Marie-Andree Racine floats a frontside spin at the Flaunt It finals. Photo: Raphaël Ouellet
BILLABONG FLAUNT IT WINNERS
Molly Milligan wins the Slopestyle & Rail Jam, taking home $4600.00 in cash at the final Billabong Flaunt It event at Mont Tremblant, Quebec
Tremblant, Quebec (March 28thth, 2009) – Billabong’s Flaunt It tour finals took place this past Saturday at Mont Tremblant, where the six (6) earlier Flaunt It event winners from this years tour competed with 35 other female competitors from across Canada and the United States. Each previous stops winner was flown in and provided with accommodation for a chance to Flaunt It at this final event offering $8500.00 in cash plus tons of prizes! The contest series also included stops at Martock (NS), Norquay (AB), Blue Mountain (ON), Mt. Seymour (BC), Waterville Valley (NH), and Sierra-at Tahoe (CA).
Competitors could feel that spring had finally arrived with +13 degree Celsius (54 Fahrenheit) weather and the sun shining throughout the day. Although the slushy conditions challenged a few of the riders with speed issues, it did not stop Molly Milligan from dialing in her runs throughout the Slopestyles 2 hour jam format. While she rode solidly all day, it was a stylish run that included a frontboard on the down rail, to backside three on the step up, to front five on the final kicker that secured the first place spot. Not satisfied with just a first place finish in the Slopestyle event, Molly took charge again in the afternoon rail jam by locking into a Switch Backside 180 on, to 180 out on the down flat down box.
The event would not of been complete without the usual Flaunt It after party where all competitors, media, staff, & friends were invited to enjoy some food, smooth beats and drinks and Le P’tit Caribou Lounge. Everyone enjoyed their time and were able to reflect on the fun times they shared throughout the day.
“We created the Flaunt it series to provide girls a platform to progress and compete in a friendly environment. Based on all the positive feedback that we’ve been receiving from this years tour and the final event, we plan on continuing to grow this series by offering top pros and local snowboarders with the chance to win cash and enjoy a fun day of riding“ says Catherine Desrochers women’s Marketing Coordinator for Billabong Canada.
For complete event photos check out our Gallery on the Billabong Flaunt It official website:
1st – Molly Milligan, CAN, $4,000 (Rome, Sessions, Drake, ThirtyTwo, Dragon, Etnies, Bakoda, POW)
2nd – Elin Tortorice, USA, $2,000 (Ride, Lahout’s)
3rd – Diane Rudge, CAN, $850 (Ride, Cappel, Electric, Nikita, Eesa, TSG)
4th – Joanie Robichaud, CAN, $250 (Roxy, Giro, Genetik Sport)
5th – Magalie Dubois, CAN, $150 (APO, Nikita, Mont Tremblant, Elm, Celtek, Skull Candy, Axis, Les Ettes)
1st – Molly Milligan, CAN, $600 (Rome, Sessions, Drake, ThirtyTwo, Dragon, Etnies, Bakoda, POW)
2nd – Claudia Avon, CAN, $250 (Organic, Volcom, Electric, Home, Circle Skate and Snowboard shop)
3rd – Laurie Gauvin, CAN, $150 (Rome, Nikita, Spy, Elm, Celtek, Perigny)
Megan Whiteside, USA, Frontside 5, $250 (Ride, Electric)