The legendary snowkite event returns
Red Bull Ragnarok returns in 2019 and it’s going to be bigger than ever. No doubt the battle to secure a spot in the world’s largest snow kite competition will be as hard as ever when the registration opens on Thursday December 6th at 18:00 CET.
Snow kiters from all over the world will once again come together on the mountain plains of Hardangervidda, Norway, to take on each other and the elements when the ninth edition of Red Bull Ragnarok returns on April 5-7 2019.
Over the years, Red Bull Ragnarok has grown into a position as the world’s largest and most popular snow kite competition. The 2018 edition was one of the hardest in the history of the race, both when it came to securing a spot in the race and the actual fight to finish the 105-km long kite competition. It only took 40 seconds from the registration opened until all 300 available spots were sold out.
Due to the growth of Ragnarok, this year the organisers have decided to make certain changes in order to create a better experience for the participants, increase the amount of available tickets to make room for more Ragnarok participants and bring everyone together under one roof.
The 2019 edition of Red Bull Ragnarok will therefor also expand its available race spots from 300 to 350. The sale opens Thursday December 6th 18:00 CET at www.redbullragnarok.com.
To make this possible, Ragnarok has signed a deal with Ustedalen Resort in Geilo to be the hub for all activities outside the competition itself; registration, race meetings, accommodation and meals for all participants, transport to and from race venue, banquet and prize giving ceremony after the competition.
In the 2018 race, only three out of more than 300 kiters from 30 nations completed all five rounds of the in total 105-km long Ragnarok course. Equipped with kites, skis and snowboards, they had to master extremely varying wind conditions on the mountain.
Florian Gruber of Germany won in 2018 just two minutes ahead of 2017 winner Felix Kersten. Gruber finished the race in four hours and 1 minute and said it was the hardest event he’d ever done.