The adrenaline junkies over at Tignes Ski Resort in France have come up with the first ever ski and snowboard bungee jump. This insane new feature lets skiiers and snowboarders hook in to two bungee cords, then race down a 98-foot ramp followed by a 131-foot drop.
Combining skiing, bungee jumping, and zip-lining, the ramp in Tignes is the first bungee jump dedicated exclusively to skiing. It was invented and developed by a French company called Bun J Ride, who describe it as an “adrenaline overdose” that is suited “for everyone”.
Although the rider in the video seems to bail just before his launch, a more graceful rider could huck some huge tricks off of this jump. Unfortunately, this seems to be the only footage of the feature so far.
We can’t wait to see more (read: better) footage of this wild new development in Tignes, so let us know if you try it out!
From the Tignes Bun-J-Ride website:
Equipped with a harness attached on each side at the waist to two mobile elasticated cords. Standing on top of the ski jump, you travel down a runway approximately 30m long that drops down into a 40-metre void. You are supported by the two elasticated cords that follow your trajectory. The system locks and once you are stable stable, you travel back down the zip wire to the ground.
Minimum age : 13 years & minimum weight : 40 kg
Open, everyday (except on Saturday) between 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, from December 21st to April 18th 2015.