Red Bull announces first sky-high urban snowboard event in the city that never sleeps.
Join 16 of the world’s best snowboarders in New York City on February 5th from 3–9 pm, as they compete to own a piece of a $100,000 prize purse at this new 5-Star Swatch TTR event. Red Bull Snowscrapers marks the debut of the largest snowboarding contest held in an urban setting in North America, complete with top music acts (soon to be announced) and a spectator village located in East River Park.
For the first time ever, Red Bull will create an amazing 90-foot state-of-the-art structure for top riders to own the iconic Manhattan skyline. The athletes will drop in from a nine-story building before flying off the specially constructed kicker toward an immense 80-foot long hip. The innovative hip built by world-renowned designers Frank Wells and Mike Bettera of Snow Park Technology allows riders multiple angles of trajectory - frontside or backside, landing on either the right or left side of the massive 45-degree spine.
With so many angles of approach, options, and opportunity, the athlete with the most creativity will be rewarded handsomely with hefty $50,000.
Iconic snowboarders including Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White, freestyle / backcountry legend Travis Rice, ultra-progressive phenomenon Pat Moore and others will compete against the majestic backdrop of the East River and the New York City skyline in a contest that should prove to be the biggest winter event in the city.
For more info, visit RedBullSnowscrapers.com.