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The Most Anticipated Girls' Snowboard Competition

The most anticipated girls' snowboard competition is over. Billabong’s Flaunt It is an All-Girls Slopestyle & Rail Jam snowboard contest that is aimed at giving girls regardless their riding level a chance to show off while providing over $25,000 in cash and prizes. Competitors gathered from all over Canada and the US to test themselves at Lake Louise, Alberta for Flaunt It 8th annual event.
23. 3. 2014

The event was open to a total of 50 riders who gathered from North and South America for the most awaited all girls’ competition in the country. The start must have been delayed due to adverse weather as the competitors braved temperatures of -36°c; the mountain waited a few hours before it was safe to open lifts to the public.

Rail Jam

The day started off with the rail jam as the girls hiked a set up consisting of a flat-down box and an urban down-flat-down and down rail to keep toasty. Whistler’s Breanna Stangeland locked down first place with a switch front blunt same way on the down bar.


1st: Breanna Stangeland $700 (Smith, The Source, Burton)
2nd: Ann Fred Grenier $500 (Volcom, Electric, Bern)
3rd: Lynn Neil $200 (Roxy, Smith, Wicked Audio, Monster)
4th: Samm Denena (Roxy, VonZipper, DC, Nibz)
5th: Steph Haines (One Boardshop, Salomon, Spy, Coal)


The slopestyle contest was held in the afternoon once it warmed up a few degrees. Ontario’s Samm Denena took home the $2000 prize for first place with a 50-50 on the flat-down, followed by a clean backside 360 and a backside rodeo 5. Second place was awarded to Breanna Stangeland and third to Quebec’s Laurie Blouin. Katherine Lacroix Vogel mertited $100 and some Dakine luggage for her frontside 720 sweeping up the Dakine Best Trick Award. Super stylish Steph Haines claimed the Nixon Style Award and took home a Nixon Blaster.


1st: Samm Denena $2000 (Roxy, VonZipper, DC, Nibz)
2nd: Breanna Stangeland $1000 (Smith, The Source, Burton)
3rd: Laurie Blouin $500 (O’Neil, Rome SDS, Sandbox, Maximise)
4th: Lynn Neil (Roxy, Smith, Wicked Audio, Monster)
5th: Hailee Mattingley (Giro, Salty Peaks, Snogression, Flux)

Other Awards:

Dakine Best Trick: Katherine Lacroix Vogel $100 (L2R Snowboards, Somwon Collective, Long Co, Mt Seymour)

Nixon Style Award: Steph Haines (One Boardshop, Salomon, Spy, Coal)

VZ Rag Doll Award: Sabrina Gauthier (DC, Somewon Snow, Society Snow & Skate, Shred Betties)

Gromette Award: Molly Hignell

Wrap Up

The day wrapped up with a VIP party for the competitors at the Billabong Store in Banff. The girls enjoyed snacks, drinks, and were pampered with a hair stylist and makeup artist before enjoying Banff’s nightlife. If you are a keen snowboarder girl and would like to compete next year visit or visit them on Facebook at regarding information, including registration.

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23. 3. 2014

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