April 29, 2014

Travis Rice and the History of Baldface

If you’re Travis Rice the only way to take time out from making snowboarding films and competing in snowboarding contests is to … snowboard. Travis headed to Baldface Lodge in Nelson, B.C., Canada with Eric Jackson and Mark McMorris to take the pressure off and just ride. And ride they did.

Baldface also happens to be the home of Travis’ Natural Selection contest, a.k.a, ‘the sickest place ever’. Four years ago, Travis grabbed a chainsaw and worked side by side with the Baldface lodge founder Jeff Pensiero to build the course. And guess what? He won his own contest. Big surprise. There’s no doubt this format is the future of competitive snowboarding and Baldface is where it began.