Smash Life Banked Slalom: Big Sky, MT – Jan 6, 2012 – A Rob Plant a Seed Foundation

From contest organizer Shane Stalling:

“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 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.”


“Better Daze” Ep3 – Whistler Backcountry on snowmobiles

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….

Press Release – Gretchen Bleiler signs with K2 Snowboarding through 2014

Gretchen Bleiler Press Release: 2011/2012

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.

Afterhours at Copper Mtn with Matts Kuli on his Happy Hour

A short recap of the Paul Mitchell rail jam at Copper with Matts Kuli, Jordan Phillips, Johnny Lazz, Eric Beauchemin, and the boss Yale Cousino.

Brooke Voight wins Paul Mitchell Progression Session at Copper Mtn

Brooke Voight took top honors at the Copper Mountain Paul Mitchell Progression Session last weekend.

Check out the full recap on Snowboarder Mag.

1. Yale Cousino
2. Eric Beauchemin
3. Jonah Owen
1. Brooke Voight
2. Cheryl Maas
3. Ty Walker

Dirksumentary Part 1 – YoBeat follows snowboarder Nick Dirks on his birthday

“better daze” episode 2 from K2 snowboarding canada

With only a couple days left in Northern BC the guys get a few more session in before its time to head back home were the weather is rumored to be turning around. In this episode we learn that Steve will say just about anything to avoid getting kicked out of a spot, Belzile can make the best of any situation and Jake is a ridiculously good skater.

Music from Tin Sparrow:

K2uesdays video and contest overview

This weeks video!

Here’s the deal! Every Tuesday K2 Snowboarding along with will be launching a new funny and action packed video that will go along with the K2uesday contest. In the video there will be some sort of question presented. Answering that question correctly is your chance to win big. You have until the end of the day to enter your answer to the question. All the correct answers will be placed in a hat with one winner for Canada entrants and one for USA entrants. The first prize is a K2 Happy Hour for Tuesday November 1st!

K2uesday videos will be posted every Tuesday on, K2 Snowboarding Facebook and K2 Snowboarding Twitter.

All correctly answered questions are elegible for the grand prize of a trip to Kamp K2 this spring. Make sure you watch the videos and get your answers in every week for the best chance of winning the Kamp K2 trip.

The prize schedule:

Check out the intro video below and be sure to enter each K2uesday!

Leanne Pelosi Pro kit on

Check out the full article including all the rest of Leanne’s gear at

About Leanne’s Setup

Leanne Pelosi has done a tremendous amount for female snowboarding. She founded the MGT Snowboard Camp for Girls and Women who want to continue to progress their snowboarding and she has appeared in many runway films such as La La Land, As If, and Ro Sham Bo. She is one down to earth rider, and her set up is just as rad as she is.

For the park, where Leanne has no problem throwing 720s and cab 270 on to 180 out on down rails, she checks in her K2 Va Va Voom 143. When in the backcountry she rides her K2 Wolfpack 154. “I developed this board for an all-around board that I use for park and backcountry. You can’t go wrong with feathers on the base.” remarks Leanne.

For bindings she kicks it in the K2 Agogos because of how fast she can get in and out of them and the K2 Contour boots because the Double Boa is easy and fast to use when your on hill.

Check out the full article including all the rest of Leanne’s gear at

Shaun McKay Good Look: Tahoe Trip with Eric Jackson

Shaun McKay and Eric Jackson’s first film trip of the last season. Check out some early season action from the Sierras while filming for Peoples “Good Look”

People is back at it again with our 2011 release GOOD LOOK. Filmed in HD digital video around the globe and showcasing the most progressive snowboarding from individuals with heart and personality, GOOD LOOK is: JP Walker, Eero Niemela, Eric Jackson, Joe Sexton, Simon Chamberlain, Shaun McKay, Lauri Heiskari, Heikki Sorsa, Aaron Biittner, and friends.

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