Find out about our sponsored athletes, who they are, and why they ski or ride for us. We only sponsor the truly talented and look for special people that make a difference in both the community and in their aspect of competition. We also look for role models and people who give back to the community while they pursue their goals and dreams.

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beatsonName: Colston Beatson

Hometown: Rossland, B.C.

Current Ski Resort: RED for life!

Occupation: Professional Big Mountain Skier and Reality TV personality.

Background Information: Colston was nearly born at the Paradise Lodge. He began skiing in his mom’s backpack before he could walk. In his early years he spent every weekend in the Nancy Green snowboarding program and later the RED Mountain Racers team. He then moved on to the Junior Big mountain series where a few podiums resulted in sponsorships at an early age as well as his first invite to the Red Bull Cold Rush.

From there he began filming and shooting photos in the backcountry and over the span of a few years landed multiple magazine covers and appearances in major productions such as ‘Salomon Freeski TV.’ In 2016 his likeable character and reputation caught the attention of some TV executives in Whistler and he was cast on Bravo TV’s ‘Timber Creek Lodge,’ which received over 1 million views per episode globally.

Colston’s biggest passion in skiing is producing, directing and starring in short videos showcasing creative riding in all natural terrain. This has taken him to dream destinations such as Alaska and the Alps. He thanks the mountains and characters of RED resort for developing his style and teaching him many life lessons.

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tudorName: Dane Tudor

Hometown:: Palmer, AK and Rossland, BC

Current Ski Resort: Red Mountain.

Occupation: Professional Skier and Athlete

Background Information: Dane began skiing at Red Mountain Resort at the ripe age of 3 years old, he skied in the Nancy Greene ski academy before graduating to the Red Mountain Racers ski team. Dane was a standout performer, with numerous podium finishes through the K1 and K2 divisions, winning the overall K2 provincial title to round out his racing career.

Dane was constantly drawn to Red Mountains steep trees, pillows and cliffs that proved the perfect training ground for Dane as he progressed his free ride skills.

In 2007 Dane moved towards a professional career in film skiing, he forged a working realtionship with Theory-3 Media, giving him his first ski segment in “The Journal” during 07/08. In 2009 Theory-3 merged with Poor Boyz Productions, a big name player in the history of ski films and Dane’s favorite production company. The merge gave Dane his breakthrough performance, showcasing his backcountry jump and big mountain prowess with the opening segment in “Every Day Is A Saturday”, exploding him onto the freeski scene. Dane’s hard work payed off and earned him nomintations for Best Male Performance at The Powder Awards and the International Freeski Film Festival, he went on to take home Best Male Performance at the International Freeski Film Festival and Breakthrough Performance at The Powder Awards.

Riding on the high of the 2009 season, Dane poured his heart and soul into film skiing, producing numerous award winning segments with Poor Boyz Productions through 2012.

In 2013 Dane sustained a season ending injury, dislocating his hip in the Revelstoke backcountry suffering a traumatic 6 hr helicopter rescue.
Dane is not one to sit back and let life pass by, he picked up the pieces and was quickly on the mend doing physio and gaining strength. Recovering like a true professional.

Dane returned to the film arena in 2014 with Teton Gravity Research, producing a feature segment in TGR’s movie “Almost Ablaze”.
Also in 2014 Dane produced a film segment for his entry in the X-Games Real Ski Backcountry video competition, his determination paid off, landing the worlds first backcountry switch triple cork 1260. Dane was awarded his first X-Games silver medal and achieved his dream of competing in X-Games.

2015 saw Dane transform as he tuned his focus to big mountain skiing, showcasing his skills in Haines Alaska with Stellar Media and in the Neacola mountain range at TGR’s Fantasy Camp.

2016 was a completely new aspect of skiing for Dane as he joined forces with Ian Macintosh and Griffin Post in the Tordrillo mountain range to camp and climb Alaska’s steepest razor back spine walls for Teton Gravitys movie “Tight Loose”. The team spent 16 days camped on the glacier, weathering heavy snowfall and cold nights. When a high pressure rolled in the crew began there 3am morning ritual, climbing 2 hrs up steep fluted spines under starry moonlight skies, enjoying spectacular sunrises while forging ahead to the summit for the reward of skiing the greatest lines of the year.
Camping, climbing and skiing aligns with Danes active adventure lifestyle and is an area he’s excited to pursue.

Beyond skiing Dane leads a healthy life, spending his off season mountain biking, crossfit training, practicing yoga and learning about nutrition to optimize his fitness for longevity in life.

