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, December 31, 2009

E-Man Anderson ON DECK



Getting an On Deck is not an easy feat anymore. You have to be one of the top up and coming riders in the game for Snowboarder to dedicate two pages to you. Now imagine getting an On Deck in the annual Snowboarder guest editor issue, whom the guest editors are JP Walker and Jeremy Jones. If that's not enough, how cool would it be to have JP Walker pick you out of all the potential riders out there and have him interview you and write your intro to your On Deck.
Pretty crazy. Well that is exactly what happened to E-Man Anderson. Congrats on your On Deck E-Man! Go pick up a copy of Snowboarders new Guest Editor Issue, on the shelves now!


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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Monday, December 28, 2009

SESSIONS After Christmas Warehouse Sale!


December 26th - 30th

New Warehouse Sale Location:

11 Janis Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

For more information call (831) 461-5080

PRICES ARE NOW THE LOWEST THEY HAVE EVER BEEN! COME CHECK OUT THE GREATEST DEALS AROUND.

Sessions Winter Warehouse SaleHours:
Mon - Sat 10am-8pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

SESSIONS Chinese rider Jokey Thong is qualified into the Nanshan Open!


Congratulations to Jokey for qualifying into the 8th annual Red Bull Nanshan Open! Jokey is sponsored by SESSIONS, FLOW, GIRO, DRAGON.
The Nanshan open is taking place 1/6/2010 - 1/13/2010

Nial Romanek in Tough Love

Nial Romanek is one of the newest additions to the Sessions International rookie team. This is the part he put together for Tough Love last winter. Nial is riding for Flow and Sessions. Keep an eye on him in the Tahoe Dangerzone webisodes!

Untitled from colton feldman on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Mark it on Your Calender!!!

SESSIONS Get to Know a Pro!


December 26th 2009
By Brett Butcher

This weeks question is from Kelly. I sent it over to Mr Kyle Miller.

There is a human boy, a shark, and a donkey in a pool. Who wins?
and,
Do you have any tattos?
If so where, and what is the meaning behind them?
Thank you for taking the time to read my questions.
(:
Kelley.

Yo Kelley,
As for question one, the human boy wins. The shark dies because he is in fresh water and the donkey dies because he cannot swim. Right???
I do not have any tats though. If I could get some tats that would go away in like a year or two I would load up on em. Full on neck, back and sleeves. I have some friends that do the sweetest illustrations that I would love to slap on the ol body. I would like to get some Montana stuff cause that is where I am from and grew up. Some beavers, lions, sharks and stuff doing human actions would be sweet too. Like a big fat beaver smoking a cig or chewing on Pinocchio's leg would be ill.
Miller

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tahoe Danger Zone!

December 21st, 2009
By Brett Butcher

Tahoe Dangerzone has been making quite the name for itself lately. Sessions riders Kyle Miller, Taylor Carlton, Nial Romanek and Brett Butcher are all on the Danger Zone crew and will be filming webisodes throughout the winter. This is Danger Zones latest offering, "Thrasher" Check out tahoedangerzone.blogspot.com daily for DANGEROUS INSIGHT INTO THE EXTREMITIES OF TAHOE LIVING!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Follow up vid.

Follow up video from a previous photo gallery link from double digit negative temps in Montana.

Eighteen Below from Miah Favara on Vimeo.

THE REMIX PROJECT

Bataleon Team Video 2010 with original footage taken from the freshest movies of the year and remixed with new edits and tunes. Check out Sessions riders Andreas Gidlund and Brett Butcher featured in the Remix Project.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

World Snowboard Day!

December 19th 2009

Tomorrow December 20th is World Snowboard Day. Get out there and support your local resort! For more information please visit www.world-snowboard-day.com

Friday, December 18, 2009

Dew Tour Qualifiers


Dew Tour Qualifiers went down today and Tim Humphreys is sitting in the 5th spot. Check back this weekend to see how he does in the Finals!

Mens
1- Halldor Helgason
2- Stef Zeestraten
3- Nick Julius
4- Heikki Sorsa
5- Tim Humphries
6- Ulrik Badertscher
7- Seppe Smits
8- Nate Kern
9- Marius Otterstad
10- Robbie Walker

Thursday, December 17, 2009

SESSIONS Get to Know a Pro!


Do you have a question you are dying to ask a member of the SESSIONS Team? Maybe you want to know Tim Humphrey’s favorite contest to compete in, or Tara’s favorite summer hang out? Submit your questions to sessionsteam@gmail.com and we will pick one question per week to have a SESSIONS team rider answer. If your question gets selected you will also receive a goody in the mail from SESSIONS!

First Mission!

We met up in stockholm after a long time driving around like a lost child in a mall….
Then went to eat some food and then went to spot check, found a good downrail to start of the filming with!
we started to set everything up and it started snowing like there was no tomorrow!
it wasnt the best conditions to throw some mayhem bangers but it was good to get some tricks and get the filming started!!
here is a few pictures!
Andreas Gidlund.



