K2 Crew Member, Joel Brinson, Checking In From Bariloche!

Argentina, much like the old west, is a land synonymous with cattle, banditos, and a different pace of life. Despite the many similarities, there is one difference so great that it brought the K2 team together to one spot, the Andes.

While shred-summers in North America are spent watching Luminous Llama for the 153rd time and counting days towards your Hood trip, there are a group of kids in South America destroying epic terrain with storms that seem relentless. If you can imagine dropping a line between rocky spires leading into a moss covered forest that funnels through snow-covered bamboo pillow lines, you’re on the right track.

Over the last few weeks, the K2 team has been taking every opportunity to tap into the terrain around Bariloche, home base to South American Snowboard Sessions, and the location of our current team photo shoot. So far we’ve been lucky enough to shred with rad locals while slashing river beds, jibbing trees, and experiencing the culture. The internet access has been spotty, but stay posted for general mayhem and more behind the scenes with the K2 team in Argentina.

Load'n up...A-Factor style.

Load'n up...A-Factor style.

Waking up to a few inches of fresh.

Waking up to a few inches of fresh.

Bariloche, feeling it.

Bariloche, feeling it.

Eero Niemela rehearsing flight patterns atop Bariloche.

Eero Niemela rehearsing flight patterns atop Bariloche.

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