A new documentary shines the spotlight on a unique winter sport. It’s called “splitboard mountaineering” and it uses a special board that can be used as a snowboard or split into skis as needed! Kyle Miller, a local splitboarding pioneer and the focus of the documentary called “FreeRider,” joined Margaret to talk about his love of the sport and the documentary. He also revealed a secret: he’s afraid of heights!
The FreeRider documentary will have its US premiere in Seattle on Friday, February 3 at 7:30pm, at the Mountaineers Program Center in Seattle. The event benefits the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center.
P.S. WEBISODE #1: 2012 Hana Beaman, Robin Van Gyn, Leanne Pelosi are out in the Canadian backcountry searching for pow pow and good times. In this episode the girls run into some sled complications while they are out getting warmed up for the season.
Another first place podium for Brooke this time at the Gatorade Free Flow tour. Brooke took 1st place in Slopestyle at the Vail, CO stop securing an all expense paid trip to the Finals in Ogden, UT where she will have the chance to earn a spot into next years Dew Tour. Although the park set up was small Brooke charged the jumps going huge and stomping her tricks with style.
“Join us on January 6th to celebrate Aaron Robinson by Smashing Life at Big Sky’s first ever snowboard slalom. Registration is $15 8:30 AM-10AM in the Big Sky Mountain Mall Friday morning. Preregistration is $10 if you get your name on the list by emailing your info (Name, Age, M/F) to firstname.lastname@example.org. 100% of proceeds go to A-Robs Plant-A-Seed Foundation, helping Montana’s underprivileged youth get on the slopes snowboarding! All ages are welcome.
Racing begins at 10:30 AM. Going to be fast! Jam Format Race, so take as many runs as you can throughout the day!
Shortly after the lifts shut down A-Robs MANIFEST, a film by Sam Tuor and FunBlock Films Inspired by the late Aaron Robinson will be playing in the Summit Hotels Talus Room. Free Admission but Plant-A-Seed Donations will be highly recommended. Raffle Prizes as well.
Following the video, After Party (21+) at Scissorbills with music from The Riot Act.”
So we’ve come to the end of this season’s Better Daze episodes but fear not these boys are just getting started. Along with Belzile’s guidance, Jake Kuzyk and Steve Cartwright spin the revolver in the the Whistler backcountry…. Don’t believe me? Check out the video and keep an eye on these guys, by next year, I’ll be the one telling you “I told you so”.
Snowboarding is fun so have fun snowboarding! Until next time my friends….
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (December 15, 2011) – K2 Snowboarding and Gretchen Bleiler are proud to announce that they have extended their partnership through 2014. Bleiler, an X Games champion and Olympic medalist, has been an integral part of the K2 International Pro Team for more than eight years helping to progress women’s snowboarding through not only her on-snow accomplishments but through her involvement in the K2 Alliance and the development of products like her K2 EcoPop snowboard, Contour boots, and Agogo bindings.
“It feels really good to have just re-signed with K2 for another three
years,” said Gretchen Bleiler. “K2 has become my Northwest family and throughout the years we’ve accomplished a lot together from Olympic and X Games medals to magazine covers, cool new cutting edge technologies and super fun graphics. I always feel so grateful for K2’s support and am really looking forward to the next three years, I have a feeling they’re going to be epic!”
“I can’t express my excitement enough to be working with Gretchen for another three years,” said Peter Mullenbach, K2 Snowboarding International Team Manager. “Aside from being an amazing snowboarder, Gretchen is a great person who has helped shape all aspects of women’s snowboarding while sustaining a proper style and personality for women and girls around the world to admire. She is passionate, competitive and dedicated; we are truly looking forward to the next three years with one of snowboarding’s great gems.”
Fresh off the training grounds of New Zealand, Gretchen is busy preparing for a full season of competition including the US Grand Prix, Dew Tour and X Games among others. Additionally, K2 engineers will continue seeking product feedback from Gretchen with the idea of creating the most advanced and effective women’s snowboard products on the market. Keep your eyes on Gretchen, she’s just getting started.