Skiers better step their game up or they are gonna be left in the dust in the realm of big mountain freestyle competitions but they gonna need a true visionary like Travis Rice to make it happen.
Its called the Natural Selection Tour but it could just as well have been named the Travis Rice Invitational. Travis has been singleminded in his pursuit of putting the best riders in the world on the most target rich environments and the fruits of his labor can be witnessed in the following video.
This is event was a masterpiece. Couldn’t be more stoked for the next event in Valdez, Alaska with a between March 24th and April 1st.
8 men and 4 women who made it through DUELS and Revelstoke are pitted head-to-head against each other with the hopes of winning the Overall Natural Selection Tour trophy and the title of world’s best backcountry snowboarder
With endless couloirs, natural halfpipes, frozen waves and stunning glaciers, Alaska’s Chugach Mountain Range is the apex of big mountain freeriding possibility. A short hop from the town of Valdez, Alaska uncovers iconic big mountain film lines. The massive lines stretching more than 3,500ft to the sea will set the stage as the best riders in the world line up shoulder-to-shoulder on the high peaks jutting out of the North Pacific.
The region’s ocean air helps snow to bond, and then cold nights draw the moisture out of the snow, leaving a deep powder coating across the Chugach.