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 were invited to face off in the first major ski event of its kind held in Quebec City’s downtown core.
C-Bo (Chris Bolduc) drops in as Pan Pan (Jeremy Pancras) looks on. That crash looked brutal Pan Pan, hope you’re all good! Photo: Félix Rioux/Red Bull Content Pool
Leveraging the city’s iconic urban environment, existing landmarks and urban infrastructures were lit and repurposed as the basis for the course in lieu of traditional scaffolding elements. This innovative approach provided competitors a truly unique and genuine riding terrain showcase.
The innovative setup eschewed more common scaffolding setups, choosing instead to integrate existing features in Quebec City’s Place D’Youville. Photo: Félix Rioux/Red Bull Content Pool
A jam format was used to replicate a more authentic urban experience and allowed for more innovation and excitement. Ten international skiers met 6 local skiers and 4 Stairs Master wildcards in a battle for the Red Bull ReDirect trophy.
1st Place: J.F. Houle
2nd Place: Magnus Graner
3rd Place: Emile Bergeron
Filming : Cam Willis & Liam Mckinley
Edit: Cam Willis