As we speak. “Our Backyard” and the majority of the winter climates are starting to see more and more snow so quite watching these videos and get out there it’ll be the best move you make all week.
Snowboarding is passion, snowboarding is inspiring and creative; it’s high fives and powder mustaches. Many of the best days to be had are in white out conditions, in the heart of the storm, yet fully comforted by the solitude of the trees. This is snowboarding in the Pacific Northwest, in our own backyard.
The true beauty of snowboarding, though, is that every person has they’re unique outlook and whether your backyard is Mt. Baker or a golf course in West Virginia we encourage you to explore that territory and reacquaint yourself with the comfort that snowboarding brings. The friendships that it strengthens and the excitement it instills.
Follow along as we portray our season every other Tuesday from now until the start of January. This is “Our Backyard,” where’s yours?
There’s nothing better than watching legendary riding along side a younger generation. Jordan Mendenhall has been dropping banger video parts since you were pooing in diapers and Nick Dirks is well on his way to doing the same. Both Nick and Jordan ripped around with Video Grass this year, check em out in “The Darkside” available now at kick ass snowboard shops and iTunes stores near you.
On Sunday, February 26, 2012, The Mt Seymour Progression Team welcomed K2 Rider Jordan Mendenhall as a guest coach who spent the day riding with our team, offering insight, coaching and inspiration to our young riders.
Mt Seymour is all about providing young, up-and-coming skiers and snowboarders with a way to naturally progress their skills on freestyle and mountain terrain. With the incredible support of K2, our progression team comprised of freestylers between the ages of 10-14 has been working hard this season learning fundamental techniques to build a strong foundation and excel in future skiing and riding.
This video is looking sick!
Jordan Mendenhall also had some interview time down in Chile. Check it out!
A couple weeks ago we took a trip to Chile. Jordan documented and it is amazing.
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!
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.
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.
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.