Despite the fact that they once again had to take on a tracked face and started hours after the men, Shannan Yates and Christine Hargin claimed the victory at the first stop of the Freeride World Tour in Revelstoke.
“This is the steepest venue the female snowboarders have yet to face,” said Yates. “The top of the run was variable and icy making it hard to go fast, but I managed to ride my line and land both airs.”
Margot Rozies of Pyrenees, France managed to grab the second spot and Elodie Mouthon also from France joined the podium in third.
Female skiers were faced with the most difficult conditions of the day created by slough movement and tracked out terrain from all the previous competitors. The 2012 Overall Freeride World Tour Women’s Ski Champion, Christine Hargin of Sweden once again placed herself on top of the podium with a well balanced polished run throughout the face.
Nadine Wallner of Arlberg, Austria took the second place. And finally, the effervescent Australian Natalie Segal managed to land a smooth double pillow drop which was rewarded third place finish.