4 Things We Learned From the Snowshoe Double Header Season Finale

Sep 24, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  
1. We're in one of the most competitive eras of downhill

Eyes on the prize.

With five winners in six races in the Elite Men's field and four in the women's field, we're in one of the most competitive eras in downhill racing history. You have to go all the way back to the Golden Age of 2004 to find more individual elite downhill World Cup winners in a season when there were victories for Chausson, Moseley, Saner, Jonnier, Gros, Minnaar, Peat, Gee Atherton, Vasquez and Barel in a six-round series.

As I've adequately demonstrated in my woeful Pinkbike Predictions articles this year (I really do try and get them right, I promise), this season has been one of the hardest to call in recent years with established French fliers facing challenges from up-and-coming hotshots and resurgent veterans throughout the year in both series. Snowshoe perfectly demonstrated this with two riders who struggled early in the season and were all but written off this time a fortnight ago coming from nowhere to take the title. It's exciting, it's brilliant and downhill is in the healthiest state it has been for years.

2. World Cup DH isn't your average testing grounds

Photo: Bartek Wolinski // Red Bull Content Pool

From Santa Cruz frames to Schwalbe ProCore, sometimes the World Cups throw up some very high-profile failures. These past few weeks, it has been Enve's turn.

It definitely doesn't look great for a brand to see a rider's title chance explode because of failure in its product, but judging a brand on individual failures at World Cups isn’t reasonable - being reborn as Amaury Pierron’s bike would be reincarnation hell. Between tire casings, tire pressure, wheel build quality, spoke tension, terrain, line choice, etc, the stack up of factors makes the blame game near futile. But we’re not a reasonable bunch, and after several failures in a row, a narrative starts being built.

Enve has built its carbon wheel business on hard mode. Made in USA. Stratospheric prices. A polarized fanbase that can’t decide if their wheels are too stiff or not stiff enough, high profile test failures but at the same time, in the past decade they’ve earned 3 world championships, an elite men’s DH overall win, and podiumed at 79% of all the DH races they’ve entered. Not insignificant.

It costs a lot of money to go racing. Putting your equipment under the best riders in the world isn’t cheap. We hope Enve and brands like them don’t retreat from World Cup DH racing for fear of bad publicity. It’s already tempting enough for brands to buy endless streams of paid-for “reviews” from YouTube influencers. Whether it’s Rampage or racing, our sport delivers untold punishment to equipment, and every brand that puts their hat in the ring deserves respect.

3. Snowshoe holds some magic

Vali Holl came to Snowshoe without an elite World Cup win to her name. She is now leaving with two and an overall title to go with it.

It's apparently good luck to hold an acorn in your pocket in West Virginia, but Loic Bruni and Vali Holl must have been hoarding them like squirrels the way the results filtered out last weekend. Snowshoe has only twice hosted the World Cup circus, but both times we've been treated to some blockbuster racing with unpredictable results and intense finales. It's tempting to say there's magic in the air in West Virginia but, like most things supernatural, there's probably a more rational explanation lurking beneath the surface.

To start with, Snowshoe has hosted the season finale both times - the culmination of a year-long campaign is always going to reach a crescendo of drama that has been simmering through the year. Secondly, North American races are a rare thing at the moment and bring with them a host of uncommon challenges for racers - smaller pits, different time zones and new routines and food. The track is also a bit flatter than others on the circuit and being physical, precision and holding speed are more important than anywhere else. Different racers work best in different conditions, so it's no surprise that the results get shaken up whenever we come to this incredible venue.

4. One of Canada's most successful race weeks

2nd place qualifier Iles went all out and overcooked it this time. He ll be back with avengeance.

Canada may be the modern home of mountain biking, but that has rarely translated into downhill domination. Of course, there have been stand-out moments - Stevie Smith's race and series wins and Miranda Miller's World Championships are the obvious ones from recent years - but across both men's categories in Snowshoe, riders showed that the future of downhill could involve an awful lot of maple leaves.

Two Canadian men have never stood on the same Elite World Cup podium before, but that all changed on Wednesday when Mark Wallace and Finn Iles finished fourth and fifth following Finn's first place qualifier. Plus in the juniors, we saw a new wave of talent coming through. Jackson Goldstone rounded off his stellar debut season by claiming the overall at a canter and then Commencal Muc Off's Tristan Lemire picked up his first top 3 as he starts to find his feet at the highest level.


