The Dumont Cup is part of the Red Bull Signature Series and is run by the freeskiing great, Simon Dumont. Dumont, a Red Bull athlete, started the event to showcase the best amateurs in New England on his home mountain and to return the favor to the area that helped him make it into the global realm of professional freeskiing. What began as a small contest has turned into a stop on the competition circuit for the best athletes in the sport including the likes of Gus Kenworthy, Jossi Wells and Nick Goepper. It was a beautiful spring day as the skiers took to the course designed by Dumont, sliding rails and throwing corked spins in a laid-back atmosphere.
Dumont’s event is part of the 35 hours of unique programming that airs on NBC and NBC Sports throughout the year. Red Bull Media House and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, are working together to bring viewers the most progressive and innovative snowboarding, mountain biking, freestyle motocross, ice cross downhill, skiing and BMX events. Everything is showcased on custom courses created by the athletes themselves.
Dumont is a man on many projects, including one with The Ski Channel. Check out breathtaking ski footage and revealing interviews as he co-stars in our most recent film, Winter.
The next event in the Series is the Red Bull Crashed Ice in Quebec for the final race in the 2012 World Championship. It will air on NBC on April 21 at 11am PT. Quebec City is “the Mecca of ice cross downhill” and was where Arttu Pihlainen of Finland beat out home favorite Kyle Croxall for the title in front of more than 100,000 fans filling the street. Tune it to see if there’s another upset!