For the first time ever, the Vans Hi-Standard Snowboard Series hit the french capital at Quebec’s Le Relais for the second stop of the 2015 Vans Hi-Standard tour.

With warm weather and light snow falling, the riders had a blast in Le Relais’ flawless snowpark putting their best style on the line for a chance to get paid. Lots of high-fives and five-dollar bills totaling 2K were handed out for stylish tricks landed on the jump.


It was inspiring to see kids get out of their comfort zone and try the suggested tricks on the list. If they could land a trick from the list, they collected double the pay. With a lot of stylish girls as well as kids who shred like adults, the skill level was impressive to say the least. Not to mention we saw some of the best switch straight airs in years!

Major shout out to the day’s MVP, Françis Jobin and to Marc Lemieux, the most improved winner. Special mention goes to Samuel Boulerice, winner of the worst bail prize, sometimes you have to pay to play! Congrats to the Van Doren Rail Best Trick winners, Tristan Bingel in the 15 and under category ($200) with the two winners in the 16 and over category ($300) Francis Lachance and Francis Jobin, for their creativity and style on the rail section.

While riders were in the snowpark having fun and getting paid, the Custom Culture shoe workshop activation was taking place in the resorts main
lodge. With guest artist Lebicar ( and over 10 participants designing their own pair of Vans shoes, creativity was the theme of the day. Congrats to Sheemer Voth, winner of the customized Vans giant Sk8-Hi shoe.

To wrap up the day, Vans Snow team riders Will Lavigne, Phil Jacques and Alex Gogo were on site to hang out and ride with spectators.

Make sure to check out the Vans Hi-Standard Flickr page for all the photos from the day, available in high quality for you to download.

Stay tuned for the next Canadian stop of the Vans Hi-Standard Snow Series, Saturday February 14 at Norquay, Banff, Alta. For all the details click here.