The Stash in Avoriaz: world’s best ski run?

20th January 2014, by Abi Butcher

The Stash in Avoriaz has been named the world's most exhilarating ski run

The Stash in Avoriaz has been named the world's most exhilarating ski run

The Stash — an “ecological” snowpark in Avoriaz — has been named the world’s most exhilarating ski run by a panel of the world’s top ski and snowboard experts.

Part tree run and part terrain park, The Stash was built in the forested Lindarets area of Avoriaz, in the Portes du Soleil, in 2007. There are three slopes of various levels, catering for intermediate to advanced levels, at 1.3km long, with a total vertical descent of 470m. The Stash has some 80 natural obstacles to enjoy along the way, including a wall for vertical sliding, logs and tree trunks, wooden tables for sliding, trees bent like rainbows, ramps and jumps from paths and rocks.

The panel of experts was brought together by the broadcast giant CNN, and included Andrew Weibrecht, Olympic medalilst and US ski team member; John Stifter, editor at US Powder magazine; Mike Douglas, the godfather of free-skiing and creator of the world’s first twin-tip ski; and Nicola Iseard, editor of the UK’s Fall Line.

Becky Menday, a member of the GB Freestyle snowboard team was also part of the panel. She said: “My favourite run in the world is The Stash. It takes you through the trees and has fantastic natural wooden features for you to session all the way through it.”

Where to Ski and Snowboard web editor Abi Butcher is currently in Châtel in the Portes du Soleil, and is hoping to head over to The Stash within the next few days to give it her verdict. What is yours? Do you agree? Have a chat on our forum or join us on facebook and twitter.
                                                   
For more information on The Stash, visit avoriaz.com.



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