The ultimate urban freeski challenge kicks off in February 2016.
This just in—a unique new kind of urban skiing competition is set to place this coming February in Quebec City, Canada. Here’s the press release from Red Bull:
Red Bull Redirect 2016 – © Felix Rioux
Red Bull ReDirect is an urban freeski competition boasting the most innovative and challenging re-directional features in the sport today. On Friday, February 12th professional and amateur athletes alike will be invited to face off in the first major ski event of its kind to be held in Quebec City’s downtown core.
Leveraging the city’s iconic urban environment, existing landmarks and urban infrastructures will be lit and repurposed as the basis for the course in lieu of traditional scaffolding elements. This innovative approach will provide competitors a truly unique and genuine riding terrain.
A jam format will be used to replicate a more authentic urban experience and to allow for more innovation and excitement. Ten international skiers will meet 6 local skiers and 4 Stairsmaster wildcards in a battle for the Red Bull ReDirect trophy.
Wildcards will be announced in the coming weeks and posted here. The inaugural Red Bull ReDirect will open the annual Jamboree offering ski and snowboard competitions all weekend long. Attendance is free and open to all ages.
Don’t miss Red Bull ReDirect in the Place d’Youville parking lot in Old Quebec on Friday, February 12th starting at 7pm ET.
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