Red Bull PlayStreets Is Amped And Ready To Go

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 12, 2013 2:06 pm

Red Bull PlayStreets

Get pumped up as Red Bull PlayStreets is all set to kick off on February 23rd with amazing acrobatic moves on skis over roofs and jumps across road gaps in front of thousands of diehard fans!

The 2013 Red Bull PlayStreets is not messing around – those invited for an elegant run with two skis over roofs and streets on the impressive course include: Nick Goepper (US, Gold Medal Winner X-Games, Slopestyle, Aspen 2013), defending champion Elias Ambühl (CH, 3rd place X- Games, Big Air, Aspen 2013), Charles Gagnier (CAN, 2007 Winner), Bobby Brown (US, multiple X- Games Champion), PK Hunder (NOR), Paddy Graham (UK), Bene Mayr (GER) and Markus Eder (ITA, Freeride World Tour Winner, Courmayeur 2013). To add to that mix, five Austrian heroes, including Tobi Tritscher, a Styrian who has enjoyed years of success, as well as Fabio Studer from Vorarlberg (2nd place on Freeride World Tour, Chamonix 2013) will ensure that the atmosphere is pumping in Bad Gastein on 23 February.

This event is not for the faint hearted as the competitors will start out on a

ramp on a roof between the Salzburgerhof and Villa Orania. Four huge obstacles must be performed in perfect style above the heads of thousands of spectators: Marker Corner, Völkl Kicker, Suzuki Road Gap and finally the Roof Box on the roof of the Jägerhäusl restaurant close to the finish. After some training, qualifying gets going at 4pm on February 23. A three-person jury will decide on the top eight freestyle skiers of the day who will contest the grand final at 8pm.

The winner of Red Bull PlayStreets will take home a 250cc Suzuki RMZ Motocross as well as the honour of getting their own star on the Walk of Fame in Bad Gastein. It is not only the skiers who stand a chance of winning though: anyone answering a few questions and giving some tips under the Play & Win section on might be richly rewarded! The first prize is a pair of Völkl Kink skis with Marker Jester bindings. All those who invite their Facebook friends to take part will be put into the hat for a range of daily prizes – hoodies, belts, Red Bull Mobile goodies, Red Bulletin subscriptions and much more!

The decks and boxes of the DJ outfit ‘Die Au’ (Average & Url) are ready. A real buzz is guaranteed. Freestyle Skiing fans can make sure they do not miss a single second of the contest via the live stream on ServusTV will also show the highlights on the evening of the race day at 10:30pm.