Freestyle snowboarding contest will see 40 elite riders hit massive
glacier-style drops under the lights in search of the best all-around
TORONTO, Feb. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - The stage is set to once again light up
freestyle snowboarding at Mont Tremblant Resort. On Friday, February 29 at
8:00PM, the traditional big air contest held during school break evolves into
Red Bull Crystal, which will illuminate not only riders and fans, but deliver
a course defined by a glacial 30-foot drop. Combined, all elements are in
place for 40 elite snowboarders to show their skills and prove why they're
worthy of the title of best all around athlete.
The event will feature a glacier style structure offering athletes a
30' step-down platform consisting of jibs and jumps and outfitted with a giant
screen. Fans transfixed by the images will soon be in awe of the real deal
when riders fly over the screen and hit a steep landing zone with gaps of
30 to 70 feet.
Riders will then be greeted by a second man-made glacier near the bottom
of the hill featuring the final rail module and a last chance to impress the
thousands of fans witnessing the action.
All athletes will be competing in a bracket format, which features riders
competing head-to-head and only one advancing to the next round. Each rider
will be judged on landing, style and difficulty of tricks. The top performers
will earn a piece of the $20,000 total purse and a chance to grab snowboard's
most illuminated prize, Red Bull Crystal.
Red Bull Crystal is free to spectators. Can't make it to the event, go to
http://www.nexzo.com/redbull and watch it live in the comfort of your own
home. For a full athlete roster, additional information, and post-event images
and video, please visit www.redbull.ca/crystal
WHAT: Night-Time, invite-only, freestyle snowboard competition featuring
massive glacier elements
HOW: Bracket format, which features riders competing head-to-head and
only one advancing to the next round. Riders will be judged on
landing, style and difficulty of tricks.
WHO: 40 international elite snowboarders
WHEN: Friday February 29 at 8:00PM
WHERE: Mont Tremblant Resort, base of the South Side
POST-EVENT MATERIALS: For post-event VIDEO NEWS RELEASE, results, media
release and to DOWNLOAD IMAGES, please go to:
RSVP: Sonia Klinger
Red Bull Communications
For further information:
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242, email@example.com; Virginie Barbeau, Station Mont Tremblant -
Intrawest, Public Relations and Communications, (819) 681-3000 (46553),
firstname.lastname@example.org; Sonia Klinger, Red Bull, Media Relations Specialist,
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