On Monday, March 5 at 9AM PT, the YETI Natural Selection Revelstoke will go LIVE to the world from about 20k outside of Revelstoke, deep in the Selkirk-Tangiers Heli Ski tenure on the most technical and dynamic Natural Selection venue yet. This is a day of snowboarding you do NOT want to miss.
NST COMPETING RIDERS
This year’s line-up is made up of an incredible mix of Olympic and X Games medalists, Tour Champions and backcountry freestyle masters. For the women competing at Revelstoke, it’s a battle of all-mountain experience with 2022 Tour Champion Elena Hight (USA) and backcountry legend Kimmy Fasani (USA), sharing the drop zone with the Tour’s two youngest competitors Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (NZL) and Hailey Langland (USA), who bring contest-fresh freestyle skills to the backcountry. The men’s field in Revelstoke includes 2022 Tour Champion Travis Rice (USA) and inaugural 2021 Tour Champion Mikkel Bang (NOR), along with Blake Paul (USA), Jared Elston (USA), Ben Ferguson (USA), Dustin Craven (CAN) and Torstein Horgmo (NOR). Mark McMorris, won his DUEL, but is unfortunately out due to an injury, the Tour wishes him a quick recovery. Mikey Ciccarelli (CAN), who challenged McMorris in the DUEL, will be riding Revelstoke in McMorris’ place.
NST EVENT VENUE
On Saturday’s scope day, riders will get the first, up-close glimpse of the new Revelstoke backcountry competition zone, being referred to as Boulder Park. “This venue reflects the incredible artistic formations that snow can take on in the heart of the Interior of British Columbia. Here the hydrological cycle meets sensational terrain with optimal elevation at its finest,” said Travis Rice, pro snowboarder and co-founder of the Natural Selection Tour. “Riders will have to bring everything they have ever learned to excel, because this venue will challenge the creativity and skills riders are bringing with them in ways no other competition has before. This event is going to be ridiculous! Don’t miss this thing when it is live, and the world’s best get a shot at laying down what are potentially some of the best lines ever ridden.”
For scale, the new Boulder Park venue is four-times the size of previous Natural Selection live events guaranteeing unique lines and fresh landings throughout the four-hour live event.
THE FINAL STAGE: Natural Selection Alaska
All 12 riders competing at the YETI Natural Selection Revelstoke will move on to Natural Selection Alaska in an all-new Natural Selection Tour super final venue outside of Valdez. During the March 25– April 1 competition window, riders will go head-to-head on the iconic steeps and spines of Alaska’s Chugach Mountain Range in a quest to claim the Tour crown. The Natural Selection Alaska will broadcast “as live” on NaturalSelectionTour.com in mid-April 2023. A manifestation of snowboarders’ wildest dreams, the Tour’s innovative format reveals riders’ full creative expression and requires a deep knowledge of all-mountain conditions to reign supreme.