Hold onto your hats; the 2021 season all comes down to this. A double-header event at the 2019 venue of Snowshoe, West Virginia, in the US of A. Only one week since the dust settled in Lenzerheide, there's been little time to recoup as we head straight into the conclusion of this thrilling '21 season. The Commencal Muc-Off duo of Myriam Nicole and Thibaut Daprela are in the driving seats of both overalls, but their leads are far from insurmountable with rivals hot on their heels and hungry to cause an upset as the year draws to a close. Will home soil bring out the best in American hopes the likes of Norton, Shaw and Harrison or will the French forces overpower the rest of the field once again? Can Seagrave take her second win of the season or will she be shut down by Myriam or a fiery clean run from Höll or 2019 winner, Cabirou?
The bulk of the track will be the same rocky, rooty masterpiece we enjoyed last time around, but the local track builders have been busy toiling in the American dirt making a variety of changes to the course, particularly on the upper slopes with some fresh sends and new turns. It'll certainly be interesting to see how the results vary between the events with a long and tiring week on this techy mountainside in prospect for the riders. Just as we saw for last season's double-header events, some sections will be swapped in between the two races to mix things up for racers and fans alike. Expect to be well entertained for the final push from the World's fastest.
In the future I would like to see Killington host a second USA based WC from the top of K1. It's insane the type of track that could be built there and the infrastructure for everything is in place.
Also Plattekill, Tenney, and old School Mount Snow were true East Coast classics. I was just talking to some buddies yesterday about getting back to Plattekill
The excited to see them reopen this coming summer for lift access again!
That's Raphael Iniguez from Commencal-NOBL ya big dummy.
That had nothing to do with downhill. There's plenty of slopestyle events for you to watch features like that.
Didn’t she win in Les Gets this year?
Ya man couldn’t agree more. Watching them build that, I was wondering what they are thinking.
Pretty disappointed in snowshoe running them down the same trail they have ran races on for 20+ years.
Maybe. Little less effort in features and little more in a meeting trail.
No, pretty much the hate is the raw natural rocks is what makes snowshoe bad ass. I’m a season pass holder, I love the place. We just would rather see a new natural dh track, not a dumb ass whale tail in the middle of the ski run.
That it is
The turn going into that feature was a lower speed turn, either way it’s dope but just saying
That I know of, no pro even laid eyes on it?
He was at Windrock a few days ago and maybe re-aggrevated it?
Hurt my back earlier in the year and couldn't ride XC, but could do all the DH I wanted. Backs are funny lil monsters.
You can’t say the b-word, c-word, f-word, mf-word, n-word, s-word…
"jump was regrettably bulldozed for ski season"
"Some fresh turns out in the ski piste."
So al this bulldozer work just for one race, then bulldozer again ?
America certainly has too much oil to spend...
I'll see myself out....