This year, Lake Tahoe-area in California/Nevada has had an absolutely insane winter with unprecedented snow levels. This has opened up an endless array of possibilities for enterprising freeskiers in the area.
One such group of freeskiers decided to join up to build a huge road gap hit in Donner Pass near Truckee, California. The video of their efforts was posted on YouTube on Sunday, and the results were jaw-dropping.
The video comes from filmmaker Nick Coulter, who teamed up with skiers Brandon Beck, Zach Steele and 2015 Freeskiing World Tour champion Connery Lundin to launch a series of backflips off the towering kicker and over passing traffic on the highway below.
“Some of the finest skiers in the Lake Tahoe area gathered up to build one very unique jump that launches them over an old highway near Truckee, California,” Coulter wrote in the video’s description on YouTube. “Snow conditions, speed and timing all had to be perfect for this calculated jump. This was made possible thanks to one incredible snow year in the Sierra Nevada.”
The group’s road gap session was nothing short of amazing. And with resorts around Lake Tahoe like Squaw Valley mulling over the possibility of staying open all year, maybe we’ll be blessed with more freeskiing gold all summer long.
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