Wednesday, December 16, 2009

World Snowboard Day China!

December 15, 2009


Check out World Snowboard Day China on December 20th!


NIKLAS GETS 6TH PLACE IN KOREA

December 16th 2009

Swedish Sessions rider Niklas Mattsson just keeps stepping up his game! He made his World Cup Big Air debut in London earlier this fall and placed 9th in Stockholm a couple of weeks ago. This weekend he managed to top that in Seoul, Korea and ended up 6th in the final after being 2nd in the Qualifications.

Our Union Shredder Zebastian Landmark was also in the competition and ended up in the 19th place. Hats of to both our young guns!



Tuesday, December 15, 2009

SESSIONS Get to Know a Pro!!!

December 15th 2009

This weeks question is from Danika Richard,
Tara, Im a 14 year old girl and I want to become a pro rider like you....so I
was wondering what are the best (small) contest you have been to when you where younger and started snowboarding?

Hey girl, when I was 14 I had just barely started getting into contest so good job in getting out there and givin it a go. There are a lot more contest these days. I did some USASA and Grand Prix’s. Those maybe a little harder to get into now but Jams like the Peanut Butter rail jams are cool and fun.
Small contest pop up all the time like the Flaunt it Tour....I don’t think that going anymore but just keep your eye out for ones like that and register early. I’m sure your local mountain does some to. Any contest is good experience and a good way to be seen to get noticed. USASA’s are more of a circuit but they are GREAT!! And very Organized.
Hope that helps and hope to see you out there. Ill remember your Name.

Keep having fun!!

TD

Happy Birthday Tim!


December 15th 2009

Everyone at SESSIONS would like to wish Tim Humphreys Happy Birthday and cheers to another great year!

Bring out the big decks!

December 15th 2009
By Brett Butcher

Its hard to believe that it is only December 15th. Usually this time of the year means snowboarding on man made snow and icy parks. Lake Tahoe has been getting slammed by huge storms and the riding has been amazing. Here are some photos from the past few days.

What everyone woke up to in Tahoe a few days ago. Doesn't get any better...

Riding up the backside at North Star...


The next day we rode Alpine Meadows... it was DEEP...

And COLD...

Taylor got off the plane from London and raced up to ride some powder...

The always funny and entertaining Kyle Miller...


Billy snuck out of SESSIONS HQ for some fun in the pow...

Snow trying to eat me!!!

POW POW FUN...

Pow Pow FUN from brett butcher on Vimeo.

Monday, December 14, 2009

NAKU SIGHTING...

Check out these photos NAKU scored in the latest issue's of Slammer Magazine




Sunday, December 13, 2009

-22 snowboarding

Just had a week of double digit negative temps here in MT, most of them in the -20s. To cold for chairlifts, so a warm car with tow rope made due on a powdery bozeman backstreet. Photo gallery from Reid Morth of myslef and friends car boarding.
http://morthphotography.com/Morth_Photography/Blog/Blog.html
-Shane

Friday, December 11, 2009

2009 Hammers of the year

This is a video of me killing it at Boreal. Enjoy. The language is about a nine so children, earmuffs.
video

Sessions is Twittering!


Follow Sessions at www.twitter.com/SessionsSnow

Ian Thorley added to the International Rookie Team!

December 11, 2009

Sessions is pleased to announce the addition of Ian Thorley to the International Rookie team. Ian is a threat in any contest he enters. Look for him at the Dew Tour stops as well as the US Open.
For more on Ian check out his Bio and some summer footage here on the sessions blog!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

1st pow day at Alpine!


Winter is officially here in Tahoe. This last storm left a nice blanket over the Sierras and the storm that is forecasted to hit this weekend is going to be a big one. Taylor just got back to the US from London and I just got into Tahoe for the winter. We met up this morning to take some pow runs at Alpine. It's still a bit thin, our boards got a beating from the rocks but it was a great day!

Taylor stoked to be home...


Wolverine Bowl

Lake Tahoe.... happy powder riding!

Few tricks with Andreas at Super Park

Andreas Gidlund from brett butcher on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Andreas Gidlund

Check out this edit bataleon snowboards put together of Andreas. bataleon.com


ANDREAS GIDLUND 2008 - 2009 Bataleon Snowboards from MR. B bataleon snowboards on Vimeo.

Monday, December 7, 2009

SESSIONS, Get to know a Pro!