Sponsors: Salomon, Scott, Red Mountain Resort, Skull Candy, Mons Royal, Discrete Headwear

Films: Theory-3, the Journal, 2008 PBP Everyday Is A Saturday, a2009. PBP Revolver, 2010. PBP The Grand Bizarre, 2011.

Greatest Skiing accomplishments:

2011:
IF3 Awards: Nominated Best Male Pro; 3rd Red Bull Cold Rush

2010:

ESPN: Best Male Performance in a leading role; IF3 Awards: Nominated Best Male Pro; Powder Awards: Nominated Best Male Pro

2009:
IF3 awards: Best Male Pro; Powder Awards: Breakout Performer; Powder Awards: Nominated Best Male Pro

2008:

1st Freeskiing Open Championships, Red Mountain Resort; 4th Red Bull Cold Rush Invitational, Red Mountain Resort; 3rd Subaru US Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Crested Butte

2007:
2nd JR Canadian Freeskiing Championship, Red Mountain Resort; 1st JR Big Mountain Freeskiing Series, Lake Louise; 1st JR Big Mountain Freeskiing Series, Fernie;

2003-2005:

1st US JR Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Crested Butte. (3 times)

Website: www.danetudor.com

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kellerName: Jamie Rizzuto

Hometown: Rossland, BC

Current Ski Resort: Red Mountain Resort

Occupation: Skier/Carpenter

Background Information:
Born and raised on the slopes of Red Mountain Resort, where I have developed and fine tuned my skill set which has helped me world wide.

Highlights = 2014 2nd place overall FWT with a 1st Place in FWTSnowbird Utah and in 2016 FWT Chamonix france 2nd place. Red Resort is one the best ski hills on the planet.. Its steep technical terrain has produced some serious world class athletes. There is fun and challenging but thats not even the best part… You can have it to yourself… whats a lift lineup ??? Did I mention it probably has the best tree skiing on the planet? Yes its that good… treat yourself you wont be disapointed.

Sponsors: Lib Technolgies

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tudorName: Jeff Ashton

Hometown:: Castlegar BC

Current Ski Resort: Red Mountain Resort

Occupation: University Student

Background Information:
My name is Jeff Ashton and I’m a 19 year old freeskier from the small town of Castlegar, BC. I started skiing when I was 3 years old and have been addicted ever since! My home mountain is Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC. I am a former big mountain competitor of the IFSA and have competed all over North America and at the Freeride Junior World Championships in Europe! I spend most of my time shredding hot laps down Links Line or filming with friends out in Red’s backcountry. Nothing puts a smile on my face like skiing some fresh deep Red Mountain pow and sending some big cliffs! See ya out there!

Dreams: To have a cover shot or full page shot published in a ski mag and to heli ski in Alaska!

Sponsors:  OutdoorTechnology, Mallards Source For Sports, Line Skis, FullTilt Boots,Red Mountain Resort, Stohke, SAXX Underwear

Greatest Skiing Accomplishments:  Being among the best 30 male skier athletes in the world competing at the 2015 Freeride Junior World Championships in Andorra, Europe.

Social Media:  Instagram: @jeff_ashton97 Facebook: @jeffashtonski @Jeff.Ashton97.

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tudorName: Jonathan Rollins

Current Ski Resort: Red Mountain Resort

Occupation: Ski Bum

Background Information:
I have been skiing at Red Mountain since I first learned to ski when I was about 3 years old. When my dad was holding on to the training straps to keep me from speeding away, my parents never imagined that skiing would evolve into my lifetime passion. I live to ski. I especially love to ski Red Mountain because of its endless terrain and deep snow.

My first love is freestyle skiing. I have participated in ski comps since 2014. I love to get out in the snow, build jumps and generally huck myself off whatever I can. I have been filming my adventures over the years and hope to carry this forward in my career.

Goals: My goal is to be able to pursue my skiing career year ‘round.

Sponsors: I am grateful to be sponsored by Red Mountain, Head, and Powderhound Sports.

Social Media:  Instagram: @jrollins01 FB: Jonathan Rollins

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kellerName: Kylie Sivell

Hometown: Ontario

Current Ski Resort: Red Mountain Resort

Occupation: Big Mountain Skier

Background Information:
Kylie started skiing in Ontario when she was 2. At the age of 10, she started competing in mogul skiing and working her way up through the rankings to make the Ontario Mogul Team. She spent 4 years on the Ontario Team, and one year on the B.C./Alberta Team.

