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

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Canadian Sessions rider Dave Fortin takes one at the Grenade Games

Dave came out of this with only a broken thumb. Thank goodness he is OK!!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Autumn Line web site!!!

Autumn Line's new movie is called Montevideo and will be hitting the shelves this fall. Featured in Montevideo are Sessions riders; Andreas Gidlund, Taylor Carlton, Kyle Miller and Brett Butcher!

Drew's solo mission up Seegrube

So today I decided to venture from our house up in the hills above Innsbruck to check out a jump thats being built for us at Seegrube (say-grub-a). Seegrube is one of the many local resorts surrounding Innsbruck but its the only one that has a transport up to the tram from downtown. The first stop was at a little grocery store to find some food. I dont know where the miscommunication in my very broken German happened but I thought I asked for a ham and cheese sandwich. I got one sandwich with ham and one with cheese. Me being the clever person that I am, I took the cheese off one and put it on the other, killing it I know.

The Sandos

I love the mustard here that comes in the little self-serve toothpast container.

I got to the top of the tram and found my way through the mist over to the jump where Nick Franke (shaper) was working on the trannie. Its hard to see in the photos but the take off was built with a cat and it goes to a natural hip style landing. It will be intresting to see if it even works to be honest. Check back....

Zee Booter

Atop misty Seegrube

A cross cut of the cables used at Seegrube.

It was so misty at the top it was hard to see where the Apres-Ski was going down... ten o-clock to twenty o-clock.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Grenade games 5

E-Man, Zak Hale and Fortin ran the show at the Grenade Games finals last weekend. Check out this video. Hopefully Fortin is OK after that slam.... ouch!!!

Benny Deeg shows you how to do a backside rodeo

Click the link above and learn how to do a backside rodeo.

Monday, April 27, 2009

How not to do a front flip off a launch box.... and yeah i better check where I'm going. Close call today!


Drew- Park Kicker Session 2

On Saturday we headed back up to the park jump from day one to see if we could get some shots from the glider. This guy who calls himself Adler (Eagle), who flies this motorized glider has been involved with multiple Pirate shoots but this was the first one where I had been included. Flo (the filmer) gets strapped on to Adler with a harness and away they go.

Red Bull and Sando... daily breakfast

Flo actually looks pretty confident.

Sled tow, getting hammered with slush


Fs something or other

Drew-Stuck in Solden

For the last three days we have been staying up the valley in a cool ski town called Solden. Solden is the name of the resort where the park jump is, from the first blog post. Its a pretty big town, even this time of the season and tons of skiers still rushing for first chair and well... slush. Even with the modern look of the town and the two strip clubs on the main street there was almost no internet to be found. The little internet cafe charged 8 euros (about $11) for a hour and I decided that I was just going to wait till I got back to Innsbruck to do my internetting.
Cool gas pump

On this day (Wednesday, April 22) we drove up a few valleys from Solden looking to get high enough for some good snow. Unfortunatly the roads over the passes havent opend yet so we just decided to build a little quarter pipe to mini shred on.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Santa Cruz, day 2

Today we have been skating and surfing!
So much fun…
Hell yeah!

Got up around 8… but didn´t end up leaving until 8:30.

We were suppose to meat up with everyone at 9… but we got there at 9:30…
Snowboarders are always late I suppose…

Anyways, we got down in the water! Weather was little bit cloudy but the waves where good!

Started of with trying a short board, but daaaamn thats so hard hehe….

Went out a bit later with a longer board and got some small ones!!!
Super fun anyways!

After that we went for food and the sun came out and we got some nice seafood!

Then we said goodbye to everyone and wished them a nice summer!

Then we went back to San Jose and did some skating and filming for the sessions blog!

Then we had a long drive back because we went straight out into the highway traffic, everyone going home from work…

Now were finally back in Tahoe!

Chill day tomorrow, seems like its suppose to be Raining or Snowing…



Saturday, April 25, 2009

Santa Cruz trip with Andreas Gidlund

First day in Santa Cruz has been sweet!
Weather wasn't to good but it was not raining at least!
We have been at the warehouse and did some stuff, went skating and went out for food a couple of times… haha
Im so full of food right now.. can't eat anything more…
if i do i puke for sure… i think everyone feels the same right now!
Its been fun to see everyone again thought!
Had lunch out with the Sessions owner Joel and our marketing manager Daniella, and Billy, Brett and Kyle!
Also got to pick out some stuff for you R ;)
And they had some fun pictures of the team riders in the office heheh….
Also got the chance to check out some of the new designs with Chris!
Looks sick!!

Now were going to sleep and tomorrow were going up early to surf!!!
so stoked!!
going to be so fun!!
proberly alot of tumbling around in the water but if i catch a few waves im happy!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Antii "Naku" Piirainen

Congrats to "Naku" for taking 3rd in the Survival Of The Fittest contest in Crans Montana!

