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…
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.
Bring your snorkel to Mt. Baker, you’ll need it.
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?
We’ve got two Canadians coming at you hard in this weeks team movie clip. Both of these kids are crushing it in snowboarding these days, be sure to check out Belzile and Kuzyk in Video Grass’ 2012 release, “Enlighten.”
It’s official, we’ve won the first round in a heated battle with Quiksilver snowboarding. K2’s next battle will run from July 16th-18th so be on the lookout for how you can help us party in Cabo.
Do you like camping? Do you like fishing? How about guns? Booze…? Yeah we do too and we put it all into our Battle of the Brands edit. If you like snowboarding with your friends, vote for K2 on July 16th, 17th and 18th.
Boarding powder in BC with Matt Belzile and the Quiksilver crew in Eh Road Trip – Episode 2.
So we’ve come to the end of this season’s Better Daze episodes but fear not these boys are just getting started. Along with Belzile’s guidance, Jake Kuzyk and Steve Cartwright spin the revolver in the the Whistler backcountry…. Don’t believe me? Check out the video and keep an eye on these guys, by next year, I’ll be the one telling you “I told you so”.
Snowboarding is fun so have fun snowboarding! Until next time my friends….
With only a couple days left in Northern BC the guys get a few more session in before its time to head back home were the weather is rumored to be turning around. In this episode we learn that Steve will say just about anything to avoid getting kicked out of a spot, Belzile can make the best of any situation and Jake is a ridiculously good skater.
Music from Tin Sparrow: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tin-sparrow/id447353361