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.

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Wille Yli-Luoma. PHOTO: Scott Serfas

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Wille interview IN Pleasure magazine

Latest issue of Pleasure Magazine landed on my desk yesterday.

check out this sweet Wille interview! in german though….
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Willie’s Coffee Shop Opening

Willie Opened a coffee shop five blocks from me, My friend Jeremy Matherly made it to the opening and snapped some shots

Willie Opened a coffee shop five blocks from me, My friend Jeremy Matherly made it to the opening and snapped some shots

Wille and pal Corey Grove sligin' coffee... do I smell Cobra Coffee???

Wille and pal Corey Grove sligin' coffee... do I smell Cobra Coffee???

the caffeine kids were there for an evening pick me up

the caffeine kids were there for an evening pick me up

Willie is a Copernicus of the Coffee bean, I had some of his prototype Java at a party a while ago, I was a big fan and I'm not even good with algebra. If you're ever in Portland, check out Heart on 22nd and Burnside in the hip Southeast.

Willie is a Copernicus of the Coffee bean, I had some of his prototype Java at a party a while ago, I was a big fan and I'm not even good with algebra. If you're ever in Portland, check out Heart on 22nd and Burnside in the hip Southeast. Photo Credit: Jeremy "Mad Dog" Matherly

Yoshida Gallery up on ESPN.com

Leanne Pelosi

Leanne Pelosi

Shaun Mckay

Shaun Mckay

Nick Dirks

Nick Dirks

Wille Yli-Luoma

Wille Yli-Luoma

More Photos on ESPN