Keep The Change at Timberline

Timberline at Mount Hood is often seen as the holy grail of summer snowboarding (and for good reason), but what happens between the wet winter and the influx of summer camps is a mystery. The Keep The Change gang answers all of these questions and more in three minutes, and it’s safe to say that hot laps on Stormin’ Norman have never looked so good.

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Summer Boarding = Year Round Shredding!

Tim Eddy knows summer.

Tim Eddy knows summer.

If you know snowboarding, you know your season never really has to end. Many of us here at K2 Snowboarding have done back-to-back-to back winters, and the experience is a game changer. Whether you want to lap world class parks, work on your goggle tan cruising glaciers in the northern hemisphere, or break out the powder snorkel down south, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite summer boarding locations to help you narrow your search for an endless winter.

PARKS

Mammoth Mountain, USA – Daily into August

Mammoth Mountain has had a killer season this year. If you saw any clips from Super Park, you know what we’re talking about. The features in Mammoth’s parks are well maintained and meticulously shaped, and are sure to be dialed in into early summer.

Perisher, Australia – June 9 – October 10

Perisher is the premier park destination in Australia with seven terrain parks and Australia’s biggest halfpipe.  The park crew have been busy in the workshop building new features to add to the rail fleet, which is already the largest in the southern hemisphere.

Timberline, USA – Daily through mid-September

Timberline has been a freestyle leader from the start thanks to multiple terrain parks with enough jibs, jumps and pipes to keep even the hardest of the hardcore happy.  Much of Timberline’s terrain is dedicated to freestyle and race camps, but their public park is maintained and should be prime all summer long.

Cardrona, New Zealand – June 10 – Oct 15

Cardrona offers the Southern Hemisphere’s most extensive terrain park facilities.  From monster pro style features to beginner jumps and boxes, Cardrona’s park is easily one of the best in the southern hemisphere.

POWDER

Treble Cone, New Zealand – June 10 – Octcoer 8

Treble Cone is the the largest ski area and has the most vertical drop on the South Island.  With 45% advanced terrain, there’s plenty of steeps and drops to get the legs pumping and the face shots coming.  Not to mention, the view from Treble Cone is all-time.

Mt Hutt, New Zealand – June 9 – October 8

Mt Hutt provides prime conditions for knee deep pow turns with a altitude of close to 7000 ft and an ideal southeast aspect. Located just 30 minutes from the laid back town of Methven, Mt. Hutt is a big bowl shaped mountain with steep sidewalls and caters to advanced riders.

Ski Portillo, Chile – June 17 – September 30

“The average annual snowfall at Portillo ski resort is about 25 feet. Portillo’s snow storms are typically short and intense, followed by bluebird days when the spectacular vistas can be fully appreciated.  As a result, the quality of the powder is often dry and the riding is unbelievably fantastic.”

Nevados de Chillan – July 1 – September 24

Nevados de Chillan boasts the most annual average snowfall in South America, and the biggest vertical drop in Chile.  Volcanic eruptions and rivers of lava have left a playground of mounds, bowls, natural half pipes, steep pitches, and drop-offs spread across the resort to get those creative riding juices pumping.

PARTY

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Methods and fireworks on the same day?

Squaw Valley, USA – Daily through July 4

2016/17 at Squaw has been one for the record books. The conditions are going to be prime for summer boarding through the 4th of July, maybe even longer.  If you have never wakeboarded, snowboarded, bbq’d, and watched fireworks all on the same day, now is your chance.  Head to Reno after the on-hill Apres for a night you might not remember…

Zermatt, Switzerland – Daily through mid-November

Zermatt is known all over the world for its mountain parties and summer boarding, and its 50+ bars offer plenty of choice and variety. If you’ve never shredded in Europe, Zermatt is a fantastic introduction to the European mountain scene.

Hintertux, Austria – Year Round

Down the road from Hintertux, Mayrhofen offers up one of the best apres summer boarding experiences in Europe.   The atmosphere in the umbrella bars and apres ski pubs are sensational.  The town also has a huge summer draw so there is never a shortage of events to attend.

