The Grand Finale of 2012 will culminate with footage from Shaun McKay, Leanne Pelosi and our great friend and brother Aaron Robinson and the Manifest crew. Plain and simple, snowboarding kicks ass and anyone lucky enough to ride is blessed with the opportunity. Enjoy snowboarding my friends because it straight up rules!
Sol Guiffrida down at El Colorado, Chile shared this video with me the other day; it brought a smile to my face and helped me recall on some amazing memories I had with Aaron. His smile, his nonstop laughter and his humble approach to life will resonate with me until my last days. Drink in hand while being interviewed by beautiful women in Chile; A-Rob continues to show us how to live.
A-Rob Is My Life Coach!
Snowboarding is much more than just banger after banger; It’s a journey, it’s euphoria, it’s pain, it’s excitement, it’s fear, it’s meeting new people, it’s sending it, it’s SNOWBOARDING.
Aaron was always the driving force behind this project. When it seemed like things weren’t gonna work out he always found a way to make it happen. He loved a challenge! I spent this last winter traveling around to many of his favorite places, meeting up with friends, and making some new ones along the way. I feel so lucky to have been able to share such great times with such an amazing person.
When Aaron passed away in Chile this last July it was hard to even think about the movie, let alone sit down and edit hours of his footage from the winter. It wasn’t until Blake Paul sent me an email highlighting the fact that one of Aaron’s goals all season was to get everyone down to Chile and film a segment for the movie that I came to realize something that should have been so obvious. We had to head South and finish what he had started. Although we were physically missing the one person who really should have been on that trip I feel like he was actually with us more than ever. We’ll miss you A-ROB!
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 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.”
MANIFEST – Teaser
Thursday, September 29th at the Bomb Snow World Headquarters for an amazing night of snowboarding-inspired photography as we celebrate “Perfect Moments Of Shred,” a fundraiser for the A-ROB Plant A Seed Foundation.
The show will feature a curated collection of iconic images from snowboarding’s most esteemed photographers that have never been available for public purchase. This limited edition series features work by internationally respected shooters: Jeff Curtes, Frode Sandbech, Andy Wright, Matt Georges, Jenna Low and Scott Serfas, just to name a few.
Proceeds from the event will help support the recently launched A-ROB Plant A Seed Foundation, a Whitefish-based, non-profit started after Aaron Robinson’s untimely death while snowboarding in Chile this past summer. The Foundation will help carry out Aaron’s dream of providing underprivileged children the opportunity to experience and develop their own passion and love for snowboarding.
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Joined by hundreds of likeminded people from all over the country, K2 Snowboarding set sail from Seattle to Kalispell, Montana to pay our respects to a fallen brother. This last summer Aaron “A-Rob” Robinson passed away while smashing life down in the mountains of Chile.
Before he passed, one of Aaron’s dreams was to create a non-profit organization dedicated to helping underprivileged kids share his passion for snowboarding. Today, the A-Rob Plant A Seed Foundation is official and anticipated to start changing lives of Montana’s youth this winter season. As an effort to support Aaron’s foundation and thus improve the lives of kids nationwide, K2 Snowboarding built three custom Turbo Dream snowboards (A-Rob’s favorite) for a silent auction during last weekend’s carnival. Prior to arrival one of the boards was sold for $2,000 to a long time friend of A-Rob. In total, the three boards accumulated over $4,000 with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the foundation.
A special thank you to the entire Robinson family for making last weekend an experience that will never be forgotten. We love you so much, Aaron and will surely be getting barreled all season in your name. Say hi to Craig Kelly for us!
Share a few of your memories of A-Rob
There is still plenty of snow in most parts of Montana. But with the schools out for summer, music festivals in full swing, tourist girls starting to show their pretty faces and temperatures soaring into the 80′s these past few days, we knew we had to get out and get some before it all melts.
- Brett, me and Turbo Dreams…..Mt Anneas in the background.
- little front 3 in the sun
Whereever you may be, there’s probably snow close enough to hike to and shred down….go do it. And stay posted for more posts from me throughout the rest of the summer…..I’m going to CHILE!! (in 3 weeks!!!)
Turns out it’s epic blower January snow!! We put in some turns, catch some airs and work our bootpack all afternoon.
We do the same thing here in the Jewel; put in some turns, a bootpack back up and lap a sick face of chutes, spines and senders.
It’s always a good feeling getting home after the winter’s travels, but when you can get home and ride powder it’s unreal. I feel so fortunate to have roots in this place and every time I’m here I’m overwhelmed by the soul that this place exudes…..