Red Bull Butter Cup 2011: Northstar-at-Tahoe CA

The Red Bull Butter Cup snowboard competition, 22 stops covering all corners of the country. It arrived at Northstar-at-Tahoe in late March, at the tail end of a two-week hundred-plus-inch storm. Snowy conditions and strong winds made for less that ideal conditions but that didn’t stop 73 riders from turning out to show off their buttery tricks.

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Hiking past the pole-jam-to-down-box on the way to the top of the course; Northstar’s Terrain Park Staff put the finishing touches on the course, including the bank-box wall-ride.

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Competitors meeting at the top of the course in snowy conditions.

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Spectators at the sidelines watch as one of the female competitors frontside boardslides the up box.

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Frontside lipsliding the hitching-post at the end of the course.

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Riding high on the tree at the end of the course; Spectators enjoy some beverages as they watch the action.

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Flying into a nose press on the down box.

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Backside lipsliding the up box; A backside disaster on the hitching-post.

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Spectators on the sidelines as riders fly down the course.

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Snowboards come in handy as shelter from the wind.

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This girl doesn’t let the strong winds effect her as she boardslides the down box.

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Frontside lipsliding the hitching-post; Riders look on with interest.

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Ronnie stoked on the Red Bull Butter Cup at California’s Northstar-at-Tahoe.

One thought

  1. You were pretty brave to be out there getting some shots with all that crazy white out weather. Yeah I was there too. Just seeing if I ended up in frame with you at all. White boy rockin a Black tall tee over a tan brown hoodie, yellow pants, hot blue K2 underboard. really like the website and work.. surf and snow cant go wrong with that. Thanks rob

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