Archive for December, 2012

K2 Splitboard

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Have any of you shredders out there been dreaming of some backcountry skinning trips? K2 snowboarding just released some news on their new splitboard setup.

Remember the old K2 step-in snowboard bindings? Well, K2’s new Kwicker touring setup is a spin off that old system, mated with the Voile puck and plate system, and a snowboard boot with more internal support to make up for the lack of highbacks. What’s the point, you might be asking? Well it weights same as your normal board, (four pounds lighter than most other splitboard setups) and the transition time between touring and shredding is cut in half. So it’s way lighter, faster for transitions, and pretty painless to use!

We’re thinking Buttermilk full moon skin and 10th Mountain Division Hut trip to Margy’s or McNamara Huts up out of Aspen! The snow conditions getting better by the day!

Transworld Snowboarding sat down with K2’s Global Marketing Manager Hunter Waldron to get the skinny after they caught wind of it on his Instagram feed. Here’s a link to the full Q&A article:

Snow hits Aspen/Snowmass!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Greetings from Aspen Snowmass! With Christmas just a week out, Santa has delivered over a foot of snowfall. While at work, the Incline crew is dreaming of slaying the fresh snow at the Highlands bowl. Snow totals at Highlands will be around 1.5-2 feet! Only a few brave souls dared to call in today “claiming” a brief 24 hour ailment.
Ski breaks will be the theme of today! For all the travelers anxiously awaiting arrival to the Aspen area, they can find solace in the fact that another snow event is scheduled for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!