With X Games and the SIA tradeshow behind us, the K2 crew assembled at Monarch Mountain, CO. Reggie and Zach Crist, Bryce Phillips, Luke Miller, and Shea Flynn, joined members of our K2 crew for a few days of filming and playing on the new skis from the 2010-11 K2 collection.
Tuesday at Monarch was awesome with blue sky and fresh snow buffing out the upper ridge lines. Monarch’s cat skiing area extends beyond the resort, offering above-alpine laps ranging from wide open and smooth steeps, to craggy chutes and trees.
Wednesday’s highlight came when we were nearly closing up shop on a solid day of shooting. Bryce scouts out a solid 35 ft rock, with a marginal landing. From the bottom we were unsure on the outcome, but before we could debate his air selection, he rolls out a perfect laid out back and shuts up the peanut gallery.
We closed out the day by rolling down to the Crist brothers’ party on wheels; a F450 truck pulling a state-of-the-art Airstream trailer. With the help of First Ascent and Airstream, the Crists modified the rig to serve as the ultimate ski-base on wheels. Space to sleep four, a roll-out PA, hatchback ski-garage complete with full tuning station, the whole setup drew a crowd at Monarch, so kicked up the tunes and celebrated a solid first day.
Next up we’ll have 2009 X Games Slopestyle Champion Anna Segal, Sean Decker, Shea Flynn, and one of our youngest groms on the K2 team, Birk Irving ripping the park at Monarch.