About Sessions

Founded in 1983, Sessions is a leading snowboard and action sports company that designs, merchandises, sources, and distributes high performance snowboard apparel, accessories and apparel for the core, youth-driven sports segment. Sessions was the first snowboarding company to incorporate Gore-Tex fabrics and Recco avalanche reflectors into their products. Today, Sessions has placed itself at the cutting edge of the music, snowboard and skateboard culture. Sessions is one of the last remaining independently owned brands.

The Sessions Team Is - Tim Humphreys, Tara Dakides, Andreas Gidlund, E-Man Anderson, Antti "NAKU" Piirainen, Ian Thorley, Taylor Carlton, Kyle Miller, Nial Romenak, Peter Benchetler and Brett Butcher

Monday, December 29, 2008

Montana Rail Jam

Big Sky Resort in Montana holds an annual rail jam every December called R.U.St. This was the 5th year for the event. Montana is a cold place, temps were in the -15 degrees region during the jam. Somehow with freezing arctic like weather people still seemed to show up and watch. Sessions AM Kyle Miller strolled by while returning home for the holidays. Montana loc dog Shane Stalling was also present to do some jibbing and get a little thing I like to call "frost bite". Miller walked away with the win and some numb feet. After the jam it began to snow heavily for the next couple days bringing us a couple feet of fresh to play in. With Big Sky's massive terrain and small crowds it made some of the best pow days thus far this season.
Jeff Hawe Photos


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dew Tour Kicked off today....

Today was the Mens slopestyle Qualifier for the Dew Tour. There were 50 guys battling it out for 16 spots. Some heavy riding went down for a qualifier. Tim Humphreys qualified 3rd with a run that went, front side 900, cab 900 to backside 720. Semifinals and Finals are this Friday!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Peter Benchetler to be featured on The Daily Habit!!!

Tune in on Friday, December 26th at 6pm PST/9pm EST on Fuel TV and later again that evening at 9pm PST/12am EST. 
The show rebroadcasts the following weekday on Monday, December 29th at 11:30am PST/2:30pm EST and again later at 2:30pm PST/5:30pm EST


The new Snowboarder Photo Annual recently hit the book shelves and the Sessions team is all over it!

Tim Humphreys, Nate Bozung, Antti "Naku" Piirainen and Drew Fuller all have one page editorial shots

Andreas Gidlund has a Sessions add

NW Sessions rep rider Shane Stalling has a two page spread

Go pick yourself up a copy and check out all the action!!!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Grand Prix, "Progression Session" took place last night under snowy skies at Copper Mountain. Tim Humphreys was in town to compete for a chunk of the prize money.
The setup was a flat step down style jump into a hitching post jib with transitions on all for sides. 20 riders took to the course and five were giving the nod to ride in the finals. Tim rode supper strong in qualifiers and made the cut.
Finals were best of three runs. On Tim's first run he landed a picture perfect cab 900 but fell trying a miller flip hand plant on the hitching post. A run that would have landed 1st or 2nd place. Tim went for the same tricks on his next two runs but with snow pilling up on the run in, speed was becoming difficult to obtain. He wasn’t able to put down a perfect run in the finals but still came away with a very respectable 5th place. Great job Tim!

Tim 4 hours before he turned 21

Hitching post feature

Judges had there work cut out 

Abe Blair getting the shot

The Jump

Friday, December 12, 2008

Update from Snowy Sweden.
/Andreas Gidlund

It has been snowing pretty much now and it seems to stay here…
Witch doesn't seem to happen often… especially not here, close to where i live.
We have been out shooting a couple of spots.
My friend hurt himself on a tree down rail and had to get 11 stiches… ouch…
After that i went to 2 spots alone the coming 2 days… Witch went pretty well, but its not that fun to do a street spot all alone…
After that we took a day off and went out partying, wich was super fun and well needed after holding a shovel all week long! Hehe
Now today we started shooting again and got some sweet shots!
Waking up pretty early tomorrow to keep on shooting!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tim Humphreys 21st Birthday!!!!!!!

Is this Sunday the 14th..... Happy birthday Tim!!!!!

Sessions warehouse sale happening right now!!!

Need a great Christmas present?? Head over to Sessions to get great deals on Outerwear and soft goods!!!!

60 Old El Pueblo Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Photo essay by jeff Hawe featuring Kyle Miller

BEAR opener

Bear mtn opened this last week they only had the bunny slope open but there were some fun jibs bumps and ollies probally one of the funnest times i have ever had..

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Bear Mountain video featuring Zak Hale on TWsnow.com!

Go check it out.... but don't forget to come back!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Grand Prix going down at Copper Mountain next week

Tim Humphreys and Taylor Carlton will be at Copper next week to compete in the Triple Line contest. If you are in the area go check it out. It kicks off at 7PM on December 13th!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Boreal edit # 54,323

Another day on the strip at Boreal with the pocket digi
Dont miss out. SESSIONS annual warehouse sale is kicking off December 4th and goes till December 21st. This is a great chance to get into new SESSIONS gear at a discounted price. Some items as much as 75% off! 

