Burton’s Next Stash Run Comes to Life at Jackson Hole
(Teton Village, WY. October 11, 2010)
All summer long Burton Snowboards, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) and Snow Park Technologies have been working with professional snowboarders and the local Stash park crew to create the Rockies’ first Stash Park, in Jackson Hole Wyoming. Created by Burton Snowboards and unique to only five other resorts in the world, the Stash uses natural elements to build terrain park-like features, giving riders a completely different kind of resort riding experience.
“The Stash concept is to use whatever indigenous materials and features the mountain has to offer – like rock walls, trees and drops – then enhance them a bit to create the ultimate natural park so riders can take their freestyle riding to the next level,” says Jeff Boliba, Global Resort Director at Burton Snowboards. “Riders like Jussi Oksanen have been helping with the Jackson Hole Stash, scoping the best lines and creating new features that will be super fun to ride.”
Scheduled to open this winter, the Stash at Jackson Hole has four different runs and over 50 total features. Legendary chainsaw artist Bob King created 20 unique carvings that will be located in and around the Stash. One of the stand-out features is an enormous, chainsaw-carved moose that riders can slide like a rail. Burton team rider Jussi Oksanen came up with a few features unique to the Stash at Jackson Hole, including the ‘rollercoaster’ and ‘flying wall ride’, which are being built this fall. Jackson pro riders Bryan Iguchi, Rob Kingwill and Travis Rice also helped with Stash features, designing a landing for a rock jump that Travis has been hitting since he was six years old. There’s also an ‘Eagle’s Nest’ feature inspired by the pow mushrooms Travis rides when he’s shredding in Japan. Other cool features to check out are the wooden ‘dance floor’, ‘tent’, ‘spinning stump’, ‘Casper quarterpipe rock,’ and ‘gong’ that riders can jump up to tap with their boards. All Stash runs can be accessed via the Bridger Gondola, Après Vous quad chair and the Casper triple chair.
“I’m so stoked for the Burton Stash, it’s a natural fit for Jackson Hole in many ways,” says Ranyon d’Arge, Park and Pipe Supervisor at Jackson Hole. “We wanted to build a park that was in keeping with our natural environment, and the Stash does that by using native rock, dirt and wood-creating this incredible organic terrain park. When we combine Jackson Hole’s mind-opening terrain with the creativity of the Stash, the result is amazing. But, it’s not just for pros – there’s a Stash run for kids or anyone else who wants to ride smaller features. The construction has been really exciting and as winter approaches, I can’t wait to ride the Stash.”
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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 Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) extends a world of wonder to new and returning visitors alike. Famous for world-class skiing and riding, breathtaking scenery, and a truly western spirit, no other resort in North America offers such a completely authentic ski and snowboard vacation. As a leader in progressive environmental initiatives, JHMR has long respected the natural beauty and ecological significance of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in which we are situated.
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Stash & Cache Package*
Ride, Eat, Sleep for $575 at Jackson Hole this winter. The Stash and Cache Package includes 4 nights of slope-side lodging, all your lunches for 3 days, and a ½ day Stash Lesson with the pros-for $575. Book Now!
*4 nights lodging in the Village Center Inn with ski-in/ski-out accommodations including a kitchen and three day lift tickets at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Enjoy the brand new Burton Stash Parks with a half day Stash Park lesson as well as lunch 3 days at Nick Wilsons at the base of the tram. Price starts at $575 per person based on double occupancy.
Please call 800.443.8613 for complete details.
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