Vernon’s Hill wins X Games silver

  • Jan. 29, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Sandwiched between a pair of Americans, Vernon’s Kevin Hill reached the podium at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Col. on Saturday.

Hill took second in the snowboard cross in a time of one minute, 29.856 seconds.

Both Hill and gold medallist Nick Baumgartner denied Nate Holland a sixth straight Winter X Games victory in the event.

Baumgartner won gold in a time of 1:29.700. Holland finished in 1:30.026 to earn bronze.

According to tsn.ca, snowboard cross is a downhill course more than 1,000 metres long, filled with tabletop jumps, banked turns, rollers and gaps.