Words: Jeff Schmuck

Photos: Blake Jorgensen, Bryan Ralph & Yorick Carroux

The first day of skiing at the fourth annual Red Bull Cold Rush has just wrapped up in Retallack, BC, and what an exciting and intense way to kick off the event it was.

Due to the gorgeous weather, today's originally scheduled backcountry slopestyle event has been rescheduled until tomorrow, as the athletes and crew wanted to take advantage of the bluebird skies and run the big mountain portion of the event instead.

Sean Pettit

Once that call was made, the twelve talented male and three female competitors took turns boarding the early morning heli and ascended towards the sunrise at the top of the burly Texas Peak, and to check out what went down via words, photos and video along with a look at what's coming next, head on over to http://www.newschoolers.com/redbullcoldrush right now!