Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month you know that K2 Snowboarding released a bangin web series in collaboration with Whistler and Snowboarder Magazine entitled Seek & Enjoy Sessions. Four edits were released along with a teaser and each edit provided a chance to win free Seek & Enjoy swag along with one grand prize for a free trip to Whistler during the 2014 season.
Well folks, Jeff Lujan has done it, he has been randomly selected out of the 350+ entries (through excel “=RAND” formula) as the lucky duck to visit Whistler on Whistler’s dime and he couldn’t be more stoked. The contest “I snowboard because…” presented tons of incredible feedback on why you all choose to snowboard. They’re inspiring to say the least and honestly remind us of our own situations here at K2.
Here’s what Jeff had to say, “I like the freedom, the cold air on my face and the crunch of the snow under my deck. I like the fact that there’s only myself to compete with, no one else. The mountain is my mistress and she tends to treat me well. But every now and then, she shows me what she’s capable of… And that’s fine with me. It comes with the territory.” Amen Jeff we couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
K2 Snowboarding would like to thank Tourism Whistler for sharing their incredible piece of earth and Coast Blackcomb for their comfortable hospitality during the filming of the Seek & Enjoy Sessions. We had a blast and will be back for more in the near future.
Here it is the fourth and final episode of K2 Snowboarding’s Seek & Enjoy Sessions web series. As a whole this series has set a PLACE, Whistler, given a look into the PROCESS and the CREATIVITY that defines the life of a professional snowboarder and now it’s proper to simply focus on the GOOD TIMES that snowboarding is ultimately about.
We’re all blessed to even know what a snowboard is let alone strap in for the first time; to score epic conditions is a dream come true. What ever your define as “epic conditions” is precisely where you need to spend your time this season and be sure to do it often because we all know that life on a snowboard is the only way to live. Enter our online contest for an opportunity to win a free trip to Whistler in 2014.
Here’s to a bangin winter!
Seek & Enjoy Sessions Whistler: GOOD TIMES from K2 Snowboarding on Vimeo.
Don’t get me wrong professional snowboarders are pretty well hooked up in terms of traveling and snowboarding for their job but its not always endless pow fields or perfect street setups that keep these guys coming back. Sure that’s a huge part of it but every luxury can become stale if it becomes too available. It’s the less than world class days that keep us salivating for the chance of scoring perfect conditions the next time around. And it’s the less than perfect conditions that give way to the greatest amounts of creativity and many of the best stories.
In episode 3 of K2′s Seek & Enjoy Sessions Danny Larsen and Jordan Mendenhall get creative during the spring months Whistler has to offer. Sessions like these with your closest friends are what snowboarding is all about. It’s making the most of what you have and loving every second of it.
Remember to ENTER the Seek & Enjoy Sessions contest after watching episode 3 for a chance to win a free trip to Whistler in 2014.
Seek & Enjoy Sessions Whistler: CREATIVITY from K2 Snowboarding on Vimeo.
December is a time to really be excited for snowboarding. Weather is officially turning on the way we like to see it and the holidays bring in some great vibes.
To help celebrate we’re throwing a Sketchy Art Party for everyone in the Seattle area on December 12th at The Piranha Shop. There will be drinks for the adults, live music from The Numbers Won, art on display featuring some of our top snowboard models of the year including the inspiration that helped form the final graphics. In addition we will have some snowboard templates on hand for anyone and everyone to sketch board concepts for a chance to be included in future k2 graphics.
Really this is just another party for snowboarding bringing together everyone who loves this lifestyle. Come and enjoy and bring your friends!
In the month of June last year Danny Larsen went out and created this video which depicts his style as a snowboarder, as an artist, photographer and now as a video editor. This is his home, Norway deep in the northern darkness infested with trolls and the like. EPIC.
Anti Denim – Danny Larsen – Carpe Noctem from Danny Larsen on Vimeo.
Kyle Miller is from MANtana and it shows through his riding just watch him here in this edit he put together from last season. I’m not promoting gambling or anything but if I were to bet I’d put money on the fact that Kyle’s out hiking higher than anyone today finding snow. Get after it, Kyle!
