If you ask anyone in the know ‘who’s heading up women’s street snowboarding right now?’ – chances are Desiree Melancon will be right up the top of their list; and with a regular slew of video parts (some of which have been hailed as the best of all time from a woman), Des has certainly earned that praise.
An enforcer of the no-nonsense approach to women’s snowboarding – part of the key to her success is that she’s not just ‘good for a girl’, but a straight up shredder full stop. Putting down parts for Think Thank, Videograss, Peep Show, La La Land and more that line-up against male rider’s footy as ‘stand-out’ rather than ‘filler’.
Stylish as hell and an aggressive rider to boot, you’ll most likely next see Des adding more urban hammers to her name – or potentially dabbling as her artistic alterego AF1234. Never dull and always sending out top-quality snowboarding entertainment – Desiree’s clips go straight onto our ‘play and repeat’ pile, and they should be on yours too.