I’m out here in the Pacific Northwest to check out the summer ski camps that operate on the Blackcomb Glacier in Whistler for the summer months. It’s a first visit to the area for me and I’ll be out here for the next 14 days or so. I’m going to hopefully post everyday of the trip. Enjoy!

Day 1

An early morning flight out of Boston put me in Seattle by mid-afternoon local time, even with a connection through Atlanta. Trying to navigate SeaTac with 250 lbs of gear was a bit of a bitch, but I made it to the light rail and took the train to SoDo Seattle where the headquarters for K2 Sports is located. Once there I met up with my friend & Line Skis marketing nerd Josh Malczyk whose place I was crashing at for the evening.

The K2 HQ, which houses the offices for all it’s brands, is huge!

I definitely enjoyed the peek behind the scenes and after waiting for Josh to finish up some emails, we headed thru downtown to drop my gear off at his place and grab dinner down on the water at local spot Ray’s Boathouse since the weather was, as the locals put it, uncharacteristically sunny.

If you find yourself in Seattle on a sunny day, this spot is definitely one checking out for local seafood. After a day of travel, the night was pretty mellow but got a chance to watch the moon set over the Olympians from Josh’s deck and scope some distant fireworks over downtown Seattle.