Kyle Miller Full Part from K2 Snowboarding on Vimeo.
We do it because we’re used to it, we’re used to it because we love it and we’ve loved it since day one. K2 has a very diverse team of riders from guys like Nick Dirks to Lucas Debari and several in between who put their personal touch on snowboarding; there is one thing we all share and that is the passion for making snowboarding our lifestyle.
Episode 2 of the Seek & Enjoy Sessions is about the process that leads to the joy of snowboarding and it’s the process that makes this lifestyle so rewarding. Enjoy episode 2 and remember, the next time the car breaks down on the way to the hill it’ll only make for a good story in the end while intensifying the love for epic days.
After watching episode 2 be sure to enter “I snowboard because” for your chance to win limited Seek & Enjoy swag and even a free trip to Whistler in 2014.
Seek & Enjoy Sessions: Whistler – PROCESS from K2 Snowboarding on Vimeo.
K2 SNOWBOARDING PRESENTS: “I SNOWBOARD BECAUSE…” TELL US AND YOU MAY GO TO WHISTLER FOR FREE
Seattle, Washington (November 14, 2013) Beginning November 14, 2013 K2 will release Seek & Enjoy Sessions: Whistler, a four part web series documenting the place, process, creativity and good times that defines our passion for snowboarding. Videos will release through December 12 and each week we’ll be giving away free swag to three people while one lucky person will be chosen at random on December 18, 2013 and sent on a Whistler snowboarding trip for free during the 2014 season.
As mentioned there will be three (3) winners following each episode and all you have to do is answer the following question:
Why did you start snowboarding?
*1st person to respond = Limited Seek & Enjoy tee shirt and beanie from K2.
*15th person to respond = Limited Seek & Enjoy beanie.
*25th person to respond = Limited Seek & Enjoy tee.
One entrant will be chosen at random on Dec. 18 and informed of their free winter shred trip to Whistler, BC. Winners will be contacted by email and publically announced through K2 Snowboarding’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts upon signature of acceptance. The Grand Prize will include:
- Round-trip air and ground transportation to Whistler
- Three nights’ accommodations in a studio suite courtesy of the Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler
- Two 2-day lift tickets for Whistler Blackcomb including access to the Peak 2 Peak Gondola
- Two 1-day Fresh Tracks tickets for one day including early access to Whistler Mountain and a breakfast buffett in Whistler Mountains Roundhouse Lodge.
- One $150 Whistler restaurant certificate
- Your choice of one of the following activities:
- One Ziplinning adventure
- One snowmobiling tour
- One $300 Whistler Spa certificate of your choice
Click here to enter.
Web series page: k2snowboarding.com/seek-and-enjoy-webisodes
Coast Blackcomb Suites
Here we are isolated in the beautiful Whistler backcountry removed from city life, cell phones, smog and pathetic video games. We’ve gathered our best friends and our snowboards and headed out to enjoy life the way it was meant to be lived. There’s a sense of freedom out here which we eagerly chase at the crack of dawn returning home hours later only because the sun has passed.
We’re after adventure and the experiences whether good or bad that accompany. In the end we sit back today and watch our hard work pay off remembering the good times while anxiously awaiting the year to come.
Seek & Enjoy Sessions: Whistler – PLACE from K2 Snowboarding on Vimeo.
Last year we set out to snowboard in the most epic terrain we had available to us and found ourselves not far from home in Whistler, BC. From the accessible backcountry terrain to the perfectly sculpted park features and the beers at the end of the day, Whistler served as an amazing home for this team of riders who were dedicated each and every day with going out and enjoying their “jobs.” We feel very privileged to have scored epic conditions once again, this footage showcases the fun we had last year as a team and as friends who flat out love snowboarding!
Over the course of the next month we’ll be releasing four episodes showcasing the Place, Process, Creativity and Good Times we had while snowboarding last year in Whistler. Enjoy the teaser and be in touch each week as new episodes release. In case you might be planning a trip to Whistler yourself check out the Coast Blackcomb Suites, it’s an incredible place.
Seek & Enjoy Sessions: Whistler (Teaser) from K2 Snowboarding on Vimeo.