Red Bull Cold Rush at Retallack Lodge
Twelve of the world’s best freeskiers will compete for the title of the best all-around skier at Red Bull Cold Rush from March 16 – 18 at Retallack Lodge in British Columbia. The contest runs three days and consists of three components: Cliff lines, Big Mountain and Backcountry Big Air. The skier’s runs will be judged by votes: submitted by the other competitors. At the end of each day’s comp the skiers will review, by video, each other’s performance and vote for their favorite.
Bringing the comp to the next level is this year’s fresh face-slash-sport icon, Tanner Hall. Tanner leads an all-world crew, including Kye Peterson, Petit bros Sean and Callum, Sage Cattebraga-Alosa, and Orage athlete JP Auclair.
Located deep in the heart of the Selkirk Mountain range on the banks of the Kaslo River, Retallack offers 4,300 vertical feet of mountain surface composed by chutes, glades and big lines – a perfect environment for mining the skills of today’s most progressive skiers.
The Red Bull Cold Rush kicks off with a slopestyle session, captured by the Freeride cameras for the judging process. The voting flows as follows: skiers act as judge and jury, with points awarded for each component: Backcountry Big Air – maximum 20 points; Freeskiing – max 40 points; Cliff Lines – max 40 points.