Red Bull UltraNatural is CANCELLED for 2014By admin • Sep 12th, 2013 • Category: News
WE copied and pasted this from Twsnow.com, but the basic gist is, no one cares about Ultra Natural because it’s an Olympic year. Until 2015….
The vision of Travis Rice, the Red Bull Supernatural in 2012 and Ultra Natural in 2013, presented a backcountry snowboard contest on a scale never before seen. Both events aimed to bridge the gap between contests like The North Face Masters, King Of The Hill, traditional slopestyle, and filming a video part with a focus on rider creativity, flow, and line choice. “I want to create an event where a contest run has the potential to be more progressive than a video part,” said Travis Rice in a 2012 interview on TWSNOW.com. “I’d like to see this event become the highest echelon of competitive snowboarding. I’m totally backing slopestyle, all the stuff, but I feel that there’s even a level above slopestyle. Riding fresh snow changes everything. I’m hoping that the up and comers will be a big part of these events as they continue in the future.”
Here’s what Red Bull, Jeff Pensiero from Baldface Lodge, and Travis have to say about the cancellation.
“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.”