The Griz just keeps blanketing us with white goodness in Fernie and not that anyone is complaining because there’s nothing like fresh powder covering the roads, cars and causing that contagious smile across your face once you open your curtains.
In the last 24 hours Fernie has seen 34 cms and the forecast is calling for another 30 cms! There’s only 50 days left in the 2011/2012 season, so no more sleeping in on the weekends! Let’s get in gear with help from Red Bull and my favourite boys Travis Rice and John Jackson. They’ve been hard at work again (remember The Art of Flight?), but only this time, they aren’t riding down major mountains, this time it’s all about the challenge.
On February 4th, at Baldface Lodge outside Nelson, BC, 18 of the world’s most notable up-and-comers and legends took part of the Red Bull Supernatural. The never-before-ridden Red Bull Supernatural course challenged every aspect of the competitors? talents, bringing together the most progressive riding of our time in a single run.
Travis Rice’s dream run for Red Bull Supernatural is built across 2,200 vertical feet (670m) on the slope nicknamed ?Scary Cherry.? The run is now host to over 80 man-made features including pillow lines, enormous platforms and goal posts in the over-40-degree top section. Most riders had hit five or more features over varying size before heading into the super-kickers where fresh powder landings allowed riders to open up with speed and style.
Travis came out hot from the very start, putting down a nearly flawless run, hitting as many features as possible, stomping landings and adding inversions to multiple maneuvers. His first score of 91 held the top spot throughout the day. Gigi R