Neglect the half pipe, this new snowboarding tour is ready to go au naturel.
Bringing collectively the world’s greatest freestyle snowboarders, the Pure Choice Tour will function pure and naturally-enhanced terrain in 5 distinctive places––Jackson Gap, Wyoming, Baldface Lodge, British Columbia and Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, Alaska. The tour kicks off at Jackson Gap on February 3-9 and can conclude in Alaska with the highest finishers going head-to-head to find out the very best males’s and ladies’s all-mountain freestyle riders in late March.
“The Pure Choice Tour is designed with Mom Nature as the primary character, and with mutual respect for and from snowboarding,” mentioned Travis Rice, professional snowboarder. “Ladies’s snowboarding is progressing so quick and we’re thrilled to have each women and men using within the tour. I’m past excited to witness what is feasible in snowboarding when riders of this caliber are capable of construct off of one another’s progress in actual time on among the very best using venues. The chance for our staff to share it with the world is humbling and a real honor.”
Not like many conventional snowboard contests which are run in managed park settings, this tour will reward riders with in depth data of backcountry situations and the power to hyperlink collectively a inventive run on pure terrain.
The primary occasion in Jackson Gap will function 16 males and eight girls, together with Elias Elhardt, Ben Ferguson, Sage Kotsenburg, Nils Mindnich, Mark McMorris, Chris Rasman Travis Rice and Gigi Rüf for the boys; and Jamie Anderson, Marion Haerty, Elena Hight and Robin Van Gyn for the ladies. And for these at dwelling, the Jackson Gap contest will air solely, free and in its entirety, on Red Bull TV. The British Columbia and Alaska stops will air as present packages on Purple Bull TV.
“I’m actually wanting ahead to the Pure Choice; I’ve at all times been impressed by backcountry using,” mentioned Jamie Anderson, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist. “I’ve had the privilege to compete in every kind of slopestyle occasions, however by no means a backcountry powder tour. The course appears to be like superior and I’m positively nervous, however actually excited to strive one thing new! It’s going to be insane!”
Get a sneak peak of the Pure Choice Tour within the teaser video above.
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