Cole Richardson, the 21-year-old freeskiing phenom from Canmore, Alberta, who we profiled in our previous issue, has had quite the last few years. After wowing audiences all over the world in award-winning ski movies from some of the sport’s biggest production companies, including Matchstick Productions, Blank Collective Films and CK9 Studios, Richardson, in short order, has morphed from “one to watch” to a household name. As proof of this, his ski sponsor, Head, recently bestowed Richardson with one of the highest honours a professional skier can achieve: a pro model ski.
Cole Richardson. Photo by Edur Gorospe Roldan
After working with the talented team at Head to develop the fully twin-tipped, progressive, backcountry freestyle-focused ski, Richardson’s brainchild, the Oblivion 116, is now available to the public, and designed to provide an ideal blend of power and playfulness along with stability at high speed.
So to commemorate this collaboration, we’ve teamed up with Richardson and Head to offer you the chance to win a pair of these hot-off-the-press skis—alongside a set of Tyrolia Attack 14 bindings in solid black/matte white to go with them—so you can surf the deepest pow this winter has to offer.
The Head Oblivion 116
To enter, go to our Instagram page (@forecastski) and find the post about this contest, then simply tag two friends in the comments below it along with giving @colerichardson, @head_freeskiing and @tyroliabindings a follow. Note that you must live in Canada to be eligible, and that this contest closes on December 15th, at which point we’ll round up all of the usernames who entered to randomly select a winner. On behalf of Richardson and everyone at Head and Forecast, good luck!