Want to know how to get sponsored? This weeks question is from Chris Vojick,

Hey guys i got a question for everyone on the team. How did everyone get sponsored or noticed? I've read tons of interviews with pros and when asked how they got to be pro they always kinda shy away from it and just say they competed and got noticed. This is probably true and all, but a dream of mine would to be pro someday in the sport i love more than anything, and i was just wondering how exactly these guys got their big break, whether it was one contest or through a friend. I just wanna hear a real non BS story. Thanks

Hey Chris. I must say I worked pretty hard for it, but got lucky as well. I was just riding a lot, and accidentally met an older Finnish pro who talked me to a brand. I got a chance to travel and shoot a lot of photos, film etc. and of course meet new people, and somehow things started rolling. I went to few contests as well, but mostly it was just a slow process of riding a lot, believing in myself and having a bit of luck in the mix.

cheerios

-NAKU

Well growing up in northern Minnesota where there isn’t much snowboarding going on except for at your local hill. Once i graduated from high school I moved to Tahoe to ride some real mountains. So towards the end of the first year i was at Northstar I met this filmer who was shooting a edit for twsnow.com. I ended up filming with the guy and I got a few shots for the edit. About a week after the edit was posted a rep from flow called me up asking if i wanted pick up some gear. At the time I was riding one of my friends boards that i broke while borrowing it from him. The next season there was a couple pros from flow in Tahoe shooting for the week. They invited me up to ride with them. I got a photo that made it into snowboarder-Mag. After shooting with them that week they put me on the team.

Nial Romanek

I just rode for fun everyday at my home mountain Mammoth. I became friends with a local shredder named Matt Downey. He got me hooked up with the Burton rep and it stemmed from there. Just start out small and work your way up. Don't ever forget that your snowboarding for fun and that you want to get better for your own satisfaction and nothing else. If you have to, move somewhere where there’s a higher level of snowboarding going on. It will help you progress and it's easier to meet people with connections and get noticed. Contests are a good way to win money but not very good for getting new sponsors. And the truth about "Sponsor me" videos is that they usually just provide a lot of laughs for whomever you send them to. Hope that helps. Cheers!

Peter Benchetler


Hello there Chris,

So basically my story is pretty simple. I was in high school and was riding for the local board shop in my town in Montana. I was riding super hard everyday I could and the shop owner hyped me up to some reps. At this time I was also filming for a movie based in Montana and the reps really liked that cause it gave them some exposure appose to just riding the resort everyday. Anyway, so I got to meet some reps and I had made a full written resume with photos and video. They got pretty stoked on me and things were going really well then when I had started getting a lot more exposure the reps had pushed me onto the team managers wing and I have been doing that for the last couple years now. It all just started from being a little grommet getting the 20% discount at the local board shop then eventually got put into the right hands. Hope that helps you out Chris. Go Boardin!

Kyle Miller



Friday, December 4, 2009

Sessions Pro E-Man Anderson scores a two page spread in the new Snowboard Canada!

Snowboard Canada

The latest issue of Snowboard Canada just came out and once again the Sessions Snowboard Team is all over it!

Phil Jacques

Dave Rouleau
Kevin Griffen

FREE GOODS FRIDAY WITH SESSIONS!!

Sessions has been in the game since day one, a total of 26 years now. They get it, do you? Win these Sessions Achilles Pants. All you have to do is tell us what the meaning of life is. Best answer gets the GOODS. Easy right? Or is it? Search your soul…….. Too deep? We also like to laugh, so you might try humor. Good luck!

As always you can increase your chances of winning by marking your comment with your Gravatar!! Gravatars are the small images that appear next to your name in comments and will automatically appear once you sign up at Gravatar and enter your email below!
Shipping only to US and Canada.
Contest ends Wednesday December 9, 2009.
Check www.sessions.com for more.

Go to http://fresh.snowboardermag.com/entertowin/free-goods-friday-with-sessions/ to submit answer!

Air and Style News

December 5th 2009

Innsbruck, 04.12.09 ‐ The pairs for the first rounds of the Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck-Tirol
09/II are fixed. At the public drawing right in the center of Innsbruck exciting competitions
occurred in front of hundreds of fans. The top favourites Travis Rice and Peetu Piiroinen
have already in the first rounds to kick out some strong riders, just to make it into the final
four and to have a chance for the great demanded Ring of Glory.

Here the pairs of the first rounds:
1) Mikkel Bang (NOR) – Elias Elhardt (GER)
2) Pat Moore (USA) – Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI)
3) Chas Guldemond (USA) – Werner Stock (AUT)
4) Antti Autti (FIN) – tba (standby rider will be announced)
5) Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) – Gigi Rüf (AUT)
6) Risto Mattila (FIN) – Eero Ettala (FIN)
7) Travis Rice (USA) – Andreas Wiig (NOR)
8) Torstein Horgmo (NOR) – Tim Humphreys (USA)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

SESSIONS Warehouse sale happening right now!!!

SUPERCHARGED - the TIM BRAUCH documentary

Your presence is requested at the San Diego premiere screening of
SUPERCHARGED - the TIM BRAUCH documentary

This SATURDAY evening 7pm @ Two Roses Tattoo Shop 2181 Logan Ave. San Diego
92113

Free & All ages are welcome. Samuel Adams beer will be available for those
over 21.

The screening will be outside and projected on the wall of the adjacent
building. Bring a blanket and a chair and be ready for a truly inspiring
film about one of the best and motivated skateboarders this planet has ever
witnessed.

Pre Season Box Shred in Sweden

Box mayham from andreas gidlund on Vimeo.