In the beginning of April, the Flow crew headed to the Chugach Mountain Range in the great white north for Flow Tailgate Alaska. As most of North America was shifting focus to spring, Alaska was still in the cold of winter, with plenty of powder to be had. There's not much better than camping out, partaking in Flow Tailgate AK festivities like snow science classes, man games, parties, snowmobiling, and of course, shredding epic lines. The experience of Flow Tailgate AK is exemplified by Tim Humphreys, Iris Lazzareschi, Mike Basich, Jason Gretzinger, and Shin Biyajima, as they take on the ridges of AK in this edit of enormous proportions.Read More
O’Neill, the original surf, snow and youth lifestyle brand for 60 years, is happy to officially introduce Iris “Lazz” Lazzareschi to its award-winning athlete team.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.
In the latest episode of Smith's "Prospecting Idaho" series, snowboarders Kimmy Fasani and Iris Lazz find themselves snowed-in up at the zone with not much hope for sunshine. Pillow lines and pow laps were on the menu this week.Read More
Tailgate Alaska and King Of The Hill (now named "World Freeriding Championships") are a "Shreg-grola" for riders who are fed up with the state of modern snowboarding. Check the video.Read More
Here is the last batch of photos from Jeff Hawe's adventures in Valdez with Tailgate Alaska.Read More
In the latest installment of Jeff Hawes series from Tailgate Alaska he lays out the 10 best ways to spend your down days if the weather has moved in.Read More
Check out the photos and recap from the North Face Masters at Kirkwood. Congrats to Aaron Robinson and Iris Lazzareschi.Read More
Photographer Jeff Hawe checks in with his second gallery from the North Face Masters at Crystal Mountain. Congrats to Tim Carlson and Iris Lazzareschi for taking the top spots.Read More