The Red Bull Snowscrapers snowboard big air competition takes place tomorrow (February 5th) in New York City. All of the best snowboarders on the planet will be on hand to battle for $100,000 in prize money.
Red Bull Snowscrapers will feature a jam session format for both the preliminaries and finals. In a jam session format, a rider is not penalized for going big — the athlete who consistently lands difficult and creative tricks with skill and style throughout the entire jam session is deemed the overall winner.
Snow Park Technologies have constructed a specially designed step-up hip feature that caters towards the riders’ creativity and the spectators desire to get as close as possible to the action. A 90-foot tall in run will launch riders off a carefully designed ramp towards a massive 80-foot long, 45-degree spine and landings on both the right and left side allowing for a multitude of trick variation.
The invited riders to the Red Bull Snowscrapers event are Shaun White, Pat Moore, Kevin Pearce, Greg Bretz, Terje Haakonsen, Travis Rice, Eero Ettala, Heikki Sorsa, Jack Mitrani, Dustin Craven, Kazuhiro Kakubo, Mikkel Bang, Andreas Wiig, Scotty Lago, Bjorn Leines, Torstein Horgmo, Kohei Kubo, Daniel Elk, Danny Davis, JJ Thomas, Jake Blauvelt and Shayne Pospisil.
Want to watch the Red Bull Snowscrapers? Here are your options:
The event will be held at East River Park (FDR and Houston).
Admission is free.
Gates open at 3pm (EST).
Event begins at 6pm (EST).
Watch on TV LIVE (New York City only):
MSG + Channel
Jam Session at 6pm (EST)
Final 8 at 10pm (EST)
Watch on TV (tape delayed) (nationally)
The Red Bull Snowscrapers will be shown on Sunday, February 15th at 5pm (EST) on NBC.
Red Bull Snowscrapers Snowboard Competition Video
Shaun White Prepares for the Red Bull Snowscrapers
Travis Rice Prepares for the Red Bull Snowscrapers