The Chinese Downhill is truly a special beast in the world of ski racing. So naturally, Red Bull put on an event in Davos, Switzerland – called Red Bull Homerun – that celebrates this strange art form. 500 costumed skiers and boarders lined up in the start gate and sprinted to their gear only to point it down the racecourse complete with crashes, jumps, and all sorts of pandemonium - all the way to the apres tent. We even see a cameo from our favorite mountain bike announcer, Claudio Caluori (hey Claudio, when will we see you back on the UCI circuit?).
When winter starts to fade, our minds start to shift from snow to dirt. Freeskier Andri Ragettli and friends were having similar thoughts, it seems. As spring took hold of Laax, Switzerland, Ragettli teamed up with his brother Gian to get one last lap in on the mountain before heading down low to shred some singletrack. Of course, when you see the name Ragettli, it means creative tricks off big features all over the mountain, just like the master Candide himself. Maybe they should link up?
It’s hard to describe Whistler’s World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF). Competition venues are extremely diverse. One day athletes are going head to head on Big Air jumps and the next it’s a sketchy couloir converted into a proper GS course. And the fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down. Every night there’s something going on, whether it be a concert, art show, or short film competition. This variety has always been a core principle of the WSSF, which aims to create a space to
Kimbosessions is one of the most progressive events in skiing. The incredible roster of athletes, creatively constructed park, and low-pressure attitude combine to produce a weeklong session unlike any other. The park lends itself to stylish and unconventional skiing, and therefore attracts stylish and unconventional skiers (The Bunch, Keeshlife, etc...). RELATED: 15 Year-Old Matej Svancer's Season Edit is Absurd This video, released by HARLAUTtv, cuts through the fluff and gets straight to