Media alert - Tonight, Red Bull Crystal will shine 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

    MONT TREMBLANT, QC, Feb. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - The stage is set to once again
light up freestyle snowboarding at Mont Tremblant Resort. Tonight, 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.

    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 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

    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:      Forty international elite snowboarders

    WHEN:     Friday, February 29 at 8:00PM

    WHERE:    Mont Tremblant Resort, base of the South Side


    For post-event VIDEO NEWS RELEASE, results, media release and to DOWNLOAD
IMAGES, please visit:

    USERNAME: rbguest
    PASSWORD: r3dbu11

    RSVP: Sonia Klinger
          Red Bull Communications
          416.348.0389 x232


For further information:

For further information: Emilie Verret, Edelman, (514) 844-6665 ext.228,; Rosalie Bergeron, Edelman, (514) 844-6665 ext.242,; Virginie Barbeau, Station Mont Tremblant -
Intrawest, Public Relations and Communications, (819) 681-3000 (46553),; Sonia Klinger, Red Bull, Media Relations Specialist,
(416) 348-0389 x:232,

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