CRUISE — Starting the Season Off Right.


Words & Video by Nick Meilleur | Photos by Colton Jacobs /// What an opening month of shredding December was. Mother Nature arrived in the PNW with a resounding blizzard and did not let up for quite some time. Kael Martin, Greg Phillips, Jay Kelly and John Shaw set out to enjoy the goods on opening day at The Summit at Snoqualmie and Alpental. It was pretty hard to find any part of the mountain that wasn’t a ripping good time!

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Greg, Shaw and Jay

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Hotlapping some of our favorite zones, everyone was real stoked at how light the snow was thanks to lower than average temps we are seeing this winter. Perfect for getting our shred legs back up and running!

Greg, Jay and Kael

Greg, Jay and Kael

Greg sending a backflip. The landing didn't quite work out, but it still looked cool.

Greg sending a backflip. The landing didn’t quite work out, but it still looked cool.

Sometimes you get bit by the pit

Sometimes you get bit by the pit  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The northwest is known for its interesting vegetation, and accumulation of features: pillows, stunt ditches, tree jibs, the list goes on. While the early snowfall did provide excellent coverage, it was fun seeing trees, shrubs and sticks that are usually completely covered up showing their heads (amidst deep pow).

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Kael gettin' twiggy wit it.

When we weren’t hitting the side stashes, the slopes were a medley of slashes, bashes, carves and airs.

Mandatory artsy "from the lift" shot of Kael

Kael with a nice carve.

Jay Kelly

Jay serving up some style on the Party Platter. This tail grab 3 was a particular beauty.

At the end of the day, we just wanted to keep ridin’ powder. Lucky for us, the snow came back and free refills became the new policy.

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Greg and Kael hidin’ in the white room.

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We’re stoked on what’s to come, hope your season is also off to a great start!

 

 

 

Matts Kulesik Wins the 2010 Shakedown!

Congratulations to the newest K2 Team Rider, Matts Kulisek for taking home the win for the 2010 Ride Shakedown!

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L-R: Manuel Diaz, Hana Beaman, Matts Kulisek, Megan Ginter, Megan Whiteside, E-Man

2010 Ride Shakedown Finals

Men:

1: Matts Kulisek
2: Manuel Diaz
3: E-Man Anderson

Women:

1: Megan Ginter
2: Hana Beaman
3: Megan Whiteside

For more information about the event check out Transworld Snowboarding HERE!

Check out a short video recap of the Seattle stop of the 2010 Ride Shakedown from SixEleven Productions.


Also check out the Ashbury Eyewear blog for some fun photos HERE!

Sequel to Rainy Runs Snoqualmie Sunny Runs

Super fun rainy day at Snoqualmie part 2 featuring Ivan Marcinko and friends.

Jesse’s WEAKly Report-7

The WEAKly report from Think Thank’s Jesse Burtner featuring Tim Eddy and friends at the Summit at Snoqualmie and Massachusetts.

Jesse’s WEAKly Report 7 from Jesse Burtner on Vimeo.

Boxes For Days*

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The Summit at Snoqualmie is pleased to announce another rad event – Boxes for Days* – a ridiculously fun event involving a lot of boxes which will be taking place at Central Park on January 16th.

There’s going to be two freakishly long boxes taking all sorts of up, down, flat, kinked, rainbow… and lining them up creating Boxes for Days*! So grab your board and your friends and prepare yourself to get stoked!

$10 entry fee which includes a T-shirt from Snowboard Connection and a one year subscription to Snowboarder Magazine!

To find out all the details check out www.SummitatSnoqualmie.com