Words by Jeff Schmuck
Photos by Blake Jorgenson & Yorrick Carroux
The Red Bull Cold Rush at Retallack Lodge has concluded. The third and final day of competition was a busy day to say the least, as yesterday's forced postponement of the cliff portion of the event due to weather meant that both the cliff and big mountain disciplines had to be completed today.
Fortunately, it was a near perfect day with clear skies and more fresh snow to boot, and in the end, both elements of the event went off without a hitch and complete with many a smiles.
To say that the level of skiing on display today was gnarly would be as big of an understatement as Retallack's unbelievable amount of sick terrain (if you haven't been here before...go. Seriously).
Once the shredding was all said and done the athletes congregated in the lodge for a stunningly delicious meal and to watch and judge the footage from today and crown the 2009 Red Bull Cold Rush Champion.
Head over to the mini-site at http://www.newschoolers.com/redbullcoldrush to see who won, along with some photos from today and words on the event from 3rd place, 2nd place, and the winner.
Also while you're there be sure to check out the new videoblogs starring Karl the Gnarl, Retallack's legendary and infamous cat driver who was featured in The Massive and is as wonderful and cool of a guy as you could ever hope to meet, along with the video of the day, where you can check out all the highlights from today's skiing, and last but definitely not least, a videoblog from the winner.
Karl the Gnarl
And just because the event is over doesn't mean the fat lady is singing. So in case you forgot, here's a friendly reminder about the two crazy contests that you can enter on the mini-site...first off, once you've seen who won and checked out all the footage, it will be up to you, the NS readers, to decide who will take home the People's Choice Award in the Recount contest. You can begin voting on Friday and will have a week to do so (the deadline is March 27th), and anyone and everyone who votes will be automatically entered to win a Red Bull Cold Rush prize pack that includes a Dakine backpack, Smith goggles, Retallack swag and more! Pretty sweet eh? Click here for all the details.
And in addition to that, we'll also be releasing raw footage from the event on Friday which all you filmmakers out there can then take and make an edit of for the Recut contest. The deadline for the edits is April 3rd at which point the videos will be judged by the good people at Red Bull. Whoever wins will will walk away with a Red Bull Cold Rush Dakine Backpack loaded with a pair of Smith Goggles and Retallack swag; an Orage Clothing ski kit; and 2 nights accommodation and 3 days of skiing at Retallack Lodge! Even sweeter. Click here for all the details.
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to http://www.newschoolers.com/redbullcoldrush now to check out all the kick-ass contest from the third and final day of the Red Bull Cold Rush!