Zoi Sadowski-Synnott Dominates at Baldface Lodge. After earning golf at Beijing 2022 just weeks prior, Zoi Sadowski-Synnott impressed in Canada at the 2022 TAE Natural Selection Tour competition at Baldface Lodge in the Selkirk Mountains.
Forty individual runs were made by male and female riders down the mountain range in British Columbia on a course loaded with obstacles, which included 80 huge natural and wooden drops, kickers, and other features added to the mountainside.
Sadowski-Synnott, a 21-year-old Kiwi, got off to a quick start in run 1 scoring 84 points including nailing a backside 360 tailgrab the kicker, stalefish the diving board, and big frontside 360. She raised the bar further with a huge backflip on the second run.
Conditions changed before the final began which included hardened snow, but that didn’t deter Zoi, who stuck to the same line and just changed lenses. She scored 88.6 points and took the lead in the first run in the finals followed by a 90-point run that included a frontside 360 and floating stalefish air for the victory.
Zoi is on a tremendous roll, having not only claimed golf in Slopestyle in Beijing, but also silver in Snowboard Big Air and two gold medals at X Games Aspen 2022.
The Natural Selection Tour is an invite-only event that features legends of backcountry riding along with X Games-winning professional in head-to-head elimination matches.
The best of the best battle in North America’s best powder-filled spots in the mountains. Sadowski-Synnott has a chance to take the 2022 overall title later in the month at the Tordrillo Mountain Range outside of Anchorage, Alaska in the backcountry snowboarding competition.