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[RECAP + VIDEO] K2 Powderbird Spring Break Heli Giveaway

The crew: Kyler, Brayden, Pep and our guide Mike.
The crew: Kyler, Brayden, Pep and our guide Mike.

By Nick Meilleur, Seattle, WA: What a day for Kyler Tritter and his brother Brayden in sunny Utah. After winning the K2 x Powderbird Spring Break Heli Giveaway last week with his badass POV video, we flew the boys out and treated them to a day in the heli with none other than Pep Fujas.

Pep, Kyler and Brayden are stoked in the heli!
Pep, Kyler and Brayden are stoked in the heli!

Upon arrival at the Powderbird Heli Port, we were welcomed with smiles, hot coffee and a smorgasbord of delicious breakfast dishes. After eating and drinking our fill we met with Mike Morris, our guide for the day. Besides being a badass skier and knowing the Wasatch range like the back of his hand, Mike is a hell of a nice guy and we were beyond stoked to have him show us around.

Kyler and Mike.
Kyler and Mike.

Conditions were all time—bluebird sky, fresh pow and the mountains to ourselves. What resulted was lots of adrenaline, high fives, pow slashes and good times! Check out the video below.

K2 SKIS SPRING BREAK HELI TRIP GIVEAWAY

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HOLD UP!

We want to crash your Spring Break plans and send you and a friend to Utah to heli ski at Powderbird  for a day!

To round off this once in a lifetime opportunity, you will be accompanied by none other than K2 pro PEP FUJAS!

Just upload your best line of this winter on Instagram with #k2PowWithPep, and we will choose a lucky winner. You have until Thursday, March 17th at noon to submit. Official contest rules are below. Good luck!

K2 SKIS SPRING BREAK HELI TRIP GIVEAWAY

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

The “K2 Skis Spring Break Heli Trip Giveaway” (the “contest”) is sponsored by K2 Skis 4201 6th Ave S Seattle, WA 98108 (the “Sponsor”) There is one (1) Prize (Powderbird Heli Day-3/26/16—flight to Salt Lake City, UT included) to be awarded in March 2016. Chances of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries.

Who Can Enter:

  • Must be 18 or older to enter and locations are eligible.
  • The Contest is subject to all federal, provincial, and municipal laws, and is void where prohibited.
  • Employees of the Sponsors, the Prize Provider or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, or any other company or individual involved with the design, production execution or distribution of the Contest and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year) of each such employee are not eligible. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

Timing:
4. The Contest is open from March 11 2016 at 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and close at March 17th 2016 PST 12:00 AM (the “Contest Period”).

How To Enter:

  • Eligible entrants will submit Instagram videos with the hashtag #k2powwithpep during the Contest Period.
  • Each entrant may only submit one video.
  • All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt.
  • The Sponsor reserves the right to delete any entries or remove participants that are in violation of the Official Rules.
  • By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.
  • Entrants may only win once.

Winner:

  • Following the draw, the selected entrant will be contacted by Instagram direct message while being publically announced through K2 Skis email, website, and possibly social media outlets upon release form signature.
  • In order to be verified the winner, the selected entrant must:
    • Respond to the prize notification message or telephone call within five (5) days of transmission;
    • Sign a declaration and have his/her guest sign a declaration stating that he/she:

(i) has read, understands and complies with the Official Rules;

(ii) forever and irrevocably releases and holds harmless Sponsors, the Prize Provider and their parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective agents, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, prize suppliers, employees, officers, directors, and shareholders from and against all claims, damages or liabilities arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation and/or entry in the Contest and/or entrant’s award, participation, receipt or use of any prize awarded in the Contest;.(iii) Consent to the announcement of the winner’s name and the use by or on behalf of the Sponsor of the winner’s name and/or photograph and/or video for advertising and promotional purposes, without any further compensation to the winner; and (iv) Consent to the Prize Provider’s rules pertaining to the use of the Prize, including executing Prize Provider’s standard waiver and release of claim document pertaining to the Prize.

  • Should the selected entrant fail to comply with any of the requirements contained in these Official Rules, the Grand Prize will be automatically forfeited and another entrant will be selected and the initially selected entrant will be disqualified and will have no recourse towards the Sponsor, the Prize Provider or anyone involved in the Contest.

