SNOW FACTOR RIDERS WIN

AT SCOTTISH INDOOR SLOPESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Two slopestyle riders who teach at Snow Factor Braehead took full advantage of competing on ‘home snow’ when they clinched the respective male and female snowboard titles at the Scottish Indoor Slopestyle Championships over the weekend (5 September).

Despite stiff competition, 26 year-old Rio Peterson came through qualifying and top in her 4-strong snowboard final to retain her Scottish Indoor Slopestyle title.  Glasgow based Peterson is also a former British Indoor Slopestyle Champion.

Photograph by Steve McKenna

Angus Malloch – Photograph by Steve McKenna

 

From Perthshire, Paisley based 26 year-old Angus Malloch also safely negotiated his 2-run qualifier to make the 8-strong final and ultimately put down an impressive routine of jumps and tricks on the 170 metre long descent to impress judges and ride off with the men’s snowboard title.

Photograph by Steve McKenna

Lewis Moore – Photograph by Steve McKenna

Lewis Moore, who learnt to snowboard at Snow Factor Braehead also underlined his potential as a future star by riding away with the U-16 snowboard title and placing 4th overall in the male category.

The Snowsport Scotland 2015 Scottish Indoor Slopestyle Championships attracted an entry of 67 skiers and snowboarders with the slopestyle ski category titles won by Kirsty Muir and Harris Booth.

In Slopestyle, competitors are scored by judges for the height, difficulty, variety and execution of their tricks and jumps.