Monster Energy congratulates upcoming New Zealand snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott on her first-place finish in the Natural Selection Tour competition at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) on Tuesday. On day two of the invite-only competition featuring some of the world’s best all-mountain freestyle snowboarders, the 19-year-old from Wanaka, New Zealand, rose to the top in a field of four finalists on Moran Face mountain.
Based on a concept by professional snowboarder Travis Rice, the Natural Selection Tour is dedicated to showcasing the progression of freestyle snowboarding in natural environments. The event in Wyoming featured 16 men and eight women in a knockout format of head-to-head competitions, with winners advancing to the next round. It kicked off the three-stop tour that will see the elite of freestyle snowboarding taking on natural and naturally enhanced terrain, replete with layers of fresh powder snow and obstacles such as trees and cliffs.
Each stop is held over a seven-day window to ensure peak course conditions, with freestyle obstacles constructed and embedded into the mountainside by the world’s best designers. The next stop will take place at Baldface Lodge, British Columbia, Canada, from February 28 to March 7. The tour will conclude with the crowning of a men’s and women’s champion at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, Alaska, from March 20-27.