Five Women Snowboarders To Watch: International Women’s Day

Maddie Mastro, Chloe Kim, and Elena Hight top the Burton US Open podium earlier this month! p: Clavin

Today is International Women's Day, so the staff of SNOWBOARDER Magazine wanted to take a chance tip our beanies not only to the illustrious list of female pro snowboarders in the scene today, but to all females shredders out there that help make our subculture what it is. From Too Hard to Full Moon and all the women in the competitive scene, snowboarding would not be what it is without you, and we thank you for pushing the boundaries of what's possible on a snowboard.

Nirvana Ortanez, Desiree Melancon, and Jill Perkins ripping through Snowbird during International Women’s Day. p: Mary Walsh

Here are five females to keep an eye out for in the coming days, months and years:

Hailey Langland: @haileylangland
Hailey is one of the most promising young upstarts in the slopestyle and big air scene, and at only 17 years old, her riding is wise beyond her years. Just a few weeks ago, she shocked the snowboard world by stomping a Cab double cork 1080 in the X Games Big Air and cementing herself as one of the best snowboarders on the planet.

Julia Marino: @_juliamarino
Likewise, Julia Marino did the same thing Hailey did but in the slopestyle discipline. By incorporating a double cork into her X Games run, Julia took home a gold medal at Winter X and solidified the rapid progression of women's snowboarding in the competitive genre.

Jill Perkins: @jill_perkins
Jill is one of the most promising video-centric pros alive. She's fluid, powerful and innately talented and currently, she's waving the flag for all the ladies out there that would rather snowboard in front of the lens than in front of a panel of judges.

Anna Gasser: @annagassersnow The young Austrian phenom just put down a Cab double underflip at the 2017 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships in Vail, Colorado to take her first big North American slopestyle win. Anna goes pedal-to-the-metal every time she straps in and is currently at the forefront of competitive progression in the women's field.

Madison Blackley: @mads_wackley
As a member of the "Too Hard" crew, Madison Blackley has put out some of the most well-rounded video parts in recent memory and her skills aren't strictly set in the streets. Madison has been venturing out of bounds to stack footy and she's very proficient in powder, as well as unreal in an urban environment. Definitely keep an eye out of Mads in the coming winters.

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