Instead of buying some expensive ridiculous flowers for the Valentines’ Day, 18 girls were rocking the snowpark of the Pyrenean ski resort of Saint-Lary last weekend! Saint-Lary, the fresstyle ski resort par excellence!
The 3rd edition of the Betty Jam took place under an unexpected sunny weather and good conditions of snow.
The Betty Jam, what’s that? Take a bunch of motivated and passionate girls aged from 8 to 25 from all around France and Spain, mix them up, tell them to do what they do best (ski and snowboard) and you get a beautiful Snow Session performed with passion, love, and fun.
On the snow park? Two stands. The Mountain Riders who focus on protecting the mountain environment, offering mobile ashtrays to riders, and Keep a Breast, a foundation to increase breast cancer awareness among women.
On Saturday night, the fever of crazy winter parties spread among competitors and organisers who met in the craziest bar of the town, the Izard Café Central for the Prize Award Ceremony.
On the Agenda of that night? Punch, presents to winners (sponsored by Nikita), and a long night out before a Sunday of free session.
A perfect weekend for everyone, “I really don’t want go back home tonight.” says one of the girls at the end of those two days. “We’ve found friends here even if nobody knew each other yesterday!” claims Idoia, a snowboarder from the Basque Country.
The Saint-Lary ski resort and the I’m a Girl Association, the event founders, are looking forward for the girls to come back next year to hold an even bigger contest!
Words by Elisa Routa