It has been one year since its inception to the mountain bike world. The Colorado Crankworx course is set, and it is intense. No…not like camping in-tents. It IS intense. Our late arrival on the opening practice day denied us access to the chairlifts, however, the Winter Park staff was immensely helpful and accommodating. We were left to mingle with the pros and hike up the slopestyle course. Pictures are no match when viewing the stunts and jumps firsthand.
The athletes that compete in slopestyle competitions are on their A game, and there is nothing else like it. These obstacles are huge. The main roll-in begins with a near vertical rock drop to a roller coaster step down gap jump.
The riders’ insanity will then determine the line that is the most creative: the wallride or the bridge to the sugarbowl? From this point on, the dual slalom course intertwines with that of the slopestyle, leaving no restrictions on creativity for the riders. Stay tuned for more updates, here is a link to the first day’s results and more photos.