106 Comments

  • 105 1
 More North American venues! Snowshoe is so exciting, this year and in 2019 had me on the edge of my seat too.
  • 53 0
 Would love to see a West Coast spot like Whistler!!!
  • 25 3
 I know there's issues with UCI DH WC tracks and the venues having to foot the bill etc, but it would be great to see more from outside Europe, and not just Canada and the United States. Mexico has a huge riding scene (check out Eric and Yuka's videos from their trips a couple years ago) and the EWS often rides in South America.
  • 19 0
 @Robinhoods: Good thing Whistler is building a WC level dh track, 1199. Construction got halted for cover last year, but I think construction resumed this season.
  • 11 13
 More venues outside Europe would be great indeed. But considering how much the great Australian and NZ racers have contributed to the sport, I'd say it makes more sense to just have more Australian and New Zealand venues. Which may also be more doable for racers from South-East Asia, South America etc. Having races scattered all over the world might do more justice to the WORLD part of the series but especially for those on a budget, it might also be more of a logistical nightmare. So I'd say pick Europe (and maybe Northern Africa), Australia and New Zealand and we may see the rise of athletes from new areas. Alternatively pick North America and ditch Europe for the Middle East. But in that case it would take quite some new venues to build a complete series.
  • 7 0
 @Robinhoods: Inconcebible the Cathedral of MTB never hosted a UCI World Cup... It isn't for money and facilities I guess...
  • 19 0
 A west coast world cup would be INSANE packed with people
  • 1 0
 @Motoracer31: It would be absolute madness!
  • 5 0
 @Motoracer31: it was held in Big Bear back in the day
  • 4 0
 @hamncheez: oh i know, and they had one at snoqualmie pass too, im thinking more in the coming years than back in the day

Fun fact tho, snoqualmie might be opening the old World cup track with the bike park next summer
  • 2 0
 I wish I could upvote that infinite times @swenzowski
  • 4 0
 @Motoracer31: I raced the World Cup at Angel Fire, NM in 2005, too. It seemed small compared to the crowd at Mont-Sainte-Anne.
  • 2 0
 @tbmaddux: Thanks, I came here to say the same thing Smile
  • 1 0
 1199!
  • 1 0
 This is awesome news.@Angu58:
  • 1 0
 @Motoracer31: I doubt we will see a WC level trail at Snoqualmie for a number of years. They could revive the old one but I still think they are a ways out on that. I for one hope they do! Can't wait for the park to open..
  • 30 0
 This was my first world cup I attended. Despite some other negative stuff going on in my personal life, it was some of the most fun I've ever had. My wife and I were blown away by the hospitality, cheerfulness, fun, excitement, and beauty of the place. I'm used to ski resorts like Park City, Winter Park, Jackson Hole, Steamboat Springs, etc. Snowshoe is very much not like those resorts. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are thinking about buying a condo there (this from a Utah Powder snob!).

Hats off to Snowshoe for putting on this event, and to the riders for giving us such a great show. Snowshoe forever.
  • 7 1
 It’s the only resort I’ve been to where the resort itself is at the top of the hill, plus it’s in the no signal zone from that radio observatory so no phone, tv, or radio as soon as you step foot off the resort, plus the other towns around it are these super creepy old Appalachian mining/railroad company towns. Definitely a bit of a trippy area.
  • 1 0
 @dthomp325: but so much fun
  • 2 0
 I was there too and it was definitely an awesome experience. Next time I go I’m adding an extra day or 2 on the backend to ride more.
  • 2 0
 @dthomp325: buddy of mine snapped his leg off. We got him to the ambulance. Went and had super late lunch. Drove to hospital and we beat the ambulance there.

