Checklist for greatest back-country competition ever:
- Endless amounts of fresh powder? Check.
- World class terrain? Check.
- Copious amounts of Red Bull? Check.
- Top skiers in the world? Check.
Its Red Bull Cold Rush time baby!
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For the third year in a row, the Red Bull Cold Rush went off in a way that no other competition can. With more fresh snow than the average person sees in their lifetime, this past week at Retallak Lodge proved to be the ideal location for the top freeskiers in the world to gather and throw down. And throw down they did.
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Although the three day event was first and foremost a competition, most riders acknowledged it felt more like a big session with friends and filmers. At the end of it all, Kye Petersen of Whistler BC was awarded the top spot, proving that the youngins out there are hungry and ready to show the old timers what they can do.
Flipping his way into second place was veteran freeskier and newschool legend, JP Auclair. JP showed the world that he is far from finished and still a strong force to be reckoned with. Rounding out the podium with a solid performance was none other than back-country heavy hitter, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa.
For offical videos, pictures, athlete testimonials, and more goodies, head over to newschoolers.com and see what it was all about. Also, check out the re-cut & re-count competition to win free stuff while supporting your favorite rider.
Anyone want to go to Retallak?