A milestone trick on one of Whistler’s most recognizable hits….
“In classic Whistler backcountry fashion the clouds rolled in and shut down Geoff Brown’s session on 1080 Gap. A drizzle started and with sticky spring snow already making for a sketchy landing Brown, photographer Todd Easterbrook, and filmer Vanessa Chan packed up. Brown had built the jump nine times over the season hoping to get a backside 1080 double cork and either got weathered-out or didn’t land. But just before they left the sun broke through, shining perfect light on the gap. It was the end of March and Brown figured that if he didn’t hit it right then he probably wouldn’t have another chance until next winter. The crew set up again and on the fifth try Brown rode away from his trick, marking the first 1080 over the gap in the 14 years since it was first sessioned.”