Sketchy backroads. I’d rather break down in a bad area of NY than in the backwoods of WV
  • 26 2
 I have loved seeing top EWS and DH riders move back to the DT Swiss EX 471. Yes, it is 25mm inner width, but damn is it strong. When making it down the hill fastest is your top priority, I wouldn’t trust anything else.
  • 16 7
 to be fair with enve Daprela's failure looks more like three following bads incidents to me, loose front grip (wrong line?), shlarp/flat tire to hit rocks on rims! I bet any ex 471 set up would died too.
  • 10 1
 @Clem-mk: I think I saw the cushcore dropping out before the rim fall out entirely and exploded
  • 8 0
 I've always been surprised more folks didn't move to the EX 471's bigger brother, the EX 511.
  • 5 0
 @insertfunusername: I feel like it's the narrow width of the 471 that is actually one of its biggest selling points. I've trashed a bunch of 30mm internal rims, and I've found that the narrow internal rims like the 471 and the wtb asym i23 have lasted far longer. It probably makes me a weirdo, but I'm sticking with narrow rims for now.
  • 5 0
 @alanbonk: Same here! I don’t know if the rim’s bead/hooks being located more towards the center of the tread that helps, but it seems like the EX 471 is about a boom-proof as they come. And with 2.3-2.4in tires, 25mm IW has provided enough sidewall support for me. At 2.5-2.6in things get wanky and vague, but I don’t love 2.5-2.6in tires anyways.
  • 1 0
 @alanbonk: I definitely never minded the slightly narrower rims, 25 and 27 mm sizes. I run 23mm on my gravel bike with 38&40 c tires, so that seems a bit too narrow for my liking. I do run light weight inserts and higher pressures, due to my weight causing tires to feel squirmy, and so maybe that is why I haven't had any problems once I went to 30mm rims several years ago.
  • 3 0
 @Clem-mk: rims fail, it's the failure mode that's at issue here. A modern carbon rim shouldn't explode into several pieces upon impact, as it did in this case. Carbon layup and resin mix are key and should probably be under review by the manufacturer for this specific rim, being designed for hardcore applications such as DH racing.
  • 8 0
 @Clem-mk: Enve has a track record of failures now, this, Pierron in one of the earlier rounds, Minnaar in 2017 and the Paul Aston review. Other riders seem to get down the hill on a flat without the rim exploding. Enve on the other hand seem to be the ones that come apart spectacularly. Defend them all you like, but the evidence is there.
  • 1 2
 @cyclebiker0-0: you need 35mm internal for 2.5 -2.6 to ride well. THey suck on anything less and yes I have tried both.
  • 1 0
 @JoshMatta: Interesting. I haven’t tried wider than a 31.5mm inner width (IW)—CrankBrother’s synthesis alloy front wheel. I believe for Maxxis Wide Trail (WT) tires they recommended 30-35mm IW rims. I’m not very familiar with any 35mm IW alloy rims (other than WTB’s lower end stuff). What do you run? ENVE makes the M735, and Stan’s used to make the Sentry, but I’m not aware of much else out there at the 35mm IW.
  • 1 0
 @cyclebiker0-0: 31.5 is fine for WT tires, down near 27mm rounds the tread to much to get the side lugs into the ground easily.

The wide alloy rims that I am aware of without looking anything up are, IBIS, Sun Ringle, DT Swiss XM521, Raceface used to make an ARC35 but don't know.if they still do, along with the ones you mentioned.
  • 1 0
 @insertfunusername: Good to know! I’ll give those a look.
  • 1 0
 @zyoungson: Elliot Jackson and Neko Mullally in the downtime podcast were saying that they think they were experimenting with really loose spoke tension. In practice qualifying they were hitting the rocks at speed and they were making some strange noises. Don't be surprised if they were pushing the envelope on setup and they pushed it too far
  • 1 0
 @dwojo: Wouldn't looser spoke tension put less load on the wheel? I can't see any way that would cause a wheel to come apart aside from something extraordinary. There were bigger guys riding the same track at similar speeds and their wheels didn't explode.
  • 1 0
 @zyoungson: lose spokes is how you feel s wheel. Every time a spoke hours completely slack, loses tension and then snaps back to tension, it is a shock load onto all the components that make up the wheel. The snapping back to tension would have been the noises that people were hearing. Along with the rim smashing the ground, which people talked about to, due to low tire pressure.

