Words: T. Bird
Photos: Jeff Patterson
Per usual, Chas Guldemond and Jamie Anderson were unstoppable at the Burton Canadian Open presented by MINI at COP in Calgary.
The fields were stacked under sunny and windless skies, amassed atop the course built by Planet Snow Design, and I must say that what the pushers accomplished with the little snow they had to work with was nothing short of phenomenal. Three rails, three jumps, and the MINI Creative Use of Space feature located at the bottom (where one finalist would be awarded $2,500 for the most creative trick landed on the setup) is what the riders had directly in front of them, and the recap will start with the women.
Hands down, Jamie Anderson is the best female slopestyle rider the snowboard world has ever seen. In a field that showcased elite slope riders like Sina Candrian, Stefi Luxton, Cilka Sadar, Christy Prior, newcomer Isabel Derungs, Shelly Gotlieb, and Jessika Jenson, no one could touch Jamie.