For any of us with little shredders riding around, there will probably come a time where they’re teaching us a thing or two and not the other way around. But, few will likely reach the level of Jackson Goldstone who is quickly becoming not so little. Especially when it comes to his riding. The now 14 year old phenom is now leading his dad out in the park as shown in a fun clip from Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Austria.
Jackson Goldstone is well known within the bike scene and one of the most promising talents of his generation. Ever since the young Canadian shared his ride to Kindergarten with us, when he was merely six years old, he has been creating a buzz with his riding and has been hitting trails with some of mountain biking’s greats. Last year he made his way to Austria for the first time to race during the MTB-Festival Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis and check out the trails with his dad. “It was awesome to have the chance to go and ride with some really talented and fast kids, and we had a great time”, Jackson remembers.
In the video both of them first head up to tackle the legendary Frommestrail. The poster child of singletrail riding in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is a natural trail with plenty of flow. After taking the Schönjochbahn to the top and another short incline they reach the Schönjochkreuz at an altitude of about 2,440 meters / 8,005ft. The mountains flanking the Italian border create a stunning panoramic view as they hit the meandering nine-kilometer trail down the mountain, that treats them to a total descent of over 1,000 meters / 3,280ft. in altitude. On their way to the valley below Jackson and Ron are led through alpine terrain and spruce-fir forests paved with roots. “This trail is amazing, it starts up at the top of the mountain and you can see forever. It drops down through some really fast and flowy corners and forest before you get back to the village. I think that this is one of my favorite trails I’ve ever ridden”, the rider from Squamish explains looking back.
But for someone who is already throwing down Cork7’s, action and adrenaline has to be on the cards as well. Time for a spin in the bike park! Normally the grown-up would teach their kid everything there is to know about mountain biking, but roles are reversed in the Goldstone family. Each of them sends it at their own speed using the diverse line choices the trails have to offer. Thanks to the parallel lines they can enjoy the ride together without having to leave their comfort zone, if they don’t wish to. The stoke they have on the numerous Wallrides, Northshores and Switchbacks of trails like the Hill Bill, Milky Way or Strada del Sole is great to see and Jackson’s irresistible and action-packed riding style is a sight for sore eyes.
If you can’t wait for the off-season to end and are yearning for the season to finally kick-off, you can check out the trails Ron and Jackson rode in the virtual trail map and start planning your trip to Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis with friends and family from June 8: www.bikepark-sfl.at/virtuelle-trailmap
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