Queenstown, New Zealand – June 10 – October 8

Located on the South Island of New Zealand, Queenstown is the jumping off point for two ski areas, The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. Fantastic scenery, a lively bar scene, and a host of thrilling outdoor activities combine to make one week or an entire season in Queenstown one you’ll never forget.


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Wallpaper Downloads

Wallpaper Downloads

The resorts may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop thinking about snowboarding. We put together a few wallpaper packs so you can keep the stoke alive all summer. Download now for free!

Wallpaper Downloads

Wallpaper Downloads - Earn Your Turns
Earn Your Turns – Destry Serna, Stratton Matteson, Matt Colton | Mt. Jefferson, Oregon
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Wallpaper Downloads
Mountain Slash – Stratton Matteson | Mt. Bachelor
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Wallpaper Downloads - Into the White Room
The White Room – Johnny Brady | North Cascades, Washington
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Wallpaper Downloads - Pow SlashPow Slash – Kael Martin | Snoqualmie Pass, Washington
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Wallpaper Downloads - Surfing
Surfing – Tim Eddy | Mt. Bachelor, Oregon
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Wallpaper Downloads - Into the Sky
Into The Sky – Yo Amagai | Mt. Bachelor, Oregon
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All photography by Colton Jacobs.

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#Japandwagon

Last season Lucas Debari, Tim Eddy, and Matt Belzile headed to Japan. The results, an amazing adventure throughout Japan including multiple powder days, interesting foods, and good vibes. Shoutout to K2 Japan for hooking it up and providing us with a great experience. Arigato. #Japandwagon

The Manboys Return!

The boys are back again for another season of chasing snow and finding weird places to snowboard on said snow. Planes, trains, bails and flails, Monster cans, and broken-down vans. They’re all a part of the adventure in a very unplanned way so stay tuned to have some fun watching the new edits from the best friends in snowboarding.

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Adrian Krainer 2015 Season Edit

Need motivation to shred this season? Adrian Krainer will inspire you. His 2015 season edit has us psyched to shred. Also, keep your eyes and ears peeled for Mr. Krainer this upcoming winter. He’s doing big things. Check out the edit below and enjoy.

Hood to Coast – K2 Women’s Alliance shreds Oregon.

Join the K2 Women’s Alliance on a journey from Mt. Hood to the coast of Oregon. Whether snow or surf these ladies draw inspiration from their surroundings and it translates into the latest K2 products. Enjoy the edit below and learn more at www.k2snowboarding.com/womens-alliance.

K2 and KIND Snacks Join Forces for an Epic Season

KIND Snacks and K2

We’ve all been on the chairlift before, hungry, tired, but wanting to stay on the mountain. We’ve finally got something for you! We are excited to announce the K2 and STRONG & KIND partnership. What’s it all about? Here’s the need-to-know:  Read the rest of this entry »

K2 Tripod Technology: Re-Thinking Baseplate Tech

Tripod Tech

In the market for a new binding? Looking for one with a free and natural connection to your board? We’ve got ya covered. K2 is stoked to introduce Tripod Technology, the  most bio-mechanically correct snowboard binding baseplate possible. One that naturally flexes enhancing the connection and force applied to your board and features three contact point pods that coincide with the three points of contact in your foot provide direct connection for toe and heel side turning and pressure. The end result an incredible connection to your board providing you the ultimate riding experience with support where it’s needed most. Read the rest of this entry »

Boo! Happy HallowLIEN.

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. Not only does it mean winter is right around the corner, but it also gives us a chance to dress up in incredibly stupid costumes, consume massive amounts of sugar, and scare our friends and family. To celebrate this wonderful holiday we’re celebrating by giving away a pair of LIEN bindings and calling it HallowLIEN.

 

Happy HalloLIEN

HalloLIEN Binding Contest

Grab your best costume, throw in some snowboarding flare, and use the hashtag #K2HallowLIEN on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win. Over a large bowl of candy and some spiked cider the crew at K2 will choose the winner based off of creativity and originality. Who said Frankenstein or the sexy nurse doesn’t snowboard? Give us your best for a chance to win! Entries must be in by midnight PST on Nov. 1, 2014.*

Happy HallowLIEN!

*Rules and Regulations