Simon Dumont's Cubed Pipe

Behind the scenes at the freeskier's massive pipe project.
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Behind the scenes at the freeskier's massive pipe project.
Simon's cube pipe thumb

It's no secret that Simon Dumont goes big. But he dreams big, too. So when Red Bull and Squaw Valley jumped on board to make Simon's six-year fantasy a reality, the results are, well, pretty big. Simon took a run, and after the distance between his hits were measured, the 22-foot tall, 550-foot long half-pipe was cut into a series of 10 individual cubes, leveled with lasers. Says Simon, "It's hard to do something in a halfpipe that really hasn't been done before... you gotta come up with something creative."