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Red Bull Rampage Freeride Comp Coming Soon to Virgin

Autumn is my favorite season in Zion, and the weekend of October 1 -3 is a particularly exciting one this year. On top of October’s warm days and delightfully crisp nights, this first weekend features the return of the Red Bull Rampage (after a 2009 hiatus) AND the Springdale premiere of the Banff Film Festival’s Radical Reels tour. If you like active and varied weekends, you owe it to yourself to get here for this one. While Sarah posted on the Radical Reels tour a week ago, we didn’t give you much beef on the Rampage. The video should give you a taste of the concept and feeling of this competition, a daredevil spectacle of adrenaline, extreme terrain, and helicopter flyovers. For details on how the competition works, the Red Bull website explains the basic logistics and competition framework. Spectators have great views of the action, though binoculars may help you get the best view of all the action. If you want to take part of the competition… you can’t. Which is probably good. Somehow, Red Bull has found 40 riders for this competition, and looking at the course, its easy to question their sanity. The Rampage in Virgin is … Continue reading

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Radical Reels / Banff Mountain Film Festival Coming to Springdale this October!

Ask any local when the best time to visit Zion is and you’ll probably hear, “FALL!” Fall’s the time when the temperatures are pleasant, skies are usually clear, and changing leaves start to dot the riverside. What a fabulous time to have an outdoor film event, right? Zion Adventure Company is very excited to host the Banff Film Centre’s Radical Reels Tour on October 3rd, 2010 at 8pm. And here are five reasons to join us for it: 1. Radical Reels Tour complements the Banff Mountain Film Festival’s collection of high-adrenaline, award-winning short films about climbing, skiing, mountain biking, BASE jumping, and kayaking. These films will definitely stoke your own adventure-seeking dreams for the upcoming season. Check out the trailer (above)! 2. October in Zion means high temperatures in the 70′s and 80′s, and lows in the 40′s. Who could ask for more perfect weather for desert climbing, biking, camping and hiking? 3. This is one of the few outdoor screenings on the Radical Reels tour. Who can compete with our awesome outdoor venue, Dixie State College’s OC Tanner Amphitheater, located at the base of the 2000-foot West Temple? Come out and enjoy a beautiful evening of film, adventure, and … Continue reading

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