Photo: Oli Gagnon
Quite possibly the best thing that’s ever come from Riverside, Desiree has been putting down hammers and raising the bar for women through untapped presses and casual controlled style. Though her backlips and frontboards may look simplistic, don’t be fooled by the true level of difficulty behind her faultless maneuvers.
Home Mountain: Bear Mountain
Board: Saloman Gypsy 153
Boot: Nike Hadar
Binding: Salomon Chief
January 3, 2013
In 2012, the best women in snowboarding descended upon Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, California for a few days of park laps and good vibes at Ms. Superpark. While the women charged the features, our photographers captured the action. Here are a few of our favorite photos from the ladies-only event last winter.
December 29, 2012
Jess Kimura, Kimmy Fasani, Spencer O'Brien, Desiree Melancon, Hana Beaman, Anne-Flore Marxer, Corinne Pasela, Stefi Luxton, and Annie Boulanger. Some of the most talented female snowboarders in the world, in some of our favorite photos from 2012.
October 25, 2012
Riverside-bred ripper Desiree Melancon is one of the most progressive female street riders to date and this full part that just dropped is a testament to her abilities. Not only does she slay Japan pow but Desiree shuts down street features with tricks like a front lip on the Red Ledge, Québec ollie-in wallrides and a 50-50 to boardslide on an urban elbow rail. Plainly put, this is one of the best video parts we've ever seen from Desiree, so that should be more than enough reason to check it out.
October 3, 2012
Lib Tech’s Downtown Throwdown – Fueled by Monster returns to the streets of Seattle and San Francisco! New features, amazing riders, over $25K in prize money and still totally FREE…it’s gonna be BANANAS!
July 20, 2012
Rider: Desiree Melancon Photographer: Oli Gagnon
April 29, 2012
That's a wrap for Ms. Superpark 2012 presented by Gatorade at Squaw Valley. With weather being less than perfect on day three, we combined day three and four into one edit for your viewing pleasure. Until next year, thanks for tuning in.
April 29, 2012
Recap: Laura Austin
Captions: Pat Bridges
After a diagonal downpour of rain, Thursday turned into a weather day… pushing back our last day of Ms Superpark presented by Gatorade at Squaw Valley. Thankfully our luck turned around with nothing but sunshine on Friday. Some of the riders had already left, not planning on needing the extra day, but the ones who stuck around definitely made the most out of the last day on hill.
With better conditions and visibility more of the ladies were inclined to hit the gap over the stairset that had been built on Wednesday. Desiree Melancon, Bryn Valaika, and Erin Comstock all had some good looking methods over the gap. Kelly Underwood and Desiree had a double line with Kelly getting a solid front board on the down rail while Desiree aired over her. Then Erin Comstock, Hana Beaman, and Colleen Quigley pulled off a triple line with Colleen airing over Erin and Hana while they were on the stair set.
While all that was going on over at the rail section, a few of the ladies took to the jump line. Iris Lazzareschi happened to make an appearance on this final day and looked like she had been sessioning the park all week, throwing front 5’s and 7’s. Erin Comstock had her bases covered with fluid switch back 1’s and front 3’s and 5’s. Isabel Derungs and Sarka Pancochova also threw some back 7’s into the mix.
Considering the interesting snow year and variable conditions throughout the week the ladies of Ms. Superpark definitely made the most out of what was put in front of them. Getting creative with the features by hitting them in ways they weren’t meant to be hit and many of the girls riding from early morning into sunset sessions. One girl however really proved herself over the past week earning herself the Ms. Superpark Standout and Gatorade “Driven From Within” award. Kjersti Buaas sessioned all the sections of the park, many times guinea pigging the features, consistently rode well, and stayed on hill from first to last chair… making her the obvious choice for the award selected by the SNOWBOARDER Magazine staff.
Big thanks to Gatorade, Squaw Valley, Jess Richitelli, Mike Bettera and the SPT park crew, and all the ladies for putting in a solid four days of riding. Until next year, and stay tuned for coverage from Men’s Superpark coming to you next week.
April 25, 2012
Words: Laura Austin
Captions: Pat Bridges
After getting kicked off the hill early Monday due to an approaching lightning storm the ladies of Ms. Superpark presented by Gatorade at Squaw Valley were hungry to get things going on Tuesday. The morning looked a little ominous with dark clouds hanging over the mountain, but they cleared up mid morning making way for a very productive day on hill.
With a day under their belt the ladies had a better feel for the park, making use of all the features SPT had put in front of them. There was a long session over on the rail/wallride section. Some of the standouts included Kelly Underwood with lines through the whole setup, Madison Blackley, Mary Rand, Danyale Patterson, Marie Hucal with a good looking handplant, Raelynd Tarnove with a lipside 270 out on the down bar, Alexa McCarty, and Ruki Furihata. One of the highlights on the butter pad at the bottom of the park was Sina Candrian with a front 1 on to a cab 5 off.
