If you missed last Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, we have Gretchen Bleiler’s interview right here for your viewing pleasure. Before her appearance on the show K2 rider and Silver Olympic Medal winner said, “I am super excited to be going to the Conan O’Brien show. I think he is the man and I love watching his show. It is going to be an awesome experience to be on the couch myself.” Enjoy!
Skeleton Crew just dropped their new full length video Group Effect for free! That’s 39 minuets of some sick shredding!
Featuring K2 riders Nick Dirks, Jake Kuzyk, and the likes of Laurent Paquin, Jed Anderson, Louif Paradis, Ben Bilocq, Sean Genovese, TJ Schneider, Harrison Gordon, Chris Bradshaw and Keegan Valaika.
Get pumped on the hill the way Ms. Pelosi does! These party mixes will sure get you in the Party Pelosi mood and add fuel to your powder days!
The season is fast approaching, it sort of surprised me with the unexpected record dump in Whistler the last few weeks. It felt like such a great start to get the legs back. Even though I’ve spent hours at the gym and trampoline this fall, the muscles were sore. I guess its to be expected when there’s all these little muscles you don’t even realize you’re activating. I was going to try and film early season with Standard Films, but it started raining up on Whistler. BOO. All the way past the top of the mtn! As a pro snowboarder, your plans are always based on the weatherman, and since the weather doesn’t look like its improving I’m heading south to Colorado to ride park and learn some new tricks! I’ve attached some pics of Whistler, riding with friend Hana Beaman. Ciao! PS I’ve been cooking a lot this fall, I’ll be posting recipes every week on www.mgtsnowboardcamp.com
Check out what she had to say about it here: http://www.gretchenbleiler.com
Just got back from a few days of boarding at beautiful Breckenridge Colorado. What a blast! Top to bottom runs with a triple line of booters and some most excellent jibs. Here’s a little video of what my camera was able to capture in two runs. Just click this…Barrel Jibbin and Jump Spinnin…and enjoy -Tim Eddy
Ola!…our old Intern and good friend Pete Mullenbach sent this in from opening day at Steven’s Pass, WA. Thanks Pete.
Thumping in the Northwest
Quickly jump in your time machine and tell your mad scientist homies to rewind it four days ago. When you arrive in the past, drop what you’re doing, call off any plans, classes or meetings for November 19, the word is Stevens Pass is opening and there’s going to be powder. At this point you either were lucky enough to get opening day pow at Baker or you at least heard about its insanity. Regardless of the situation you understand that these conditions aren’t normal for November and this experience can’t be passed.
Unfortunately time machines haven’t been released to the general public; this potential reality can’t be relived. However, this doesn’t overshadow the fact that November 19 at Stevens Pass reminded me of classic mid-season conditions in the Northwest. Walking to the lift, the sound of avi bombs put a smile on my face as they rumbled through the mountains; a bizarre resonance on opening day. Even the patrol dogs were confused as to what month it was as they peacefully ran around in training.
By mid afternoon, the crowds subsided due to extreme leg fatigue. They retreated to the lodge for a cold Stevens Pass brew as flakes continued to stack. With snow in the forecast for the rest of the weekend and additional lifts sure to open around Washington, there is plenty of lift accessible powder to be had. So cancel weekend plans and or meetings and be a part of the best opening season the nation has seen for years. After all you only live once and until time machines are patented by one luck mother effer, you better take advantage of these great opportunities in real time.
That’s right kiddies…the new K2 X Michael Sieben collab on the K2 Jibpan Snowboard, Darko Conda Boot, and Auto Uprise Binding has hit Rad Collector status. Click the links or go to RadCollector.com to see what they say.
Pray for Snow!
Ever been to the Mondial Du Snow in Les Deuy Alpes? Madness….
As you have read before, there was no MDS any more, but the 2nd stop for the Rockon Snowboard Tour.
You could test the latest 09/10 gear, hang out with teamriders AND go to one o the wildest parties. Smythies has been host for party animals before, this time K2 invited to get wild!!!
french K2ambassadors! thanks jeff and Ivan for the party! thanks to Julien Petry and Vianney Tisseau for the photos!
our european teamrider Ben TJ together with french rider Julien Rochette
girls are fans too! Julien sneaked in
told ya it got wild!
latest Team addition “Alicia Bonnaud” was voted as best famale rookie in france!!!!!!!!
oh yes, smoe snowboarding as well!
julien killing the monster rail!!!!!!!!
next stop is:Avoriaz 12th&13th of December:
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