60 Old El Pueblo RD
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

See ya there!!!!
Tim Humphreys and Andreas Gidlund came into town a few weeks ago for some Sessions meetings and relaxation. The week was filled with golf, great food, skating, surfing and chilling by the pool. Here are some photos for your viewing enjoyment!

View from the Hotel 

Tim ollies over some milk crates

skating down the warf

Joel Gomez and Andreas at dinner

Humps ready to tee off

Butchy is a big boy!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Snowboarder Mag Photo Annual

Both Tim Humphreys and NW regional rider Shane Stalling ended up with amazing photos in the new Snowboarder Mag photo annual that should be out on news stands now. So grab one from your local shop on the way to or from snowboarding and feast your eyes on some of the best photos of the season. Sessions represent.


Heres a couple photos from Rome PreJib at the summit a week or two ago. Enjoy


From left to right: Kevin Griffin, Dave Rouleau, Dave Fortin, Molly Milligan, E-Man Anderson.

Sessions team Canada is on fire this season. We've recently added Kevin griffin and E-man Anderson to the team.
They join Dave Fortin, Martin Gallant, Molly Milligan, Dave Rouleau and Phil Jaques. Look out for more news coming down the pipeline soon.

Dave Rouleau Makes mince meat out of "Place Des Arts" in montreal Quebec!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Check out Drew Fuller and the Pirates crew on the Daily Habit next Tuesday!!

Pirate Movie Production Team: Danny Larsen, Sani Alibabic, Kalle Ohlson, Drew Fuller

and Joshua Sherman – Tuesday 12.02.08

Today, Pirate Movie Productions team members, Danny Larsen, Sani Alibabic, Kalle Ohlsen, Drew Fuller and Joshua Sherman shred onto the Habit. Plus, our own Jordan Morris goes to the rodeo to find out if he’s got what it takes to grab the bull by the horns. Also, correspondent John Cowan went to Whistler, BC to check out the Crankworx bike festival. Danny Larsen’s sponsors include: 32/Etnies, Spy, Whiteout Outerwear, K2, Clast and Sessions Boardshop. Sani Alibabic’s sponsors include: Analog, Burton, X-Double and Clast. Kalle Ohlson’s sponsors include: Vans, Smith, Bataleon, Union Bindings, Neff Headwear and Haze Streetwear. Drew Fuller’s sponsors include: Celsius, IS Eyewear, Sessions, IM Streetwear, Rossignol, Rockwell Timekeepers, Skullcandy and Dakine. Josh Sherman’s sponsors include: Salomon, Smith, Bonfire, Active, Breckenridge, Elm and Drop.

Another Humps interview!

This ones on Methodmag.com

Hell ya Tim!

Amidst the mayhem of booze, cheese, and bad weather at Le Mondial du Snowboard at Les 2 Alpes, France we ran into Flow's freshest meat, Tim Humphreys. After last seasons triumphs at the US Open Big Air and other events, this young rider from New Jersey has been launched to the center stage but found the time to sit down with us and give us his quick two cents on the French, New Jersey, Flow, and what the 08-09 season has in store for him.

Name -Tim Humphreys
Age-20 years old
Hometown- Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Sponsors- Flow, Bolle, Sessions, Eesa, Neff, Skullcandy

How is it that someone from such an unsnowy and dirty place as New Jersey has so much skill?

Well in New Jersey, you learn very quickly not to fall because it's icy and you falling equals you getting hurt, so I think that's why a lot of the east coast guys are so consistent because we learn quickly that falling isn't an option.

Do you have New Jersey Pride?

Oh yea! I mean it's dirty, it's scummy, it has like 3 or 4 of the most dangerous cities in the US, it might have like 108 toxic waste dumps, but you gotta love it. The euros might not know too much about it but they will.

What are you doing in France?

"It's an opening season industry jam" in Les 2 Alpes called the Mondial, some sort of tradeshow contest but the event was cancelled. I was just told I'm going to France and that's it.

What is one good thing about the French?

They have some really good food here. I haven't had one bad meal yet. No matter where I go it always seems to be tasty.

What is one bad thing about the French?

It seems like people here run on French time. Every time I'm supposed to do something in 20 minutes, it ends up being like 2 hours later. Things just seem to move a bit slower here... but hey I hear Spanish time is even worse. This interview is the first thing I have done on time so far.

If you could go back to one country you have been to, which one would it be?

Japan, for sure. That place is the best. They get dumped on super hard and being from New Jersey where you barely get fresh snow it's nice to get 2 meters in a week. It's definitely a nice change.

Do you prefer big comps like the Open or do you prefer a day out with the homies?

I like both, I definitely like riding with my friends but I am a fan of contests, growing up I did a lot of comps and so I feel comfortable and enjoy competing.

What do you have to say to anyone that doubts the Flow binding system or hasn't tried it?

