Natural Selection Tour to Feature Freestyle Snowboarders in Backcountry

Fail to remember the 50 % pipe, this new snowboarding tour is set to go au naturel.

Bringing collectively the world’s best freestyle snowboarders, the All-natural Assortment Tour will function all-natural and obviously-enhanced terrain in five unique locations––Jackson Gap, Wyoming, Baldface Lodge, British Columbia and Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, Alaska. The tour kicks off at Jackson Gap on February 3-9 and will conclude in Alaska with the major finishers going head-to-head to decide the best men’s and women’s all-mountain freestyle riders in late March.

“The All-natural Assortment Tour is intended with Mom Nature as the key character, and with mutual respect for and from snowboarding,” explained Travis Rice, professional snowboarder. “Women’s snowboarding is progressing so rapidly and we are thrilled to have equally males and ladies driving in the tour. I’m over and above energized to witness what is achievable in snowboarding when riders of this caliber are equipped to establish off of just about every other’s progress in authentic time on some of the absolute best driving venues. The possibility for our crew to share it with the planet is humbling and a real honor.”

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In contrast to many standard snowboard contests that are run in controlled park configurations, this tour will reward riders with comprehensive awareness of backcountry problems and the ability to link collectively a innovative run on all-natural terrain.

The to start with function in Jackson Gap will function sixteen males and eight ladies, like Elias Elhardt, Ben Ferguson, Sage Kotsenburg, Nils Mindnich, Mark McMorris, Chris Rasman Travis Rice and Gigi Rüf for the males and Jamie Anderson, Marion Haerty, Elena Hight and Robin Van Gyn for the ladies. And for people at household, the Jackson Gap contest will air exclusively, cost-free and in its entirety, on Purple Bull Television. The British Columbia and Alaska stops will air as display offers on Purple Bull Television.

“I’m actually seeking ahead to the All-natural Assortment I have constantly been impressed by backcountry driving,” explained Jamie Anderson, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist. “I’ve experienced the privilege to contend in all forms of slopestyle functions, but by no means a backcountry powder tour. The study course appears to be magnificent and I’m unquestionably anxious, but actually energized to attempt some thing new! It’s going to be crazy!”

Get a sneak peak of the All-natural Assortment Tour in the teaser online video over.

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