The British Snow Tour made its final stop of the series on Saturday 4th October at SNO!zone Glasgow for the Trespass British Snowboard & Skiercross Championships and Slopestyle Jam. The competition was fierce as riders went head-to-head in the four way races. The Schools Tour Team also proved to be a big hit in Glasgow with over 100 enthusiastic kids taking part in the free beginner lessons, courtesy of the Trespass Lessons Academy.
The Trespass Snowboardcross Championships kicked off the snowboard competition on the Saturday morning with riders charging through the start gates and on into the head-to-head qualifying rounds, until only the fastest four male and female competitors were remaining. In the women’s final, Jules Chappell had the gold in her sights and accelerated out of the start gates, leading the entire race and over the finish line in first place, taking the 2008 Women’s Trespass Snowboardcross Title. Second place went to Jennifer Clarke with Riona Mary Peterson taking a close third.
During the afternoon’s Slopestyle Jam, Jules Chappell scored her second win of the day after riding super smooth all session opting for switch boardslides on the gas pipe and the up-rail.
It was the Slopestyle Jam that kick-started the ski competition with Rowan Cheshire landing a series of solid grinds on the rails and made creative use of the course to take the women’s title.
In the afternoon it was time for the racers to show off some high speed action with the hotly contested Trespass British Skiercross Championships. In the women’s final, it was British Artificial Skiercross gold medallist, Danielle Freeze, who was first out of the gates and was determined to add another gold to her collection, leading the entire race to cross the finish line in first and take the title. Schools Tour Team member Becky Hammond tried her best to close the gap between her and Danielle, but unfortunately was unable to catch her and came in a close second, with Rachel Bajek finishing in third.
The British Snow Tour Invitational at the Metro Ski and Snowboard Show, on Friday 24th October, will be the next event on the British Snow Tour calendar. Twelve of the UK’s top Snowboarders and Freeskiers will battle it out in front of a crowd of thousands for the hotly contested Championship Title.