Gretchen Graces Self Magazine

Self Magazine Feb Issue

Gretchen Bleiler graces the 2010 Febuary issue of SELF Magazine, giving her inside scoop on how she juggles being a Pro Snowboarder, Olympian, and designing her own GB Oakley line without getting burned out.

Ladies, don’t forget to pick up your copy of SELF Magazine’s February issue!

Two Rainy Runs Snoqualmie

Check out K2 Team Rider Ivan Marcinko and friends jibbin’ it up on the rainy slopes at Snoqualmie this past week. Riding in the rain doesn’t look too bad to us!

K2 Pretty in Pink Rail Jam

K2 Snowboarding Pretty in Pink Rail Jam

K2 Snowboarding Pretty in Pink Rail Jam

Hey ladies!  K2 Pretty in Pink is back again this year kicking off our Paint the Mountain Pink weekend at Mountain Creek in New Jersey. This GIRLS ONLY rail jam will allow the ladies to showcase their skills front and center in the South base area as they compete for a boatload of prizes. This year we’ll be offering 2 Divisions (16 & Under and Open) as well as a High Ollie contest.  This is a FREE event.

4-5:30PM Registration in the South Lodge Basement
5:30PM Rider Practice
6PM Qualifiers
7:30PM High Ollie Contest
8PM Finals 9PM Awards

All participants will need to complete a participation waiver, if you’re under 18 your parent will need to sign for you. Helmets are required. For more information click here!

Live Coverage of the Final Grand Prix!!!

The U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix Olympic Qualifiers is coming to a close with the last competition taking place in Park City, Utah.

Thanks to the people over at FUEL TV, they will be webcasting live in HD on Saturday, January 23rd from 8:20pm ET/5:20pm PT to 10:45pm ET/7:45pm PT. With live halfpipe coverage, awards, and the announcement of the 2010 Winter Olympics team!

Cheer on Gretchen Bleiler as she secures her spot in the 2010 Olympic team and goes for the Gold!

Get Your Nick Dirks Benefit Shirt!

If you haven’t heard, K2 rider Nick Dirks just broke his femur during the holidays. “I ran into a boulder,” Nick said. “Focused my leg, I looked like Gumby.” He’s been laid up after two surgeries which put a dent in his pocket book (despite his insurance).

YoBeat is helping Nick out by selling some benefit shirts with artwork by Nick himself! Hope you have a speedy recovery and get well soon!

Get yours here!

YO! 8MILE Life and Eero Niemela

YO! 8MILE Life video has just been exclusively leaked… Check out Eero Niemela and  the rest of the 8MILE T.V. crew below!

YO! 8MILELIFE from Randy on Vimeo.

Check out the BETA UNIT crew @ (Capsule)

Hey everyone, our good friends over at BetaUnit wanted to let you know they will be at Capsule New York trade show this coming monday/tues. showcasing our upcoming fall 2010 line.  Cruise over and scope all their



fresh gear.

More to come from here too….be on the lookout!

Boxes For Days

This past weekend Snoqualmie hosted one of the most excellent events to ever hit the slopes. The event was called Boxes For Days…and it was just that. It was one heck of a monstrosity! I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ll let the photos do the talking for the obstacle course. The turn out was sweet there were just under 100 competitors all fighting to slay the beast of a box. Airblaster, Snowboarder Magazine, and Think Thank supplied the prizes and the Summit park crew supplied the obstacles. And a huge thanks to Krush@Snoqualmie for putting on such an awesome event! Enjoy the photos-Tim Eddy

Thats not a snow serpent in the mist....its boxes for days!

Thats not a snow serpent in the mist....its boxes for days!

Boarders devising a game plan

Boarders devising a game plan

Boxes For Days Headquarters

Boxes For Days Headquarters

Riders Meeting

Riders Meeting

just a few of the prizes

just a few of the prizes

Kr3w/Alaska Trip. I know this is old news, sorry.


All of the Kr3w homies in the van. We have Jon Kooley, Nick Dirks, Shred Anderson, Will Tuddenham, Jake OE and Brown.


Lance Hakker, Captain of the ship.


Battle at the berrics 2. Yeah that’s right. Yes I know this is old news, I’m the worst blogger or bloggist alive.




Corey Kennedy was amazing.


Torrey Pudwill is ridiculous.


Chris Cole is part robot.


Dirks and brown took a break from their deep conversation concerning the future of our planet.


Jake OE is one somber individual.






Here we have the elusive Gus Engle.


I can’t believe my truck made it all the way to Alaska.


We would session Gus’s box every day before we went to a spot. It was the most fun I had all trip.


The Fourth Kind!


Johnny Miller looking scary.


Will Tuddenham looking emotional.

New video of Ross Baker and friends shredding Jackson with Bryan Iguchi