Recently a few of us had the chance to get up to Nelson, B.C. for the start of Baldface’s 2012 winter season. While we were up there, we got to met snowboarding legend Travis Rice who was putting the finishing touches on a custom run he’s been working on since the summer. Called “The Supernatural”, it is 2000 vertical feet of man-made jumps, platforms, and catwalks built into the trees. In late March 18 of the world’s best snowboarders will compete on the run in what Red Bull is billing as “The Future of Snowboarding Competitions”.
The first thing people notice after watching this video is that, yes, some trees were harmed in the making of this run. Actually a bunch of trees were. But to put things into perspective, there are millions upon millions of tree up there, and since this snowboard run is a one-off event and not a long term logging operation I suspect it’s going to be fine.
Nevertheless this event is going to an absolute spectacle. We got to see it with a fair deal of snow on it and it looks so surreal it might as well be a video-game level. Brace yourselves for awesome.