VIDEO ALERT: Freestyle duo jump 12 ‘road gaps’ on Italy’s Stelvio Pass

Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team

Mayr and Eder tackle the second highest Alpine road in a unique descent.

German Bene Mayr joined up with fellow freestyle skier Markus Eder to tackle the fearsome Stelvio Pass in Eder’s home country of Italy.

Here is all you need to know:

– Mayr has been keen to take on the Stelvio Pass for a while now and finally got his opportunity down the second highest mountain pass in the Alps.

– The Stelvio Pass connects the border crossing between Bormio, an Italian province of Lombardy, and Prad in South Tyrol.

– The 29-year-old, who took part in the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, wanted to combine his freeride, jumping and jib skills to repeatedly cross the steep road.

– Mayr built a series of jumps down the mountain with professional shapers to create a terrain park full of wall rides, kickers and a fun pass over a truck.

– After two months of preparation, and five days of filming, they managed to put the perfect run together.

– They completed 12 road gaps and performed 20 tricks from small jumps and rail slides to big jumps and massive road gaps.

– Mayr and Eder started at 2843 metres high at the Dreisprachenspitz and finished 555m below.

– Mayr said: “We had a pretty crazy idea and we had no clue if it would work out.”


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