I just can't get over that they considered running a high risk setup on Deprela's bike. They must have not really been that worried one way or another if they took the WC overall, they just wanted to be as fast as possible, period.
  • 3 1
 @zyoungson: In the end what caused the rim to fail, was pushed ng it hard, into a rock hole, sideways, without an inflated tire. No rim could handle that kind of load.
  • 30 2
 I don't enve Daprela
  • 2 0
 I was definitely feeling deflated afterwards
  • 28 3
 #5: Only superstar athletes who almost die on course get significant coverage—mid-level female racer injury coverage is relegated to the comment sections.
  • 7 0
 This. Still no news on Jess and how she is. Disgraceful unless it’s at the athletes request
  • 3 0
 @chrismac70: good point, I hadn’t thought of that. But it’s unlikely, and you know if she were a top five athlete the coverage would be thorough. It’s really surprising because this sport is just one big, tight community, and you know everyone is worried about her and pulling for a full recovery.
  • 1 0
 @llaama: She's put a brief post on her instagram account.Sounds like she's being well looked after.
  • 23 3
 We also learnt that 6 races is a pathetically small number to crown a World Cup winner especially with the double headers. What is it with DH at the moment? It barely seems worth the effort of build a bike and team infrastructure for 6 laps a year. I know we have has COVID which has made it hard but come on at least make a decent season with a proper number of races for 2022
  • 9 1
 Make it like supercross! 17 rounds! Or so
  • 12 0
 And use another venue for a double header, surely some of the resort type venues have another track they can use. If the double header took place over two weekends they would keep revenue high(er) for the event organiser than one midweek race. Plus riders have a better rest between, more chance and time to learn a new track.
Economically, environmentally and spectator/fans wise it makes sense, and many riders seem to want a bigger series too. What if three of six venues were double headers and suddenly bam, you have a nine race series with minimal impact on team budgets.
Especially if travelling a long way to Aus/NZ or flying a mostly European circuit around it just seems to make sense
  • 8 1
 It is a comically small number of races given the profile of the sport. Should be 10, minimum.
  • 1 0
 @ODY89: exactly. There are many ways to increase the number of races for only a small increase in costs to the teams
  • 1 0
 The only way to increase the number of races is to increase the amount of money sponsors or in exponentially. There has to be an event promoter who has financial gain internationally at stake. Have fun finding them
  • 14 0
 My main take away from this season finale is, that Swiss Cycling better gives Emilie Siegenthaler a contract for DH National (Mental) Coach.
  • 16 5
 One of the main reasons for Daprela's rim failure was caused by low spoke tension and low psi,there were other rim failures that you haven't heard of on that day. (Different manufacturers)
People enjoy poking Specialized and Enve at every chance they get...
  • 10 0
 Amaury Peirron (also on Enve and rumoured to be running low spoke tension) had broken spokes in his race run Saturday. Not sure if anyone could tell watching that on TV though.
  • 11 0
 @jeremy3220: One of the post race pods (Downtime or Needles, I believe) was talking about how all the Frenchies were running super-low pressure for Snowshoe all week and you could hear them coming down the track clanging and banging due to it.
  • 18 0
 @jeremy3220:
They (Commencal team) knew what can happen,IMHO it was an unnecessary gamble.
  • 7 0
 @eeeasy: totally agree, hard to see why they would do it for Thibaut and Myriam given they came into first Snowshoe race in strong positions. I can understand Amaury doing it for sure but especially not for Thibaut.
  • 9 0
 @Hogfly: I was there, and man whenever Daprela or Perrion rode by it sounded violent. You could hear rims pinging off every single little root and rock.
  • 7 3
 People seem to view parts failure from a consumer perspective but this is racing. In motor sports every square mm is optimised to provide the fastest time - they say a F1 car should effectively run out of fuel and fall apart as soon as it crosses the finish line. DH as a sport is maturing and we still have a way to go to get to the sorts of efficiency motor sports work to. James's point 2 is bang on - respect to any company putting their hat in the ring. Parts will always break, it's RACING.
  • 2 0
 @Hogfly: heard that too. Think neko was talking about it on downtime
  • 9 0
 I chose a great time to see my first ever World Cup event! Just wow...
  • 6 1
 It's mentioned 'flatter' terrain in this article. Yes, Snowshoe isn't super steep. There plenty of steep runs possible in places like Colorado, but as a past 10-year resident, the resorts just don't see the return on investment they have to pay the UCI and then coddle all their officials. They don't need the exposure. I know Europe as a different view to bikes than US....that is slowly change for us as CVOID has proved. We are getting more into a true 'sport' perspective vs. just 'big kids on kids toys' perspective.
  • 3 1
 What CO tracks specifically are WC caliber and worth racing? Just curious which you actually think
  • 1 1
 @stormracing: "...steep runs possible.." meaning that can be build. Most WC DH tracks are not already in place prior to the main event (few exceptions of course). The main point is the mountains are big enough/steep enough. I am not saying Trestle or Keystone or Vail already have them in place...the possibility is there. The resorts just don't see the need to speed all that money vs the exposure and/or minimal $$ made
  • 9 0
 Can someone please tell me I'm wrong, but I'm seeing the SnowShoe track as having about 1,500 feet of vertical drop, which should be right in line with European tracks. Lenzerhide, for instance, has 1,300 feet of drop, and no one complains about that one.
  • 2 0
 @bman33: trust me. I travel and race and ride DH all over CO and live here as well. I get it and I know the terrain around this neck of the woods decent. I was just asking your thoughts on if any tracks you ride, you thought were worth it.
Yeah, obviously the terrain is there and fresh tracks could be built for a WC and no resort is going to deal with UCI around here in order to host a race
  • 1 0
 @stormracing: Sad but true....CO resorts don't want to deal with UCI's mess for sure. Vail could have some good ones ...even Copper, but if I am correct, Copper is still sort of 'family' owned.
  • 4 0
 Outside of Colorado, there are three places that I think would rock for a World Cup race (outside of the UCI politics, that is) in the West:

1. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
2. Brighton, Utah
3. Stevens Pass, Washington
  • 6 0
 @hamncheez: Angel Fire, NM - held it once already and the park has more potential than ever
  • 5 0
 Time for Bentonville and the Walmarts to step up and prove they really are the mtb capital of the world (having said that, got no idea if there's a suitable hill there)....

Anyhow, all the races in Europe works for me - prime time Saturday night viewing on RBTV!! Much better than my falling asleep in the early hours during both the women's and men's last 10-15 riders
  • 4 0
 @TexWard: I moved to Bentonville last year from colorado. While the trail systems around here are fantastic I don't think there's enough elevation in the Northwest Arkansas area to do a true world cup DH. That said, the same Walmart grandsons are putting all the money in Bentonville also investing in a few places in Colorado as well. Maybe they'll jump in there? Who knows
  • 1 0
 @bman33: Pretty sure Vail hosted a WC in 2001, maybe it was 2002...
  • 1 0
 @rocketrepresents: They did. They also have the resources to make a new WC level course for sure. That said, they are one of the resorts/resorts companies that don't need the exposure being they are the Vail monster they are.
  • 1 0
 @stormracing: Purgatory hosted one back in the day, it's still there and definitely could be revived. Also keystone has gnarlier rocks than snowshoe having been to both, it could definitely get a track together. Really, any number of locations could, but WC tracks are not bike park trails-they're only in existence for the race, and they're really unsustainable. I think land managers are part of the story with this, the US Forest Service can't approve a fall line rut of a trail. Most western US ski areas are leasing Forest Service land.
  • 2 0
 @jwestenhoff: it did get revived but heavily modified unfortunately. It’s my local spot. Ridden it close to 50 days this season. The WC track ain’t much of a WC caliber track anymore due to all the changes. Still very fun! But different. Before it got rebuilt, we used to ride through the grass attempting to burn in the OG.
And true. Yeah most are on leases which means you’ll never get the okay for that fall line track that we are always after.
Had another great convo with someone recently about how the Rockies just don’t host races anymore because of how little it’s needed for publicity etc and how back in the day, people were stoked to host races as well as attend races in the Rockies because you were riding tracks/resorts/places you never got to touch outside of that race. Now we can ride pretty much everywhere so it just isn’t the same. The southeast is going through the same boom that the Rockies had 15-20 years ago.
  • 1 0
 @stormracing: oh right on! I checked it out a little a couple years ago, too bad it's heavily modified.

