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Cold Rush brings air traffic to Silverton Mountain
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Posted on March 17 2011, 2:55pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Fabio Studer of Austria is captured in this bullet-time, or view-morphing
 image taken Tuesday at Silverton Mountain during the Red Bull Cold Rush
competition. Some 17 of the world’s best skiers competed for thousands of
dollars in prize money in the event. Photo courtesy of Red Bull
 
 
With the stunning displays of skiing skills at Silverton Mountain this week, there was no need to guzzle down an energy drink to get your heart pumping.
The Red Bull Cold Rush brought in 17 of the world’s best skiers to put on a show and compete for thousands of dollars in prize money.
Last year’s men’s winner, Sean Pettit of Whistler, B.C., arrived in Silverton on Sunday.
 “Obviously I’m thrilled to be at Cold Rush this year,” Pettit said. “I’m really stoked to a have a venue change. I rolled into town today and had heard about Silverton Mountain’s terrain; but seeing it in person — I’m really impressed.”
The Cold Rush event has been held in Canada for the past four years.
Why move it to Silverton?
“We wanted to keep it fresh,” said Red Bull communications manager Ryan Snyder. 
 

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