Burton’s Next Stash Run Comes to Life at Jackson Hole
BURLINGTON, VT (September 29, 2010) -All summer long, Burton Snowboards, Jackson Hole, pro riders, Snow Park Technologies and the local Stash park crew have been busy creating the Rockies’ first Stash at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in 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 chain saw 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 an up-rail. Burton team rider Jussi Oksanen came up with a few features just for the Stash at Jackson Hole, including the ‘rollercoaster’ and ‘flying wall ride’, which are being built this fall. Jackson locals Bryan Iguchi, Rob Kingwill and Travis Rice also helped with Stash features, like designing a landing for a rock jump 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 bonk with their boards. All Stash runs can be accessed via the Bridger Gondola, Apres Vous quad chair and the Casper Bowl 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. Building the obstacles has been so exciting and as winter approaches, I can’t wait to finally ride the Stash.”
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Jackson Hole’s Stash here: http://www.youtube.com/burtonsnowboards#p/a/u/0/7RaEFgxitHM
The Stash at Jackson Hole is the sixth resort run of its kind worldwide and the first in the Rockies. Additional runs are stashed away at Northstar-at-Tahoe, USA; Avoriaz, France; The Remarkables, New Zealand; Flachauwinkl Resort, Austria and Killington Resort, USA. For more information, visit www.thestash.com.
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.