Remarkables is only the third run of its kind worldwide and the first in the Southern Hemisphere.
Created by Jake Burton and the Burton global team riders, The Stash is an evolution of freestyle terrain in the ultimate natural environment. The kilometer-long run provides riders with an organic, big mountain terrain park by following the natural lines of the mountain. Riders will discover rock-wall rides, log jibs, cliff drops, a stone hut and other one-of-a-kind obstacles hidden away in The Stash run. An all-natural environment, The Stash uses no metal or plastics to create obstacles, only stone, wood, trees, dirt and rocks. Even the signs that direct riders to The Stash are hand-carved out of stone and wood and are designed to be jibbed.
“No two runs on The Stash are the same, every time you drop in you get a completely new riding experience,” says Jeff Boliba, Global Resort Director at Burton. “Jake and our team developed The Stash with The Remarkables because we have always shared the common goal of taking snowboarding to the next level.”
“What we have created with The Stash is a totally different experience that has all of the makings for an awesome ride with plenty of opportunity for getting creative with each run,” said Ross Lawrence, Resort Manager for The Remarkables. “Our well developed park system has already made The Remarkables a firm favorite with snowboarders, and the addition of The Stash will only make us more of a destination for snowboarders worldwide.”
Located in the bowls of Serpentine and the Galleries trails, The Stash is aimed at intermediate and advanced riders. The Stash can also be found in Avoriaz, France and Northstar-at-Tahoe, United States.
The Remarkables is scheduled to open on June 21, 2008 with The Stash to follow close behind.
About Burton Snowboards
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards 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 www.burton.com .
About The Remarkables
The Remarkables Alpine Park near Queenstown is known for its true alpine environment, relaxed atmosphere and sense of fun. Snowboarders, freeskiers and families flock to the mountain’s varied trails and backcountry areas.
It’s freestyle heaven with jibs for all levels in three terrain parks while freeski lovers revel in the chutes and bowls. Not-so-serious visitors can forget the boards or skis and enjoy the Ozone Tubing Park.
Beginners enjoy a dedicated learning zone with three surface conveyor lifts in front of the sun deck and novices can upskill on chair accessed green runs.
Children aged six and younger get free day passes at The Remarkables Ski Area – a 45-minute drive (26 km) from central Queenstown.