News Flash: Week of February 15, 2023

News Flash: Week of February 15, 2023

“News Flash” is FREESKIER’s online column designed to keep you up-to-date with snippets of outdoor news you need to know about. This article is published weekly on Wednesdays and updated throughout the week.

PHOTO: Keegan Rice | SKIER: Alex Hackel

The Kings & Queens 2023 full event recap is now live on Red Bull TV

Feeling like you missed out on all the Kings and Queens action last week? No worries! The full event video recap is now live on Red Bull TV. Congratulations are in order for this year’s champions, Colby Stevenson and Claire McPherson.

Red Bull PlayStreets went off without a hitch on February 10

Arguably the most fun and creative ski competition, Red Bull PlayStreets delivered the madness to small town Austria this past week. Jesper Tjäder won the main event while Sara Höfflin took home gold for best trick session in both the Big Air and Oakley Wall Ride. Matěj Švancer had the best trick session in Big Air and the Swedish phenom Jesper Tjäder claimed best trick on the Wall. Watch the full comp on Red Bull TV.

Rossignol launched the new Sender Free 110

Brand new to the Rossignol lineup is the freeride-oriented Sender Free 110. Rossignol recognized there was a large gap between the BlackOps 98 and 118 and this new 110-millimeter plank serves as the Goldilocks of the three pairs.

Cody Townsend and crew set their sites on the tallest mountain in Alberta, Canada

For line 43 of the 50 classic ski descents in North America, Cody Townsend recruits Taylor Sullivan for Mt. Columbia. While there are no technical steeps or scary exposure associated with this line, it is literally a marathon just to get to it. Are Cody and Taylor successful in navigating this complicated approach?

The Traveling Circus reaches the final episode of season 15

For the fourth and final episode of the season the crew travels to White Pass Ski Resort in Washington to jib the original Traveling Circus van in its final resting place. An episode that comes full circle. Don’t miss the madness.

Michelle Parker welcomes snowboard legend Robin Van Gyn on the podcast

Michelle and Robin shoot the shit, reflect on 10 years of coaching together down in Argentina and cover the storied career of the big-mountain freestyle boarder. Robin has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share and it certainly crosses over from one plank to two.

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