A backcountry skier survived a massive fall in the Tahoe backcountry on Sunday, according to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. The man was skiing with friends the North side of Mount Tallac, just west of Heavenly Mountain Resort, when he reportedly fell 200-300 feet over rocks, sustaining major injuries.
In terms of humans flying through the air at high velocity with little to nothing in the way of safety equipment, ski jumping is unparalleled. Soaring above massive hills at highway speed, these fearless athletes make mere 100-foot gaps like Chad's seem almost mundane. Yes, they aren't flipping or spinning, but they also don't have the benefit of a soft landing. Related: Ski BASE Has Returned to Jackson's Cody Peak Technically, a jump done on a hill on this size is classified as "ski
A huge part of putting on the Freeride World Tour is all the work that goes in before the first rider ever drops. With the Verbier finals right around the corner this weekend, the team of judges hiked up the infamous Bec de Rosses face to check out conditions and get a feel of what to expect come Saturday. RELATED: Behind the Scenes of the Freeride World Tour
"Pedal to the metal, full gas – that’s what the Crankworx Rotorua DH is all about," according to Crankworx. "The unofficial kickoff to international downhill racing season, this event brings together the world’s racing elite to take on Mount Ngongotaha at Skyline Rotorua - a mix of off-camber hard packed Rotorua dirt with step-ups, bridge-drops and a rock garden, this track is a racer-favorite." RELATED: WATCH CRANKWORX ROTORUA SPEED AND STYLE Start time by timezone: Friday March 22nd