evo goes to the Orage Masters in Whistler!
Its THAT time of year again… when the world as we know it converges on Whistler for The Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival, a week long celebration of snowsports, music arts and culture…and debauchery of course.
This year Orage sent a grip of evo employees and 2 lucky contest winners from Seattle up to the Orage Masters event… managers across the company nominated their hardest working employees and they were rewarded with an (almost) all expenses paid trip to Whistler as VIP’s. They were joined by our contest winner Hans and his lovely girlfriend Jennifer…these two were so stoked!!
Rollin’ deep at about 15 people including Hans and Jennifer…we loaded up our caravan and crossed our fingers that everyone would make it across the border! It was a pretty standard road trip.. traffic getting out of the city, gas station stops for cheap coffee and a rearview mirror dreamcatcher (see photo)…
Casa Que Pasa in Bham for lunch and one last potty break in Squampton before rolling in to Whistler.
After minor confusion and some tweaks w/ the lodging we got almost everyone in a bed and enough time to chill before heading to Sushi Village. We had a reservation for 18 and managed to squeeze 23 bodies into the backroom… was cozy, but i think everyone knew eachother, and if they didn’t they do now! evo team rider Anthony Boronowski and his rad lady friend Spencer O’brien and a couple friends dropped in to help us enjoy our feast! it was obscene the amount of food that landed on the table.. SO good, thanks sushi village!
That night we cruised around and had a couple drinks before, during and after the big air finals and eventually called it a night.
The next day we went on the hill to ride and watch the Orage Masters “Anti Comp”. Visibility was kind of..no wait, pretty poopy, but the comp was pretty sick. I hadn’t seen it first hand before… good vibe, incredible talent and hillarious costumes and contributions put forth by each of the teams.
After the Masters we tried to take it easy… $5 burgers at Merlin’s and a powernap before the after party. Mmmmmmk, next stop Amsterdam where we Ameoba’d as many people as possible.. Sophia, Schmies, Wibby, Jeff, Joey, Tyler, Cheryl, Timmers… all my favorites.. anyhow, eventually we made it to the Savage Beagle. Recap = dance party + photobooth + free drinks + good times.
By the time Monday rolled around the crew was sad to leave…. the shenanigans would not have been possible without the support from Mick Nick and the whole crew at Orage. Thank you guys so much.