You’ve probably seen it. The video of Tanner Hall sending Chad’s Gap—located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah—casing it and breaking both of his ankles. Brutal, to say the least.
Returning after an injury like that, on a feature which takes some major cojones to hit in the first place, takes a strong mental game. But the Ski Boss isn’t one to turn down a challenge. Yesterday, Hall returned to Chad’s Gap and sent it huge–landing far beyond the knuckle of the jump and claiming redemption.
Here’s a video showing both sessions:
Check out some Instagrams from the day, below, and take a moment to pay some respect to this legend.
‘Grams from the big day
Don't let fear dictate your direction or decisions…….feels good to know I got a lil bit of redemption today. Thanks to everyone who made the day what it was! @oakleyskiing @armadaskis @tyroliabindings @gopro #skibossonthatdummytip #firsthitsinceanklebreaker thank you @forstermeeks for gettin the shot ????????
The mental game that @tannerhall420 has to have to come back and jump Chad's after breaking both of his ankles 12 years ago on it, is beyond me. I have photographed every major ski session on Chad's Gap since we found it in 1999. I still get just as excited as the first time we did it and yesterday was legendary. The best part is the world didn't have to hear me yelling "His ankles are broken" again lol. A big shout out for @seth_kleinn for guinea piggy it, @t_prizm for taking his game to the next level and Tanner AKA #skiboss for throwing the largest 3 I've ever seen over it. PC @noahwetzel #skihistory