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…
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 guarantee that its not always pretty, but when you’re snowboarding with your friends its always a blast! Mt. Baker “Bails and Fails” with Ben Lynch, Nick Dirks,Tim Eddy, Max Warbington and Ninja Suit rider Tucker Andrews!
For 2011 we are introducing the Panoramic Splitboard complete with Voile splitkit, binding plates and integrated K2 custom skins.
K2 Snowboarding was born in America’s Pacific Northwest mountains in 1987. This season, the brand goes deeper into the backcountry with the new Panoramic split board. K2’s first split board is fortified with an indestructible, lightweight Bambooyah Blend core that comes with a 2-year warranty. Bambooyah features a bamboo-ply construction similar to a skateboard deck with crazy durability yet delivers pop and energy like no other.
Voile split kit
Ptex top sheet – no more snow sticking
K2 All-Terrain Rocker – slight early lift in the tip and tail and flat under foot
Yesterday was a glorious day of splitboarding, powder snow, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, beautiful scenery, oh and more powder snow. This is one of Tahoes many peaks that are easily accessible via splitboard(the best invention since pizza). Hope you enjoy this video of a most excellent day! -Tim