Following her mogul career, Kylie moved to B.C, to attend UBC, but instead discovered a new passion for big mountain skiing. She entered her first big mountain freestyle contest in 2012, the Lake Louise Big Mountain Challenge. Enjoying the exciting yet relaxed energy of the contest and just fell in love. Since then, she has continued to participate in contests every year and for the past three competed in the Freeride
World Tour Qualifiers. After the FWQ events of this past year, Kylie is currently ranked 1st in the world, qualifying for the Freeride World Tour in 2017. It’s a pro tour, a pivotal
moment to further her ski career. She will gain experience in big mountain settings as well as worldwide exposure through broadcast competitions.

Sponsors:
-Kastle Skis, Mons Royale, Powder hounds, snowledge.

Films:
Kylie had her first taste of shooting in Jackson Hole WY, last winter after being invited to an all girls film trip with New Schoolers.

Skiing Accomplishments:

Big Mountain

2018
3rd – Kicking Horse FWT

2017 (FWT Rookie of the year)
2nd – Verbier Extreme FWT
2nd – Chamonix FWT
3rd – Andorra FWT

2016 (1st overall F.W.Q.)
1st – Wrangle the Chute at Kicking Horse, Golden B.C. FWQ 4*,
1st – Revelstoke freeskiing Open, Revelstoke B.C. FWQ 3*
2nd – Taos Freeskiing championships, Taos NM, FWQ 4*
5th – Freeskiing Extremes Championship, Crested Butte CO, FWQ 4*
12th – Silver King Freeride, Crystal Mountain WA, FWQ4*

2015 (18th overall F.W.Q.)
1st – Wrangle the Chute at Kicking Horse, Golden B.C. FWQ 4*
15th – Freeskiing Extremes Championship, Crested Butte CO, FWQ 4*
25th – Taos Freeskiing championships, Taos NM, FWQ 4*

2014 (17th overall F.W.Q.)
1st – Silver King Freeride, Crystal Mountain, WA. FWQ 4*
13th – Subaru Freeride Series Chmpionships, Big Sky MT, FWQ 4*
16th – Subaru Freeride Series Stop #2, Telluride CO, FWQ 4*
2nd – Lake Louise Big Mountain Challenge, AB,CAN

2013-2012
1st (2013) – Lake Louise Big Mountain Challenge, AB. CAN
7th (2013) Wrangle the Chute, B.C. CAN
2nd (2012) – Lake Louise Big Mountain Challenge AB. CAN

Moguls
4 time Ontario Provincial Champ.
Silver and Bronze at Canada Winter Games, Yukon.
Competed on NORAM circuit for 4 years. Making finals at many events.

Social Media:
Instagram: instagram @kyski
Website: www.kyliesivell.com
Facebook: Kylie Sivell

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tudorName: Mike Hopkins

Hometown:: Rossland, B.C. / Canmore, Alberta

Current Ski Resort: Red Mountain Resort

Occupation: Freeskier

Background Information:
Mike Hopkins is a professional adventure athlete, producer, and director who specializes in outlandish marketing concepts. Working alongside the creative agency Juicy Studios, Mike and Scott Carlson (Founder of Juicy Studios) make for an adventure loving production team that embraces wicked stories. Based in the tiny mountain town of Rossland BC, Mike grew up in the outdoors and has been calling “Play”, “Work” for the past decade. His professional career began in big mountain skiing, progressed to mountain bikes, and eventually landed him where he is today, traveling the world as an athlete, and producing creative marketing concepts for a list of cliental. Along the way he’s been lucky enough to win awards, explore the world, and meet great people. So here’s to chasing the next adventure!

Sponsors: Scott, Rossignol, Dakine, Giro, Red Mountain Resort

Instagram: @MikeJHopkins

Web: www.JuicyStudios.com

Facebook: Mike Hopkins

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kellerName: Neko

Hometown: Rossland, BC

Current Ski Resort: Red Mountain Resort

Occupation: Little Shredder

Sponsors: RED Mountain Resort, Burton Snowboards, Sandboxland, BeaverWax

Background Information:
Born in NZ, raised in Canada, and a RED Mountain local, 11 year old Neko has been on a snowboard since the moment he could walk. Snowboarding to Neko is all about fun and friends & his love just keeps on growing. Neko just wants to ride all day everyday..

