All Photos by Andrew Miller
Challenging conditions from icy berms and thin cover to foggy Pacific Northwest soup surrounded the 2014 Mt Baker Banked Slalom. This year’s course was on the gnarlier side of berm surfing and gate bashing with a whole bunch of carnage. Temple Cummins took a spill and chipped a tooth, Blair Habenicht rang his bell pretty good, and many more blew out of the icy lower section. The course was moved uphill, differing a bit from the usual gully run. One thing that did’t change, however, were the legends in attendance, the rich food and Northwest camaraderie. On her first time competing in the LBS, Marie-France Roy swept the Pro Women’s division and her good friend Dom Valle picked up second. Japanese visitor Naoko Araki slid into third. On the men’s side of things, young buck Harry Kearney from Norwood, Colorado earned his second LBS title in the Pro Men’s division. Seth Wescott and Sylvain Duclos picked up second and third, respectively.

Here’s a Video from the Dakine crew from the Banked Slalom

Pro Men’s Division
1. Harry Kearney – 1:43.35
2. Seth Wescott – 1:44.18
3. Sylvain Duclos – 1:45.87
Pro Women’s Division
1. Marie-France Roy – 2:00.78
2. Dominique Vallee – 2:01.15
3. Naoko Araki – 2:02.33
Pro Men Masters
1. Pat Abramson – 1:50.48
2. Blue Montgomery – 1:50.71
3. Marcel Dolak – 1:52.79
Pro Women Masters
1. Marni Yamada – 2:02.64
2. Sarris McComb – 2.04.55
3. Barrett Cummins – 2:05.87
See more final results here and more photos from qualifiers