Mons Røisland Wins DC Hit & Run in Meribel, France

The second annual DC Hit & Run went off in Meribel, France. Three main features on the way down are judged, starting with two mandatory airs in the 22 foot superpipe. PHOTOS: Nick Hamilton and Andy Wright.
Mons Roisland took the win at the second annual Meribel leg of the DC Hit & Run. Mons logged the fastest time, and threw down a switch backside 1260 on the last jump in his run.
Brady Lem hitting the rail section, full speed.
Jordan Morse opting for a method on the judged jump.
Brady Lem sending it through the toilet bowl to tunnel feature.
Local rider, Jerome Berlioz, just missed the podium with one of the fastest runs of the day, just sketched out on the last jump.
Sebbe De Buck is an all around badass. He said, "Hit and run really brings the fun out in snowboarding, all the crew hanging snowboarding, laid back format, with still a little competition. Kinda bummed didn’t have to wear bibs."
The course was filled with features, top to bottom.
Bobby Meeks, DC's man behind the event, was going full send on the course.
From the slalom course to jibs and jumps, the course had it all. 11 year old Ian Mateolli was the youngest rider in the field.
Justin Fronius making his way around the gate in the superpipe. The pipe had two mandatory judged airs, then 3 high speed banked turns.
The rail section of DC's Area 43 snow park in Meribel. A heavy slew of high speed tricks went down on this course.
The Meribel DC Hit & Run went off. Stay tuned for the video dropping on Tuesday, and sign up for the final event in Whistler/Blackcomb, on April 1-2.

Photos: Nick Hamilton & Andy Wright

The second annual DC Hit & Run went down in the picturesque French Alps resort of Méribel, part of the 'Les 3 Vallees' the largest ski area in the world, which has over 350 miles of trails, and sick 'off piste' terrain in-between. Hit & Run is a race, top to bottom through a park, timed, with mandatory tricks on specific features on the way down, which are judged and knock seconds off your total time. So to win, you need to be fast as hell and stomp tricks.

“The idea behind Hit & Run is to challenge a snowboarder’s overall ability,” said DC snowboarding’s Global Marketing Director and Hit & Run concept founder, Bobby Meeks. “The course combines turns of a banked slalom with the features of slopestyle– You need haul ass and also crush it on rails and jumps,” he continued.

In the end, the combination makes one of the most fun and challenging events in snowboarding.

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Mons Røisland  got a time of 1:57 (1:44 with the tricks), including a switch backside 12 on the lower jump, earning him the win and the 'best trick' award of the day.

Mons Røisland: The Hit & Run was super cool, I've never done a contest timed so it was totally different for me. It was fun all the aspects of snowboarding into one run, staying on your edges keeping your speed all the time, and thinking about tricks you want to do. A complete run you can do on a snowboard. Tunnels, toilet bowl, hips, step ups, step downs.

Sebbe de Buck: Hit & Run really brings the fun out in snowboarding. All the crew hanging snowboarding, laid back format, with still a little competition. Kinda bummed didn't have to wear bibs. End of season.

Justin Fronius: Super fun cause of all the different features in the park. Not often you get to hit a pipe, rails, and jumps that big.

Bobby Meeks: The course was insane. The Area 43 park staff crushed it this year with one of the best events of the season. The Meribel resort is ginormous, the town is insanely young and fun, and the new updated DC Area 43 park was voted the best in France…. What's more do you need?

The first stop of the DC Hit & Run in Mammoth, CA crushed it, so for the Meribel DC Area 43 park staff to back that up with an amazing course and experience for the 2nd stop of the series was a homerun. They killed it. The series finale is April 1st-2nd at Whistler Blackcomb. Register now at dcshoes.com/hitandrun

Xenia Nikealeva and Marina Brisset held it down for the ladies.

1st Mons Roisland, 2nd Sebbe De Buck, 3rd Jordan Morse.

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