Watch 18-Year-Olds Huck Triple Backflips: Quiksilver ‘Young Guns’

Some of the best young skiers on the planet gathered in Revelstoke to go as big as possible for Quiksilver’s Young Guns competition.

Cole Richardson won the 2019 Quiksilver Young Guns Ski contest, a competition among skiers aged 13 to 18. The competition began as an Instagram contest open to everyone. It received over 1,000 entries.

The champions of Instagram flew out to Revelstoke, British Columbia, for a week of shredding. Zane Severson, Tim Sivignon, Kiernan Fagan, and Richardson competed for 5 days. A crew of judges rode with them and picked the best of the week.

Richardson received a $10,000 prize for winning the 2019 Quiksilver Young Guns Ski competition.

Nate Mitka

Midwest born, Nate Mitka is based in the GearJunkie Denver office. He is an advocate of all outdoor activities and has developed some habits, like running without headphones, eating raw vegetables, and fixing the chain on his ratty old bike.