By Natasha Burgess
The 2013 Winter started off a bit rough with the first stop of the Billabong FEAST Girls Slopestyle Tour postponed due to a blizzard, followed by the next weekends stop being postponed due to a rain storm. Wild maritime weather wasn’t going to stop these snowboard ladies and both stops were quickly re-scheduled and delivered right away.
The Billabong FEAST Girls Slopestyle Tour took place at three resorts this winter; Martock, NS, Crabbe Mountain, NB and Brookvale, PE. The events had participants from age 4 to women in their 50’s and all had an awesome time riding the park together.
According to event organizer, Natasha Burgess, the most exciting part this year was the level of riding. “We saw the level of freestyle riding in the contests take a huge jump this year. Those in the advanced category were spinning 270 onto wicked street set-up’s and we saw a lot of pretzel out and other technical rail tricks that haven’t been common in past years. Even the beginner category at some of the stops was really competitive and showed a great range in ability.”
The tour just completed its sixth winter and it’s now obvious that things are in place to increase the ability level and number of females in the terrain parks.
Between FEAST Tour stops, Adrenaline Divas delivered their annual GET RAILED Ski & Snowboard Contest at Wentworth Ski Hill, NS. This event is always one of the highlights of the season and this year, featured a Billabong pizza party with so much pizza that everyone got to take some home.
The final FEAST event of the year was at Crabbe, which ended the season with a bang. The event had 27 participants, 3 coaches and it was an awesome sunny day.
Thank you to Billabong, Von Zipper, Wilson’s Gas, Dakine, Under Armour and Women in Snowboarding (Canada~Snowboard) for making this season possible.
Event photos have started to be uploaded on adrenalinedivas.com as well as contest results. An end of year video will be posted before the summer months so check back then and you’ll also be able to get news of our first ever summer event (Shh…more details coming).