March 2, 2002, 24 freeskiing pros will face again a unique challenge on the Krippenstein, Austria together with 24 “local heroes” from the alps. Freeski-world champion against “Mr. Nobody” from the local scene, this is what goes to making up the 2nd “Red Bull White Rush”. In 8-man heats International greats and “local heroes” will compete against each other in a spectacular off piste SkierX competition in an exciting location. In informal surroundings experiences should be exchanged, new friendships and contacts established all of which are shaped towards one goal – to master the difficult course on the Krippenstein.

In the finals at the “Red Bull White Rush” premiere last year, Austrian pro Markus Wittner finished first ahead of Axel Naglich and the best of the locals, Emanuel Madlener.

“It was crazy! During the first run down, my thighs started burning in the last third of the track, during the second run the burning started already at the very beginning”, the winner explained when succeeded after a run of 6 minutes.

This event is a cross between SkierX and a big mountain comp. Crazy!

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A Seattle native, Jason developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 --sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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