Media Alert - Red Bull Crystal shines big lights and glacial heights on Mont Tremblant



    Freestyle snowboarding contest will see 40 elite riders hit massive
    glacier-style drops under the lights in search of the best all-around
    rider

    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.

    Course
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    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.

    Event Format
    ------------

    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

    
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    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:

    ftp://74.54.73.114/
    USERNAME: rbguest
    PASSWORD: r3dbu11

    RSVP:  Sonia Klinger
           Red Bull Communications
           416.348.0389 x232
           sonia.klinger@ca.redbull.com
    




For further information:

For further information: Emilie Verret, Edelman, (514) 844-6665 ext.
228, emilie.verret@edelman.com; Rosalie Bergeron, Edelman, (514) 844-6665 ext.
242, rosalie.bergeron@edelman.com; Virginie Barbeau, Station Mont Tremblant -
Intrawest, Public Relations and Communications, (819) 681-3000 (46553),
vbarbeau@intrawest.com; Sonia Klinger, Red Bull, Media Relations Specialist,
(416) 348-0389 x:232, sonia.klinger@ca.redbull.com


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