Travis Rice and the Purely natural Choice Tour are on a a roll. Ask any snowboarder in the aggressive environment (or even skiers) what their most loved contest structure in the sport is appropriate now, and most agree: the NST. Rice and the Natural Range crew aren’t standing pat. They go on to tweak the structure and convey on extra large identify riders. Kimmy Fasani, an icon who recently recovered from cancer remedies, and Olympian Red Gerard spotlight a supremely talented area.
Hailey Langland, Nils Mindnich, Gigi Rüf and John Jackson will also contend this year. They’ll sign up for Mikkel Bang, Dustin Craven, Jared Elston, Ben Ferguson, Marion Haerty, Elena Hight, Torstein Horgmo, Mark McMorris, Blake Paul, Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and Rice. It is a stacked industry, to put it frivolously.
The structure is also staying tweaked. Jackson Hole and Baldface are not aspect of the tour this year. Rather, competitors will begin with “Duels” in February. This from a modern NST release:
DUELS will showcase varied terrain, as the riders pre-experienced from the 2022 season together with Olympians, massive mountain icons and rising stars go head-to-head with the invited riders from across the global snowboarding spectrum. The totally edited and decide-scored runs from every DUEL will be broadcast to start with and exclusively on Pink Bull Tv set.
The NST crew tells us that effectively, “one rider will scope out a zone,” and with whoever they are matched up from, they’ll meet in superior situations to contend. One of a kind to say the minimum. In March, the 8 men and four ladies that make it out of the Duels will satisfy at Revelstoke Vacation resort in British Columbia in which they’ll make use of the terrain from Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing. That contest window is March 4 by way of 11.
All the riders will go on to a new “Super Final” location in Valdez, Alaska March 25 via April 1. The Chugach ought to present for this epic group of riders.
“This party is so remarkable to view as an onlooker, and just the imagined of being surrounded by so numerous of my favored snowboarding friends, again in the mountains, offers me the biggest smile,” Fasani explained in a launch about her inclusion in the occasion. “All the challenges I have been through around the very last couple of yrs have reminded me how unique snowboarding with good friends is – and becoming invited to be a component of the Tour is such an honor.”
Damn straight. The Purely natural Collection Tour continues to set the bar for viewable snowboarding comps. Remain tuned.