Other Matters:

  • The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local/municipal laws and is void where prohibited by law. If any provision of these Official Rules is found by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, all other provisions will remain in full force and effect.
  • The Sponsor and the Prize Provider will not, under any circumstances, be responsible for, or liable to any entrant or any other person for:
  • any erroneous lost, damaged, late, incomplete, misdirected, deleted, defective, or altered Contest registrations, regardless of the cause, including, but not limited to, failure of the Site; ii. any failure for any reason whatsoever of the selected entrant to receive a prize notification;
  • Winner and friend must board flight to Salt Lake City from same location.

iii. any changes in email addresses after Contest registrations are submitted; and

  1. any computer, online, telephone, or technical malfunctions or errors that may occur, regardless of the cause; and
  2. unauthorized intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; and
  • printing, typographical, electronic or human errors which may occur in the offer or administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; and

vii. any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant’s computer, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest, or from viewing, playing or downloading any material from Sponsors’ website(s), regardless of whether the material was prepared by Sponsors or a third party, and regardless of whether the material is connected to Sponsors’ websites by a hypertext link.

  • If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being conducted as intended by the Sponsor, including due to computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause that corrupts or interferes with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, the Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, disqualify any entrant responsible for such misconduct and cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest.
  • Should tax liability arise, then it will be the responsibility of the winner and winner’s guest to notify their own Government’s relevant tax department. The Sponsor takes no responsibility or liability for taxation or for any other costs incurred in connection with the prizes received in this Contest.
  • Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding.
  • By entering the Contest, participants consent to the Sponsor’s collection, use, and disclosure of the personal information provided in the Contest registration for the administration of the Contest, including posting of the winner’s name and city of residence on the Sponsor website, and in aggregated, non-personal form in order to create reports regarding Contest entrant demographics and consumer habits, which reports the Sponsor may disclose to others. The Sponsor will use the entrant’s personal information only for identified purposes, and protect the entrant’s personal information in a manner that is consistent with K2 Ski’s Privacy Policy. Entrants may write to the Sponsor and request that their information be removed from the Sponsor’s records.

Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and solely and exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington or the Superior Court located in King County, Washington; entrant submits to sole and exclusive personal jurisdiction to said courts in the State of Washington for any such dispute and irrevocably waives any and all rights to object to such jurisdiction; (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant or Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Washington, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules of provisions (whether of the State of Washington, the United States, Canada, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Washington.

Road to Recovery: Maggie Voisin

K2 Skis: What’s one word that describes your current mood?
Maggie: Content

Not always a bad thing. Where are you at the moment?
Park City, Utah

I know you stay up on your pop culture. Have you become addicted to any TV shows since your injury?
(Laughs) I always get asked this but not yet.  I have a lot of school that should probably get my full attention.

Dedication, nice. How are you feeling physically?
Physically i’m feeling as strong as I can be at 6 weeks. I am just really looking forward to a strong recovery.

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All smiles! Photo: Shay Williams

I’m sure you’ve been dreaming about skiing. Anything in particular? A certain trick a favorite slope course?
Lately I have been been reading a lot of articles and have been seeing lots of photos of the skiing in Japan. It’s been awhile since I have done any kind of skiing outside of the park and skiing deep pow right now sounds like such a blast and Japan seems like the place to go!

Japan did look epic. Two of your amigos got injured this season. What does it mean for you that two of your best friends are now in your situation (I.e Julia and Darian)?
I wish more than anything for those girls to still be out there killing it but unfortunately it doesn’t always work in our favor. I know with all three of us together we will push each other just as hard as we do when we are skiing. I think having them is really going to contribute to a huge part of my recovery.

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Maggie in her element. Photo: Shay Williams

What have you been doing to rehab?
After surgery my doctor let me come home for the first six weeks and start my rehab out here in Montana. The first six weeks are the slowest and seem to me,  to be the least progressive but I’ve been really working on my, range of motion, swelling and working on engaging my quad. Also because I had a meniscal repair I haven’t been able to walk
for six weeks and i’m very excited to say that my 6 weeks is up!

Have any feel good advice for others going through an knee injury?
The best thing I have to say is to not dwell on your injury. I understand that’s easier to say then to do but try and find the positive out of the situation. Listen to your doctors, yours physical therapist and work hard to get healthy.

Have you been getting some school done in your down time?
Yes, school and physical therapy have been occupying most of my time.

When can people expect to see back on skis?
I’m hoping to get back on snow in the next 8 months. I’m going to have to work hard but i’m excited to get back doing what I love!