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kellerName: Sally Steeves

Hometown: Rossland, BC

Current Ski Resort: Red Mountain Resort

Occupation: Skier/Student – Electrical Engineering

Background Information:
My parents both ski patrolled when I was young, so I grew up at RED. I started Nancy Greene Ski Racers at 6 years old, and switched to Freeskiing when I was 10. I started competing in junior freeski competitions when I was 11 and was hooked. Since 2013 I have been studying electrical engineering at the University of Calgary. Although I haven’t competed since high school, I cherish the moments I get to spend skiing at RED and representing RED to everyone I meet.

1st Canadian Open Junior Freesking Championship – 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009
2nd JETA North American Finals, Revelstoke – 2013
1st JFT North American Finals, Snowbird – 2012
1st Lake Louise Junior Big Mountain Challenge – 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008
1st IFSA Junior North American Championships, Crystal Mountain – 2010

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hillisName: Simon Hillis

Hometown:: Rossland, B.C.

Current Ski Resort: Red Mountain Resort, of course! Shred the POW!

Age: 14

Born: Bali, Indonesia

Background Information:
Great things come in small packages. Born in Bali Indonesia, Simon moved to Rossland with his family at the age of three and by the end of his first season on skis, the pint-sized Simon had savvy locals talking about his picture-perfect technique and his relentless hunger to be on his skis all day every day.

Simon spent the next three years dragging his dad around the mountain while also competing in the Nancy Greene Ski League, but steep trees and big air have always been his passion.

During the 09/10 ski season – at the ripe old age of seven – Simon was finally old enough to enter the Junior freeskiing ranks. He became Red Mountain’s youngest ever sponsored team athlete and made a powerful first impression on the Junior Freeskiing circuit, competing against kids four years older. In his debut season, Simon finished third at the Canadian Junior Championships at Red Mountain, third at Fernie’s Freeski Comp, and then topped off his year by winning Red Mountain’s Freeriders Open.

This summer, Simon finally grew enough to graduate from his one buckle toddler’s boots to a proper child’s ski boot, so now the sky’s the limit. To see Simon’s form for yourself, check out the cover of the November issue of SKI Magazine.

Dreams:
To go heli and cal skiing as soon as possible, to get on the cover of Powder Magazine and to ski like Dane Tudor

Skis:
K2 Bad Seeds 129cm, K2 Bad Apples 139cm

Sponsors:
K2, Helly Hansen, Oakley, Marker, Dalbello, Red Mountain Resort, Powderhound, POC, Uncle Bernie and my awesome Mom & Dad

Greatest Skiing accomplishments:
3rd Canadian Junior Championships Red Mountain, 3rd Fernie Freeski Comp., 1st Red Freeriders Open, Cover Photo – November 2010 issue of SKI Magazine

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SoleilName: Soleil Patterson

Hometown: Rossland, BC

Current Ski Resort: Red Mountain Resort

Occupation: Alpine Ski Racer

Background Information:

Soleil Patterson grew up in Rossland B.C., skiing at Red Mountain. She is currently on the BC Ski Team, representing the Red Mountain Racers, Growing up in the Kootenay’s (where people support her goals) as a ski racer has taught her so much, from cooperation with peers to self discipline and drive in all aspects of her life.

Soleil has competed in FIS and Nor Am races with the B.C. Ski Team over the last seasons and it has been both rewarding and challenging for her. Unfortunately, just as the team was beginning their summer training in Whistler, Soleil suffered a tibia fibula break, a partial tear of the MCL, and ligament damage in her ankle; which led to surgery and a long recovery. Without overlooking her setback, the Rossland local has big aspirations and goals for the 2018/2019 ski season. Contrary to what some people think, Soleil is still super keen to buckle down her boots, click into her skis and immerse herself back into the crazy sport we all love.

In preparation for the 2018/19 race season she will again have the opportunity to train at the level required to compete nationally and internationally. This upcoming season her aim is for strong results on the FIS and NorAm Circuit, part of her long term goal to compete on the world cup tour and eventually race the Cortina (ITA) Worldcup Downhill. Competing as part of our Canadian Alpine Ski Team representing; Canada, British Columbia and of course her home ski area; RED Mountain Resort, is something she is confident that she can achieve.

Highlights from last season:
4th place finish in Lake Louise Downhill NorAm
3rd place finish in the Lake Louise Canadian Championship Downhill
7th in Downhill standings for the Noram Cup
1st overall U19 National Champion

Sponsors:
Level Gloves, Sweet Protection, Blizzard Skis, Tecnica Ski Boots, Red Mountain Resort

Social Media:
Instagram: @soleilpatt
Facebook: Soleil Patterson