Red Bull Ragnarok 2016 March 21-April
The name “Ragnarok” stems from an incident in Norse mythology, describing the last battle between the good and evil Gods, where only the heroes of the battlefield survive. Red Bull Ragnarok imitates this myth in the respect that only a mere few snow-kite heroes will succeed. Endurance is paramount, and only the toughest riders will successfully complete the course.
Red Bull Ragnarok will take place on the plains of the Hardangervidda, a vast area with ideal conditions for kiting. The race format will be a mass start, where each participant must complete five full laps of the chosen course (one lap = 15-20km) using only their kite, and either skis or snowboard.
Snowkiting enthusiasts from around the world gathered on the icy mountain plains of Hardangervidda in Norway, to take part in the world’s largest snowkite race: Red Bull Ragnarok. With shifty winds and some seriously icy conditions, only 4 of the 300 kiters we’re able to complete the course in full, making it the toughest competition to date.