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

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tahoe Legends of Snowboarding

Donner ski Ranch was one of the first resorts to allow snowboarding and in 1985 held the World Snowboard Championships. Tahoe's roots go deep into snowboarding and every winter the Tahoe Legends pull out their vintage gear and come together to play in the snow, share old story's and listen to some good ole rock. This year the venue for the event was a hand dug halfpipe complete with hits, jibs and bonks. In order to compete you had to meet one of the following criteria below.

a. 1983 – 89 World Championships
b. 1983 – 89 US Open
c. 1985 – Sierra Snowboarding Championships, Soda Springs, CA
d. 1986 – Subaru Snowboarding Championships, Donner Ski Ranch
e. 1987 – 89 California State Snowboarding Series or Ragen’ at the Ranch Snowboard Series.
f. Any OP PRO snowboarding events or the US Open, 1989 or earlier.

Chris Roach, Jim Rippey, Rocket Reeves, Jeff Brushie, Mike and Tina Basich, Noah Salasnek, Joel Gomez, Terry Kidwell and Tom Burt where just some of the legends that came out to ride and hang out.

It was pretty amazing to stand next to the pipe and watch these guys shred the pipe with the same gear and style that they did in 1985. If you are anywhere near Lake Tahoe in March next year, I highly recommend you make it up to Donner Ski Ranch to partake and support the Tahoe Legends of Snowboarding.

Rocket Reeves
Hand dug pipe

Jeff Brushie and Jason Borgsted

Mike Basich took first for the guys and his sister Tina won it for the ladies

Joel Gomez and Dave Seone

Joel Gomez accepting his award for being a Tahoe legend of snowboarding

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