Ultra Natural Postponed – JODSGN

Ultra Natural Postponed

Which may come as a bit of a disappointment, may also be a good thing. It was recently announced that the Red Bull Ultra Natural would be postponed for 2014 and reconvene in 2015.  Travis Rice’s idea of doing something different in snowboarding has certainly been a refreshing one. Rather than the usual uptight contest format he has found a way to put the fun and natural progression back into it. He’s changed the game and has done so with some of the most influential snowboarders in the world. Seriously, when was the last time you seen Terje in a contest? He placed 6th in last years event!

Here’s what Red Bull had to say,
“As a progressive visionary, Travis Rice has a long term goal of hosting Red Bull Ultra Natural in various locations around the globe. Additionally, the television time slot for Red Bull Ultra Natural in 2014 is being pre-empted by extensive Olympic coverage. As a result, the difficult decision to postpone the event in 2014 has been made. After two amazing years of creating and hosting a truly unique, successful and groundbreaking event, Red Bull will work with Travis next year to scout new backcountry zones for a potential build site. Red Bull would like to tip their hat to the entire event crew and Baldface Lodge staff for their participation in helping to shape the future of competitive snowboarding. Everyone from the loggers to the build crew to the homies and staff of Baldface Lodge magically transformed the now famous “Scary Cherry” run into what has become that of snowboarding legend, all in a backcountry location that allowed the greatest snowboarders of our time to freeride together for seven amazing days.”

Sounds like we have something to look forward to! If you haven’t had the opportunity to witness this event in all its awesomeness, do yourself a favor. Grab a coffee, find a good chair and get caught up with the 2012 and 2013 event.




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