Gretchen Takes Second at First Grand Prix Stop in Copper

This past weekend marked one of the first major stops in the run for the 2010 Olympics with the first stop of the Grand Prix at Copper Mountain. I followed it via the massive amounts of twittering that was happening throughout the event, sad that I was not down there to cheer on the K2 riders in person…and that I was missing all the fresh new CO snow.

Gretchen Bleiler Takes First at Grand Prix Qualifiers in Copper

After all the media hype, summer shred ramp up, and speculation of who is in the running for this year’s US Olympic Snowboard Team the time for answers is finally upon us. This weekend marks the beginning of rush to Gold as Olympic hopefuls compete against one another in the US Grand Prix in Copper and Gretchen Bleiler did not start off slow.

Whitefish Montana opening weekend!!

Opening weekend was a success for Whitefish Mountain Resort, with new snow and sunny skies (once the weekend warriors went back to work) the mountain opened up the entire backside and a couple runs down the front.

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Come Monday WMR opened up North Bowl (now called Moe-mentum after local olympian Tommy Moe) and we started sending it.

Gretchen Bleiler Gears Up for the Olympic Qualifiers

K2’s Gretchen Bleiler has been training all year for the Olympic qualifiers which kick off this week.  She is a past silver medalist in the 2006 Winter Olympic’s and this year she’s going for the gold!

Our support goes out to her as she plans ahead for the Olympic Qualifiers!