AVORIAZ 1800 THE STASH
When it comes to designing ski slopes and snowparks, Avoriaz 1800 has always been good at stretching the imagination.
True to the eco-friendly snowpark concept, the Stash is no exception. It is a direct import from North Star, a resort in California. Jake Burton, the founder of Burton Snowboard, is the man behind this reinvention of the snowboarding discipline. The Stash really gets you close to nature in the safety of a dedicated FREERIDE and FREESTYLE area.
Located in the heart of a vast open space covered in fresh, ungroomed snow, it offers a chance to trace turns in the powder. The slopes cross the great Lindarets forest and are scattered with wooden sculptures and modules that you’ll come across by chance while exploring the « secret passages »
The Stash has plenty of options for « Intermediates » and « Experts », as well as a « Snake run » where boardercross fans can practise on the very tight berms. Halfway down, a hut beckons you to take a break and is the ideal spot for a picnic.
The Stash is in the Lindarets sector of the Avoriaz ski area and can be reached via the 6-seater Prolays chairlift.
Snowboard fans can use the 1-day « Parks & Stash » lift pass to access the snowparks of Avoriaz 1800.
The STASH & LIL’STASH are Shreddie’s favourite playgrounds. This snowboarding yeti lives in the Lil’Stash and the forest of Proclou. You may well bump into him, so don’t hesitate to ask him for advice. He is, after all, the master of this site!
- Who is Shreddie? He is a cross between a beaver, a yeti and a gorilla, and has a powerful jaw which he uses to cut down trees to make snowpark modules and huts in the forests of Avoriaz 1800.
- How old is Shreddie? Shreddie celebrated his 10th birthday in February 2018 when all his friends were invited to the Lil’Stash for a huge party.
- What’s his favourite pastime? Shreddie is an excellent snowboarder and mountain biker. He’s the one who invented such strange names for the modules: Whoops / Box / Rail / Wall…
Thanks to Simon Leclerc, a local artist, you can see sculptures of this rider like no other, dotted among the freestyle modules.
The STASH and its smaller version, the LIL’STASH are 2 iconic and eco-friendly snowparks where the modules are made from dead wood collected in the local forests.
These skiing and snowboarding facilities are also part of the ski area’s reforestation zones and feature information panels to to make visitors aware of the need to adopt more mindful, eco-friendly behaviour.
SERMA has worked for many years on environmental issues and aims to keep this resort free from vehicles.