Alpine snowboarders vie for Canadian Championship

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The winner of the Junior FIS Ladies Canadian race was Jennifer Hawkrigg (centre) with Marianne Laurin-Lalonde (left) second, Emma Van Groningen third and Abby Van Groningen (right) fourth.

Snowboarders descended upon Le Relais ski centre on March 13-15 to participate in the S3 Alpine Snowboard Canadian Championships. Australian, Chinese and American "riders" also took part in several races. Team Canada athletes who have gained international standing were also on site to race for their chance at a medal.

Alpine snowboard racing resembles alpine ski slalom events.