We needed some quality time with the gang, so we decided to rally (almost) the entire crew. The Pacific Northwest had a banner snow-year so we chose to bring everyone out to the Summit at Snoqualmie to shoot some photos, bond, and have some good times.
We spent our days sessioning the park at the ‘qualm, hitting an ewok village-like feature set in the trees at Summit West, hand-digging a 6-foot mini-pipe, and maxing out Pie for the People’s kitchen by ordering 20 extra-large pizzas for the crowds at Summit Central. Tim said it best: pizza helps to elevate your experience when you’re snowboarding…
Leanne Pelosi Brought The Up North Vibe / P: Colin Wiseman
In true PNW fashion, our team was lucky enough to experience all four seasons in the few days they were in the Cascades. Rain or shine, we ripped around with our friends, slapped some high-fives, and totally got the sauna to work….
K2 Snowboarding Team Riders:
– Parker Szumowski (@parkszoom)
– Tim Eddy (@timshreddy)
– Mark Wilson (@markjwilson)
– Leanne Pelosi (@leannepelosi)
– Jake Kuzyk (@jakekuzyk)
– Yo Amagai (@yo_amagai)
– Johnny Brady (@johnnybradyjr)
– Stratton Matteson (@strattomatic)
– Matt Belzile (@mattbelzile)
– Kael Martin (@hippy_turns)
– Alex Rodway (@rodweezy4sheezy)
– Greg Phillips (@shred_baron)
– Destry Serna (@destryserna)
– Harry Green (@hairygreen)
– Nick Meilleur (@nickmeilleur)
– Sam Tuor
– Dan Mohr (Aerials)
– Nick Meilleur
– Colton Jacobs (@coltonandrewjacobs)
– Colin Wiseman (@colin_wise_man)
– Alex Maros
– Flamingosis: “Down For The Fifth Time”
– HOME: “Head First”
– HOME: “Resonance”
– Summit at Snoqualmie
– Summit Parks
– Dan Mayers
– Matt Callahan
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Mark Wilson Dropping In on the Fastplant – P: JP Walker
The Silent Killer. K2 Snowboard Team Rider Mark Wilson is a soft spoken ripper hailing from northern Minnesota after spending his young years in tropical Hawaii. Mark’s calm demeanor shows through in everything he does; whether he’s cooking you a meal, cruising around Portland, Oregon on his bike, or strapping into his snowboard. Mark’s the kind of friend you can count on to be by your side on those 5am wake up calls or those late night street missions. His work ethic is incredible and he pushes the envelope harder than most while remaining calm, collected, and friendly as can be.
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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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Gray Thompson blasting that retro steez in 2014. Photo: @tackittphoto Provided by Snowboard Mag
The day before the day has come and here I sit at home in California before a wave of vintage stoke consumes Boreal Mountain Resort on Tahoe’s Donner Summit. It wont be long before K2’s team of rippers join snowboard lovers old and new in the legendary hand dug Donner half pipe to celebrate the roots of freestyle snowboarding which run deep here in Northern California. Inspired by the surf and skate lifestyle, snowboarding in Tahoe took on a personality of its own and this year rather tomorrow, March, 27 2015 we’ll see a glimpse of what started this whole passion we share called snowboarding. Stay tuned for blog updates, social media insights and shenanigans along the way as we pay our respects to the OG and help foster a history we all appreciate so much.
Lookout for your favorite K2 athletes: Jake Kuzyk, Mat Belzile, Tim Eddy, Leanne Pelosi, Johnny Brady, Mark Wilson, Chris Beresford, Alex Rodway, Danika Duffy and a full on K2 legend we’ll keep anonymous for now…