Snowboarding meets mountain biking on a seasonal bending cycle


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As the seasons change, our passion for the outdoors blends from one right to the next. Among the activities that complement each other better and blend together more smoothly, there is a particular alignment between mountain biking and snowboarding. The way the two sports feel, the approach to the terrain, the fast-flowing snow-to-dirt mentality: I have definitely discovered the commonalities between the two seemingly different sports. A long passion for snowboarding led me to becoming an adult Professional photographer. Being a resident of Southern California, away from fresh snow, means maintaining fitness in between Snow Adventures A must-have – so I can stay with my athletes when I’m Mission to go back on a hike. Fortunately, I found out how to balance the yin of mountain biking and the yang of skiing. However, the benefits of endurance are only one factor. The shared feelings for both sports only multiply when you get off the adrenaline.

And I recently found out I’m not the only one after this recent filming stint in Snowshoe, WV. In the deep region of Appalachia (roughly halfway between Charlottesville, Virginia and Charleston, West Virginia) I meet two mountain bikers and two snowboarders, each embracing this same common quest – discovering another sport to add excitement to their one- or two-person lifestyle. else .

This particular insight originated from the mind of professional mountain biker Carson Storch, of Bend, Oregon, which led him to approach drinks patron, Red Bull, to fetch An ambitious idea in life: Build a park dedicated to snowboards that weave in and out of the other and allow for ultimate collaboration where downhill style meets freestyle skateboarding.Obviously Red Bull is moving into innovative projects like this and they teamed up to invite teammate Jaxson Riddle (mountain bike) and Luke Winkelmann skateboarders And Sean Fitzsimmons for displaying possibilities. Crew chose the Snowshoe for its location, known in the mountain bike world because of its world-class slope trail (and on the seasonal side, which is a sinister fun-ice resort). Additionally, since winter in the east began to melt sooner than most ranges in the west, Storch and the company contacted the manager of Snowshoe Mountain, who designed the hybrid dirt and snow terrain park that was more than up for the challenge.


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