New Extreme Sport Takes Flight at Pebble Creek

Reported by: Phil Campbell
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Updated: 3/22/2013 6:58 pm
 

A kayak at a ski area makes as much sense as a kayak in the sky. Combine the two and you might just have a new Olympic sport.

“I’m trying to pump this sport up for the Olympic Games and originally jumping out of an airplane; “skyaking” was the perfect thing for the summer games and now I think we have a new winter Olympic sport, “snowyaking,” said, Miles Daisher.

Miles is the second extreme sports legend who has sung Pebble’s praises. A few weeks ago freestyle skier Glen Plake was telling people to ski at Pebble Creek after their flight was diverted to Pocatello during a Salt Lake City ice storm.

“Within the ski industry, Pebble Creek has always been known for a wonderful mountain, Lots of potential, lots of extreme skiing as well as a big beginner area and something for everyone.” said Pebble Creek General Manager, Mary Reichman.

There have always been more ways to come down the mountain than up it and Friday a new technique and a new sport were born.

“I’ve jumped a kayak out of an airplane before, called “skyaking” and today we just took my Jackson kayak for a flight in the snow to birth a new sport, “snowyaking.”

Don’t be surprised if you see kayaks above the eastern Idaho slopes in the future. Miles was so impressed by Pebble Creek that he told the general manager that he might make this his home mountain for training next year.

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