Ricker & Minghini Crowned Champions At Big White Ski Resort
It was an incredible week at Big White Ski Resort, where the Sport Chek Canadian Snowboard Cross Championships took place. This year’s Canadian Championships held a strong contingent of competitors with some excellent racing by the next generation of Canadian Snowboardcross riders.
Competition Heats Up In TELUS Park
The second of two IPC Para-Snowboard World Cup went off yesterday under stellar conditions, providing the best riding available to the world-class athletes that made their way to Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, BC.
IPC Para Snowboard World Cup 2013 at Big White
March 29th, 2013
Competitors in TELUS Park
We welcome all competitors here for the Para Snowboard World Cup and Sport Chek Canadian Snowboard Cross Championships including: Tyler Mosher (CAN) - 2009 World Champ, Evan Strong (USA) - 2011 World Champ / XGames 15 Gold, Mike Shea (USA ) - World Cup Gold 2013, Keith Gabel (USA) - World Cup Silver 2013. See what they had to say about the course at Big White.
14th Annual Neil Edgeworth Banked Slalom
It was a big weekend up here on the slopes at Big White Ski Resort it was the 14th Annual Neil Edgeworth Banked Slalom! This all-snowboarding event began in 1987 as the Inland banked slalom. In 1997 Neil Edgeworth was killed tragically by an avalanche in France, and the event was named after him. This is one of the oldest running banked slaloms in North American, and has become a gathering of friends and pro riders from all over the continent.
BILLABONG FLAUNT IT AT BIG WHITE
The 3rd stop of the Billabong Flaunt It tour was held Saturday February 26th at Big White inBritish Columbia. On another cold and snowy day, the competition was able to go on asusual. The slopestyle course catered to all levels as girls threw down their tricks on the XLline and the smaller line, which was custom built by a competitor who happened to be thepark groomer. Flaunt It Big White was thrilled to have an all girls crew with a lady emcee,filmer, photographer and snow‐cat driver.
The ladies were talented on Saturday with 540’s on the jumps to 270’s on and off the rails.The grand winner of the day was Quebec’s Stephanie Haines, jumping like a west‐coasterstomping a front 3, backside 180 and boardslide on the down rail winning herself a trip tothe finals in Tahoe. Natalie Good from New Zealand placed 2nd followed by Zuzy Rocka in3rd. Two ladies in particular saw the podium numerous times, with Rachel Johnson andAlaura Ewen each receiving three different prizes at the awards. The rail jam showcasedsome impressive talent with Rachel Johnson taking the win with her cab 270 on 270 out onthe flat‐down rail. Additionally, she earned some serious style points all day long takinghome the Sony Style Award. Alaura Ewen took home the Dakine Best Trick of the day with astylish Front 3 tail grab on the jump. She also placed 5th in the slopestyle and 2nd in therail jam.