Meet Chip, we helped him announce his Facebook page with some Saga giveaways a few weeks ago.  I had a great time meeting him during the Cold Rush, as there was plenty of time to hang out with the photographers and filmers during the shoot. One thing about the contest format that stood out in my mind was how well the photographers were treated, lots of shooting from the helicopters and they even got some skiing in for themselves (which never happens).  Chip got some amazing photos from the Cold Rush, and with Red Bull backing an event you know its going to get loads of media coverage.  Here is his 2 page spread from an issue of Freeskier.

This jump was called the “Castle Jump” I recall Sean Petit going around 100 feet on this one, don’t believe? Watch the video.  I am already getting excited for the event this year, It has not been confirmed where the event will take place and they mystery of the location just adds to this being my favorite contest.  I am hooked on Big-mountain Freestyle contests right now and have already penciled them into my season. It’s nice to mix up, the film shoot film shoot film shoot film shoot schedule can really run you down.