Peter Strom Launches Brotherhood Snowboard Camp

Shredextraordinaire Peter Strom has announced plans to launch Brotherhood Snowboard Camps at Les Deux Alpes this summer.

According to SOURCE: Brotherhood Snowboard Camp’s aim will be to represent true snowboarding to the fullest, run by the biggest shred sharkz on the planet. Learn to ride anything and everything that comes your way, tree´s wall-rides, pipe parks, cars, people, snowbladers and more. Together with Marika Borg from Girlie Camps, who created the Battle,  Peter Strom will deliver a camp based on the true spirit of snowboarding.

Brotherhood Snowboard Camps will be taking place from 4 July-11 July 2009, Les Deux Alpes (France)

If you want to get your shred on this summer www.brotherhoodcamps.com

Drew Fuller Back in Austria

Fresh off the plane on Tuesday we drove about a hour south from Innsbruck, to a resort called Solden. Those guys had pushed up a jump for a different shoot that didnt quite work, but after a couple re-shapes we swooped in there for a session. It started off a little questionable because the compression was kind of tricky. After a few straight airs though it got pretty serious. Chris Sorman started off with a straight air, bs 7, fs 10, bs 10 and some tries at a fs 12. Teo tried a few bs double corks and Mu and Grillo did multiple fs 10s.

You can see all the way to Italy from here!

The Jump...

Guinea. Pig.

The Crew

Stee check

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

E-Man takes one to the nose

Click on the link and check out E-Man bashing his nose into his knee..... OUCH

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Marketing Interns Wanted!


Sessions, a leading snowboard outerwear manufacturer, is seeking talented individuals for a summer internship. Marketing interns will be responsible for MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter accounts as well as updating the Sessions’ website and blog. Interns must be able to work independently and follow direction within the work place and need to be trustworthy and hard working. Responsibilities include web updates, uploading product to website, event set up and tear down, guerilla marketing, promotions, and writing press releases.


Qualifications: Must be knowledgeable in MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and blogging. Must be proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Photoshop. Other desirable qualities but not mandatory are video editing, flash, and html coding.


This is an unpaid internship. Internship can be used for school credit.


To apply please send cover letter, resume, and letters of recommendation to info@sessions.com Subject Line: Marketing Internship




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.


More about Sessions at www.sessions.com 

Monday, April 20, 2009

GEORGE CROSLAND: Tahoe Final Weekend

                                                           ANDREAS GIDLUND

Sessions is a company that has been involved in snowboarding since the early 1980’s when Joel Gomez opened the first snowboard only store in the world. Now they make all sorts of kick ass stuff; clothing, outer wear and so on. Anyhow, the good people at Sessions had arranged for a little photo shoot up in Lake Tahoe with some of their team riders. Pretty much anyone would jump at that chance; Tahoe in spring, good riders, good weather, time to head up interstate 80 and on to Tahoe! It also happened to be the final weekend for a lot of resorts in the area.

For the whole story and more photos, click the above link!

BEHIND THE LINES: Sessions Outerwear

Check out this feature Transworld Business did on Sessions!

click the link above.....

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Alpine day two


Second day at Alpine was even more sweet!

super tierd after today!!

Brett was filming beacause he was feeling a bit sick…
George from SnowRev was there shooting photos for my interview!
Jump was fun and weather was amazing…
We ended up shooting lifestyle pics.
Went down by the river, we got some cool once when i was standing right in the middle of it…
Tomorrow were going to Squaw Valley again to shoot!
Hopefully the have finished their new kickers!


21 days…..

Andreas cooling off his feet....
Tired after a long day of riding....
Nate Farrell and Andy

Alpine Meadows


First day at Alpine! super super fun! kind of warm and slushy but it was alright, they had a pretty fun jump! Hard to get the speed because of the slush but we got some stuff!

Tomorrow we’re going back there with SnowRev.com to shot a interview and film some more.

Highlight of the day!


We were just cruising around and Tayler showed us a natural jump.

He told us to POINT it because there is no way to overshoot it...

So first they go and it looks just fine.

Then Brett drops in and just overshoost the hell out of it!

Maybe 4 m flat then a 5 m landing then a hill up on 3 m but he went over all of it... to his ass....

So I was like god damn… I’ll chill a bit with the speed...

Ye right.... pointed but instead of going over to the flat, I land in the uphill and faceplant...

No one got hurt but if we would have got it on film it would have been so fun to watch.... Now its barbecue time!!!

Brett enjoying the view....
Andreas and Taylor....


Friday, April 17, 2009

Andreas Gidlund Update

We have been in Tahoe for a few days since the Colorado trip.

We had a bit of bad luck in Colorado with the snow. They had a dust storm the week before we got there and that made the new snow that landed on top of the dust super bad…

Warm weather and dust under = bad conditions….

Kind of bad for a 13 hour drive for 1 day of shooting then 13 hours back.

