A dozen “challenger” riders will kick off the Tour in YETI Natural Selection DUELS showdowns at mountain venues worldwide including: Andermatt; Crested Butte Mountain Resort; Scarp Ridge Lodge, CO; RED Mountain Resort; Durango, CO; and Japan

DUELS winners to join 18 returning and invited Natural Selection Tour riders for two, unique live event days in the March 10-17 competition window at the YETI Natural Selection Revelstoke and YETI Natural Selection Selkirk Tangiers

Jared Elston picks a precarious line through the Revelstoke venue in Selkirk Tangiers tenure credit: Chad Chomlack/Natural Selection

Revelstoke, BC (November 1, 2023)—The Natural Selection Tour, a manifestation of snowboarders’ wildest dreams, with an innovative format designed to reveal riders’ full creative expression and deep knowledge of all-mountain conditions, returns in 2024 with two live head-to-head competition days and YETI Natural Selection DUELS. The Tour also ups the ante this season with two all-new Canadian venues: one, a sport-progressing, naturally enhanced venue at Revelstoke Mountain Resort and a second in glorious, natural backcountry terrain within Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing’s tenure; and six new, global DUELS locations.

“Natural Selection is thrilled to return to Revelstoke. Last season the mountains, epic conditions and vibrant community delivered beyond our wildest imagination,” said Carter Westfall , Natural Selection Tour CEO. “Our goal is to double-down on Revelstoke with two new venues, two live event days and more ways to bring the global and local community together. Natural Selection’s goal has always been to connect people with Mother Nature by providing a platform where the most inspiring riders of our time can push the limits of the natural world.”

The season kicks off with YETI Natural Selection DUELS showcasing inspiring natural terrain and diverse rider styles. This year’s DUELS will stage in iconic mountain venues worldwide including: Andermatt+Sedrun+Disentis in Switzerland; Crested Butte Mountain Resort, CO; Eleven’s terrain on Scarp Ridge in Irwin, CO; RED Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC; Purgatory Snowcat Adventures in Durango, CO; and an undisclosed location in Japan. YETI Natural Selection DUELS are designed to bring out riders’ creativity, skill and fortitude, while highlighting new zones and ever changing conditions to show snowboarding’s diverse styles.

Travis Rice at his 2023 DUEL in the Teton backcountry with High Mountain Heli; credit: Aaron Blatt/Natural Selection

In DUELS, 12 challengers from across the global snowboarding spectrum will compete for the six remaining rider spots available in Revelstoke; two for women and four for men. Full edits from each DUELS competition will stream globally in late February 2024.