The Women Who Run Snowboarding

by Eli Andrews

The evolution of snowboarding is constantly one upping itself. Never been done tricks in your browsers history only to be forgotten the next full part drops. Yet in the shadows of snowboarding the fairer sex is often forgotten. The P.S. series, Mischief, Peep Show and the Too Hard crews are working to push female snowboarding to the masses. With the addition of the X games and the Olympics the ladies are gaining some momentum and media coverage that has a few making even more money than some of their male counterparts.

It seems that for most of the early 2000s women’s snowboarding remained stagnant with little to no progression. Ladies like Barrett Christy and Circe Wallace had already set the bar with tricks like 360s and backflips. Around 2005 the progression of park building and snowmobiles became lighter and easier to handle for ladies. Almost overnight the girls started upping the ante with 5s, 7s and double back flips. Now it’s 2014 and tricks like cab doubles, back 10 dub corks and a plethora of tech rail maneuvers have made womens riding relevant more than ever. So being the hard hitting investigative journalism that YOBEAT is known for we tracked down some of the women who run snowboarding and asked them:

“What do you think it takes to infiltrate an industry predominantly run by men?”

The Riders

mfrmainMarie France Roy Hana BeamanHana Beaman
leannemainLeanne Pelosi

Behind the Scenes

barrettBarrett Christy circeCirce Wallace maryMary Walsh
  • HONDO

    brooke u forgot yourself. and annie. and Melissa Larson.

    • DENNIS

      I say DESEREE MALONCON , has given a fucking ton of hart ,soul .and talent to SNOWBOARDING ……

      • Bro !

        what about TOD RICHARDS , TERJE ad he was , well . he could be a write in

      • u-right

        THE women that RUIN SNOWBOARDING ? / but DEZ is a boss for sure !

        • 2018 !

          ALL the to hard chicks …fuck the old X-GAMES ,overplayed / Barret squad !…by-by …its a new day BABBEY ..

        • SHE A BOSS

          BROOKE GEERY ..fucking owns snowboarding and parties like a wild animal ..

          • EASY MONEY

            BODE MERRILL should be on this list . #1

          • stoner George

            fuck BARRET CHRISTY …give me the 2-HARD , BABES A BLUNT AND A COLD BEER

        • NEW IS GOOD

          THE women that “run” SNOWBOARDING are the young talent . KLAUDIA MEDLOVA …pure insane moves that have never been seen ….NOT THE 360S OF 15YRS AGO

      • move along /shows over

        WTF..u skipped the up and comer superstars KLAUDIA MEDLOVA …u skipped the recent superstars JAMIE ANDERSON and you went for the ancient overplayed old timers BARRET CHRISTY ….WTF

    • is it just me ?

      THE MONSTER ENERGY DRINK GIRLS HAD A BIG IMPACT ON ME .

      • lies

        DEZ….MADISON..DANIEL ..KELLY CLARK ..JAMIE ……….FUCK your bull shit list

    • and–2–hard …chicks

      MAISON BLACKLEY .. she rips on urban harder than 99 percent of the guys / DESEREE 2 …both fucking rule .

      • GO AWAY

        MADISON is a up and comer ..but why recycle the stars of the 90s …. THEY NEED TO MOVE ON [ SAME IN MENS BOARDING ]

      • old portland dude

        DANIEL PATERSON runs the show , NOT THESE OLD CUNTS

    • cloie kim

      Kelly Clarke ! all time super star ….

      • fuck X-GAMES

        DANIEL PATERSON ….so good …rail bad ass …hot …parties …kills urban

    • AND JUST ENJOY

      MALONCON for fucking sure ! top of list

      • JAKE BURTON

        CLAUDIA / on the BATALION squad is the most bad ass, insane ,hot, hard core, up and comer on planet earth !!

    • Halldor won superpark

      NO ONE TOPS DANGER PONY

  • bert

    robin van gyn is gnarly too

    • Borat

      I would make a romance explosion on her vangyn!

  • WAIT

    Wait what about Anne-Marie Daschyn?? I thought she was an integral part of snowboarding’s present and future being the President of Marketing for Burton?

    Whats that? She just cares about hanging out with Justin Beiber and going to Coachella? Oh…nevermind, carry on…

    • REALLY

      THE Daschyn cartel is all that is wrong with snowboarding in one word

      • TRUTH

        I take FANCY RUTHEFORD over BARRET CHRISTY any day any time ..

  • Poop

    Lame.

  • java

    janna meyen is one of my favorite snowboarders.

