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JOHN COLONNA NAMED K2 BRAND PRESIDENT

Date: January 18, 2018 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

K2 Sports today welcomed John Colonna to its Seattle team as the new K2 brand leader, effective immediately. In this position, John will be running sales, marketing and product for all of the K2 Sports brands, which include K2 Skis, K2 Snowboarding, K2 Skate, Ride Snowboards, Line Ski, Full Tilt Ski Boots, BCA Backcountry Accessories, Atlas Snowshoes, Tubbs Snowshoes and Madshus Nordic Skis. Over the past 20 years, John has held leadership roles at Burton Snowboards, followed by Rusty,...

MARKER ANNOUNCES ALPINIST BINDING

Date: January 15, 2018 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

Marker, the German ski binding specialist, is expanding its touring range with a light, robust and highly functional PinTech binding for alpine and high alpine use. After the success of the Kingpin launch in 2015, the Marker Alpinist marks a new milestone in the development of touring bindings.  Based in the Bavarian town of Penzberg, Marker has been revolutionizing ski bindings in terms of protection and performance for over 66 years, whether for alpine skiing, freeriding or ski touring....

WORLD SKI & SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL RETURNS

Date: January 15, 2018 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

Whistler Blackcomb along with Gibbons Whistler is pleased to announce a new partnership to present North America’s premier celebration of mountain culture, the World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF). Now in its 23rd year, this end-of-season event celebrates the qualities that make Whistler great—snow sports, music and the arts. “This event celebrates the best of what Whistler offers,” said Pete Sonntag, Whistler Blackcomb’s Chief Operating Officer. “It is unique and our new...

LOW PRESSURE PODCAST - ALEX BEAULIEU-MARCHAND

Date: January 15, 2018 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

On the latest episode of the Low Pressure Podcast, Mark Warner sits down with one of the most creative park skiers in Canada, Alex Beaulieu-Marchand. During their conversation, ABM discusses his surprise at being the only Canadian to compete in slopestyle in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, his outlook on the upcoming installment of the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and delves into the selection process surrounding the Olympics.  To listen to all past, present and future...

DAKINE ANNOUNCES ACCESSORIES TEAM

Date: January 11, 2018 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

As a pioneer in backcountry snow packs and the global leader in gloves for over 20 years, Dakine is excited to welcome two new athletes to its Ski Accessories Team for Winter 2018/19. Sammy Carlson Oregon native and longtime Dakine athlete, Sammy Carlson will wear his Signature Series Team Fillmore Trigger Mitt and his Signature Series Heli Pro 24L pack as he continues to film and create new projects - like his recent film, To Be - earning him the title of Best Male Performance this...

BLUE MOUNTAIN'S FROZEN RAIL JAM RECAP

Date: January 9, 2018 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

Athletes woke up to their phones blinking yellow with everyone’s favourite ‘extreme cold warning alert’ this past Saturday, January 6th. Despite the blowing snow and frigid -30 degree Celsius temperatures, the die-hard riders made their way to Blue Mountain for the first event of the season—the 9th annual Frozen Rail Jam. Photo by Travis Tedford Even with the previous evening’s road closures and scaled-down mountain operations, the turnout did not disappoint. It was by far one...

THE POWELL MOVEMENT - JOSS CHRISTENSEN

Date: January 9, 2018 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

On the latest episode of The Powell Movement's podcast, 2014 Olympic slopestyle gold medalist Joss Christensen discusses losing his Dad in the lead-up to Sochi, Russia, the backlash behind him receiving the U.S. Team's discretionary spot, winning the gold, and his road to return to the Olympics next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea after recovering from a knee injury. It's a must listen. Photo by Rocky Maloney To check out all past, present and future episodes of The Powell Movement,...

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S SKI DAY

Date: January 4, 2018 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

K2 Skis is proud to be celebrating 20 years of women-specific ski and snowboard product design with its K2 Alliance, and what better way to rejoice than on the mountain for International Women’s Ski Day (IWSD). The K2 Alliance, in partnership with SheJumps, presents the fifth year running of this special event on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Women from all around the world are invited to get together to celebrate skiing, snowboarding, and the power of female camaraderie. Not a...

