Photo Report: 'The Thaw is On' - Frost Bike 2019 at SilverStar Mountain Resort

Apr 4, 2019
by Clint Trahan  

With ski season wrapping up, SilverStar Mountain Resort kissed winter good-bye with the biggest festival in their history: SEISMICFest.

SilverStar. Epic. Iconic. Spring. Mountain. Industry. Collective. 10 days of sport, music, comedy, and damn good food and drink.

Welcome to the party.


A flight of wine.
Another flight.

A Family Affair.

The Red Antler in black and white.
The Red Antler, in B/W
Party on Wayne party on Garth.
Party on Wayne.

A successful test run for SEISMICFest, but that isn't what we are here to talk about, is it? No, we want to see bikes on snow.

The troops getting the 4-1-1 from event crew.

2 wheels 4 planks.
And Crashes...

Not the first or last rider to go OTB.
Max Fierek goes full OTB.

Eventual woman s winner Lauren Rosser was not without her crashes.
If you are going to crash do it near cameras.

If you are going to crash, do it for a camera.

Lost momentum means pushing.
Losing momentum means pushing at times.

The premise, simple: Take a ski cross course, add bikes. 2 runs.

Best time wins.

53 riders waiting for to drop in.
53 Riders dropped in.

Pick your ride.
Cross sport fans.

Kids seem to dig the fisheye.
Laine Koroll makes the cut.

It was as slippery as it looks.

Still plenty of snow up there!

Multi-sport Day.

Lauren Rosser rounding third.
When all else fails, use the force.

When riding fails use the force.
Keep looking on.

Even leaving the finishing corral was a task!

Patio Season.

Patio Season.

Unicorn Approved.
Unicorn Approved.

Women s Podium 1st Lauren Rosser 2nd Crystal Townsend 3rd Nikki Way 4th Rose Oakhill.
Women's Podium 1st: Lauren Rosser, 2nd: Crystal Townsend, 3rd: Nikki Way 4th: Rose Oakhill.

Mens Podium 1st Stephen Schwarz 2nd Karl Heldt 3rd Jakob Hartman 4th Matt Cameron.
Mens Podium 1st: Stephen Schwarz, 2nd: Karl Heldt, 3rd: Jakob Hartman, 4th: Matt Cameron.

For a first-year event, from all accounts, Seismic was a complete success.

Check out Seismic Here

Pinkbike Out.
Pinkbike Out.

MENTIONS: @SilverStarBikePark / @ClintTrahan


  • 53 0
 That OTB shot is hilarious!
  • 9 0
 That's a perfect photo. I actually wish that was me.
  • 12 0
 Maybe the best photo ever taken.
  • 3 0
 This photo made my day!
  • 3 1
 *claps and chants rythmically* P-O-Y! P-O-Y! P-O-Y!
  • 3 0
 Photo Of The Year 2019!! haha
  • 28 2
 At first I thought this is amusing. Then I rememered they want to make this a discipline with an UCI world cup.
  • 5 1
 Yeah, but not with these athletes. Because they competed at Silverstar, they'll be disqualified from all UCI events unfortunately.
  • 2 4
 @vinay: Why would they be disqualified from UCI events for coming to this?
  • 1 0
 @pkenward: No one knows. You know, just because UCI.
  • 2 1
 @vinay: This event wasn't sanctioned. The UCI will not have the start list nor any access to names of competitors. I'm the event manager who put on this event and will also be putting on a UCI Canada Cup this summer.
  • 4 0
 @pkenward: I was just kidding. I was referring to that e-bike issue where UCI threatens to discipline athletes who are going to compete in a race not sanctioned by the UCI. I think that's baffling but I don't mean to drag that discussion straight into this one. Your event looks fun and that's what it is all about.
  • 3 1
 @vinay: Oh no worries, I just know how their rules can be and honestly thought you were serious. Wouldn't have been that surprised lol.

This event has been sanctioned as a BC cup before but we chose not to this year.
  • 16 0
 i only came for the faceplant!
  • 16 0
 WTF! First place won more money than the EWS winner last week.NICE
  • 1 1
 Also the second thing I noticed... after the faceplant. WTH EWS.
  • 11 0
 Anyone notice the vintage SUNDAY???

  • 13 12
 Biking on snow sucks balls
  • 4 0
 Flatstar won't be any fun, do it at squaw. Palisades!
  • 9 3
Only if your riding sucks balls
  • 4 9
flag flipoffthemonkeys (Apr 4, 2019 at 16:53) (Below Threshold)
 @NorCalNomad: if only i could downvote you 300 more times
  • 6 0
 Great shots @ClintTrahan !
  • 4 0
 Thanks dude! It was a blast to be part of the event. The folks at SilverStar are top notch!
  • 5 0
 @mtbracer4098 LOOKING GOOD Wink
  • 5 0
 Max Fierik goes full lawn dart.
  • 6 2
 WOOOO! Ski Season is gone and bike season is back!
  • 4 0
 I like how the prize money for first is more than for the ews
  • 4 1
 This looks like so much fun
  • 3 0
 Fighting the urge to send this article to my local ski hill
  • 2 0
 Why would you fight that urge?!? Do it! Maybe they will like the idea and you'll have a similar event, ski hills suffer in spring and early fall, so any way to bring in some extra cash flow will likely be well received.
  • 3 0
 Granby ranch bring this back!!!!!!!!
  • 3 0
 that OTB pencil is so perfect
  • 3 0
 Thats me laying on the ground reaching for my bike, was a rowdy weekend!
  • 2 0
 Sunday Funday!!! FTW(in!!!)
  • 3 1
 Why don't they use fat bikes!?!
  • 3 0
 Too poor to have 1
  • 3 2
 They go fast straight, but don't turn at speed. You want thin mud spikes to go fast and win!
  • 3 0
 Whos the barmaid
  • 2 0
 Cool, what next, skiers racing round a velodrome?
  • 1 0
 (Roller) skis on a velodrome sounds hilarious!
  • 2 0
 Ya Matt!
  • 1 0
 We did this a few years ago 4x style in Saranac Lake, NY. Great stuff.
  • 1 0
 Great Photos @ClintTrahan as always!
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