A snowpark which makes the most out of the natural terrain will open in the Rocky Mountains this winter to provide skiing and snowboarding facilities for extreme winter sports enthusiasts.
The environmentally friendly snowpark is called The Stash and Jackson Hole will be the sixth resort to open such a venture. Invented by Burton founder Jack Burton, The Stash has become very popular with mountain users keen to enjoy freestyle skiing and snowboarding in the ultimate natural environment.
The first snowpark was opened in Northstar-at-Tahoe in California in the US in 2006. Killington in Vermont in the US, Flachauwinkl in Austria, The Remarkables in New Zealand, and Avoriaz in the French Alps also host The Stash, which utilises local wood products and recycled items to create a unique riding experience that also has a limited negative impact on the environment.
The Ski Club's Betony Garner tried out the Burton Stash in Avoriaz when it was first introduced during the 2007/8 season. She said: "There's something about tree trunks rather than metal rails that is rather appealing. It's a great concept; both eco friendly and exciting." Residents living close to Jackson Hole are very excited about The Stash coming and the progress is being recorded with videos and photographs. While the Jackson Hole Stash will be the third in America, it will be the first in the Rocky Mountains.