Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder
Professional backcountry riders Caleb Kesterke (front) and Kyle Saxton pose with their freestyle sleds in front of the 20-foot tall jump out at Clearwater Junction. The sleds have wheeled skis and a radiator fan on the back to keep it cool while riding on the dirt along with other modifications. They wear a neck brace, mouth guard, chest protector, knee braces, motto boots, helmet and padded shorts while jumping. Kesterke said there is such a steep learning curve that only someone really experienced should hit a jump like this. Saxton is the only other rider he has allowed to train at his facility so far because of the liability.