With high temps and even higher vibes, #SlackcountryCup5 took to the slopes above Baldy Mountain resort this past weekend. The 60 plus competitors were treated to 2 Baldy style cat-board runs where they were critiqued on flow, style, and technical line choice. Most importantly the judges were looking for riders having a blast (This was hard to judge, as everyone seemed to be grinning ear to ear.) Pow slashes, cliff drops, butters, tomahawks, and laughter filled the day and when the dust settled Tristan Hanson was crowned King of the Slack, and Stephanie King was our queen. Each of them took home $500 bucks for their efforts.

All Photos [o] Cody Gannon @codywgannon

The fun wasn’t over, as the sun began to set on Saturday we got set for a Hip jam under the stars. Pentagon team rider Braeden Nyhus took home the $200 cash purse for stomping a massive Backflip, and a couple of huge grassers. Sunday mornings hangover cure was a split board race from the base of Mount Baldy up the west flank of the resort to the top of Eagle chair. Racers had to collect Potatoes (yup, you read that right... potatoes!) hidden along the way before transitioning and riding back to the base. Burton Rider Tristan Hansen completed this task in 38 minutes and 40 seconds while his better half Kate Ediger did so in 50 minutes even. 

Braeden Nyhus

Once more we opened up the hip to competitors and eager baldy staff to entertain spectators under that warm Okanagan sun. Pat Hrivnak took home the Anon Optics best trick award with a huge backside three.

Slackcountry Cup is supported by – Ride Snowboards, Pentagon Boardshop, Spacecraft, Baldy Mountain Resort, Anon Optics, Vans Canada, BN3TH, Howl, Nixon, Air Blaster, Bull Mountain Pow Thrashers, Timberchild Design, Beaver Wax, Okanagan Springs

Tristan Hansen, King of the Slack

Slackcountry Cup 5 - #slackcountrycup5
Mens (Name/ Sponsor/ Prize money)

  1. Tristan Hanson – Burton - $500 
  2. Alexi Morine – Burton - $300
  3. Braeden Nyhus – Pentagon - $200 

Women's Results

  1. Stephanie King - $500
  2. Elissa Fordyce – Freeride Boardshop - $300
  3. Melissa Maynards - $200

Mens Splitboard Race

  1. Tristan Hanson – Burton 
  2. Andrew Wood – Kindred/Sandbox
  3. Riley Brooks - Pentagon

Women's Splitboard Race

  1. Kate Ediger – Burton
  2. Rachel McLucky

Hip Jam Champ – Braeden Nyhus

Hip Jam Best Trick – Pat Hrivnak

Stephanie King, Winner and Queen of the Slack
Jacob Ericson
Split Race Ready
The Roof Was Raised
Men's Splitboard Podium
Kate Ediger, Ladies Splitboard Race Champ
Nice Lien Air
Chris Dunkley Dropping, Craig Tomlinson Slashing on Bull Mountain Pow Thrashers
Erik Gelling, Permanent Vacation
Braeden Nyhus, Alley Oop
Brooke Campbell
Alexi Morine, Tail Grab
Andrew Wood
Jason Hilton, Start Marshall for Kids Race Up the Hip
Bull Mountain Boys
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