World Champion Skier Performs Stunning Colour Run In Austria

9 April 2015
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Skiers are usually greeted by a blanket of white ahead of the average Alpine descent. Not so for anyone following Austrian ski racer Marcel Hirscher down the mountain.

The four-time World Champion left behind rainbow-splattered snow after taking to a specially-prepared slope in Reiteralm, Austria, to complete one of the most colourful runs of all time.

 

The 26 year old darted in and out of slalom poles filled with dyed cornstarch which erupted when Hirscher hit them.

"It was a surreal experience – simply amazing," he told Red Bull . "I couldn't ski with the speed I normally do in races, even though the course was very steep in the first part, up to 75 percent incline. At each gate I was blinded for a split second because I had to ski through a cloud of yellow and blue."

"We wanted to bring a new, cool element into skiing and create unforgettable images. And I think we succeeded," he said.

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This article was written by Hugh Morris (video source: Red Bull) from The Daily Telegraph and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

(Lead image: Markus Berger/Red Bull Content Pool)

Hugh Morris

Hugh Morris is a news editor and staff writer at Telegraph Ski and Snowboard. He started skiing practically in nappies and has since honed his skill around the world despite abnormally long limbs and a dangerously laid back skiing style.