Brooke earned one of her most notable results of the season this past weekend with a 2nd Place finish at the Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam Championships in Mammoth. Brooke took on some of the best rail riders from around the globe competing against riders from France, Japan and the U.S.
Come hang this Friday and celebrate the re-opening of Buckman’s in King of Prussia, PA with some of snowboarding’s top athletes including Gretchen Bleiler, Danny Kass, Louie Vito and more. check the flyer for details.
swissnowb-girlsflyer_zermattswissnowb-girlsflyer_zermattOur european teamrider Ursina haller invetes young, talented femal riders to join the first girl’s camp for ambitious young ladies, who want to get into professional snowboarding!
Ursina is one of the coaches and K2 is looking for the best action photo from the week-end. Silvano Zeiter will be taking photos and the best will be awarded with a complete K2 set-up! more info on the flyer!
Ole Ole Ole! It’s that time of the year….catalog shoot time. So while many of you are probably trying to squeeze in the last few days of float life, BBQ’s, beaches, bikini’s, warm weather surf and all those other wonderful things about summer. We decided to end it early and take some of the team down to Chile to shoot the 2011.12 Catalog, and what can we say? Such a good decision!
The Mike Yoshida
First met up with K2 Staff Photographer and video cameo master Mike Yoshida. Between the two of us we had around 14 bags including our photo gear. Packed everything into my girfriend’s Subaru. Not enough room for me and Mike so we had to get a cab as well. Good times. Then we had an interesting challenge of trying to get 10 bags of product onto a jumper flight to LAX. Thanks to the counter ladies at United for the straight hook up! We met the majority of the rest of the crew in Los Angeles which consisted of Jordan Mendenhall, Travis Parker, Gretchen Bleiler, Leanne Pelosi, and one of our filmers for the trip Sam Hiltner. 13 hours, a quick stop in Lima, some delicious wine, and a couple Advil PM’s and we were in Santiago.
Customs in Chile is pretty mellow. Brought in over 30 snowboards. Helps if you pretend not to know what they are asking you.
The drive up from Santiago to the Farallones area is a fun one. Over 39 counted switch backs on a road not much wider than your car in some areas climbing around 4,000 feet. We arrived at our house for the trip right next to El Colorado Resort, one of the first houses to built up here. Farallones is next to four resorts El Colorado, Valle Nevado, La Parva, and Farallones. Every window has a view of the Andes. Not bad.
360 degree views
But now looking forward to a great week! Not the powder we expected, but can’t beat the sunshine. Stay tuned for updates as much as we can. Internet is a pretty rare commodity up here.
Spring Time Weather!
Leanne's Funny Pillow Chile House Shoes
our home for the next week. we do all of these activities.
Just a lil’ update from Mt. Hood! Last week was my signature session at High Cascade, as well as the women’s k2 alliance product testing week. It was awesome to check out the new line for 2011. There’s definitely some sick product that I can’t wait to get on! We’ll be shooting the catalog with the K2 team in Chile coming up in August…so not too many sleeps to go and we’ll be shredding some deep pow and getting some soul turns in. Yes!
So back to HCSC…one of my favorite features at high cascade was the airbag. I was pretty skeptical of the whole idea when it came out because I’d heard of so many people getting hurt. I passed by a bunch of campers so unbelievably stoked that they’d gotten all these tricks they’d been working on, so I figured I might as well give it a go. It didn’t seem like many people were getting hurt, and I saw some carnage go down! One of my first tries I rotated a backflip so slowly that I had time to visualize everything possible that was going to go wrong before my face hit the bag. And all I got was a bruised ego. So…from there, I decided that this was a good thing for my snowboarding. I’m getting to work on some tricks that I haven’t had the chance to try in awhile.
The search is on to hire two candidates to participate in the Old Spice Fresh Adventure Internship to celebrate the brand’s first line of destination-based anti-perspirant/deodorant. The Fresh Collection gives guys the chance to smell like some of the freshest places on earth: Fiji, Matterhorn, Cyprus and Denali. As part of their job requirement, the interns will be reporting on their scent-inspired adventures in Matterhorn and Fiji, via social media channels. Each intern will also be outfitted with $5,000 and an itinerary of “jobs” to complete and document while on location.
To help better prepare the interns for their adventure, Old Spice is teaming up with two world-class athletes: professional snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler and professional surfer Anastasia Ashley, who are coming on-board as internship mentors. For more information, visit www.oldspiceadventure.com.
“I am excited to be working with Old Spice on the Fresh Collection Internship Search,” said Gretchen Bleiler, professional snowboarder. “It’s not often that someone gets a chance to go to Matterhorn or Fiji as part of an internship, let alone get paid to snowboard all day and rock some lederhosen!”
Confirmed riders for this season’s event include: Gretchen Bleiler, Kelly Clark, Elena Hight, Sarah Conrad, Ellery Hollingsworth, Mercedes Nicoll, Linn Haug, Maddy Schaffrick, Haruna Matsumoto, Soko Yamaoka, Sophie Rodriguez and Ursina Holler. A complete list of riders will be announced in the coming weeks.
The event will feature a Superpipe contest on Saturday, April 3 in Snowmass, photo and filming opportunities for the media as well as lifestyle activities for the riders such as a spa day, yoga classes and a girl’s night out on the town. With invites based on a combination of Olympic and X Games qualifications, this year’s event will include a more international field and the event will be the first time since the Olympics for all of these women to be together in a relaxed atmosphere. Snowmass now features a world-renowned 22 foot Superpipe that was built by the award winning Aspen/Snowmass terrain park crew along with experts from Snow Park Technologies.
“I’m really looking forward to the third annual CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational, especially after the craziness of the Olympics,” said two-time Olympian and 2010 Winter X Games gold medalist Gretchen Bleiler, “this will be a great opportunity to focus on progressive riding and quality time with all of the girls.”
For the first time Viceroy Snowmass will host the athletes along with a mix of activities throughout the weekend. Viceroy Snowmass Resort and Residence, bringing the brand’s signature fusion of glamorous style, provocative design and innovative culinary experiences to the event will add to the truly special experience of CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational.
The CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational is the bookend event for a season of over 30 Aspen/Snowmass sponsored events. This is the only women’s specific snowboard competition and lifestyle weekend of the sort in the industry, bringing together the media, fans, sponsors and the athletes alike to Aspen/Snowmass.
Its spring time in Aspen/Snowmass which means long sunny days, superb conditions, plenty of free events and concerts and plenty of deals. Seven day advance pricing is now available for guests booking two or more days of lift tickets. Guests can save big by booking lift tickets, lessons and equipment rentals seven days in advance of their vacation. For more information please visit: www.aspensnowmass.com/deals .
Aspen/Snowmass would like to thank this year’s confirmed event sponsors including CoverGirl, Secret, K2, Oakley, Mission, Coca-Cola, espnW, Town of Snowmass Village, Giro, Nike and Viceroy.
For more information on the CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational or anything regarding Aspen/Snowmass please visit www.aspensnowmass.com or call 1-800-525-6200.