After a one-year break the international freeski elite will be back in Bad Gastein, Salzburg, Austria, as the winter destination is preparing for the fifth edition of Red Bull PlayStreets. Having opened the Walk of Fame with stars of the previous winners back in 2010, the best rider of 2011 was eternalized on Salzburg’s ground on Friday, which was the official starting signal for Red Bull PlayStreets 2013, where on February 23rd world’s best artists on two planks will fascinate thousands of spectators!

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2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 – Red Bull PlayStreets 2013 is near, and for a lot of freeski and winter sport fans, the waiting comes to an end. Finally, the international elite is invited to kick off again and amaze the crowd with breathtaking performances in downtown Bad Gastein, Austria. The list of riders includes the “Who's Who” of the international freeski scene. Apart from the defending champion Elias Ambühl (CH, 2011) and 2009’s winner Russ Henshaw (AUS), PK Hunder (NOR), Paddy Graham (UK), Nick Goepper (US), Bene Mayr (GER) as well as the local hero Tobias Tritscher (AUT) are expected to put on a great show.

Photo by Max Steinbauer

The impressive pictures of Red Bull PlayStreets are known to many people even beyond the borders of Salzburg and Austria and have already attracted tens of thousands of spectators to the Gasteinertal region. The freeskiing track, laced with kickers, corners, gaps and rails, snakes through the streets and over the roofs of the skiing resort. Besides a Suzuki Motocross bike, the winner gets, like his predecessors did, a star with his name on the Walk of Fame in Bad Gastein – what is likely to be motivation enough for the riders, to press every button in 2013!

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And also FASC Clothing will be at the Event with there legendary tent. Lot of Great Offers and giveaways. Save the date: February 23rd, 2013.