Red Bull Raid - POSTPONED

April 3, 2020 - April 4, 2020
07:45 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Lake Tahoe Events Red Bull Raid
  • Lake Tahoe Events Red Bull Raid

Red Bull Raid - POSTPONED 

Hello Red Bull Raid Registrants,

In light of the current guidance from national, state, and local government authorities on local event cancellations, Red Bull is postponing Red Bull Raid scheduled for April 3-4, 2020. For those registered for the event, full refunds will be released within 2 - 4 weeks.

We are committed to working closely with local authorities to monitor the evolving situation, prioritizing the health and safety of the community and invite you to check our website for future updates.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Red Bull Sports Team

Red Bull Raid, the only freeride event in the U.S. that blends the endurance aspect of competitive uphill ski mountaineering with the technical, progressive style of big-mountain riding, will return to Squaw Valley on the weekend of April 3-4! This year's event features a newly introduced weather window over the two days to optimize conditions and travel needs for athletes. What makes the event unique is that the competition is composed of two parts: ski touring or splitboarding up & then the descent! 200 points per run are up for grabs and are evenly weighted (100 for the climb + 100 for the descent) between each part. This event will take place at Squaw Valley (exact terrain will be decided leading up to the event, based on snow and conditions). 

Categories
  • Men's Ski
  • Men's Splitboard
  • Women's Ski
  • Women's Splitboard
Event Format
  • Maximum of 75 total competitors across all categories
  • Competition Venue: tbd based on snow & conditions
  • Hike your own line. 2 Heats (seeding determined by registration order) mass start. Tour/Splitboard to the top. Start order in each heat and finals is determined based off your climb from the base of run to the starting gate at the top as well as your transition time. There will be a cut to each heat after run number 1 based on a natural break in scores. 
Scoring
  • Each run can score a maximum of 200 points (100 for the Climb + 100 for the Descent)
  • 1st to the top in each category will score the maximum 100 points for the Climb. Each position after that will be an incremental deduction of 1 points.  
  • The Descent will be scored by a panel of 3 Judges. 1-100 point system with 3 categories:
    • Style - 40 points max
    • Line - 30 points max
    • Control - 30 points max
  • Average of the three judges scores to determine overall score for that run
  • Both climbs and both big mountain runs will be added together for the total score. 
Prizes

1st - 3rd in each category 

Rules
  • All participants must register online. No on-site registration. 
  • Helmet & touring gear required. 
  • You must be 16 years or older on or before event day to participate. NO EXCEPTIONS. All participants must show valid ID upon on-site check-in.
  • All participants must stay within the bounds of the competition venue.
  • Athlete bibs must be visible at all times during the competition.
  • Bring the big sticks, leave the lycra at home!

Two day weather window of April 3rd through April 4th. Event day will be called no later than Monday, March 30th

Thursday, April 2nd
TimeEventVenue
9am-4:30pmAthlete RegistrationOlympic Lounge in the Olympic House
9am-3pmAthlete Course InspectionOlympic Lounge in the Olympic House
5-5:30pmMandatory Athlete Meeting (If contest is called for Friday)Olympic Lounge in the Olympic House
Friday April 3rd
TimeEventVenue
9am-3pmAthlete Inspection Day or Event Day (Refer to Saturday schedule if event runs)Olympic Lounge in the Olympic House
5-5:30pmMandatory Athlete MeetingOlympic Lounge in the Olympic House
Saturday, April 4th
TimeEventVenue
7:30amTram load with athletesTram
8amStart of heat one ascentTram
8:30amStart of heat one descentFrom land bridge only
11amStart of second heat descent runTBD
12:30amFinish of heat runsTBD
1pmStart of finals ascentTBD
1:30pmStart of finalsTBD
3pm

Finish of finals

TBD
4-4:30pmAwards and After Party on KT DeckTBD