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Red Bull Double Pipe

March 22nd to 23rd at Buttermilk Mountain

DUE TO WEATHER, COMPETITION HAS BEEN CANCELLED ON SATURDAY. SEMI-FINALS AND FINALS WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY THE 23RD STARTING AT 1OAM. 

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The world’s best snowboarders will descend on Aspen, Colorado to test their hand on two perfectly groomed halfpipes that is unlike anything ever seen before.

For the first time ever, two competition-spec halfpipes will be constructed side-by-side, complete with rails, wallrides, channels and other unique features sprinkled throughout the custom built snow feature.

Located at the base of Buttermilk, the ‘double pipe’ will allow riders to transfer back and forth between the two halfpipes in a single run, opening up an endless number of potential lines and combination of tricks that are not possible in traditional pipe contests.  16 riders have confirmed their attendance at the Red Bull Double Pipe event, including 11 current and former Olympians.  On Saturday, March 22nd, all competitors will ride in a 3-hour “jam” session during the Semi-Finals.  Riders can drop-in to the superpipes at any time during the open session in order to warm-up and practice their runs, then once they are ready, each person will notify the starter so their run will be officially judged.  Each competitor can take up to three judged runs during the 3-hour time period with the best single run score counting towards the overall ranking.  The Top 8 competitors will advance to Sunday’s Final. The overall winners will be determined by their single best score out of the three runs.  

The Red Bull Double Pipe contest will air on NBC, Saturday April 12 at 2pm EST, as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, and spectators are encouraged to attend the live contest at Buttermilk as the event will be free and open to the public.

The following riders have confirmed their attendance at the Red Bull Double Pipe event, including 10 current and former Olympians. The list of current competitors includes:

Christian Haller
Greg Bretz
Louie Vito
Markus Keller
Scotty James
Ben Ferguson
Gabe Ferguson
Benji Farrow
Arthur Longo
Scotty Lago
Taylor Gold
Nathan Johnstone
Jake Pates
Kent Callister
Zack Black
Scott Blum
Olivier Gittler
Chase Josey

Schedule
Wednesday, March 19th 9AM to 1PM - Practice
Thursday, March 20th 9AM to 1PM - Practice
Friday, March 21st 9AM to 1PM - Practice
Saturday, March 22nd   12PM to 3PM - Semi-Finals
Sunday, March 23rd   12PM to 3PM - Finals

Spectators are encouraged to watch from the base of the superpipes.  Bumps Restaurant will offer food and drink specials throughout the weekend. All spectators are encouraged to ride RFTA. Parking is available at park and ride lots throughout the valley with free service provided from the Brush Creek intercept lot. For complete transit information please visit www.rfta.com

Rain
71F/22C HIGH
50F/10C LOW
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75F/24C HIGH
48F/9C LOW
Friday
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78F/26C HIGH
44F/7C LOW
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