Over the weekend, Purgatory saw the biggest, and possibly final, true big air to descend its slopes during the Goliath Gelande Jump. Brisk and breezy conditions ushered in the Gelandes swan song, and Pat Arnone ushered in the new hill record of 262 feet, trumping the previous record of 254 feet set in 1984 by Phil Lamont. Word on the slopes was that this would be the historic Gelandes farewell event. The resorts master plan calls for a lift going right up the middle of the run. But one never knows with winters like these...

Brent Wilson lets out a battle cry upon launching into his final jump of the competition. Jesse Mattice making it look easy ... and heavenly. Leigh Gillette, a jump marker, awaits the beginning of the qualifying rounds. Pat Arnone lifts off from his historic 262-foot jump, the longest that Purgatory has ever seen. Stretching in the attic before a jump. Markers watch from just feet away as Eric Heffley comes in for a landing. Eric Heffley has a laugh with the other jumpers on Saturday afternoon just moments before their final qualifying jumps. Jumpers ascend into the attic. Rob Davis tucks into his approach as Pat Arnone prepares for his launch. Thane Chase pumps his fist after a particularly good jump.

In this week's issue...

June 13, 2019
Haven't got time for the pain

In the words of the great Salt-N-Pepa, let’s talk about sex (baby.) There, we said it.

June 13, 2019
Scoping begins on Silverton travel plan

The plan to bring more singletrack to Silverton is rolling forward. Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced the beginning of a 30-day public scoping period on its proposed Silverton Area Travel Management Plan.

June 10, 2019
2019 Hardrock taps out

Snow, avi debris, high flows force cancellation