Amid the slew of highly competitive snowboard contests, laid-back and mellow events are much appreciated. A flood of pro riders are busy hot lapping the parks of Windells and High Cascade at Mount Hood at the moment, including the minds behind the company Drink Water– Bryan Fox and Austin Smith. Drink Water is an organization that encourages people to simply drink water. On top of that, 10 percent of profits are donated to provide drinking water for someone in need.
Fox and Smith used their combined superpowers once again to create The Rat Race, another hot mess of a banked slalom competition. And we mean hot mess in the best way possible. The driving force was to institute a fun and relaxed event at a mountain where everyone’s friends are already in the same place at the same time. The summer slalom race looks to be something that will continue to come back and only get better each year.
Listen to Bryan Fox and Austin Smith discuss their latest adventure in the video below: