HAUGASTØL (Norway) – Excellent snow conditions and sunny weather made set an impressive scenery for the mountain race. Natural obstacles, such as ravines, drifts, rocks and hills at Dyranut, was part of the Norwegian mountain plateau. Occasionally light wind made the competitors struggle to keep their kites in the air. Only 40 of the kiters managed to finish the whole race.
There is a good combination of hills and cliffs, and you have to be able to play with the terrain.
The challange was to complete five laps of the 13 kilometer long circuit
- I really enjoyed the light wind riding and my kite was good for these conditions, says Dominik Zimmermann, the overall winner.
It took Dominik three hours to finish the race. Other spent five hours passing the first round.
- I think Red Bull Ragnarok is the most interesting race, because it’s not on the flats. There is a good combination of hills and cliffs, and you have to be able to play with the terrain.
Results (Overall Winners Categories): Sigve Botnen (Snowboard), Dominik Zimmermann (Men Ski & Overall), Camilla Ringvold (Women Ski).
About Red Bull Ragnarok
Red Bull Ragnarok imitates the myth of an incident in Norse mythology describing the last battle between the good and evil Gods, where only the heroes survive, in the respect that only a mere few snow-kite heroes will succeed.
Endurance is paramount, and only the toughest riders will make it to the finish line. Freestylers will be favored by having the possibility to overcome some obstacles in order to shorten the track.