Zumiez 100K: A Wild Party in the Mountains

Every year we 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.

Zumiez 100K: A Wild Party in the Mountains

Posted by Chaz Miley 3 years ago on January 1st, 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.

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100K - Sleepy
Rob Meronek Photo

An early morning ride into the Tampa Airport. I don't think Rob is even awake in this photo.

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100K - Tight Fit.
Ryan Clements Photo

Before we got on the road to Keystone we stopped and skated the park in Golden, CO. It was crazy windy and very cold.

Profile: Ryan Clements
100K - Front Rock.
Rob Meronek Photo

Rob is no stranger to a styled out front rock.

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100K - Staying out the cold.
Ryan Clements Photo

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.

Profile: Ryan Clements
100K - Busy Man.
Ryan Clements Photo

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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100K - Very Busy Man.
Ryan Clements Photo

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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100K - Waiting.
Rob Meronek Photo

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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100K - Going Up.
Chaz Miley Photo

Going up is way easier than coming down.

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100K - Too Cold.
Chaz Miley Photo

It was really cold and I was very under prepared.

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100K - The Top.

The view from the top of Keystone, CO.

100K - 12k
Ryan Clements Photo

A quick lunch at around 12,000 feet up.

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100K - Snack Time.
Rob Meronek Photo

Rob was stoked on the open snack bar.

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100K - Beers and Bananas.

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.

100K - Zion.
Zion Wright Photo

Zion was out and about.

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100K - Lit.

The party was gnarly. It is amazing to see all the Zumiez staff members stoked on the company.

100K - Still Talking
Ryan Clements Photo

Clem talking a little more.

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100K - Whats Going On?
Mark Appleyard Photo

This is a photo of my childhood having a conversation.

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100K - Good Vibes.
Neen Williams Photo

Neen always brings the good vibes.

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100K - MUSKA!
Chad Muska Photo

I didn't talk to Muska once, but I shot more than a few photos of him.

Profile: Chad Muska
100K - Whats's in the Egg?
Franky Villani Photo

I wonder what is in that egg Franky has there.

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100K - Whats Are They Talking About.
Rodney Mullen Photo

These three talked for around two hours and I have no clue what they could be talking about.

Profile: Rodney Mullen
100K - Smiles.
Nora Vasconcellos Photo

I don't think I have ever seen Nora without a smile on her face.

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100K - Obey.

I poached this photo. I don't obey the rules.

100K - Still Going.
Christian Hosoi Photo

This conversation is still going on.

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100K - Rodney Mullen vs. Daewon Song.
Daewon Song Photo

Rodney Mullen vs. Daewon Song.

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100K - Life Hammer.
Rob Meronek Photo

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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100K - Mind Blown.
Daewon Song Photo

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.

Profile: Daewon Song
100K - Paul Shier
Paul Shier Photo

Paul Shier was cruising around the party.

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100K - Talk Talk Talk.
Ryan Clements Photo

Found Clem talking to the bartender. He is always talking to someone.

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100K - unique.
Louie Barletta Photo

Two of the most unique people in skateboarding in one photo.

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100K - True G.
Ish Cepeda Photo

Ran into one of my favorite skaters in the bathroom.

Profile: Ish Cepeda
100K - It's a Party.

More of the party.

100K - Skate Nerd.
Christian Hosoi Photo

Christian Hosoi watching some skateboarding.

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100K - Party Session.
DeAndre Thebpanya aka Lil Dre Photo

lil Dre getting a little session in at the party.

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100K - Beautiful.

The drive off the mountain was beautiful.

100K - We Are Home.
Rob Meronek Photo

We end this story just how it started taking a short train ride. It's nice to be back at sea level.

Profile: Rob Meronek

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