FOLLOW THE TEAM WITH DIANA
Team Manager: Diana SciandraFollow the adventures of the Shred Betties team and crew, and meet new female riders through video and blogs of our Team Manager. Follow along as Diana's contagious enthusiasm for progressing women's snowboarding inspires the riders on our team to push their limits and progress the sport.
Angela Halo Wilsonalong with riding on our team, will be assisting us with beefing up the team content. She competes in events ranging from freeride competitions to rail jams, but at heart she's a free spirit - she's up for any adventure and prefers to ride just for the fun of it.
Where'd the team go?
We're in the process of revamping the team, but don't worry, many of your favorite riders will be back next season. However, we're still looking for the last few great riders to add to our team. If you think you've got what it takes, get in touch with us! Email diana - email@example.com with the following:
- Your snow resume.
- Riding footage, or your youtube channel
- A letter of reference
- A sample blog
- The answers to the following questions:
1. Tell us about a unique quality that you bring to the team.
2. Please read and respond to our mission/vision statement: http://www.shredbetties.com/site/about/ - how does this speak to you?
3. How has snowboarding changed your life? Where would you be today if you had never learned to snowboard?
4. Will you be able to meet our minimum posting requirements (3 posts - blogs or video) for this season?
5. What are your goals for next season? Will you be filming or participating in a specific competition series?
Latest Team News
On March 30th, Nike held an event at Mt. Hood Meadows that was called Snake and Hammers. The event was unique in the sense that it meshed a banked slalom with a slopestyle course. Each person was timed on the course and judged on 3 features where you were scored from 1-10. With each point that you earned on a judged feature they deducted 0.5 seconds off your overall time. The person with the fastest time after deductions was the winner. That day was one of the nicest days we’ve had this spring with temperatures will into the 50’s. Speed was a bit of challenge but thanks to Pat Corelli and One Ball Jay wax, athletes were able to get a wax job when they needed it. After my first run and realizing how slow I went, I definitely took advantage of the waxing station.
People are not exaggerating when they call Montana “Big Sky Country.” With more open sky than we who live in ski towns are used to, protruding mountains in every direction and an “old west” type vibe still lingering in the air, Montana is, and always will be one of the last great frontiers.
Trans Am makes their 7th stop at Northstar last Saturday.
Northstar’s park crew created a really fun, and creative layout for the competition. With 12 features and three jumps, the course gave riders a chance to show their different styles of shredding. The weather was perfect and the vibes were great. I could tell that everyone there was excited to push their shredding abilities during the jam format qualifiers. Qualifiers lasted an hour long, with 85 competitors that was a perfect amount of time for every rider to get a chance to hit all the features and try multiple tricks. I was so exhausted after the qualifiers, hiking for an hour straight, trying to rush up the course to get another run in… with an hour break before finals began I had to take a few laps in the park. Northstar’s park is one of my favorite parks surrounding lake Tahoe. It has a perfect flow of rails and jumps.
Finals began with 15 minute intervals for each section of the course. I had a lot of fun during the finals, however the one trick that I am really excited on was my back flip off the middle jump, to a 180 over the Muscle Milk fence, to a cab 180 over the gap. What a fun day! After all of that riding the host of the competition fed us an amazing lunch and gave out awards. I ended up making podium with 3rd place!
Thanks to all of my sponsors for making my season perfect
Honey Badger Energy
One might think of a cacti-covered, dry, sandy desert landscape as the backdrop for the small town of Taos, New Mexico… and you’d be right. But travel a mere 19 miles up a winding mountain road, and you will arrive in a dramatically different scene. Taos Ski Valley is a hidden gem, nestled within several 11,000 foot+ peaks, including the infamous Kachina Peak, which creates a perfect climate for a winter wonderland. This amazing ski area was founded in 1954 by Ernie and Rhoda Blake, whose humble family still owns and operates the resort! Shredbetties.com visited the resort that only started allowing snowboarders on it’s slopes in 2008, for the 2013 Salomon Extreme Freeride Championships!