Watch: Summer Snowboarding in Wisconsin’s ‘Enchanted Forest’

Ski and ride parks, small-town resorts, snowboards — that means winter, right? Think again.

Midwestern boarder and Red Bull athlete Benny Milam makes his debut in this fun short film.

The objective: Ride a line in the summer heat. The location: Dresser, Wisconsin’s Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area.

Confused? It’s a zipline and tree climbing park in the summer and a gnome-scattered enchanted forest in the winter. And at Trollhaugen, apparently, there’s a bit of magic in the air.

In this shreddy end-of-summer short, there’s lots of forest, lots of gnomes, lots of clear lines — and not a whole lot of snow.

Get ready for winter (or next summer?) with this shoulder season snowboard inspiration.

Runtime: 7 minutes

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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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