The Redbull Coldrush is the ultimate ski contest for skiers who don’t necessarily like to compete. Hosted by Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, B.C. the Coldrush displayed skills from the world’s top skiers. The winner was determined by the skiers themselves and was judged by skills in three areas; big mountain, slopestyle and touring.
Day one was the slopestyle event. Each skier chose a feature and then had three hits to throw down on. All features were filmed, edited, and judged by the other athletes based on that individual’s tricks in the segment.
Tricks ranged from Andy Mahre’s switch threes to Anthony Boronowski’s unnatural cork sevens. Back flips seemed to be the most popular trick of the day with a few double-backs being thrown down as well. In the end of day one, it was Sean Pettit’s switch cork fives on one of the middle section cliffs that came in first. Anthony Boronowski and JP Auclair rounded out the podium with second and third.
Day two was the touring and big mountain day where competitors skinned to the top of the venue and picked a line down. Dave Treadway finished first making it to the top in 1 hour 11 minutes and starting his line with a huge cliff huck. Sean finished second doing a smooth 360 off a bottom section cliff and JP Auclair placed third.