Dozens of Breckenridge, CO locals trekked to the Fourth of July bowl on Breckenridge Peak 10 to ski, board, and even kayak or skateboard on a 15 turn, 700-foot banked terrain park. In what is becoming an annual tradiion, the 2nd Peak 10 Classic is to support Robbie Knab, a Front Range resident and snowskater who was paralyzed earlier this year when riding his snowskate at a terrain park event at Crystal Mountain Resort, WA.
“It’s so amazing to ride in August, and it’s so amazing to see all of the people that you’d expect to see,” event organizer Zach Griffin told the Summit Daily.
Before his accident, Knab was becoming a legend in the Colorado snowboarding and freeskiing community for his style of daring terrain park riding on his snowskate. A snowskate is a hybrid of a skateboard and a snowboard, typically featuring a skateboard-type deck above a ski blade.
As of Friday afternoon, more than $10,000 had been raised for Knab via the GoFundMe pagecreated to support him.