Danny takes a few runs at Oslo Winterpack in Tryvann, Norway and fills us in with thoughts on the Olympics, Shaun White and a hot American chick. Danny will be filming with Videograss this season!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Imagine a resort to yourself, riding all day and rockin out all night with enough beer to keep you keeping on.
K2 loves snowboarding and we support those who support our passion. Grab a beverage, sit back and enjoy this recap of Kamp K2 European style.
While filming for the new Pirate Movie, hooked in the alps this year I was lucky enough to have a K2 BMW X1 to take me wherever I wanted. It didn’t matter if we had to go on drives that would take up most of our day. We would just chuck all of our bags in to the car, punch in the destination on the built-in GPS and cruise to wherever the snow was best with some newly acquired audio book or some music pouring out on the stereo. I actually couldn’t care less if I had to drive that far, I was happy too, it was actually pretty cool. It was also rather fun seeing all the other guys in our crew fighting to get a spot in the K2 BMW when we would go somewhere to shoot, haha!
- Washing the car. I promise that I helped out too and didn’t leave all the actual washing to my wife, it was a collaboration.
- On top of the Arlberg pass in Austria.
- On our way to Arlberg on a completely snowed in and very tight road.
- Classy, very classy.