Jordan Mendenhall at Mt Seymour with the Progression Team

On Sunday, February 26, 2012, The Mt Seymour Progression Team welcomed K2 Rider Jordan Mendenhall as a guest coach who spent the day riding with our team, offering insight, coaching and inspiration to our young riders.

Mt Seymour is all about providing young, up-and-coming skiers and snowboarders with a way to naturally progress their skills on freestyle and mountain terrain. With the incredible support of K2, our progression team comprised of freestylers between the ages of 10-14 has been working hard this season learning fundamental techniques to build a strong foundation and excel in future skiing and riding.

Trick Tip with Jordan Mendenhall “the backside 180″

It’s time to learn your new favorite trick—the backside 180. Jordan Mendenhall takes a break from filming with the Videograss crew to teach you BS 180 basics: start small, focus your gaze on the nose, and don’t force the 180 around—trust that it’ll come around. This is a trick you can make all your own just by adding personal style. You got this!


Chillean Jordan Mendenhall Interview

Jordan Mendenhall also had some interview time down in Chile. Check it out!

A talented individual

A talented individual

Jordan Mendenhall and the K2 Team go to Chile – The Director’s Cut by Jordan Mendenhall

A couple weeks ago we took a trip to Chile. Jordan documented and it is amazing.

2011.12 Catalog Shoot in Chile. Day one. Ole! Ole! Ole!

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

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.

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

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!

Spring Time Weather!

Leanne's Funny Pillow Chile House Shoes

Leanne's Funny Pillow Chile House Shoes

our home for the next week. we do all of these activities.

our home for the next week. we do all of these activities.

Jordan Mendenhall Interview on Buoloco

Untitled from BuoLoco on Vimeo.

Kamp K2 Euro Edition

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.

Kamp K2 – The European Edition Video

Kamp K2: A European Adventure from Tawnya Schultz on Vimeo.

Video Provided Courtesy of Tawnya Schultz at SNOWBOARD MAG

Also check out the photos and write up here:
http://snowboard-mag.com/?q=node/38714

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

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

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Lance Hakker, Captain of the ship.

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

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P-Rod.

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Corey Kennedy was amazing.

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Torrey Pudwill is ridiculous.

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Chris Cole is part robot.

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

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Jake OE is one somber individual.

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Aftermath.

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Anchorage.

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Here we have the elusive Gus Engle.

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

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

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The Fourth Kind!

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Johnny Miller looking scary.

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Will Tuddenham looking emotional.

The Canyons Edit

Check out the Canyons Edit featuring some of the Ashbury Eyewear crew,  Jordan Mendenhall, Jon Kooley, Will Tuddenham, and Eric Fernandez. View it below.

Canyons January 11th 2010 from Pat Fenelon on Vimeo.