If you were looking for one reason to illustrate the fact that banked slaloms are indeed pretty cool again, look no further than the Rat Race at High Cascade. This year’s (2013) was the second ever and brought together legends, park rats and everything in between for a day of banked turn carnage.
When you’ve got Forrest Bailey and Temple Cummins riding the very same course at one of the coolest places on earth to snowboard, it says a lot about the event.
Yep, when it comes down to it, turning on a snowboard is still very fun and definitely isn’t as easy as you might think it to be. The broken wrist and chipped teeth that arose on the day are surely testament to that.