Billabong Flaunt It graced the mountains of Lake Louise, Alberta this past weekend for its 8th annual all girls slopestyle and rail jam. Competitors gathered from all over Canada and the US for the most anticipated all girls’ competition in the country. The competitors braved temperatures of -36°c; the mountain waited a few hours before it was safe to open lifts to the pubic. In the meantime the girls filled their Dakine heli bags with goodies from Nixon, Billabong, VonZipper, Dakine and SBC Women’s Annual.
The day stared off with the rail jam as the girls hiked a set up consisting of a flat-down box and an urban down-flat-down and down rail to keep toasty. Whistler’s Breanna Stangeland locked down first place with a switch front blunt sameway on the down bar.
The slopestyle contest was held in the afternoon once it warmed up a few degrees. Ontario’s Samm Denena took home the $2000 prize for first place with a 50-50 on the flat-down, followed by a clean backside 360 and a backside rodeo 5. Second place was awarded to Breanna Stangeland and third to Quebec’s Laurie Blouin. Katherine Lacroix Vogel mertited $100 and some Dakine luggage for her frontside 720 sweeping up the Dakine Best Trick Award. Super stylish Steph Haines claimed the Nixon Style Award and took home a Nixon Blaster.
The day wrapped up with a VIP party for the competitors at the Billabong Store in Banff. The girls enjoyed snacks, drinks, and were pampered with a hair stylist and makeup artist before enjoying Banff’s nightlife.
Billabong Flaunt It is proudly supported by VonZipper, Dakine, Nixon, and Snowboard Canada Women’s Annual.
1st: Samm Denena $2000 (Roxy, VonZipper, DC, Nibz)
2nd: Breanna Stangeland $1000 (Smith, The Source, Burton)
3rd: Laurie Blouin $500 (O’Neil, Rome SDS, Sandbox, Maximise)
4th: Lynn Neil (Roxy, Smith, Wicked Audio, Monster)
5th: Hailee Mattingley (Giro, Salty Peaks, Snogression, Flux)
1st: Breanna Stangeland $700 (Smith, The Source, Burton)
2nd: Ann Fred Grenier $500 (Volcom, Electric, Bern)
3rd: Lynn Neil $200 (Roxy, Smith, Wicked Audio, Monster)
4th: Samm Denena (Roxy, VonZipper, DC, Nibz)
5th: Steph Haines (One Boardshop, Salomon, Spy, Coal)
Dakine Best Trick: Katherine Lacroix Vogel $100 (L2R Snowboards, Somwon Collective, Long Co, Mt Seymour)
Nixon Style Award: Steph Haines (One Boardshop, Salomon, Spy, Coal)
VZ Rag Doll Award: Sabrina Gauthier (DC, Somewon Snow, Society Snow & Skate, Shred Betties)
Gromette Award: Molly Hignell