The White Book – Final Thoughts

SOME FINAL THOUGHTS Just because the sky is blue, the snow soft and deep, and you are with capable and rescue-equipped friends, does not mean you should ski or ride that steep slope. Even before you reach that slope, you should be “thinking avalanche.” Pay attention to the three other necessary ingredients for an avalanche… Read more »

Backcountry Resources – Places & Guides

PLACES & GUIDES Looking for guiding services to add new skills to your quiver or show you great backcountry skiing in a new area? From lightweight remote touring and mountaineering to mechanized backcountry powder shredding, our Guiding Services partners are the best in the business. Guiding Services – North America American Mountain Guide Association Association… Read more »

Backcountry Resources – Weather & Avalanche Links

WEATHER & AVALANCHE LINKS Looking for information on recent weather or snowpack conditions? Visit the national avalanche/weather resources or find regional avalanche advisories with recent reporting. Winter weather and snow stability are extremely localized, but you should always check your local forecast and avalanche advisory before venturing out into the backcountry. National Weather & Avalanche… Read more »

Backcountry Techniques – Stay Tuned

The crisp feel of fall is in the air, and we’re cranking away on all the backcountry tips and techniques you’ll need to explore the backcountry this winter. Keep checking back, as we’ll have video techniques and pro tips from guides and athletes like Mike Hattrup, Andrew McLean, Martin Volken and others.

Update on the Manaslu Ski Expedition

So I am one of the lucky ones getting their newsletter. Well, I don´t call it being lucky reading of all the adventures they have. Especially when I am sitting in the office. But I complained about that already. Gian, Adi and Marco made it to basecamp on 4750m. They had bad luck with the weather on… Read more »

K2 is proud partner of SAAC

For us riding off-piste, whether on skis, teles or a snowboard was and still is probably the most important reason why we work in this industry. For sure we spend a lot of time in the office, and read more about riding powder than actually doing it ourselves. But once we get out we know… Read more »

K2 Charlie Hits Mammoth California

Mammoth is most known for its huge jumps and dumps of snow.  Having lived in Mammoth Lakes, Ca for the past 5 seasons it was time to show Charlie around and introduce him to some friends of mine. I’ve never spent a summer in Mammoth but was eager to experience it all in a few… Read more »

New skis hanging out in the office

Well, it’s that great time again – new SKI mag,  new websites, product that makes you just think your gonna die before the snow flies. When my new K2′s arrived this past week, I leaned them against a wall where I work so I could gaze at them hourly. I work at a vacation rental… Read more »

Chamonix Insider… for those who missed out on whatever.

Chamonix Insider…for those who are there but missed out on the sickest party/good weather window/best day ever/massive dump or just for all of us who are not there but wish we were, instead of sitting in the office dreaming about the sickest party/good weather window/best day ever/massive dump. Chamonix Insider is a new blog and information… Read more »

K2 Charlie cloned? Sightings announced in Europe…

  Yes and no. It might just be his twin brother, we are not really sure. There´s definitely some sort of resemblance, if not an unknown relationship with the one on the other side of the pond. Either way the European version is a close clone from the outside, but hell of a pimp from… Read more »

K2 in the Himalaya??

Well the mountian itself is not, but the skis will be there this fall.  K2 Skis is supporting 2 expeditions to some of the highest mountains in the world, and what else than our NEW Backside series will be the perfect fit for the mountaineers! The first one is a ski attempt of Manaslu, officially… Read more »

Evolution of BackSide Adventure

What a long, strange, snowy road trip it’s been. The winter landscape has changed a lot since we launched our original Adventure ski, the Piste Off, and with it infused the wheat grass drinking telemark world with red bull and muscle car flames.  Over almost 15 years, K2 introduced countless innovations to telemark skiing, from… Read more »

The Evolution of BackSide Adventure

What a long, strange, snowy road trip it’s been. The winter landscape has changed a lot since we launched our original Adventure ski, the Piste Off, and with it infused the wheat grass drinking telemark world with red bull and muscle car flames.  Over almost 15 years, K2 introduced countless innovations to telemark skiing, from… Read more »

K2 Charlie hits Tahoe

After a week in wonderful Mount Hood, Oregon, K2 Charlie and I made the grueling 10 hour drive, in 90 degree heat, down to Lake Tahoe, California to check out the summer scene. Tahoe is in full on summer mode right now but Charlie’s presence reminded everyone winter is on its way. With California in… Read more »

South American Freeskiing Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The North Face South American Freeskiing Championships in La Parva, Chile, September 3-6, 2009 The 2010 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour will kick off in a few weeks in La Parva, Chile, at The North Face South American Freeskiing Championships, where the world’s best freeskiers will get a unique chance to compete during… Read more »

Sean Decker takes us inside K2 Charlie

Decker will be spending the next 3 months living and traveling with K2 Charlie. Sean wanted to give the world an in-depth look at who K2 Charlie is and what he is all about. If you see Charlie and Sean on the road make sure you show them some love and look out for the… Read more »