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 »

K2 Charlie goes to camp

For the past week K2 Charlie and I have been in Mount Hood, Oregon for some hot, late summer action at Mount Hood Summer Ski Camp.  We arrived to blue skies, sunshine and one good day of skiing together,  then the rain came. Having coached in Hood for four years now,  I know how miserable… Read more »

K2 Charlie grills and enjoys beverages at Evo

This past Saturday K2 Charlie and I were Evo in Seattle.   If you haven’t been to Evo, let me tell you, it is the experience of a lifetime!   Evo has a unique, creative way of displaying their products and the store is filled with everything from skis to wakeboards and it doubles as… Read more »

K2 Japan's Rooftop Party

The party was between 4:30 PM and …originally scheduled to be closed at 6:30 PM. But finally it continued till 9:00 PM! We’ve had this annual beer party every summer for years, and now this is one of the most popular summer event among people. ha It’s absolutely our pleasure to host and enjoy with… Read more »

Charlie hits the road: Spokane and back

The trip to Sports Creel was the first big trip for K2 Charlie. He proved his road worthiness and made plenty of friends along the way.   We took a few detours and snapped some photos. Check it out…

K2 Charlie Keepin it Creel!

K2 Charlie was at The Sports Creel in Spokane, WA last Tuesday. When we pulled up Micah, who runs the shop, was busy filling up the dunk tank he rented for the day and setting up the snow cone machine.  Add Charlie to the mix we had a mini carnival going on… The Sports Creel… Read more »

Summits4Kids – It´s my turn now!

Working at K2 for over 10 years means one deals a lot with team riders and all sorts of bums like you who are out there doing what they like best – skiing, travelling and having fun. And trust me, sometimes it is not easy reading all the trip requests and travel reports or update… Read more »

K2 Charlie has his first stop at Sturtevant's

Sturtevant’s in Bellevue, WA was the first stop of the K2 Charlie Tour. With lots of goods to give away and a VIP parking spot on the side walk; Charlie began building his fan base greeting folks as they browsed the Sturtevant’s garage sale in search of those off season deals.

K2 Charlie goes sight seeing in Seattle

K2 Charlie’s pilot and K2 Athlete Sean Decker is not afraid of record breaking heat.  What did Sean do with his time in Seattle’s 106 degree weather?  He took a 1976 RV with no air conditioning sight seeing.  Here are some of the gems that Sean brought home….

Shane McConkey Tribute Ski

SEATTLE, Wash. (July 31, 2009) – On March 26, 2009, ski legend Shane McConkey died in a ski BASE jumping accident in the Italian Dolomites. In countless ways, McConkey defined skiing as a lifestyle and by pushing the boundaries of the sport. Shane was a member of the K2 Skis team and was a creative… Read more »

Rainer Hertrich – The Most Dedicated Ski Bum

Interview with Rainer Hertrich July 27, 2009 Government Camp, Oregon K2: How many consecutive days have you been skiing? RH: 2,096 days K2: Why did you start this? RH:At the Mangy Moose in Jackson Hole, WY they have plaque celebrating individuals that have skied 6 million vertical feet in a season. I saw this plaque… Read more »