FREERIDE WORLD TOUR TEASER

Date: December 29, 2017 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

In less than 30 days, the 2018 Freeride World Tour (FWT) will drop in at the first-ever tour event in Japan. The world’s 48 finest men and women freeride skiers and snowboarders will compete in the bottomless powder of the Japanese Alps in Hakuba and begin their quest to be the next FWT world champion.  The FWT will then cross the Pacific Ocean to Canada, for another new addition to the 2018 FWT map–the steep and burly snow covered faces of Kicking Horse in Golden, British Columbia....

DEW TOUR RECAP

Date: December 18, 2017 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

One of the biggest freeskiing and snowboarding events of the season, the Winter Dew Tour, wrapped up yesterday in Breckenridge, Colorado. Aaron Blunck. Photo by Andrew Durso / Dew Tour   Over the course of four days, men's and women's superpipe and slopestyle events transpired (and doubled as an U.S. Olympic Qualifier and Platinum-Level competition on the AFP World Tour), along with an urban-inspired rail jam in downtown Breckenridge known as Streetstyle and the second annual Team...

X GAMES ANNOUNCES REAL SKI LINEUP

Date: December 13, 2017 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

ESPN has announced the return of the X Games Real Series for its ninth year. A forum for the world's best riders and filmers to create premium action sports video content, the Real Series brings together the worlds of competitive action sports and core video parts for six competitions in 2018—Ski, Snowboard, Street, BMX, Moto and Wakeboard. For the latest installment of Real Ski, Street will return for its third year, last year's gold medalist, Magnus Graner, and fan favourite, LJ Strenio,...

SAMSUNG DEEP WINTER PHOTO CHALLENGE

Date: December 12, 2017 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

The 12th annual Samsung Deep Winter Photo Challenge, presented by Gore-Tex, is returning to Whistler Blackcomb on January 6th, 2018. Five invited photographers (stay tuned to see who will be competing) have 72 hours to capture athletes in their natural mountain habitats and edit the best images into a five-minute slideshow. Join the audience on January 6th at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler (Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm) to see who shoots their way to the top. A photo from last year's winning...

LOW PRESSURE PODCAST - JASON LEVINTHAL

Date: December 9, 2017 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

For the latest episode of the Low Pressure Podcast, Mark Warner made his way to Burlington, Vermont to sit down with one of the most innovative geniuses in the history of freeskiing, Jason Levinthal.  Photo by Mark Warner J-Lev, as he's more commonly know, is the founder and former owner of Line Skis, which he sold to K2 in 2006. From there, he started J Skis, which thumbed its nose at the standardized way of producing and selling skis at a set time of year, not unlike independent surf...

SALOMON ANNOUNCES SHIFT HYBRID BINDING

Date: December 8, 2017 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

After nearly a decade of in-depth research and development in close collaboration with some of the best freeskiers on the planet, Salomon will unveil the new S/LAB SHIFT MNC binding for backcountry ski touring, which will be available in September of 2018. The Shift ushers in a new generation of freeride capability by delivering downhill performance, touring capability and lightness so skiers can earn their turns by touring uphill, then confidently charge big lines and stomp big air on the...

NEW CHAIRLIFTS AT WHISTLER BLACKCOMB

Date: December 7, 2017 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the company plans to make an historic investment of CAD$66 million (USD$52 million) at Whistler Blackcomb this season focusing on three new lifts at the heart of the resort. This transformative investment features the addition of a new gondola on the Blackcomb side of the mountain, as well as several other lift infrastructure upgrades, providing quicker, easier access to all levels of terrain. The plan also represents the largest single-year...

