Kelowna slopestyle riders Jacob Marostenmaki (left)  and Hunter McMorran (right) hit the podium at Mt. Seymour in February and will be back on the slopes at Big White this weekend.

Kelowna slopestyle riders Jacob Marostenmaki (left) and Hunter McMorran (right) hit the podium at Mt. Seymour in February and will be back on the slopes at Big White this weekend.

Freestyle event this weekend at Big White

Slopestyle and snowcross races as the ski season continues

Big White will be the scene this weekend of the B.C. Snowboard Provincial Finals with slopestyle, snowboard cross events taking place at the rest  are being held at Big White this weekend.

A fun pipe camp will also take place with free coaching, judging and prizes.

“The overall series prize money for each discipline is up for grabs with this weekend’s final events,” said Cathy Astofooroff, executive director of the B.C. Snowboard Association. “With these final events being weighted slightly higher for the overall series points, anything can happen.”

The events are also the final events to qualify athletes for Nationals which will take place this month. Big White will host the Sport Chek Snowboard Cross National Championships 2013 from March 25 to 30 while the Sport Chek SnowCrown (Freestyle) National Championships are being held in Calgary from March 11 to 18.

Some local riders are coming off solid events at Mt Seymour Feb. 16 and Feb 17.

Big White development team member Hunter McMorran had a first and a second place finish while Big White’s  Jacob Marostenmaki was second in the Saturday event.

Other Kelowna riders who took part were Isaiah Peters, Mikhail Wasylyk, Kyle Dorssers, Braedon Russell,  Trenton Louie, Oskar Klein, Jacob Marostenmaki, Jaret Boileau, Raymond Nault, Tanner Holland.

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