In our January issue, we detailed a pretty exceptional trip taken by the Gnu Girls team, in which they completed the triple crown in one day--that is, to snowboard, skateboard, and surf, all in twenty-four hours. They went above and beyond the call of boardsports, though, by achieving their lofty goal in the cold Northwest: surfing with hoods and booties, skateboarding with layers of long underwear, and splitboarding to earn their turns. Riding on boards they built themselves in Mervin's Washington-based factory, Barrett Christy, Kaitlyn Farrington, Danyale Patterson, Bryn Valaika, Maribeth Swetkoff-Kramer, and Maria Debari enjoyed their days of triple sessions, and rewarded their efforts with the fourth 's': a spa. Enjoy the S3 video and make sure to check out the full article in the January issue of SNOWBOARDER Magazine, on newsstands now.Read More
Recap: Laura Austin
Captions: Pat Bridges
After a diagonal downpour of rain, Thursday turned into a weather day… pushing back our last day of Ms Superpark presented by Gatorade at Squaw Valley. Thankfully our luck turned around with nothing but sunshine on Friday. Some of the riders had already left, not planning on needing the extra day, but the ones who stuck around definitely made the most out of the last day on hill.
With better conditions and visibility more of the ladies were inclined to hit the gap over the stairset that had been built on Wednesday. Desiree Melancon, Bryn Valaika, and Erin Comstock all had some good looking methods over the gap. Kelly Underwood and Desiree had a double line with Kelly getting a solid front board on the down rail while Desiree aired over her. Then Erin Comstock, Hana Beaman, and Colleen Quigley pulled off a triple line with Colleen airing over Erin and Hana while they were on the stair set.
While all that was going on over at the rail section, a few of the ladies took to the jump line. Iris Lazzareschi happened to make an appearance on this final day and looked like she had been sessioning the park all week, throwing front 5’s and 7’s. Erin Comstock had her bases covered with fluid switch back 1’s and front 3’s and 5’s. Isabel Derungs and Sarka Pancochova also threw some back 7’s into the mix.
Considering the interesting snow year and variable conditions throughout the week the ladies of Ms. Superpark definitely made the most out of what was put in front of them. Getting creative with the features by hitting them in ways they weren’t meant to be hit and many of the girls riding from early morning into sunset sessions. One girl however really proved herself over the past week earning herself the Ms. Superpark Standout and Gatorade “Driven From Within” award. Kjersti Buaas sessioned all the sections of the park, many times guinea pigging the features, consistently rode well, and stayed on hill from first to last chair… making her the obvious choice for the award selected by the SNOWBOARDER Magazine staff.
Big thanks to Gatorade, Squaw Valley, Jess Richitelli, Mike Bettera and the SPT park crew, and all the ladies for putting in a solid four days of riding. Until next year, and stay tuned for coverage from Men’s Superpark coming to you next week.
One of the paramount intentions that we at SNOWBOARDER Magazine have when hosting Ms. Superpark is to shoot some of the most inspiring imagery of the year, and as soon as these ladies strap in and drop, that's exactly what happens. That's why we put together a photo gallery hand-picked by SNOWBOARDER Photo Editor Ryan "Huggy" Hughes of some of the best images ever to surface from previous Ms. Superparks. Click through the gallery and check out Erin Comstock, Leanne Pelosi, Colleen Quigley, Cheryl Maas, Jamie Anderson, Gabi Viteri, Janna Meyen, Jess Kimura, Bryn Valaika, Torah Bright, Kimmy Fasani, Kjersti Buass, and more from the past, present, and future generations of female snowboard phenoms. And be sure to stay tuned for the action coming up from the 2012 Ms Superpark at Squaw Valley, CA.Read More
Bummer... you missed the premiere. But you can check out the teaser for "Winter Wars" above and click the links below to buy yourself a copy of the full movie.
The ladies of Peepshow were kind enough to share their latest video, "Winter Wars" on SnowboarderMag.com for ONE DAY ONLY. January 16th, 2012. So get your fix while you can and enjoy some of the best in woman's snowboarding. Featuring all the girls that make you wish you were better at snowboarding including: Bryn Valaika, Claudia Avon, Colleen Quigley, Danyale Patterson, Darrah Reid-McLean, Desiree Melancon, Gabi Viteri, Jess Kimura, Joanie Robichaud, Laura Hadar, Madison Blackley, Silvia Mittermuller and friends. Support Peepshow by buying the download or the dvd on iTunes or at KidsKnow Read More
The Peepshow ladies take over High Cascade snowboard camp for their signature session. It's okay to admit that these girls might be better than you.Read More
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Gotta love the good ol' park lap. Peepshow gathered footage from a lot of the ladies in their upcoming movie to put together this edit of strictly park clips.Read More
Here is the first teaser for Peepshow's upcoming movie, "Winter Wars". Featuring all the girls that make you wish you were better at snowboarding.Read More
Weather conditions on day 2 of Ms Superpark 7 presented by Gatorade may have been better suited for a day in the trees, but the ladies still threw down. Check the recap.Read More
In this second episode of Peepshow's PMS series Desiree Melancon, Gabi Viteri and Bryn Valaika are lost in translation & hit a staircase ollie in Victoriaville, Quebec.Read More