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Snowboard Contest Location Mac Face, Revelstoke, BC

Revelstoke, British Columbia – “Mackenzie Face” played host to the world’s best big mountain snowboarders today in Revelstoke, BC. Seventeen men and six women were flown to the peak by Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing for the one run, winner takes all snowboard day of the Swatch Freeskiing and Freeride World Tour.

Revelstoke Helicopter

The North Face rider Ralph Backstrom out of Squaw Valley earned the highest score of the day, with a 92.67 out of a possible 100 points. Announcer Frankie Alisuag praised his “hard-charging confidence and aggressive riding” on the notoriously challenging “Mac Face”. “Ralph had a really technical entrance and finished his run with a solid double cliff drop,” said Alisuag of the winning run. In second is Freeride World Tour rider Johnathan Charlet out of Chamonix. The French snowboarder stomped three cliffs with his fast and fluid style, earning a score of 91.67. Rounding out the Men’s podium is Crystal Mountain’s Blair Habenicht with a 90.00.

Revelstoke Snowboard Competition

Of the six women invited to compete today, Maria DeBari topped the talented field with a score of 80.67; twenty-five points ahead of the next competitor. Honing her skills on Mt. Baker’s big mountain lines, DeBari chose a smart line, allowing her to ride fast and flawlessly down the steep face. Finishing second today is Margo Rozies of France with a score of 55.00. Third place goes to Snowbird’s Shannan Yates, overall The North Face Masters Tour Champion from 2011 with a score of 43.33.

“Big mountain snowboarding has seen huge growth in popularity the past few years, with the level of riding improving tremendously,” says Alisuag. Riders from the European-based Freeride World Tour and The North Face Masters of Snowboarding came together for this event; increasing big mountain snowboarding’s exposure and level of competition. For more information, check out http://www.freerideworldtour.com and http://thenorthfacemasters.com.

For more information about the tours visit www.freeskiingworldtour.com and www.freerideworldtour.com

Revelstoke Snowboard Competition

Swatch Freeskiing and Freeride World Tour

Revelstoke Mountain Resort – Snowboard – Mac Face

Saturday, January 07, 2012

RESULTS

Ladies

Result

Name

Sticker

Home Mountain

Country

Score

1

Maria DeBari

67

Mt. Baker

USA

80.67

2

Margot Rozies

53

Pyrenees

FRA

55.00

3

Shannan Yates

76

Snowbird

USA

43.33

4

Iris Lazzareschi

81

Squaw Valley

USA

40.67

5

Ursula Wohlschlager

71

Fieberbrunn

AUT

33.33

6

Kaitlin Elliot

70

Snowbird

USA

30.00

Gents

Result

Name

Sticker

Home Mountain

Country

Score

1

Ralph Backstrom

83

Squaw Valley

USA

92.67

2

Johnathan Charlet

80

Chamonix

FRA

91.67

3

Blair Habenicht

73

Crystal Mountain

USA

90.00

4

John Rodosky

79

Jackson Hole

USA

78.33

5

Ross Baker

72

Squaw Valley

USA

77.67

6

Ludo Guillot-Diat

75

Villaud de Lans

FRA

73.33

7

Max Zipser

84

Seegrube

AUT

61.33

8

Andrew Irwin

6

Squaw Valley

USA

59.67

9

Forrest Burki

62

Crystal Mountain

USA

58.33

10

Christopher Galvin

78

Squaw Valley

USA

56.00

11

Matt Annetts

77

Stowe

USA

54.33

12

Johnathan Penfield

58

Whistler

CAN

53.67

13

Aurelien Routens

74

La Grave

FRA

51.67

14

Christian Schnabel

11

Gnarlberg

AUT

50.00

15

Flo Orley

82

Nordkelte

AUT

46.67

16

Scott Heale

30

Revelstoke

CAN

33.33

17

Emilien Badoux

51

Verbier

SWI

28.33

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