Burton Celebrates New Stash at Flachauwinkl, Austria

On Thursday, January 9, Burton pro riders, Burton dealers and media dropped in on the new Stash at Flachauwinkl to celebrate the run's grand opening. Dmitry Fesenko, Marko Grilc (SLO), Chris Sörman (SWE), Stephan Mauer and Sani Alibabic were all there to break in the new Stash.

Here's what Burton's Global Resort Director Jeff Boliba had to say about the Stash at Flachauwinkl grand opening.

Have you ever dreamt of shredding a run that had everything from banked wall rides, rainbow logs, jersey jumps, cliff drops, log slides, pillow drops, bridge jumps, stumps and a rideable saloon?  Well stop dreaming and start riding the newest Stash run at Flachauwinkl!

The Stash is really about bringing snowboarding back to its roots by creating a run that uses the natural features that the mountain offers. An added benefit of the Stash is that it is more ecological because it uses natural elements and materials found on the hill. But the real drive behind it is to inspire people to get creative with their riding by using the natural features that the mountain and woods offer.

Making a Stash run in Austria was a goal from the beginning as Burton's European Headquarters have been based there since 1985. Flachauwinkl's reputation of being a progressive freestyle terrain with killer big mountain riding made it the ideal location for the latest Burton Stash.

The Flachauwinkl Stash run is one of the most creative of the Stash runs. It has unique features and an endless amount of lines to keep riders discovering new ways to shred the mountain.

Thanks to the Harml Family, the driving force at Flachauwinkl, for their incredible support of the new Stash.

Burton has Five Stash runs around the globe:
Northstar-at-Tahoe, CA – USA
Avoriaz – France
The Remarkables – New Zealand
Killington, Vermont- USA
Flachauwinkl, Salzburg- Austria

For more information on the Burton Stash go to www.thestash.com. Stay tuned for details on the grand opening of the Killington Stash, taking place this week on January 14 and 15. Check out some photos from the opening day of the Stash Flachauwinkl.

To riders' left you will find the larger line. Dmitry Fesenko chooses the right and breaks off some style on the up-down log. Photo by: Cyril Müller

Marko Grilc doing his thing on the banked wall ride while Cyril Mueller gets the banger shot. Photo by Jeff Boliba

Chris Sörman flying over the Saloon. If you look closely, you will see the painted mural by Scott Lenhardt inside and Stephan Mauer strapping in next to the shreddie. Photo by Cyril Müller

The saloon feature is designed to be jumped or jibbed and riders can go inside and enjoy the mural above. Photo by Jeff Boliba

One of the most intricate carvings on the Stash run is the Yeti Arc feature carved by world-renowned chainsaw artist Bob King.  Marko Grilc and Sani Alibabic approve of the King's work! Photo by Cyril Müller.