K2 Snowboarding Welcomes Jody Wachniak to Canadian Pro Team

K2 Snowboarding is pumped to announce the addition of versatile rider Jody Wachniak to its Canadian Pro Team. With roots in Whistler, British Columbia, Jody’s flawless style and technique make him a versatile rider who crushes urban riding, as well as park and backcountry shredding.

“I couldn’t be more hyped to have Jody on the team,” said Taylor Ricci, K2 Canadian Team Manager. “The kid is one of the good guys and his positive personality is contagious. Welcome to the family Jody, it’s been a long time coming.”

Photo: Lemay

Hailing from Oakbank, Manitoba, with fellow K2 athlete Jake Kuyzk, Jody and Jake grew up shredding their local hill – Springhill Winter Park – together through high school and ride together as much as they possibly can.

“Jody is one of my oldest friends and we grew up snowboarding together,” said Jake. “As years went on and our snowboarding progressed, we were led in different directions with different sponsors. I’m so hyped to see Jody on K2. We are finally on the same team now.”

Jody and Jake

Graduating early from high school thanks to the extra credits he earned from playing in jazz band, Jody moved straight to Whistler to take his riding to the next level. His versatile skills and charismatic personality make him the perfect addition to the talented K2 Canadian Team.

“I’m so hyped to be part of a company and team that promotes snowboarding as a good time and has been supporting snowboarding for over 25 years,” said Jody. “I’m looking forward to being a part of this family – thanks K2.”

Riding the Fastplant and Lien Bindings, Jody joins the Canadian team that includes: Blair McKinney, Matts Kulisek and Taylor Godber.

For more information on the K2 Snowboarding team, check: k2snowboarding.com/team

seek and enjoy – win a trip to “our backyard”

 

Shred with us this year in Whistler, BC and witness the filming for “Our Backyard” webseries hosted by Snowboardermag.com!

The mission is Seek & Enjoy so get out and explore your “backyard” and snap a photo of you doing so. We want to see what Seek & Enjoy means to you, the options are unlimited (no nudity or violence) but must include snowboarding in some way. Email your photo to win@k2snowboarding.com. We’ll create a Seek & Enjoy photo album on our Facebook page and add your photos as they come in. Then on February 5, 2013 we’ll have K2 rider Jake Kuzyk personally choose the best photo and email the winner himself.

What happens if you’re better at hyping your photos than actually taking them you might ask…? As a second place prize we’ll be giving away a free pair of K2 Formula bindings to the person who’s photo receives the most likes on our Facebook page, so rally your buddies and make it happen.

You may only win once and winners will be replied to via email and Facebook so be sure to
subscribe to the K2 Snowboarding and the
K2 Alliance Facebook pages during the Seek and Enjoy contest. The contest will officially end on February 5, 2013.

Email win@k2snowboarding.com. Please read Terms and Conditions

Jake Kuzyk in Whistler BC with Videograss

Whistler keeps getting pounded by big snowstorms followed by windows of glorious sunshiny days. These are the conditions that snowboard film crews dream about. We celebrate the bounty with Jake Kuzyk at the Videograss mancamp in Whistler. Just look at all that snow….thumbs up for snow.

Leanne Pelosi in P.S. We Love Trees shredding pillows in Whistler

There’s tons of snow, but It’s a race to beat the inversion in Whistler! Robin, Annie and Hana end up finding some good snow and the jumping begins. Plus, a bonus pillow day with Leanne Pelosi, David Melancon and Claudia Avon.


Leanne Pelosi’s “Whistler SNOWvember” Playlist

Get pumped on the hill the way Ms. Pelosi does! These party mixes will sure get you in the Party Pelosi mood and add fuel to your powder days!

Click here for her entire play list

People Week at Camp Of Champs

I just got home from a trip to Whislter with a couple of the “People Crew” for a session at Camp Of Champs. Boarding was fun, but it was hot, hot, hot up there. Summer boarding bro. Check the phots Below.

-Shaun

The commute to the Glacier includes 2 chair rides, a bus, and another chair ride

The Camp Of Champions


Seth Huot took some paint balls to the bow, the elbow

Whistlers new multi-million dollar “Peak to Peak”. The verdict = “kind of weak

That dude in the sweet kit is Hans Ahlund. Hans is from Sweden, and I thought his kit was worth blogging

Heads we drink…. tails we shred…