New Zealand will celebrate a Southern Hemisphere first when Burton's The Stash terrain park launches Saturday, July 26. The first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, The Stash has been created by Jake Burton and his team of Burton riders. Remarkables only will be the third Stash in the world with the two others in Avoriaz, France, and Northstar at Tahoe in the USA. The concept incorporates the mountain's natural terrain to create a thrilling terrain park for intermediate and advanced riders. The Stash is a kilometre-long run featuring rock wall rides, log jibs, cliff drops, a stone hut, and one-of-a-kind obstacles in an all natural environment. No metal, plastic or man-made materials are used to create the park, only wood, trees, rock, dirt, and stone. It's possible to job the hand carved stone and wood signs that direct riders to the Stash in the Serpentine bowls. International and local Burton team riders will complete a demonstration ride of the Stash at 10 a.m. before the run is officially opened at midday to celebrate the opening. National cult band, Rhombus, will keep the masses entertained with music from 2 p.m. The Remarkables has a prominent association with Burton. The resort was the first in New Zealand in 2005 to introduce the signature Burton Learn To Ride program which teaches riders in a progressive and positive environment. The Remarkables also should be celebrating with much needed fresh snow forecast for the Southern Alps of New Zealand.
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