White Noise: Will Lavigne


Will Lavigne is one of the most humble snowboarders out there, which is really impressive because he has plenty of reason to be vocal about his on-board accomplishments. This French Canadian rail savant’s video parts have been featured in influential movies, from the Sugarshack films to Rome Snowboards’ mid-aughts team videos, to 2014 SNOWBOARDER Movie of the Year, Deja Vu. In each offering, Monsieur Lavigne has continued to raise the bar and provide a plethora of masterful maneuvers. Will’s electric trick selection in the streets is mirrored by his taste in the music that he prefers, with a mix of classics and contemporary artists, as well a healthy dose of tunes from his home province. So, scroll down and add a few of this Quebecois rider’s song selections to your personal playlist, because we’ll gladly take some direction, or re-direction as the case may be, from Will.

– Mary Walsh

Name: Will Lavigne
Home Resort: Stoneham, QC
Sponsors: Rome, Quiksilver, Rockstar, Spy, Vans, IFound, Empire

First Tracks (music that wakes you up): “Denia”, Manu Chao. “Emmenez Moi”, Charles Aznavour.

Pow Ballad (favorite song to ride pow to): “Gimme Shelter”, Rolling Stones. “Orion”, Metallica.


p: Oli Gagnon

Jib Jam (favorite song to jib to): “Back Dans Les Bacs”, NTM. “Amour & Jalousie”, Oxmo Puccino.

Rock Ride (what song pumps you up the most during a session): “I Just Want You”, Ozzy Osbourne. “Seer”, Witch.

Cool Down (what's your mellow post riding song): “No Surprise”, Radiohead. “Le Vent Nous Portera”, Noir Désir. “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”, Bob Dylan“Qui Peut Le Nier”, Oxmo Puccino.



p: Oli Gagnon

Pre Aprés (what do you listen to before you go out at night): “Money trees”, Kendrick Lamar.

What is your favorite video part song of all-time? Skateboard works? Arto Saari in Mind Field. “Atlas”, Battles.

What video part song that you've used have you been most stoked on?  Been trying to get this one for a while… “Passin Me By”, Pharcyde.

If you could be one rock star, who would it be? I don’t know… Celine Dion.

Simple Guilty Pleasures (what are you ashamed to admit you actually like): The Offspring, Smash album. “Bitter Sweet Symphony”, The Verve.

Turn it Down (music you can't stand): Any country stuff.

Turn it Off (worst song ever): Any Dub Step.