Snowboarding a Hay Field? Sending It on Flat Ground

What do you do if you want to snowboard, but everything around you is flat? This snowboarder found a solution.

This little 5-minute gem of a video brought to us by Red Bull is especially entertaining. Here’s some background: Minnesota snowboarder Benny Milam was struggling with the closures of ski areas due to COVID-19. So he built his own park.

But ramps and jumps on flat snow don’t make for very fun shredding — until you have someone to tow you up to speed. Enter snowmobile legend Levi LaVallee. You know where this is going.

With the help of a picturesque and snowy Minnesotan field and a few bales of hay, Milam is able to send it to his heart’s content. If you’re wondering how crazy the makeshift jumps can get, just watch to find out.

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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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