This Downhill Run Is a Stunning Color Explosion

What happens when you pair paint-filled poles with quadruple ski world champion Marcel Hirscher?
Marcel Hirscher skiing through colour cloud.
Colour explosion and Marcel right in the middle © Philip Platzer/Red Bull Content Pool
By Henner Thies

When a specifically designed and extremely steep race course meets a four-time overall world champion, action is what you get — or in the case of Austrian Marcel Hirscher, color. Hirscher skied down the course through poles filled with colored powder paint, and the result was spectacular, as you can see below.

"It was a surreal experience — simply amazing! I couldn't ski with the speed I normally do in races, even though the course was very steep in the first part, up to 75 percent incline," he says. "At each gate I was blinded for a split second because I had to ski through a cloud of yellow and blue."

And why this project? "We wanted to bring a new, cool element into skiing," he says, "and create unforgettable images. And I think we succeeded!"

Watch the explosive action video here:

See the best pictures of Hirscher's color explosion here:

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