meet Baily, slopestyle rider

Baily rocking Run For It Jacket

specialty: slopestyle
favourite trick: backside lipslide
2014 goal trick: 540 spin, rodeo

Come competition day, Baily is often the only girl in the park. Standing in her oversized coat that droops past her hands (no gloves 'cause she's hardcore like that), she may not look like a threat but this girl rides fast and fierce.

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Twitter: @Baily_McDonald

 

She carves the slopes so smooth like she's spreading icing and pops off jumps like gravity is a figment of your imagination.

Baily has big goals to be at the X-Games within the next three years and one day, on the Olympic team. This year is all about improving her big tricks and getting noticed by a sponsor, which will be key to getting her to competitions later.

Her love for the board started with her first skateboard when she was six years old. She soon became addicted to the adrenaline of trying new tricks and started wakeboarding in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.

Be adventurous. Go try. Board. Fly.

meet Bailey, slopestyle superstar

Her passion for all board sports is clearly fuelled by her adventurous personality and go-getter attitude.

This year Baily wanted to be on the mountain everyday - so - she made it happen. She got an after-school job at her local ski resort terrain park. It's the first year that she can work in her Ontario hometown and to her this means more than extra lunch money. Now she can ride everyday and learn more about what goes into making those ginormous jumps and rails that she loves so dearly.

On weekends she trains with her new competitive team, Simple Snowboarding, and will be travelling to nationals and to a Colorado training camp.

Baily rocking slopestyle and rail jamInstagram @baily_mcdonald

 

She may just be starting her competitive boarding career but so far, Baily is rocking it. In December, she took home a gold medal in the Whistler King of the Rail competition for best slopestyle and rail for U-16 female snowboarder.

It may sound like Baily's passion would override any boarding nerves but like any other extreme athlete, butterflies are a part of why she loves the sport.

Q & A with Baily

i: How do you prep before competitions?
B: I always start with a big breakfast. If I'm lucky Mom or Dad will get me a breakfast sandwich from Tim Horton's - they're my favourite!

i: Who's standing next to you at the top of the hill during competitions?
B: When I've competed there's only around 10 girls but they're usually older - like in their twenties. The rest are guys.

i: How do you  feel competing side-by-side older athletes?
B: Some of the guys are so good and it makes me really nervous. I just stand back and think: when will I be that good?

i: We love you just said "when", that means it's only a matter of time and practice before you are that good. So what do you do to calm the nerves?
B: Watching everyone just makes me want to be better so I just use that to do the best I can.

i: What was the best tip you got when you started boarding to improve your style?
B: Keep your shoulders straight to the side of the board and your eyes down the hill. If you’re looking into the trees that’s exactly where you’ll go.

i: What's your best tip to boarders who want to up their game?
B: If you want to try the big tricks, try going through the movements on snow first. Once you feel comfortable shifting your weight and getting into the right positions, head to the box and then the rail. You just work your way up.

i: What advice would you like to share with our ivivva readers?
B: Keep practicing, keep at it. Never give up because you're just about to get better.

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Digging Baily's outfit?

It's all about layers on the hill. Under Baily's jacket, she is wearing the beaming blue Alpine Long Sleeve Tee made with super soft, sweat-wicking Rulu™ fabric. Peeking out from her helmet is the matching Warm'er Cap to block wind and keep ears warm. This cap also has a Set My Ponytail Free hole at the back so it fits perfectly with your hair up.

Her pants are the Live To Dance Pant *DWR  (check back here for black) for extra warmth which are great for après hot chocolates. She's also wearing the Run For It Jacket with a Durable Water Repellent finish to help stay dry in warmer, spring skiing conditions.

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14 Comments »


Wicked future star for sure I’ve heard of her in Ontrio on the ski hills !!

Comment by Joe Lester — January 28, 2014 @ 4:25 pm


A future star rising above and beyond!!!! An awesome role model for all teen girls, which is much needed! Thanks Baily and keep at it!

Comment by Brenda Bustos — January 29, 2014 @ 4:55 am


I have known this young lady since she was born. A real trooper, no doubt in my mind she will bring home the GOLD!!! Keep the spirit Baily and dream high!! Love you!!

Comment by Marilyn Hatfield — January 29, 2014 @ 8:45 am


So proud of you everyday in every way!!!! Follow your dreams and keep inspiring those around you !!!! A true gifted spirit

Comment by Karen Mcdonald — January 29, 2014 @ 2:09 pm


Awesome bailey! Keep it up!

Comment by Elizabeth — January 30, 2014 @ 5:38 am


Would love to see some action shots!

Comment by Rudy — February 1, 2014 @ 1:22 pm


Hey ivivva, how often(aprox.) do you put new blog posts on the site?
Thanks

Comment by Runnergurl — February 15, 2014 @ 5:12 pm


Hey Runnergurl,
We don’t have a set schedule, however, whenever we find a great story, we’ll blog about it.
~Katelin

Comment by lululemongec — February 17, 2014 @ 11:58 am


Hey, is it possible to write a blog post apon request about someone that has been requested? Thanks Ivviva

Comment by Yoga lover — February 25, 2014 @ 2:54 pm


Hey Yoga lover,
Could we get some more clarification? Is there a particular blog piece you’d like to see featured?
~Katelin
Digital Engagement

Comment by lululemongec — February 26, 2014 @ 8:22 am


Hi,
I was just wondering if lululemon/ivivva outlets needed models?
Thank you ivivva

Comment by Sporty gal — February 27, 2014 @ 6:24 am


Thanks so much for your comment! We work directly with girls from our local communities. Attending events at your local store is the best way to get noticed!

Comment by lululemongec — February 27, 2014 @ 9:00 am


I’m participating in the lululemon seawheeze half marathon and I was just wondering if there was some sort of seawheeze for kids as my daughter is interested. Thank you

~alina

Comment by Mrs.runner/mom — March 24, 2014 @ 6:24 am


Hi Alina,
While we don’t have a race specific for kids, we do have a lot of fun activities happening over the weekend. Check them out here: http://bit.ly/1ivoXw6
~Katelin

Comment by lululemongec — March 24, 2014 @ 4:02 pm


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