POWERED BY

SNOWBOARD

Red Bull Ultra Natural Competition Day Gallery

Austrian Gigi Ruf, 31, bested the world’s top backcountry freestyle snowboarders today at the 2nd Annual Red Bull Ultra Natural, held at Baldface Catskiing Lodge and Resort outside of Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. In varying weather conditions Ruf scored the highest in a best of two run format as one of 16 riders invited to compete at what is considered to be the most prestigious backcountry snowboarding event on the planet.

“Today it all came together. I was up there and I sent most of my hope into the first run. It paid off and I placed first and it’s pretty incredible.”

Ruf is known as one of the world’s most stylish snowboarders with an uncanny ability to read the terrain and adapt accordingly. Not typically a contest rider, his reputation stems from annual accolades in his progressive video parts. Ruf chose to compete in this event due to it’s more authentic approach.

“This event is pretty unique. It gets the top class of riders all together. It’s really not about competition. It’s about getting everyone together and being in the moment. That’s the Ultra Natural.”

 

The Latest

13hr

Shallow and sharp, fast and technical, this Indo left is frequented by many and conquered by few. Here local surfers Awan and Usman indulge in emerald bliss just inches from oblivion.

14hr

adidas Skateboarding is pleased to present our collaboration with Krooked Skateboards. Join Mark Gonzales as he skates throughout New York City and explains some insights that include why he likes Manhattan, why he doesn’t like Brooklyn, and who Kev-lar is. The (…)

15hr

Between a hectic schedule of filming urban and park, we found a two-week window to shred some epic pow in Saas Fee, Switzerland with our good old friend Fredi Kalbermatten.” – Eero It’s the third season of Cooking With Gas, and this time around we get a more (…)

2d

Burton Presents showcases snowboarding through the eyes of Burton’s team riders. In this installment, check out Jeremy Jones and Mikkel Bang—two names that run deep in Burton’s history and evoke thoughts of untouchable style. Mikkel brings absolute control and (…)

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 178 other followers