Burton Snowboards and The Remarkables Resort in New Zealand to Celebrate Grand Opening of The Stash in Late July

Burlington, VT and Queenstown, New Zealand (July 8, 2008) – Burton Snowboards and The Remarkables Resort today announced that they will celebrate the opening of The Stash® on Saturday, July 26 at The Remarkables Resort on the South Island of New Zealand. The Remarkables is one of only three winter resorts in the world to open The Stash, which was originally created by Jake Burton and Burton team riders as an evolution of freestyle terrain in the ultimate natural environment.
 
International and New Zealand Burton team riders and top New Zealand band Rhombus will be on hand to celebrate the grand opening of the first Stash in the Southern Hemisphere. On Saturday, July 26, visitors to The Remarkables will be treated to some spectacular riding as The Stash grand opening kicks off with a Burton rider demonstration at 10:00 a.m. At noon, a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Stash entrance will officially declare the run open to the riding public.  Rhombus will provide the soundtrack for the celebration at 2:00 p.m. at the resort’s main base building.
 
“The grand opening of The Stash in New Zealand will be a groundbreaking session, giving the public and our Burton team riders a chance to ride this new style of The Stash that uses rock features unique to The Remarkables’ natural terrain,” says Jeff Boliba, Global Resort Director for Burton Snowboards.  
 
Located in the bowls of Serpentine and the Galleries trails, The Stash is created for intermediate and advanced riders.  The kilometer-long Stash run provides riders with an organic, big mountain terrain park that follows 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.
 
The Stash can also be found at Avoriaz, France and Northstar-at-Tahoe, USA. For more information, visit www.thestash.com