SVSEF Snowboarding Team Feels the Berm at 11th Annual Baldy Banked Slalom

The 11th annual Baldy Banked Slalom Competition took place on Bald Mountain Jan 7 – 8. The event welcomed nearly 200 snowboarders from across the country, with prestige on the line and the pros vying for an entry to the 2023 Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom. Among the competitors were current SVSEF athletes, alumni, coaches, and competitors across all age groups. The event helped gather the snowboard community together, let the riders do what they love, and allowed past and present SVSEF riders come together and share their competitive drive and love for the sport. 

“This is a prime example of what we are trying to do with the riders of the SVSEF Snowboard Team,” said Andy Gilbert, SVSEF Snowboarding Program Director and Head Coach. “We want to create ‘Swiss Army Knife’ riders—kids who can take on any terrain that is put in front of them. Fast in the banks, and comfortable on the jumps and in all conditions of freeriding. Our riders showed that this weekend!”

The Pro category winners won entries to the Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom. This event brings snowboarders from around the world to compete. This year’s event will be held Feb. 3-5. 

“The Baker Banked is a bucket list for snowboarders from all over the world, and to have one of our own alumni, Elk Spencer, punch his ticket was very special!” said Gilbert.

Baldy Banked Slalom Results 

Next Gen Girls:

  • 1st Camille Armeen (SVSEF)
  • 2nd Vivian Smith (SVSEF)
  • 3rd Arah Rockerfeller

Next Gen Boys:

  • 1st Rylan Olson (SVSEF)
  • 2nd Milo Pierre
  • 3rd Quin Enoch (SVSEF)

Youth Girls:

  • 1st Naomi Gorringe (SVSEF)
  • 2nd Clarissa Yeoman, Callie Allen (SVSEF) (tie)
  • 3rd Emma Lurie (SVSEF)

Youth Boys:

  • 1st Henry Hawkins
  • 2nd Karsen Miller (SVSEF)
  • 3rd Nico Lerner

AM Women:

  • 1st Zoe Bacca (SVSEF Alumni)
  • 2nd Kate Berni
  • 3rd Alexis Ziebelman

AM Men:

  • 1st Mattias Fostvedt
  • 2nd Ronald Arnold
  • 3rd Robin Foster

35+ Women:

  • 1st Sita Vaughn
  • 2nd Kirsten Phillips
  • 3rd Janessa Gilbert (SVSEF Coach)

35+ Men:

  • 1st Pat Lee
  • 2nd Ben Mouser
  • 3rd Ricky Millett

Pro Women:

  • 1st Madison Hall (won entry to the Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom)
  • 2nd Lila Yeoman
  • 3rd Phebe Erickson (SVSEF Alumni)

Pro Men:

  • 1st Elk Spencer (SVSEF Alumni) (won entry to Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom)
  • 2nd Jason Rickard
  • 3rd Yancy Caldwell (SVSEF Alumni)