WATCH: Red Bull Cold Rush day 3 highlights in the cliffs

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 18, 2011 2:44 pm

The Red Bull Cold Rush event is jugded in 3 areas; slopestyle, big mountain and cliffs. The competitors will battle it out for the overall title, which will be awarded to the most versatile skier across all the competition elements.  Day 3 is the cliff venue and it should be amazing.

Athletes participating in this event include: Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Leo Ahrens, Sean Pettit, Collin Collins, Suzanne Graham, Emiko Torito, Logan Pehota, Tim Durtschi, Dylan Hood, Dane Tutor, Dave Treadway, Grete Eliasson, Josh Bibby, Shelly Robertson and Richard Permin.

This video is a highlight reel of what some have called the best freeskiing event ever.  The athletes took skiing to a new level throwing massive tricks off huge cliffs.  Sean Pettit stomps a 70 foot 360, 50+ backflips landed and no shortage of mind blowing cinematic bliss from the folks at Red Bull.  Enjoy!

The competition field of 15 men and 6 women ferried out via helicopter to the final venue of this year’s Red Bull Cold Rush: the “Cliffs” portion of the competition. Set in “Zone 7″ at Silverton Mountain, the venue was comprised of four distinct cliff areas for competitors to choose from. Each skier had two runs and the starting order was reversed for the second run to be sure everyone had a fair chance at a fresh landing.