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New “Red Bull Raid” Competition Coming to Squaw Valley’s Silverado on April 13

Written by Charlie Pankey

First of its kind event will test the speed and skill of local men and women, both uphill and downhill

Sierra Rec Magazine – [Olympic Valley, Calif.] April 1, 2019 – Red Bull is bringing a brand new event to Squaw Valley on April 13, 2019: Red Bull Raid. The event will be hosted in Squaw Valley’s Silverado area, with competition based around both uphill and downhill skill and speed. The competition is composed of two parts: ski touring or splitboarding up and then the descent on the same equipment. Known for putting on some of the world’s most extreme competitions, Red Bull brings the Raid to Squaw Valley as the first and only event of its kind. The event will bring out some of the area’s most talented athletes, celebrating Squaw Valley’s legacy of pushing the extremes on snow.

Limited to a maximum of 60 total competitors, the categories include men’s ski, men’s splitboard, women’s ski and women’s splitboard. Each run can score a maximum of 200 points: 100 for the climb and 100 for the descent. The first competitor to reach the top in each category will score the maximum 100 points for the climb. Each position after that will be an incremental deduction of one point. The descent will be scored by a panel of three judges on three categories: style, line and control.

The entry fee is $50, and prizes of cash and other big-ticket items will be awarded to the first, second and third place finishers in each category. Skiing and riding spectators are welcome and encouraged to support the athletes as they take on some of Squaw Valley’s most formidable terrain. The specific location of the competition venue within the Silverado area will be determined based on weather and conditions prior to the event. 

More information on the event and registration can be found on the Red Bull Raid website

About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for three years in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California. Spanning over 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, legendary steeps, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year-round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny California days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe.

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