Words by Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
It certainly feels like it’s been a long winter this year. The yearning for perfectly shaped trails, stunning mountain views and getting out there to ride with buddies is huge! Mountain bike rookies and families still have to be patient until the doors to Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis open on June 8, but the new clip with Jackson Goldstone, “Day out with Dad”, may provide some relief and certainly create some stoke for the new season ahead. Jackson heads to the family region of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis with his dad Ron to have some fun shredding the trails in and around the bike park. The 14-year-old sure has the ability to show his dad a thing or two about riding bikes. Even though Ron doesn’t quite have the courage to hit the cabin drop, there is always time to learn and take the next step.
Jackson made his way to Austria for the first time to race during the MTB-Festival Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
and check out the trails with his dad. “It was awesome to have the chance to go and ride with some really talented and fast kids, and we had a great time”, Jackson remembers.
In the video, both of them first head up to tackle the legendary Frommestrail. The poster child of singletrack riding in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is a natural trail with plenty of flow. After taking the Schönjochbahn to the top and another short incline they reach the Schönjochkreuz at an altitude of about 2,440 meters / 8,005ft. The mountains flanking the Italian border create a stunning panoramic view as they hit the meandering nine-kilometer trail down the mountain, that treats them to a total descent of over 1,000 meters / 3,280ft. in altitude. On their way to the valley below Jackson and Ron are led through alpine terrain and spruce-fir forests paved with roots. “This trail is amazing, it starts up at the top of the mountain and you can see forever. It drops down through some really fast and flowy corners and forest before you get back to the village. I think that this is one of my favorite trails I’ve ever ridden”, the rider from Squamish explains looking back.
But for someone who is already throwing down cork 7’s, action and adrenaline have to be in the cards as well. Time for a spin in the bike park! Normally the grown-up would teach their kid everything there is to know about mountain biking, but roles are reversed in the Goldstone family. Each of them sends it at their own speed using the diverse line choices the trails have to offer. Thanks to the parallel lines they can enjoy the ride together without having to leave their comfort zone, if they don’t wish to. The stoke they have on the numerous wall rides, North Shores and switchbacks of trails like the Hill Bill, Milky Way or Strada del Sole is great to see and Jackson’s irresistible and action-packed riding style is a sight for sore eyes.
If you can’t wait for the off-season to end and are yearning for the season to finally kick-off, you can check out the trails Ron and Jackson rode in the virtual trail map
and start planning your trip to Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis with friends and family from June 8.
For more information about Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis visit bikepark-sfl.at/en
, and for more information on the region Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis visit serfaus-fiss-ladis.at/en
Photos by Staronphoto