Burton/Northstar Introduce The Stash

On December 15, 2006, Northstar-at-Tahoe will open The Stash, a gladed area of natural terrain with park-like features. Inspired by the riding of legendary shreds like Craig Kelly and Johan Olofsson, The Stash is a one-of-a-kind run that combines the best of both snowboarding worlds.

“Freestyle riding and big-mountain riding might be different, but there’s no reason they can’t be combined into one run. That’s what The Stash is all about, says Jake Burton.

Jake’s vision was to create a resort run that encourages top-to-bottom riding, fluid lines, and a creative look at terrain.

Turning The Stash idea into a reality has been the job of Jeff Boliba (Burton’s global resort director). Through collaboration with Burton teamriders like DCP and Dave Downing, and the park specialists at SnowPark Technologies, Jeff keeps the vision intact and the project on track for the December opening.

The 800-foot vertical drop Stash run will be accessed by a new “chandola, six-person lift. Different zones will feature logslides, jibs, treerides, jumps, and more—all made from existing natural materials. Look for the CK Cabin, a tribute to Craig Kelly, who was known for his innate sense of terrain and his ability to use the whole mountain as a park.

The Stash Opens December 15, 2006

Join TransWorld and the Burton team at Northstar for the opening of The Stash on December 15, 2006. Ride with some of your favorite pros, check out the future of resort riding, and beg for an interview. It’s a guaranteed great way to kick off the season.


For more information, go to the following links:



Click here for Burton’s official press release on The Stash


Click here for an exclusive interview with the man behind it all, Jake Burton.

Click here for an exclusive interview with Burton’s Global Resort Director, Jeff Boliba.


Click here to see The Stash under construction