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Travis Rice’s Natural Selection Tour is finally here, along with some fresh snow.
A list of 24 professional and rising star snowboarders came to Jackson Hole, Wyo., this week for the first Natural Selection Snowboard Tour.
The tour was created by snowboarder Travis Rice and is an international competition in the backcountry. Snowboarders compete against each other in a Bracket-style event at three different locations in North America. In Jackson Hole today, riders will compete on 16 acres of special rugged terrain with enhanced and natural features.
The Natural Selection Tour premiered today at 9:30 a.m. MST. Watch it live below or below Red Bull TV.
Watch the Natural Selection Tour on Red Bull TV
Natural Selection Tour: Exclusive coverage
Given the hype surrounding this event, GearJunkie has a reporter in Jackson Hole who is keeping an eye on the competition. We’ll have more exclusive coverage of the tour later today.
This snowboard competition was hyped on the moon. Red Bull hopes it could do something for snowboarding Rampage has done for mountain biking.
The format won’t be any different from any major snowboard competition. Similar to WSL surfing competitions, 16 men and eight women compete against each other, with one driver from each run advancing to the next stage. Today is the first stage with four men’s runs, four women’s runs and four more men’s runs.
The final day will take place between tomorrow and the last day of the competition window on February 9th.
And you can tune in live today to see it all. Our reporter says the weather is pretty clear and the snow is primo (he tried it yesterday).
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