Have you been working with trainers to rehab?
I’ve done my first 6 weeks of rehab in Montana and now I’m in Park City training and rehabbing with the U.S Ski Team.

Any favorite songs lately?
Im going to have to say Blank Spaces by Taylor Swift just because thats what the girls and I used to blast before we went skiing.

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Air Voisin. Photo: Shay Williams

Who doesn’t love T-Swift? She’s a boss. Any last shout outs?
I would love to thank my family, friends, sponsors and everyone who has supported me throughout my skiing especially through my lows. I am so thankful to be in such a wonderful community of people and i’m looking forward to a fun and exciting future.

MUTINY

In 2013 Stept Productions embarked on their largest film project to date. After 12 years of producing ski films, Stept is proud to announce their newest feature, “Mutiny”. The film documents progressive young skiers as they commence on a mission around the United States. Using the biggest cities in the country as their playground, the Stept crew sacrifices their health as they continue to redefine street skiing. Groundbreaking action, coupled with an award winning film crew brings a dark and mysterious story to light. Mutiny is intended for a mature audience and is dedicated to exposing the viewer to the raw and unfiltered world of the Stept crew. The films release will coincide with the drop of Stept Fall ’13 apparel line. To pre-order the film and other merchandise, as well as find out more about Stept, please visit www.steptproductions.com. Featured K2 Athletes: Clayton Vila, Cam Riley, Sean Jordan, Shea Flynn, Charlie Owens, and Joey Ciprari.

MissFits Moment: Lexi Dupont

Our first ‘MissFits Moment’ of the Summer with the one and only, Lexi DuPont!

 

Name: Lexi duPont
http://skeeze.k2skis.com/athletes/lexi-dupont
Age: 24
Hometown: Sun Valley, Idaho

K2 ski of choice: 13/14 Remedy 117
Why?: It is the perfect ski for charging big, steep mountains and cruising mellow pow runs in the resort. It has enough rocker to float through the pow, enough camber and side wall to hold an edge on the firmer snow and nice tail rocker to make quick turns in the trees.

Song you can’t get outta ya head:
Cash Flow by Major Lazer!!!! I heard it early on in the season with Collin Collins. He was like, “What is this song? It is amazing and it needs to be in a sick pow edit.” From then on every time I got in the car to drive to the hill I would blast this song.  It stuck with me all winter!!!

Funniest moment of this winter?
The funniest moment this winter had to be when Jacqui Edgerly and I were in Whistler with our friend Nadia trying to learn how to ride a snowmobile. Our friend hooked us up with a fresh 2013 Ski-Doo and we were so stoked!! It looked like it came straight out of a Batman movie and we both looked at it like this is sick but how do we even start this thing?!
After a little intro, I hopped on the front “Squirrel Style” (thats what the Canadians call it) while Jacqui stood behind me and drove the thing. The first hour of our ride was a bunch of bumpy ass switch backs. We couldn’t go faster than a mellow putt putt and every bump we went over, Jacqui’s hips would slam into the back of my head throwing my face into the handle bars. We had to stop every few minutes to catch our breath because we were laughing so hard.  By then end of the ride my goggles were all dented and my nose and lips were a little swollen. Anyone who has ridden a sled on bumpy switch backs with another person probably knows what I am talking about and how it totally sucks.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I cant spit.

Favorite destination during the winter and why?
Alaska by far!!!! It is steep and deep and there are SPINESSSS!!! You can ski the steepest lines of your life straight to the ocean. It’s the most beautiful place on earth. It also snows a lot in Alaska so you can usually expect lots of powder!

Top three travel tips during the season?
1. Always bring a head lamp.
2. Carry your ski boots onto the plane in case they lose your luggage. It is usually easy to rent the rest of your equipment, but perfectly fitted ski boots are hard to come by. If you have your boots at least you know you will be able to ski as soon as you land.
3. Buy a ski bag with wheels! It will make your life a lot easier.

How do you stay in tiptop ski shape?
CROSS FIT FOR LIFE!!!! GRRRRRRR!!! I also love biking, climbing, yoga and surfing. I just try to do something active every day of the year. I call it training for life, not just skiing.

What are your summer essentials?
Water and a bikini!!!

What are your goals for next season?
My goal is always to have fun and to learn as much as I can!!! I would also like to work with Poor Boyz Productions again and ski lots of powder with my friends.

For all those guys taking interest, what’s your statussss?
hahahahaha private…