Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I don't usually head up to Killington unless I feel like I need to get face to face with a New York yahoo but this could be fun if you can't get to Loon or Waterville. Anyway..read on, here it is.................

Burton Snowboards Brings The Stash to Killington Resort in Vermont

Burlington, VT (September 29, 2008) – Burton Snowboards and Killington Resort today announced plans to build The Stash®, a revolutionary resort run created by Jake Burton and Burton team riders that utilizes the natural terrain, local wood products and organic features to create the ultimate freestyle riding experience. The first run of its kind in New England and Burton’s home state of Vermont, The Stash at Killington is slated to open to the public on December 19, 2008.

“Bringing the Stash to Vermont has been an objective from the start,” says Jake Burton, Founder and Chairman of Burton Snowboards. “Vermont riders are all about tree riding and jibs. This will take it to the next level, giving local riders a chance to have that much more fun on the mountain.”

Located at the Bear Mountain area of Killington and accessible by the new Skye Peak Express high-speed quad chairlift, The Stash will be a half-mile long run that features wooded glades, banked turns, log slides and pillow lines. The Stash at Killington will also feature a street-style wooden staircase and a jibbable fence. A classic Vermont sugar shack cabin that can be jibbed or jumped will reside at The Stash at Killlington. Inside the sugar shack, riders can check out a timeline of snowboarding history in Vermont along with vintage snowboard gear and photos.

Burton pro snowboarder and Lincoln, Vermont native Yale Cousino is working with Burton and Killington on design ideas for The Stash. Snow Park Technologies, an industry leader in terrain park development, is also adding its expertise to the design and construction of The Stash. Features for The Stash are built with local and organic materials like rocks, stumps and logs. By using local trees and natural elements on the trail, The Stash is designed to limit the impact on the environment.

“We are extremely pleased to work with Burton on this project and offer our guests the opportunity to experience The Stash at Killington,” said Chris Nyberg, president and general manager of Killington Resort. “The organic nature of The Stash also aligns with our company’s environmental initiatives.”

Michael Bettera of Snow Park Technologies had this to say, “I am excited to be working on The Stash project at Killington. With the resort’s deep snowboarding history, close proximity to Burton and the gnarly glade terrain, The Stash at Killington will stand out as a premier riding location.”

The Stash at Killington Resort is the fifth run of its kind worldwide and the first in the Northeast. The Stash can also be found at Northstar-at-Tahoe, USA; Avoriaz, France; The Remarkables, New Zealand and Flachauwinkl Resort, Austria. For more information, visit www.thestash.com

Monday, September 29, 2008


Upon a random search of snow photos on the beloved interweb I came across this one....I believe it's Pat Bridges ..yes it is Pat. Mr snowboarding himself all duded up like we rarely see him. The first time I ever met Pat was up at Killington one night a hundred years ago. A couple of us from Ma. lurked around long enough after riding during the day to meet people that would let us couch camp for the night. I don't really remember where we crashed but I did remember meeting Pat at a random party in the house of a guy that was making "Jaunt" clothing at the time with his girlfriend. If you remember that, then you're old too. I may have not really even remembered Pat except that he was eating raw onions like apples which I found a little odd. Now he's a guy that most everyone remembers and admires for his love and dedication to snowboarding. His passion for riding has taken him around the world and back. He's worn every possible hat or beanie sort of speak when it comes to snowboarding. The next time you ride, keep an eye out for the "Eye"...chances are you'll catch one of his signature hand plants or tail blocks. Pick up a copy of Snowboarder Mag and peep their website for ramblings and interviews Pat has done too.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


New snow dvd's are arriving. We also have word that the EB video should be showing on the 10th of October Fri night in Clinton Massachusetts at the Strand. 9:15 doors open showing the EB video, Forum Video, & That's it That's All. This is subject to change but looks pretty solid...stay tuned. We'll probably roll on over to the Spillway for after suds too that evening so get a DD.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Here's a few teaser looks at just a handful of the boards and bindings here so far. Herb hates photos like this so their fun to post.


If you haven't been in the shop for a bit, there's tons of new snow gear on display and there's still more coming. Here's a look.

Monday, September 22, 2008


Nike ZOOM FORCE 1 boots landed today. If you're all about them then come on in quick. If the boots go out as fast as the limited kicks you're going to be left standing in your socks this winter.

Sorry the blog has been on snooze mode but we'll be back in the saddle with things returning to normal here, bringing you all sorts of random blog worthy stuff now. Check back real soon!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Here we go again....Go dig out your boots and boards and creep on over to the Wa for a little steel sliding. Ben and the boys will be handing out the green and some product if you're looking for a piece of really early season shred time.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


EB shop hero Steve Chiasson is a PhotoShop guru at this point... Check out his latest fun creation..

Friday, September 12, 2008


This man had been working for a year just to bring you a good time. Go to the NO CORRECT WAY release Sunday night and take the next day off.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

25' x 8' x 8'

The rental box makes a nice 25' manny pad and Jay Leonard makes the drop.


Due to the death of Van Wastell the Matix Team has postponed the tour. They may hit the road later this Fall instead. Please pass this info on to anyone that was going to come ..sorry and thanks....

best wishes to the rest of the team, family, and friends of Van.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Go check out the Transworld site if you want a look at some of their "good wood" picks. Brandon, Sam, Colleen and many more riders gave their input on what you might like this winter. Peep it for yourself. 

Monday, September 8, 2008

Pat Mullen

Recently Leominster local Vinnie " I can afford it but i'm going to haggle for a deal anyway" Diduca moved out west and ended up in Fort Collins CO. and has been riding bikes and complaining as usual. I guess he was at the park and ran into our old bud Pat Mullen and they shot some pics.  I'm just a bit jealous of all the concrete and snow they get. Thanks to Vinnie for the shots.

Friday, September 5, 2008


Rome brings it to the city this year. Try and make it.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Thanks for coming out to Leominster this past weekend for the tent sale. Winter isn't really far away so we'll see you on the trails before you know it. Everything is being packed up this week and on the way to our Nashua EB if you missed the sale or looking for other great deals on last seasons equipment. The Nashua guys will be running the sale inside the building 254 Daniel Webster Hwy above the post office Sept 5-7th. Thanks again for your support.