Stylish freestyle tricks, memorable powder lines, breathtaking mountain scenery and high-class portraits: K2 COULOIRS TO BARS™ is entering the 2006/07 season! The new edition will see a line-up of renowned photographers and film makers as well as up-and-coming talents present their work, shot in the most beautiful spots around the world. This winter Laax (SUI), Chamonix (FRA), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) and Åre (SWE) will be hosts of yet another unforgettable night
US-American top ski and snowboard manufacturer K2 continues to present its most unique and successful event series K2 Couloirs to Bars™ throughout the 2006/07 season. Every tour stop will see a top-class jury judge the participants’ stunning presentations. As nowadays state-of-the-art technologies may turn simple photo presentations into high-class animated films, the format of the event was adjusted to make sure to be on the cutting edge of photo and video shows, resulting in merging the film and photo genre and having one overall winner in the category “multimedia”.
K2 Couloirs to Bars™, however, is not so much about being first place or beating your competitors but about the passion of skiing and snowboarding. And it is about the creativity, style and inspiration of capturing this passion on photo or video. Each photographer and filmer has five to ten minutes time to convince the jury of his/her skills and performance. Again, many “big names” of the winter sports community have already confirmed their participation. Last year, complementing a fine selection of committed amateurs were pros like Richard Walch, Jancsi Hadik or Mattias Fredriksson.
The kick-off event of the K2 Couloirs to Bars™ tour will take place on December 15th 2006 in the Swiss ski resort Laax where fans, pro riders, photographers and film makers will gather in the infamous Rider’s Palace. On January 19th 2007 the tour sets out for La Terrasse in the French freeride hotspot Chamonix. Garmisch-Partenkirchen’s Lodge (location of last year’s C2B grande finale) will host the tour on March 16th 2007. On March 27th 2007, the final and ultimate tour event will take place at Bygget in Åre (Sweden).
Main sponsor and tour organiser K2 Sports, together with Marker and I/O Biocompatibles, is looking forward to a well-staffed K2 Couloirs to Bars™ tour 2006/07. For more news, information and registration for photographers and film makers please go to www.k2couloirstobars.com.