You’d very best be dusting off your superlatives, simply because the waiting period for the “greatest snowboard contest of all time” commences right now, Saturday, March 4.
Snowboarding’s most proficient figures — the two powering the scenes and in front of the digital camera — have descended on British Columbia’s backcountry Mecca at the tail stop of a vintage Revelstoke storm. And now, with a few times of sunshine in the forecast, the town is abuzz with the prospect of the YETI Pure Range Revelstoke kicking off in the upcoming number of days.
We bought our 1st glimpse of the location now. And it looks like poppers, pillow stacks, and treeline spines are all on the menu:
The contest is hosted by Revelstoke Mountain Vacation resort, but the venue alone is deep in Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing’s terrain. So when Mama Character delivers the ready period’s very best working day for powderboardin’, athletes will be flown into the wilderness for the significant clearly show.
So how do you view it? Properly, a crew of extremely proficient nerds will beam the stream Dwell from the location and you can watch it from wherever you like (YouTube or on Crimson Bull Tv set). Apart from the location itself, the finest location to enjoy will be on the significant screen TVs at each the best and base of Revelstoke Mountain Vacation resort.
Revelstoke is the second phase of this year’s tour. The to start with stage now went down in the kind of “Duels,” a head-to-head structure in which newcomers had been pitted from tour veterans in a backcountry zone of the returning riders’ preference.
If you like your contests peppered with bash waves, excellent vibes and collective, backcountry choice producing, you are going to dig The Duels for absolutely sure.
View them below (starting with Dustin Craven as opposed to Werni Stock):
Dustin phone calls Revy dwelling, so he’ll be one particular to look at on the huge working day.
The winners of each individual Duel — 8 gentlemen and four women — will be lacing up their boots in Revelstoke some time over the subsequent 7 times. And yep, you guessed it, the major contenders from Revelstoke will be headed to Alaska’s Tordrillo Mountains for the remaining stage.
So perhaps we’re not chatting in superlatives just after all. In the phrases of Travis Rice himself: “When an individual wins a Organic Collection Party, I do not consider it is an exaggeration to call that man or woman the finest rider in the entire world.”
That’s a lofty declare, to be positive. But you’d be really hard-pressed to uncover a snowboarder who stands toe-to-toe with Travis and states if not.
Retain your eyes on the Pure Collection Instagram webpage for updates, and look at out all the radness transpiring at Revelstoke Mountain in the course of the week as properly.
YETI Natural Collection Revelstoke Riders, 2023:
Zoi Sadowski-Zynnott (NZL), Kimmy Fasani (United states), Elena Hight (United states), Hailey Langland (United states of america), Travis Rice (Usa), Mikkel Bang (United states), Blake Paul (United states of america), Jared Elston (Usa), Ben Ferguson (Usa), Dustin Craven (CAN), Torstein Horgmo (NOR), and Mikey Ciccarelli (CAN)
Editor’s Notice: Mikey Nixon is covering the Normal Collection Tour for The Inertia stay from Revelstoke.