We all got shots from Colorado, so we were happy about it anyway… we had allot of fun during the way so it was all cool!

Since returning from CO, we have been shooting at Boreal for a couple days, got some cool and fun stuff!

Went up one day and checked out North Star as well, shot some trick tip stuff for our blog!

We’ve had a few days of sunshine witch has been awesome, snowboarding the whole day and barbecue and chill after!

Next few days we will be shooting up at Squaw Valley, we are looking forward to it! Keep checking in for new and fresh updates!!!


Andreas with something between his legs....
Andreas and Brett....
Andreas mid FS 540


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Check out this video of Drew Fuller

Our friends over at Skull Candy put up this video of Drew Fuller riding Park City. Click above and check it out!!!

Sessions’ M4 Metallica Jacket

Sessions’ M4 Metallica Jacket

Scotts Valley, CA , April 1, 2009
- METALLICA… Do we really need to explain why this partnership is so special? No, but in case you have been living under a rock for the past 27 years here it is… 

Metallica was formed in 1981 by Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield and today also includes Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo. Metallica is the biggest selling heavy metal band in the world and is the fifth highest selling music artist in history, with over 50,000,000 albums sold in the U.S. alone. In total, the band has released 9 albums, 3 live albums, as well as a multitude of singles, music videos, and has had five consecutive albums hit number one on the Billboard 200 charts - all of which has led to the band winning seven Grammy Awards.

Sessions’ connection to music has been growing ever since owner, Joel Gomez, first opened the shop doors. Today we see this connection as an essential influence on our brand. Our affiliation with Metallica stems from Joel’s relationship with Mark Reiter, from QPrime Management, and James Hetfield, who’s similar interests in skateboarding and snowboarding led them on a snowboard trip to Squaw Valley USA in Lake Tahoe, CA in 1997.

This jacket shows our true dedication to our roots, while still looking towards the future. This special jacket comes equipped with a two speakers found in the hood, an amp, and a custom control panel on the sleeve. Experience what the slopes can bring, with a jacket made for the elements and equipped with a speaker/amp system from Skullcandy, which includes musically inspired designs from the most popular heavy metal band of all time.

To see Sessions M4 Metallica Jacket video visit:

This jacket will be availble August 2009.

Sessions was found in 1983 and today is a leading snowboard and action sports company that designs, merchandises, sources, and distributes high performance snowboard apparel and accessories 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.

More about Sessions at www.sessions.com

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Update from Drew Fuller

Drew has been working hard filming his part for Pirate Movie Productions and he is headed back to Europe at the end of the week to finish that up for this season. Drew recently did a trick tip for Twsnow last week at Keystone so that will be coming out in the mag and in the 20 tricks vid next year.  Also check out the spot we did for Skullcandy TV here... http://www.skullcandy.tv/channel--media-16999-title-Lift-Interview-with-Drew-Fuller.html   
Drew's having a great winter. Look for all his hard work to pay off in the magazines the Pirate movie and TWsnow 20 tricks video hitting your local shop this fall!

Malay Day 2009 Recap

Beaver Creek, CO April 14, 2009 - Malay Day is an event held each year in honor
and loving memory of snowboarder Josh Malay who lost his life while
snowboarding in 2004. Malay Day is celebration of Josh's life, where friends and
family are inspired to "live and love life" in his memory.

For the 6th consecutive year and the first with Beaver Creek as the host, Malay
Day was a smashing success. More than one-hundred (100) competitors signed
up as crowds of on-lookers were scattered throughout Beaver Creek's
snowboard park. The park staff did a great job laying out three (3) different
sections for riders to hit including; the upper “Lumber Yard”, the “Half Barrel”
half-pipe and the main “Rodeo Terrain Park”.

The top to bottom competition was judged on overall performance throughout
the entire park. As the sun emerged, the “Rodeo Terrain Park” became the main
session of the competition, where riders were expertly executing the rails and
hip. There were many standout performances during the day, but in the end, it
was clear that Billy Rodriguez was the overall winner. Please visit
http://www.snowboard-mag.com/?q=node/35045 for event photos and results.

Final Results:


1st Billy Rodriguez
2nd Andrew Steward
3rd Ricky Rodriquez

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Picture of the week

April 14, 2009

Check out Team Manager/ Rider Brett Butcher and Swedish phenom Andreas Gidlund having some fun during Andy’s first ever Tahoe shred sesh! It was a good one!

Montana Photo Update from Shane Stalling

The lifts closed down yesterday here in Montana so thought it was time for a quick update on the season up here. Snow was good for most of the winter, except for all of january and february, when it didn't snow at all. Was still able to make the most of spending a lot of time with my good friend and photographer Jeff Hawe ( www.jeffhawephoto.com ) . Here is a few shots from the season. Its currently snowing hard here in Bozeman, so hope there is much more to come for everyone.

Sessions just teamed up with world boards to do a front window display off of main street. Hyped to have a sessions ad up at my local shop.