Team GB’s Olympic slopestyle snowboard finalist Jamie Nicholls is set to defy the laws of gravity again with a second extreme stunt on, off and around the slopes of The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.
In 2014, Nicholls filmed a similar creative route down the centre’s lesson slope, and the video became a viral phenomenon, receiving more than 6 million views and appearing on BBC’s Ski Sunday programme.
Starting outside the back of the centre with a huge drop off a railing, Jamie’s 2014 ‘Hemel snowboard run’ saw him ride through a very narrow doorway onto the largest lesson slope in the UK, while styling some tricks on a jump and a rail on the way down.
The 21-year-old athlete then sped through a corridor, round a tight bend and out into The Snow Centre car park, where he proceeded to jump 4ft onto the railings.
But 2015’s stunt, which will take place on Monday, is set to take indoor snowboarding to a whole new level as Jamie plans to complete a leap from the bottom of The Snow Centre’s 160m main slope onto a 16ft high balcony.
In doing so, he aims to become the first person ever to complete a backside 720 jump from inside an indoor ski and snowboard centre, before landing in the car park.