  • ladanian

    id let tara dakides sit on my face. she should sit on this list too

  • Cool Guy Nice Internet

    So Hondo is technically not considered a female? Well, I guess this changes things….

  • Yo yo yo

    Did you get it in?

  • Bobo

    Woah, if you click the pictures there’s more words……
    There was me thinking you’d just put some photos up.

  • Razor rick

    Mary rand.

    • Came here to post this! Fuck yeah big-air-mare. Yawgoons represent!

  • jersey girls

    What about Lauren Longfield

    • Yea

      or nah

    • sorry

      who?

  • SToweked

    Mary Walsh? Really? She’s super nice, good worker, but there’s a bunch of other women who’ve been in the industry much longer and have contributed much more than her! Maybe in ten years!

  • 2tru

    Shame that you left Desiree, the best female snowboarder off this list.

    • lucky slice

      TORA BRIGHT runs it ….not the old kooks you put on this list

  • Question: “What do you think it takes to infiltrate an industry predominantly run by men?”

    Answers: Balls. Big hairy balls.

  • Ohhsnap

    You forgot Gabi Viteri and Jamie Anderson.

    • 2tru

      Gabi Viteri still exists?

  • ghost of stonewall jackson

    This isn’t a ‘best of’ list, people… It’s an article expressing the opinion of several important females in snowboarding. Quit naming people who you think should have been included.

    • Dick Jones

      Don’t tell me what to do.

    • AND JUST ENJOY

      fuck you ….THE PEOPLE ON THIS LIST ARE HAS BEEN NON ANYTHING HISTORIANS … SHUT THE FUCK UP

    • BOSS-CO

      NOT these old TIMERS …….the new talent runs the show …weather these cling-on kooks want to accept it or not

  • TheAssociate

    This list is surely lacking some important names but, at least all these girls shred harder than Hondo’s lame ass

  • TheAssociate

    #Hondoislamr

    • TheAssociate

      #homdoislamrthanapairofsnowblades

      • Hi

        Snowblades are way cooler than snowboarding

      • HONDO

        y u so mad b?

  • toaster

    I would much rather see an interview with Tombo or Cooper Thomas. Come on Yobeat step your game up.

  • Shredzo the Clown

    First off Janna Meyen was the best female rider I ever saw…in her prime she rode better than 90% of your avg. Yobeat readership……no bullshit. Hell…..she still may!
    As for the Circe aka Circle K quote…….about lost its identity….definitely. But who gives a fuck…it’s a wide tent and if you ride you got a place in it. Here’s to a fucking fantastic season hombres….let is snow….please.

  • Hockster

    Jeezuz! The editing in this article is abominable! How about a little grammar check?! It never hurts to reread through an article before publishing it. I would really like to read the entirety of text, but the poor structure is currently making it impossible.

    • cascadia411

      Grammar checking quotes is more like Hondo’s job. Quit complaining about a free article.

      • HONDO

        y u speak my name b?!?!?! what did I do?!?!?!

        • TheAssociate

          I got my eye on you Hondo. you can only eat so many apples before you start shitting apple sauce????

        • John Newman

          Kook

      • TROOF

        Y’ALL SHOULD LEAVE HONDO ALONE. I DON’T EVEN KNOW THE DUDE AND I FELT THE NEED TO SPEAK UP AGAINST THE LAMENESS HERE.

        • Hi

          Hondo Solo

  • chicken lover

    the bar was set in early 2000 with backflips and 360’s?? i know zero about girl snowboarding but i remember tara dakides doing back rodeo’s in technical difficulties in ’99. and I remember fucking the space between my couch cushions watching her do it.

  • TheRealjp

    Mary Walsh?

  • Everyone Knows

    The best way to make it as a female in snowboarding is to make web videos that bite Bronze 56k and then vehemently deny that influence all over the internet via poorly written comments.

    • Bobby Puleo

      404: Not Found

  • Horst

    Lies. Don’t even need to read this article woman don’t do shit for snowboarding.

    • TROOF

      RiFF!

  • boyd

    hana beaman’s links to leanne pelosi’s

    • classic

      yobeat…

  • The ice cream on Bridges’ stache

    Mary Walsh hit the nail on the head: you need to not care you’re a chick.

  • Swittke

    So many haters

  • u-rope

    What about Lindsey Jacobellis? She made women’s snowboarding huuuuge…

  • tim tebow

    all sluts… slam pigs

    • kooks at powmow

      LIFTIE-CHICKS r sluts ….these women kick ass.