REVELSTOKE, BC – February 5, 2016 – The world of freeskiing is a pretty tight knit community, so when the heat of competition isn’t on, the athletes at the sport’s highest level are essentially just a big crew of good friends. While the Backcountry Slopestyle & Summit Assault contest, the third and final chapter of Red Bull Cold Rush 2016, was planned for today, continuing snow through the night and into the morning buried the course in the South Bowl section of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Even though snow forced the cancellation of the contest, few have ever complained about having too much snow. There are few things in the world that compare to scoring an absolutely epic powder day with a handful of your closest friends, and the competitors know that better than anyone. Piling into snowcats, the day turned into a true expression session that tapped into the soul of freeskiing, venturing into the upper alpine area in search of steep and deep lines in close to 11cm of fresh. Huge grins broke through on faces doused with snow while the athletes scrambled to get back into the snowcats, amping each other up about the next lines they wanted to hit. Rolling with the punches dealt by Mother Nature resulted in what was likely the perfect ending to an incredible week; freesking at it’s finest.
Tonight will mark the official close of Red Bull Cold Rush 2016 with the screening and awards at the Roxy Theatre in Revelstoke where athletes will evaluate one another to determine contest winners. The screening starts at 7:00pm with tickets available at Revelstoke Mountain Resort Guest Services.