Travis Rice's winning competition run from Hakuba two years ago.
The Freeride World Tour is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Yesterday morning, it was announced that snowboarding legend and Jackson local Travis Rice will be a wild card at the first competition of the season in Hakuba.
Rice blew minds in 2017 at the Freeride World Qualifiers 4-start event in Hakuba with a first place finish, and he wants to return to see if can take home a win on the world stage. This season’s competition is set for January 19-26.
Travis shares his love for the venue, saying, “ Really looking forward to competing in Hakuba this January with the best line up of Riders to date and an event venue that provides endless opportunity for expression! Honored to get a wild card, as for me, it’s the perfect way to kick the real winter season off in a place that leaves any free-rider wide eyes and inspired. Most places we say Pray for snow.. Here we will pray for Sun."
After the Tetons reported record-breaking snowfall for the month of February long before Washington’s birthday even passed, it’s no surprise that the snow led to some pretty serious avalanches. On Monday, JHMR ski patrol reported explosively triggering an avalanche next to the Tram dock with an estimated 14-foot crown. RELATED: GoPro Highlights From Kings and Queens of Corbet's Check out that monster in the pictures above. If you were on the mountain that day, you likely saw it, just to the
While backcountry skiing on Mt. Shasta on Sunday, mountain guide Chris Carr discovered a monster—at least the aftermath of one. Rising up from the Bunny Lake trailhead was a 30-foot wall of snow created by a "100-year avalanche" that barreled down the side of Mt. Shasta. What made this slide so unique and historic was the sheer length of its slide path. The walls were so big that you could ski down them. According to the Redding Record Searchlight, Carr, in his 25 years of living in the area,
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