Towards the end of the day some of the girls got creative on the first jump, transferring off the lip to the transition on the side. The standouts included Kjersti Buaas with a front 3 stale transfer and Desiree with a front 1 transfer, and Elena Hight also threw a good looking method into the mix.
Around 5:30 we picked a select few ladies who we thought were riding well on the jumps to stick around for a sunset session on the jump line. According to Spencer O’Brien who has been riding really well the past few days, “The highlight of today was probably the night shoot, we had a good crew of girls riding. Stefi Luxton, who is an am and an awesome little rider, did her first front 7 which was sick, and Kimmy Fasani’s cork 7’s were awesome.” At about 7:30 we called it due to the lack of light and tired legs. It was an incredibly productive second day of Ms. Superpark. We'll see what else is in store for the next two days at Squaw Valley.
April 12, 2012
Howl introduces their 2012 team featuring: Jed Anderson, Laurent-Nicolas Paquin, Jake Kuzyk, Darrell Mathes, Danny Larsen, Jake Olsen-Elm, Gus Engle, Nima Jalali, Nick Dirks, Jonas Michilot, and Desiree Melancon
March 27, 2012
MTNAPPROACH is proud to announce their first team of Professional Snowboarders. This group of 10 riders represents the wide diversity of uses that the MTNAPPROACH System is designed for, accessing backcountry jumps, long distance touring, 55 degree couloirs, or just some side country at your local resort.
January 16, 2012
Bummer... you missed the premiere. But you can check out the teaser for "Winter Wars" above and click the links below to buy yourself a copy of the full movie.
The ladies of Peepshow were kind enough to share their latest video, "Winter Wars" on SnowboarderMag.com for ONE DAY ONLY. January 16th, 2012. So get your fix while you can and enjoy some of the best in woman's snowboarding. Featuring all the girls that make you wish you were better at snowboarding including: Bryn Valaika, Claudia Avon, Colleen Quigley, Danyale Patterson, Darrah Reid-McLean, Desiree Melancon, Gabi Viteri, Jess Kimura, Joanie Robichaud, Laura Hadar, Madison Blackley, Silvia Mittermuller and friends.
Support Peepshow by buying the download or the dvd on iTunes or at KidsKnow
December 1, 2011
The North American tour starts in the Pacific Northwest on Dec. 1st through the 8th hitting Timberline , Mt Hood Meadows, and Stevens Pass. Throughout the month of December the Country Coach Family Truckster will continue its road trip down the west coast, hitting up Lake Tahoe, Mammoth, Big Bear, MT. High and more. Then it’s off to the east coast after Christmas.
November 21, 2011
They may call this "B-Roll" footage but this edit from the Salomon/Bonfire team trip to Sass Fee is equally as entertaining to us. See for yourself.
November 15, 2011
Words & Photos: T Bird A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of flying over to Saas Fee, Switerland with the Salomon and Bonfire teams to help one of our Senior Photographers (and Salomon team photographer) Oli Gagnon shoot a catalog for Salomon. I knew it would be an excellent time before I even [...]
November 14, 2011
This summer Salomon and Bonfire ventured out to Sass Fee to shoot their winter catalog. Thank God, Buddha, Muhammad, Baby Jesus, and Santa Clause for video cameras because they allow us to see what went down along the way. Enjoy this edit by Tanner Pendleton.
September 23, 2011
Why is this called a presentation instead of a video? Good question. But anyway, here is our presentation of the riders competing in Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails at Bear Mountain. If you can't make it to the event be sure to check back to Snowboardermag.com... the very site you are on... for our live Webcast of the contest on September 24th at 3PM Pacific Standard Time. WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST HERE
September 21, 2011
Here is a breakdown of the 2011 Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails participants you can see duke it out here on Snowboardermag.com during our live webcast which starts at 3:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on Saturday September 24th. More info here. WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST HERE
September 7, 2011
Bonfire Snowboarding Company introduces the most versatile bag in snowboarding for the upcoming 11-12 season. The Bonfire Bootpack is both a backpack and a bootbag.
August 23, 2011
Summer shredding may be over, but some edits are still rolling out. Here is the latest from the Peepshow girls with part 2 of their signature session at High Cascade Snowboard Camp. In case you missed the first edit from this session you can watch it here.
August 8, 2011
The Peepshow ladies take over High Cascade snowboard camp for their signature session. It's okay to admit that these girls might be better than you.
July 11, 2011
Who doesn't love watching cats do ridiculous things?
June 29, 2011
The most infamous crew at Mt. Hood has linked up with the most infamous magazine in the world of snowboarding. Check out the first episode from the HCSC diggers.
June 27, 2011
The ladies of Peepshow have seemed to catch onto a trend, if you post people getting hurt.... they will come.
June 13, 2011
Gotta love the good ol' park lap. Peepshow gathered footage from a lot of the ladies in their upcoming movie to put together this edit of strictly park clips.
May 31, 2011
The Peepshow girls including Desiree Melancon, Gabi Viteri, Colleen Quigley and Marie Hucal made their way out to North Carolina to get some filming done this season. See what happened.