Well if you haven't tried them or doubt them, they should go get a pair, maybe a demo, borrow some and see how they feel and find out what all the hype is about. The NXT AT's are the real nice. While they’re at it they should try a Flow board too. I recommend the Era or the Quantum.

What do you say to the people that are calling you next "Big Man" at Flow?

I'll take it, I'll take it.

So just to wrap things up, what are plans for this season; filming, competitions, girlfriends, pets....

Well I don't have a girlfriend, maybe I'll film some stuff but I'm not really with any film company yet, maybe if someone is looking… hint, hint, I might be available. Definitely have a lot of competitions coming up; the first Dew Tour, some of the (Burton) Opens, I am gonna try to make it to the European Open, definitely the US Open, the Honda sessions, Toyota Big Air, and probably a bunch more that I can squeeze in. I’ve got a list long that is as long as hell of things I'm supposed to be at. I'd like to tell myself I'll spend some time learning new tricks and filming but just seems like I always just end up doing comps.

-By Alexis
-Photos by Rami Hanafi

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sessions Boarding for breast Cancer jacket featured on Fuel TV tonight!!

Sessions B4BC Madonna Jacket will be featured on FuelTV tonight.

Monday, November 24th at 6pm PST/9pm EST on Fuel TV and later again that evening at 9pm PST/12am EST.

The show rebroadcasts the following day at 11:30am PST/2:30pm EST and again later at 2:30pm PST/5:30pm EST (however, check local listings in your area is it could vary from location to location). You will therefore have four opportunities to catch the show in a 48-hour period

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Humps checkout in Transworld Snow

This is long over due as Tim has been laying it down for some time..... Humps is here to stay.

Check out his Checkout in the new issue of Transworld Snowboard Magazine

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wildwood Rail Jam Great Divide, MT

Last week MT kicked off its winter at Kyle Millers home resort Great Divide outside of Helena. Kyle wasn't present but over 400 other people showed up to snowboard/ski/spectate and good times were had by all. We also found a fun set of trees to jump through and do tap tricks. Check this place out if your ever passing through MT.
-Shane Stalling

Next morning fun
Sick of rails....find some trees. Tap 360 out
Photos: Jeff Hawe
don't have other pics on my computer but check out full story here:


Monday, November 17, 2008

Antti Piirainen

Antti "Naku" Piirainen is still relatively unknown in the US. Bottom line, this kid can flat out ride. If you can, get your hands on the video, Scrapbook and check out his part. In the mean time check out his interview on Onboard.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Taylor Carlton Reel

Coming out of North Lake Tahoe, Sessions welcomes Taylor Carlton to our Am program. We will have an official announcement soon. Taylor sent us over his demo reel...check out it!

Thanks Taylor! Welcome to the team!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Mammoth is open!!

Mammoth is open and its epic. loads of powder snow and more on the way.. The crowds have been super mellow, and its been a blast. Heres some video documentation of the fun we've been having. Thanks to my friends over at Ashbury eyewear for the fabulous elph vido. Enjoy

Mammoth Opening Week: Harrison Went Home from Ashbury Eyewear on Vimeo.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Boreal opens!!!

Boreal opened up a few days ago and it's been a blast. Here are a few photos of the fun!

Boreals best opening to date

Kyle Millers version of the best trick in snowboarding
Brett getting his handplant on...
This guy was trying front flips, this one is not going to well!
Nicki V. doing a little trany finding


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Mt Rose, Day two

Yesterday was so amazing, we had to go back for seconds!

The crew and the hike up

Sessions AM, Kyle Miller joined us today and kicked out his first method of the season

Looking down on Lake Tahoe

Brett's second method of the season

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Wild Steelhead

This is what Peter Benchetler does in the off season, fly fishes... Here is a wild steelhead he caught on the Trinity river last week..Cheers!


WINTER IS HERE! Today was amazing. All summer long your thoughts are on the first day you can pull your snowboard out and take some turns, hit a rail or get some airtime. Today was that day and it ranks as one of the best first days i have ever had....
The plan was simple, drive to Mt Rose, hake the ridge and find powder. James and i weren't the only ones with this idea, we arrived around 9 and the parking lot was filling up fast. We quickly laced up our boots as our noses took in the crisp cold air. Not a minute into the hike we ran into Jake Devine, Bendan Hayes and Brandon Dreary. After high fives were thrown we continued up the ridge into a winter wonderland.
A little ways up the trail Jake spotted this hip step down into a pretty deep pocket. After a quick pat down the session was on Front threes and methods were the tricks of the day.
Halfway through the session Brandon Cocard, Tim Eddy, Taylor Carlton and Alex Horgan came hiking up the ridge.
More high fives were tossed around and shortly after got in on the session. After the hip was torn to pieces we moved down and hit every bump, rock, tree and cliff we could find. 
It was an epic day and the smile is still on my face. If today is a sign of things to come it will be a winter for the ages!!!!