THE NORTH FACE WINTER KICKOFF RECAP

Date: December 4, 2017 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

On November 24th and 25th, for the second year in a row, the good people at The North Face and Whistler Blackcomb teamed up for their annual winter kickoff in Whistler, B.C.  Photo by Max Messier Over the course of the two days, a series of events were held, beginning with the Base Camp Celebration in the Skier’s Plaza at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.  Photo by Max Messier The all-ages festivities consisted of live music, giveaways, food trucks, and fire pits, along...

LOW PRESSURE PODCAST - SVEN KUEENLE

Date: December 1, 2017 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

For the second episode of the fifth season of the Low Pressure Podcast, Mark Warner sat down with German freeskier Sven Kueenle during the iF3 Festival in Montreal. During their chat, Kueenle discusses Legs of Steel's latest film, Same Difference, which walked away with Best Editing at iF3, his interests and investments outside of skiing, including getting his pilot's license and owning a real estate company and restaurant, and how a traumatic incident in Alaska changed his outlook on life. ...

MAJOR DONATION TO SPEARHEAD HUTS PROJECT

Date: November 24, 2017 Author: Jeff Schmuck Categories: news

A $1.5 million donation from two Vancouver philanthropists will fund the construction of a second backcountry hut in Garibaldi Provincial Park, near Whistler, B.C., adding momentum to the Spearhead Huts Society (SHS) project. Photo by Chris Christie Brian Hill, CEO and founder of Vancouver-based retail clothing chain, Aritzia, and Andrea Thomas Hill, chair of the Cause We Care Foundation, committed the gift to show their support for the innovative project. As active outdoor enthusiasts,...


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JOHN COLONNA NAMED K2 BRAND PRESIDENT

January 18, 2018
K2 Sports today welcomed John Colonna to its Seattle team as the new K2 brand leader, effective immediately. In this position, John will be running...
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By: Jeff Schmuck

MARKER ANNOUNCES ALPINIST BINDING

January 15, 2018
Marker, the German ski binding specialist, is expanding its touring range with a light, robust and highly functional PinTech binding for alpine and high...
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News
By: Jeff Schmuck

WORLD SKI & SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL RETURNS

January 15, 2018
Whistler Blackcomb along with Gibbons Whistler is pleased to announce a new partnership to present North America’s premier celebration of mountain...
Read Now
News
By: Jeff Schmuck

LOW PRESSURE PODCAST - ALEX BEAULIEU-MARCHAND

January 15, 2018
On the latest episode of the Low Pressure Podcast, Mark Warner sits down with one of the most creative park skiers in Canada, Alex Beaulieu-Marchand....
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News
By: Jeff Schmuck

DAKINE ANNOUNCES ACCESSORIES TEAM

January 11, 2018
As a pioneer in backcountry snow packs and the global leader in gloves for over 20 years, Dakine is excited to welcome two new athletes to its Ski...
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News
By: Jeff Schmuck

BLUE MOUNTAIN'S FROZEN RAIL JAM RECAP

January 9, 2018
Athletes woke up to their phones blinking yellow with everyone’s favourite ‘extreme cold warning alert’ this past Saturday, January 6th. Despite...
Read Now
News
By: Jeff Schmuck

THE POWELL MOVEMENT - JOSS CHRISTENSEN

January 9, 2018
On the latest episode of The Powell Movement's podcast, 2014 Olympic slopestyle gold medalist Joss Christensen discusses losing his Dad in the lead-up...
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News
By: Jeff Schmuck

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S SKI DAY

January 4, 2018
K2 Skis is proud to be celebrating 20 years of women-specific ski and snowboard product design with its K2 Alliance, and what better way to rejoice than...
Read Now
News
By: Jeff Schmuck

FREERIDE WORLD TOUR TEASER

December 29, 2017
In less than 30 days, the 2018 Freeride World Tour (FWT) will drop in at the first-ever tour event in Japan. The world’s 48 finest men and women...
Read Now
News
By: Jeff Schmuck

DEW TOUR RECAP

December 18, 2017
One of the biggest freeskiing and snowboarding events of the season, the Winter Dew Tour, wrapped up yesterday in Breckenridge, Colorado. Aaron...

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