California State Patrol Issued Stern Warning Before Skier Sent This Road Gap

California State Patrol Issued Stern Warning Before Skier Sent This Road Gap

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California State Patrol Issued Stern Warning Before Skier Sent This Road Gap

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 “You guys cause an avalanche, we’re coming after you. ‘Remember, that’s not a threat. That’s a promise.”

Really enjoyed this bit of background info to a ski clip you probably saw last November. In it 36 year old Michigander, Josh Daiek, sends the historic Highway 50 Gap in South Lake Tahoe (90-foot cliff + clearing road).

The Daily Mail reports Josh and his two videographers built the kicker and smoothed out the in-run the night before under the cover of darkness. The next day on his first attempt he hit a bump in the landing zone:

“My skis exploded off my feet.”

Unfazed Daiek borrowed a friend’s skis and headed back up top to giver a second go. At that point a CHP patrol car pulled up alongside a CDOT vehicle whose driver had been watching the whole time. The trooper didn’t shutdown the attempt but issued this warning:

“You guys cause an avalanche, we’re coming after you. ‘Remember, that’s not a threat. That’s a promise.”

The officer then drove off, Daiek sent it, stomped it and the rest is history. Always cool to get the story behind the story. Well played Josh:

 

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