After a three-year hiatus and a cancellation in 2015, Red Bull Cold Rush is back and more determined than ever. Brining together 20 of the best freeski athletes, and fusing the disciplines of backcountry slopestyle, big mountain riding, cliffs and alpine ski touring, Red Bull Cold Rush will return to Canada on February 2–5 at Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia.
Here are five athletes to watch heading into the event.
Known as a young veteran, Canadian Sean Pettit is no stranger to this event, having finished on top of the podium in 2010 and 2011. Fresh off the release his full part from 2015, Pettit is primed and ready to go.
Tatum Monod is set to compete in her first Red Bull Cold Rush in 2016, and the other athletes better keep an eye on her. From pillow lines to double backflips in the backcountry, this Canadian has all the right ingredients to end up on the podium.
One of the most well-rounded freeskiers in the game, Tudor finished on top of the Red Bull Cold Rush podium in 2012. His mix of technical tricks and ability to ski almost any line he sees sets him up nicely heading into this year's event.
American Angel Collinson is always a threat when she clicks into her skis. As you can see in her segment above, which opened TGR's Almost Ablaze, she charges in the backcountry.
As someone who typically spends his seasons deep in the backountry, Wiley Miller is as much a threat as ever at Red Bull Cold Rush. His effortless style in the air, mixed with his ability to technically navigate the steepest terrain, leaves him in a strong position heading into the event.