K2 Skis Sponsorship

So you think you're ready to be sponsored by K2? Take a look at the questions below and see what scenario fits the type of sponsorship you are looking for.

Should I Be Sponsored?

I've got more than the basics down and I'm tearing up the local hill! My buddies say I rip and have good style, and I am looking for a free pair of skis and don't have the cash to buy them.

Answer:

Every sponsored athlete needs to start somewhere. You are on the right path but now you need to show us your dedication to the sport as an athlete and your dedication to K2. Get in touch with your local K2 rep and see if you can get involved with the rep at local events and enter some contests. A regional sponsorship probably fits you best but start working on a sponsorship video that showcases all of your talents.

I Should Be Sponsored!

I've got videos, photos, and a resume I've been working on for the past year and feel like my accomplishments are worthy of a spot on the B Team. I've been in contact with the local K2 rep helping push the brand and am sure they have talked with you about me.

Answer:

Chances are if you are in contact with our local reps we have heard about you. Now it is time to send us your video and resume, but there has to be a spot available for you as well.

Personality and a unique personal style are an important part to getting sponsored. You might have the biggest bag of trips or be the sickest big mountain skier but I want to see a creative approach to skiing and a personality to match.

I'm Already Sponsored

I am currently sponsored by brand X and looking to be a part of the K2 team.

Answer:

Send us your resume and explain why you are interested in K2. The K2 team is a family of athletes and we prefer them to grow up through the ranks but we do make exceptions for athletes that fit our image and brand.

Send Sponsorship Videos and resumes to*:

K2 Skis
Attn: TEAM MANAGER
413 Pine Street 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98101

*All videos become property of K2 Snowboards and will not be returned.

K2 Snowboarding Sponsorship

If you snowboard all the time and constantly progress, sponsors will come to you! Unfortunately, getting sponsored is not usually that simple. So here are some tips from K2:

  • You must love snowboarding and do it all the time - always pushing yourself to learn new stuff.
  • Once you have ridden for several years and your skills are polished, enter some local contests; you'll get a chance to show everyone how well you shred. You’ll also get a chance to meet shop owners, employees, sales reps, and other snowboarders like yourself. Sponsorship is a lot about who you know, so meet lots of people and be nice.
  • A great first sponsorship is by your local shop.Shops are a good sponsor because you will form lasting friendships and they will help create new opportunities for you. Hang out at the shop and get to know the people who work there. Don’t bug them too much, but find out what it takes to get on their team. The employees and owners know all the snowboard company reps so this will most likely lead to being sponsored by a local sales rep. This is a very good next step.
  • If you still aren't getting hooked up, make a video of your riding. These videos are usually 30 seconds to a minute long, showing the very best snowboarding you can do. As a potential sponsor, we are looking for riders with great personalities (friendly, positive, outgoing, etc.), tremendous technical ability (capable of doing difficult tricks), amazing style (smooth riding), and who absolutely love to snowboard.
  • If you feel you have all of the above traits, we strongly recommend making a video and sending it to K2 Snowboarding ASAP! And remember, there are TONS of good riders out there - why do you stand out?

Send Sponsorship Videos and resumes to*:

K2 Snowboards
Attn: TEAM MANAGER
413 Pine Street 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98101

*All videos become property of K2 Snowboards and will not be returned.