A stunt sequence filmed by Olympic GB snowboarder Jamie Nicholls involving both the inside and outside of Hemel Hemptead’s Snow Centre has been seen by millions of fans world-wide.
Filmed for his Sky Sports documentary, Forged in Steel, the video stunt involves the 21 year old starting outside The Snow Centre's building and dropping in onto a 20ft high rail before racing through the back doors of the centre onto the 100m Lesson Slope. He then launches off a 5m jump to land on a rail with a technical backside 270 to board slide, before nailing it past camera crew and onlookers through the double doors at the bottom of the slope. Arriving at the front of the building, Nicholls takes a tight bend over some rollers and finally gets air from nowhere to front side 180 to 360 off a railing running down the side of The Snow Centre car park.
Although the stunt sequence only lasts 43 secs, the building and construction work to prepare for it took 26 hours, used more than 40 tons of snow, and needed 10 hours of filming and riding to complete.
The documentary Forged In Steel, which the stunt was originally filmed for, documents Jamie’s career so far, from growing up in Queensbury, Bradford, to now living in East Horsley, Surrey, as one of the most recognised young snowboarders in the world.
Jamie started snowboarding at the age of seven at the Halifax Ski & Snowboard Centre and took part in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, coming in sixth place in the Snowboard Slopestyle finals.
To see what all the fuss is about, check out Jamie's Facebook page or click the video below.