Monthly Archives: December 2010
On the second-to-the-last day of 2010, evo Marketing took a day to do a little bonding and hit up Alpental. It turned out to be one of the most epic days ever: bluebird, a foot cold dry powder, and good people to share in the turns with. We arrived at Alpental, along with everyone else in Seattle, just before 9am to blinding sun and cold temps. This is Washington winter…our eyes were not ready for that much natural light. We hopped in line at Chair 2 for a very scenic ride to the top. It seemed to take forever because we were so excited to get down. A few of us were Alpental-newbies and luckily we ran into our buddies Steven and Barry who took us on a short hike to one of the best runs we’ve ever taken. It’s not often in the NW that we experience powder as light as yesterday and it was quite the treat. All in all it turned out to be an awesome day and an even better day to sneak away from the office for some team building. We washed down the epic-ness of the day with some beers and food down at the North Bend Bar and Grill and tiredly made our way back to Seattle feeling very satisfied to wrap up 2010 the way we did. Special thanks to Krush and everyone else at the Summit at Snoqualmie for constantly killing it!
We were a little too busy getting wicked, but check out some of the photos we were able to take here or below if that thing ever works.
Our second Photographer Insight comes from friend, and keen-eyed photog Ian Coble. As a former aspiring professional skier, Ian is a self-taught photographer who began by documenting his friends and his travels during ski journeys. Now days he spends is time shooting editorial spreads and international ad campaigns around the world. Not bad for being self-taught huh? Ian is pretty inspiring to the rest of us. Check out some of his photos below and learn a little bit more of what it takes to be a professional photographer.
We have been through and done a lot this year. Maybe you were here for some of it, maybe you just read about it on our blog, or heard about it from your friends, but we had a lot of fun!
Here is a look back at some of the highlights from this last year. Take a scroll down “Memory Lane”with us.
In January, evo employee Courtney Gillet qualified at the Freeski World Tour in Revelstoke, BC. She qualified 4th out of 17 top women free skiers in North America. Pretty awesome! Way to hold it down for the Pacific Northwest and evo!
Chris Benchetler catches up with ESPN and logs some time at his home resort. Why would this globe trotting pro skier with a travel budget be skiing his home resort when he could be anywhere else? Because right now there is no better place. Mammoth Mountain received over 12′ of snow in a matter of just a few short days and it was still snowing. Here is the full read on ESPN by contributing writer and pro skier John Symms…
A Mammoth Sized Storm
Here’s a video from Nimbus Independent of some epic head-cam action in Mammoth lately:
This week’s Staff Pick comes from Molly Hawkins herself. Molly works in marketing and has long been a face of evo. If you see a girl running around with a little white dog pulling her, that’d be her. I was going to write up a little bit about Molly, but she pretty much did that herself:
I’m 5’2″, 115 lbs and like long walks on the beach and hikes into the BC and as much as i try to get all over the mountain, I’ve been enjoying pow and haven’t spent as much time in the park lately, although that’s where i got my start in snowboarding.
The final installment of Nimbus Independents Webisodes dropped almost 3 weeks ago so for all you who have been hiding under a rock, confined to a modern American mall checking off those Christmas lists or just plain lost in the city (did you hear about this guy?) we shall present it to you one more time. Consider it a nice Christmas bonus. Without further ado here it is, in all its glory, “Plan B”.
This week’s Product Review is on the K2 Slayblade Snowboard, brought to you by Steve. Steve is the man of snowboards at evo Seattle. Anything you want to know, you ask this guy. If you’re looking for a board to slay the mountain, look no further. Watch below as Steve gives his expert opinion.
As always you can buy this board and so much more on evo.com or you could always come into evo Seattle for the real deal. Maybe you knew we had a whole YouTube channel of product reviews, and maybe you didn’t. Well now you do.