Zumiez 100K: A Wild Party in the Mountains

Posted by Chaz Miley on Monday, January 14, 2019

Every year we go downhill without wheels, courtesy of Zumiez and their 100k event that gathers up all their top sales staff along with your favorite skateboarders and brands that they sell. We get to fan out like little kids meeting pros for the first time. Thanks for the good times up high, Zumiez.

An early morning ride into the Tampa Airport. I don't think Rob is even awake in this photo.
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Before we got on the road to Keystone we stopped and skated the park in Golden, CO. It was crazy windy and very cold.
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Rob is no stranger to a styled out front rock.
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Clem dropping off the rental car and heading into the pre party. Fun fact I was standing under a heater that looked like a giant gas station chicken heater when I shot this photo.
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Next year we are getting Clem a podium we can take from party to party so that everyone gets a chance to talk to him.
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See what I'm saying. We couldn't even leave the party .Rob and I had to go find a fire to stand by to keep warm while Clem talked to everyone.
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I took the GoPro out on the slopes but I'm not very good at snowboarding so I couldn't really use it that much. This is Rob and I waiting to get some snowboard boots.
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Going up is way easier than coming down.
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It was really cold and I was very under prepared.
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The view from the top of Keystone, CO.
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A quick lunch at around 12,000 feet up.
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Rob was stoked on the open snack bar.
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Zumiez hooked us up with some bananas and beer. I'm not going to lie, I drank all those beers and ate most of the bananas.
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Zion was out and about.
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The party was gnarly. It is amazing to see all the Zumiez staff members stoked on the company.
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Clem talking a little more.
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This is a photo of my childhood having a conversation.
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Neen always brings the good vibes.
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I didn't talk to Muska once, but I shot more than a few photos of him.
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I wonder what is in that egg Franky has there.
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These three talked for around two hours and I have no clue what they could be talking about.
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I don't think I have ever seen Nora without a smile on her face.
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I poached this photo. I don't obey the rules.
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This conversation is still going on.
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Real G's.
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Rodney Mullen vs. Daewon Song.
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Rob and I spent a good part of the night trying to make this moment happen. In retrospect I should have got a photo just like this.
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There is way too much skateboarding in this photo. I mean really, just think about the number of tricks these four dudes have done in their lives.
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Paul Shier was cruising around the party.
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Found Clem talking to the bartender. He is always talking to someone.
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Two of the most unique people in skateboarding in one photo.
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Ran into one of my favorite skaters in the bathroom.
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More of the party.
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Christian Hosoi watching some skateboarding.
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lil Dre getting a little session in at the party.
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The drive off the mountain was beautiful.
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We end this story just how it started taking a short train ride. It's nice to be back at sea level.
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