That theory checks out to me-the SE is definitely using mountain biking as a tourism driver, whereas CO is super busy with tourists already.
  • 6 0
 If you live in the mid-west or on the east coast and didn't go to a Snowshoe WC in '19 or '21 you screwed up!
  • 2 0
 You ain't lying. Add me to the list of folks that screwed up.
  • 8 4
 I made it both years. Worth every penny and the nine hour drive. Four days of, get up, ride cool trails, watch pro racers, drink beer, repeat. Mountain Bike Heaven.
  • 3 0
 I made it and my wife and I had the time of our lives. Viva la Snowshoe!
  • 1 0
 @Zoo1424: well played!
  • 1 0
 I flew out from Colorado, definitely worth it!
  • 3 0
 As a Coloradoan and obviously a US resident, I often contemplate how could we bring DH back? And the answer is really - we're not. It sucks. UNLESS - we can do it "under the radar" of the UCI. Why? cuz they cost too much. Add too much red tape, overhead, just all the UCI baloney. No resort these days wants to do that. They want to cash in on weddings, and hikers and other non-biking relating, more revenue generating summer activities. It could happen, tho. We (Colorado) have plenty of Enduro races these days (or at least what we can with teh covid). One of these enduro race promoters could definitely do something. Given the moon and stars align - and bring DH back again! Anything Vail Resorts owned is out (they're kinda taking over the world...which kinda sucks). But there's Granby Ranch, Angel Fire...C'mon guys, how can we "Make DH Great Again"?!?!?!!?
  • 2 0
 ^^ 100% on point
  • 5 0
 Also purgatory (aka the old ‘Durango’ WC) which has the potential. They redid the World Cup track but the bottom half is not quite what I’d call a World Cup worthy DH track. Bummer so many changes have been made from the OG which is considered one of the raddest World Cup tracks ever raced by some of the legends in DH.
The terrain is there and all we can do is hope someday there can be a worthy track there again
  • 1 0
 @stormracing: lived in DRO for a short 3 years. They weren’t even doing lift access. Heard there was a fatality on the 1990 course. Dunno when exactly.
  • 1 0
 @itslightoutandawaywego: yeah it wasn’t until just a handful of years ago that they started really doing the chairlift access. Was just some shuttle trails back in the day. It’s growing though which is way rad!

I haven’t heard that but I hope that isn’t the case. That’s beyond words terrible.


Next time you come around this area, you’ll have to ride here again and see all the improvements over the years
  • 4 1
 Not sure how 04' was the "Golden Age"? That being said. 97' World Cup Season, also only 6 rounds and you had 4 different winners (Elke Brutsaert, Anne Caro (x2), Missy Giove (x2) and Leigh Donovan). 98' Season was an Anne Caro blowout, I think she won all 8 rounds that year. I also think the 95 and 96 seasons had multi winners though.
Regardless, hell of a season, hell of a finals and the UCI world cup always delivers.

What did we learn? never think you have a title locked up until it's over.
  • 7 0
 Vive la Snowshoe
  • 3 0
 The NA races (MSA included) seem to also just shake up who's leading and who will win when they haven't been on a winning streak.
  • 2 0
 I think the fact that no one seems to get a clean run down that track adds to the unpredictable nature of races at snowshoe. As a mortal is reminds me why I don’t like going down lower hair ball.
  • 1 0
 Imagine if racers were willing to jump ship from UCI and World Cup and join a new race series that had less of the BS and was more pure and DH. The new premier race series. Was the new world respresentation of DH racing. More supercross like and races all over. New venues. Like 15-17 races. How insane and rad that would be!
  • 1 0
 The biggest disappointment from snowshoe was the lack of riders.
Only 12 didn't qualify for the finals of the 2nd round.
Does this show that Dh is a sponsored rider and rich man's sport, predominantly participated by Europeans?
Only 12 didn't qualify for the 2nd race who started.
  • 1 0
 Uci stop charging the world let's get these venues involved we are bored of leogang fortbill and most certainly the riders are aswell.no wonder riders n punters are following the ews etc its exciting the tracks change.scenery changes keeps the riders challenged spreads mtb across the world come on
  • 3 0
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gSpi8xeu9c

Compilation Run 2021 Snowshoe DH
  • 1 0
 nice It was fun to see some different view angles on features I've watched riders hit in many edits the last two weeks.
  • 1 0
 @flaflow: glad you enjoyed it!
  • 2 0
 I think I saw the cushcore dropping out before the rim fall out entirely and exploded
  • 2 0
 Snowshoe is ok but Killington VT would be a epic spot for a WC race on the east coast.
  • 1 0
 Killington is one of melt local’ish spots and as convenient as it would be they don’t have the self contained setup that Snowshoe does which made this race unique.
  • 2 0
 Going forward; 4 venues in North America please! 2 in US & 2 in Canada, with a 10 race season would be AMAZING!
  • 2 0
 Mammoth for a WC DH would be ripping.
  • 1 0
 Why never was a WC DH in Whistler? Anyone knows?
  • 2 0
 Whistler isn't in a rush to have more than what they have with the EWS and Crankworx already having stops there. There's lots of other mountains in BC though... Hopefully with all this new young Canadian talent showing back up at he DH races a new venue gets added... But who knows.
  • 1 0
 They would have to build an entire race track, or grow roots on existing trail
  • 1 1
 stand-out moments - Miranda Miller's World Championships lol
  • 1 1
 The pair of snowshoes.

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