Gigi Ruf ollies off one of the features to win the Red Bull Ultra Natural event at Baldface Lodge near Nelson, BC Canada on February 17th 2013.

RED BULL ULTRA NATURAL PRESENTED BY NIKE SNOWBOARDING

CROWNS WORLD’S BEST ALL-AROUND SNOWBOARDER;

WATCH THE WORLD PREMIERE ON NBC SATURDAY, MARCH 30 AT 1:30 PM ET

 

As part of the Red Bull Signature Series, backcountry snowboarding takes center stage

at Baldface Lodge in Nelson, British Columbia

 

New York – March 27, 2013 – Red Bull Ultra Natural, a backcountry snowboarding competition presented by Nike Snowboarding, features 16 of the world’s top riders as they drop into a steep, untouched mountain dotted with more than 80 features designed to showcase both the athletes’ big-mountain skills as well as their technical prowess.  Ultra Natural, part of the Red Bull Signature Series, airs from Baldface Lodge just outside of Nelson, B.C., Canada, this Saturday, March 30 on NBC at 1:30 p.m. ET.

 

Watch a preview clip that highlights the jaw dropping runs of the course: http://www.redbullsignatureseries.com/event/ultra-natural/ultra-natural-action-hits-nbc


 

Redefining what is possible in competition, viewers will get to see 16 snowboarders converge on the run known as “Scary Cherry” at Baldface Lodge, fighting variable weather conditions and a variety of both natural and man-made features on the nearly mile long course.  International stars such as Austria’s Gigi Rüf and Switzerland’s Nicolas Müller join U.S. riders such as Travis Rice and Southern California’s Bryan Fox, turning in difficult tricks off the tree-top launch pads, hand-sculpted jumps and man-made features.

 

Hosted by Sal Masekela, the Red Bull Signature Series is an action sports property featuring the most progressive and innovative snowboarding, surfing, mountain biking, skiing, BMX, wakeboarding and motorsports events on the planet.

 

For web videos, photo galleries and more action, visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com.  Follow the series at @RBSigSeries and Facebook.com/RedBullSignatureSeries.

Watch the teaser here.

 

Upcoming Red Bull Signature Series programming includes:

 

  • Red Bull PlayStreets – Sunday, April 28 at 5 pm ET/2 pm PT

The center of the Austrian ski resort town of Bad Gastein has been “hijacked” and built throughout the quaint mountainside streets are some unusual and impressive features fabricated out of metal and wood intertwined into the natural landscape.  To the delight of freestyle skiing fans, some 20 top international competitors from all corners of the globe descend on the picturesque resort near Salzburg to show off their tricks in front of thousands of spectators for its fifth urban slopestyle contest.

 

Pat Moore competes during the Red Bull Ultra Natural at Baldface Lodge near Nelson, BC Canada on February 17th 2013.