Venture Beyond | Ep. 5 | Mind The Gap — From Backcountry's Desk:
Professional action sports athletes always circle back to the same question eventually: “Can I go bigger?” For Backcountry athlete Nils Mindnich, the search for his own limit landed him on the backside of an abandoned mine tailing in Little Cottonwood Canyon—infamously known as Chad’s Gap. Spanning 120ft in all its glory, it’s the most iconic jump of all time for snowboarders and skiers. After years of doubting his own future in snowboarding, Nils faced internal demons on his journey to the gap. Chad’s Gap served as the culmination of his snowboarding career in many ways, but also reminded him of his level of acceptable risk. After overcoming his fears, Nils reels in his expectations and puts on quite the show in the process.