I was hired by Red Bull to oversee the course build for 3 Red Bull Cold Rush Events. It was a massive undertaking, organizing the workers to build the most progressive course in backcountry skiing, in a remote location with avalanche danger and technical logistics. All 3 events were spectacular displays of backcountry skiing. I competed in the events, placing 4th and 5th respectably.
From Red Bull: Responsible for overseeing course design on the first three Red Bull Cold Rush events, Leboe is excited about the opportunity to flex his creative muscle in Revelstoke, a mountain that gives him a lot of options to work with.
Putting this all together takes a six-man crew one full week on the slope, constructing the features entirely by hand. Being a backcountry event, safety is of the highest concern to Leboe who works directly with Revelstoke’s ski patrol and avalanche team who handle bombing slopes, ski cutting and snow tests in the more exposed cliff and big mountain competition venues.
As a competitor in the event himself, Leboe is the perfect candidate to oversee the design of the course, ensuring it is up to the safety and skill expectations of his fellow athletes.
Client: Red Bull