Video: Trail Slayin' with Dane Tudor

Oct 2, 2015
by SCOTT Sports  
Views: 14,817    Faves: 98    Comments: 1


Dane is a ripper on a couple planks- we all know that. But recently, he's been taking to the trails in the "off-season" to keep his fitness up, and to stay in the zone. Read what he has to say about his MTB passion here:

"When I started skiing professionally 7 years ago, all I did was ski, year round. When the North American winter ended it was time to head to NZ. After 3 awesome, park filled years down under, North America’s summer destination Mt Hood caught my attention. I spent 3 summers skiing everyday at Mt Hood, learning new tricks and having a blast.

Dane Tudor

After 6 years of summer skiing, it was time for a change and I was ready to enjoy summer without skis. After all, there’s more to life than just skiing and I’m one of the lucky few who is able to explore other sports as a professional athlete and my main sponsor Scott Sports just so happens to make the best bikes in the business.

It had been a good 8 years since I hung up my motocross boots but the bike skills where still prevalent in my mind. I took quickly to mountain biking. Biking has proven to be super fun cross training for skiing, long rides in the mountains are conducive to great cardio and total body strength, which goes hand in hand with backcountry skiing and big mountain riding.

Dane Tudor

Biking parallels skiing because you ride in the same attack position and it puts me in a place where decision-making becomes quick and on the fly, an easy way to hack into the flow state. The flow state is a mind state that is elevated from our current reality. A place where I broaden my focus to everything that surrounds me, seeing peripherally with my minds eye. As if my brain is floating down the trail without my body.

One of my favorite places to mountain bike and ski is Rossland, BC.
Rossland is a mountain biking mecca, enabling you to ride from your doorstep to access over 200kms of trail surrounding the area.

Dane Tudor

During one of my daily pedals I came up with the idea of creating a video to showcase the aspects I love about riding in the Rossland area. The constant uphill grind through town, slogging up the back of Red Mountain, the rowdy DH shred and wheeling through town past the cheering kids seemed like such a cool video. Chance had it that my buddy Max happened to know a talented up and coming filmer named Eric Gonzalez, who became an instrumental part of the project with his great attitude and solid work ethic.

I’m stoked on how it turned out and am excited to work on more bike projects in the future."


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Video: Eric Gonzalez
Photos: Ryan Flett



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41 Comments

  • + 17
 Nice!!!!!!

Earlier this year I was finishing up yet another door-to-door Rossland dirt cruise when I caught sight of "some kid" riding a wheelie past The Steamshovel Pub and hold it 200m down the steep pitch of Washington Street. It was definitely an impressive move, even by our ski/bike town standards. At dinner that night I told my kids, 6-year old twins, about the cool bike trick I'd seen. Having spent the past few months exploring the twists, bumps, and once terrifying 2" root rollover on our local beginner singletrack they just laughed in certain disbelief, "No way dad, nobody can do that".

"Hey kids, wanna see a cool bike video?"
  • + 5
 But why the inspirational music?
  • + 11
 His segment in Everyday is a Saturday still holds its own a few years later. Sick to see him shred on a bike!
  • + 3
 I just looked it up after seeing your comment... Damn that guy can tear it up on some skis!
  • + 2
 for anyone else interested - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye7NGjuGSeY - it's 240P though, sorry!
  • + 12
 Ankle socks
  • + 3
 They need to flip the Powder Highway signs over for the summer and have them read Mountain Bike Highway! All these videos popping up these past few years from those areas make me want to hit it in the summer instead for the winter.
  • + 5
 Always loved watching Dane ski, seeing him rip on a bike is awesome.
  • + 4
 "and my main sponsor Scott Sports just so happens to make the best bikes in the business. "

hahahaha
  • + 5
 Damn! He really does rip!
  • + 4
 Yeah Dane! Kills it so hard on skis and now bikes too
  • + 3
 No 2hr drive on the great British roads full of traffic required there!
  • + 1
 Great work Dane and crew! Such a nice guy and incredibly talented and hard working athlete!
  • + 2
 Makes me want to ride my mountain bicycle.
  • + 1
 Very cool lookin' trails! The jump cuts kinda don't jive with the soundtrack but the great riding says it all.
  • + 1
 why he did not have knee pads from scott? Good vid, like this guy in ski but now it's love I think
  • + 3
 was thinking the same!
  • + 2
 Are those trails on the map given out at the bike shop?
  • + 3
 They are on Trailforks. I think one or two of those sections looked like they were from popular trails in the area that are not official KCTS (If I'm not mistaken) sanctioned trails (The ones in the map book typically). It's Rossland though...lots of trails to love.
  • + 4
 Definitely. The majority of the trail in this video is Red Top/ Red Head. Both KCTS sanctioned trails accessed right from the main street. Rossland rules!
  • + 2
 rossland is the bomb!! and dane kills it!
  • + 1
 Hell yea Dane! Two planking to two wheeling and killing it!
  • + 1
 Looking smooth and fast brotha , makes me want to ride
  • + 1
 Nice riding but all I can think about is how stupid his jersey looks.
  • + 1
 Absolutely shredding it!!!
  • + 1
 yeah dane killing it on snow and dirty!!!
  • + 2
 He could use a new roof.
  • + 1
 Nothing beats the sound of an ungreased freehub
  • + 0
 Great filming. Great riding. Great editing. Thank you. I love our Rossland riding.
  • + 2
 Hell yeah Dane!
  • + 1
 Doon tooder
  • + 1
 Where is that?
  • + 2
 Use the words above. Come on.
  • + 0
 Genius LT tuned with enve's- the dream.
  • + 3
 I think those are actually the stock syncros wheels?
  • + 2
 lol
  • + 2
 Yea it's the all stock top of line one with syncros carbon wheels, stems, bars, seatpost
  • + 1
 haha. I totally thought they were enve's! dont know what i was thinking
  • + 1
 Doesn't change the fact that it's still a dream setup though!
  • + 0
 Really nice editing!
  • - 2
 Hood river?

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