Waterville Valley, NH, March 3, 2009- Waterville Valley hosted the 4th stop of the Billabong Flaunt It girls only Slopestyle & Rail Jam series on Sunday, March 1.Thirty of New England’s finest female shredders came out to Waterville’s Exhibition Terrain Park to ‘Flaunt It’.
A morning slopestyle, slopeside BBQ lunch and an afternoon rail jam with a ton of product from event sponsors Billabong, Dakine and Von Zipper summed up the day’s festivites.
The standout in slopestyle was none other than Waterville Valley’s own Snowsports Coach Elin Tortorice. Elin wowed judges all morning stomping her winning run where she threw down a cab 180 to a back 3 into frontside 3 and then top it off on the rail section with a boardslide and a nosepress. “The conditions were firm but fun,” said Tortorice, “On my second to last run I stuck everything which included a front 3 and a back 3.” Along with $600 in prize money and product from event sponsors Dakine, VonZipper and Billabong, Elin also earned entrance, airfare and accommodations courtesy of Billabong into the Flaunt It Finals to be held March 28 at Mont Tremblant, Quebec.
Laura Rogoski, Amber Marsh, and Taylor Owen showed off multiple eye catching tricks during the Rail Jam and were rewarded with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place respectively. Keep 11-year-old Ty Walker on your radar, this young gun from Stowe, Vermont pulled out a 540 for the judges taking away the prize for Best Trick. The best thing about snowboarding according to Ty is, “Being in the air and not having to worry about anything but just like landing the trick and riding away clean. I had a great time.”
The Flaunt It series continues on to the next stop March 15 at Sierra-at-Tahoe. For more information or to register visit billabong.com/flauntit
1st: Elin Tortorice $600 + airfare/accommodations to Flaunt It series FINALS at Mont Tremblant, Dakine luggage, Von Zipper goggles and fanny pack kit, Billabong outerwear and product
2nd: Taylor Owen $400, Dakine luggage, Dakine gloves, Billabong product
3rd: Ty Walker $150, Dakine backpack, Billabong product
4th: Amber Marsh Billabong product
5th: Maggie Eshbaugh Billabong product
Rail Jam Results:
1st: Laura Rogoski $200 + Billabong outerwear and product, Dakine gloves, Von Zipper goggles and fanny pack kit
2nd: Amber Marsh $150 + Billabong product, Dakine gloves
3rd: Taylor Owen $100 + Billabong product
Ty Walker for 540 Billabong product
Mary Rand Billabong product