With his recent cork 540, Jay Rawe is redefining what was thought possible on a sit ski. The skier, based in Lake Tahoe, broke his back in a horrific base jumping accident in 2014. The resulting damage to his spine and nerves in his left leg made it impossible to do many of the things he loved: skydiving, snowboarding, and biking. Then in 2016 he discovered sit skiing and hasn’t looked back. Once he connected with fellow adaptive athlete Trevor Kennison, the two have been pushing each other to go big with tricks in the terrain park—and it shows.
Fitting for the memorial of a man who touched so many lives and left lasting positive impressions, a crowd estimated at over 1,000 gathered on top of Aspen Mountain on Monday to celebrate the life of Sam Coffey. RELATED: Sam Coffey and The Freaks - Aspen's Fastest Ski Gang Coffey died unexpectedly from a series of strokes while vacationing in Mexico on May 20. He was 29. With remembrance speeches given by family and friends, the group talked about and paid homage to Coffey. The Aspen-based
Cody Peak as seen from the top of the Tram. Wikimedia photo. A skier fell off a ridge on Jackson’s Cody Peak yesterday, falling 1,000 feet and injuring both legs.The man, identified as 24-year-old Stephen Sherk by the JH News and Guide, was rescued by Teton County Search and Rescue via short haul. RELATED: Avalanche Traps 13 Cyclists in Glacier National Park Sherk was skiing with a group when he slipped on ice, falling off the west side of the ridge connecting Cody Peak and Jackson Hole
Every freeride competition seems to start a little like this: 3-2-1—dropping! Not Red Bull Raid. Instead, things go a bit more like 3-2-1—start skinning. Before competitors can even think about hitting cliffs or stomping tricks on their line, they have to first reach it. Finding the blend between endurance racing and big mountain riding, Red Bull Raid is a unique human-powered approach to traditional freeriding events. It’s the same old gnarly skiing and snowboarding, just with a bit