Oakley Revolution Tour at Copper Mountain
10 Dec, 2008
On Monday night I had the opportunity to check out the Oakley Revolution Tour at Copper Mountain. I was really stoked to get the invite and be able to attend the event, even for just one night.
Oakley has their O lab touring resort towns and letting retailers/industry folk get to check out what makes Oakley goggles so durable and worth the bucks.
I arrived at 4pm to get the tour, Tess from Oakley was my contact and was great to meet in person. I check out the Oakley blog and have read a lot of her writing on various events.
The line was pretty long to get into the O lab tour, so we got in the back door and I got to take some photos without anyone inside. The rolling O lab is sweet, super plush with tons of fun Oakley memorabilia.
I went through the tour and could have kept watching it over and over. But after the tour it was time for the Rev Tour party. As I waited for directions, I checked out the halfpipe getting ready for the evening photo shoot later on.
The party was at one of the bars and was quite busy. Upstairs the DJ was announcing raffle winners and playing music.
Downstairs was the goggle bar where you could make your own custom goggles to take home.
Months ago when I was flipping through Frequency, there was a stellar Oakley ad for Terje…featuring an artist Justin Hampton, that I really liked. Months later, I still talked about the ad and how rad it is. At the party they had a Terje ad on the wall.
It was time to head to the halfpipe, the only lit up piece of snow on the mountain. I took this picture from the base, you can see the snowmobiles hauling the skiers and riders up to the top.
This was my first event/photoshoot and I was in awe watching the Oakley athletes throwing down in the halfpipe. I love watching halfpipe and seeing each trick within an arms reach was insane.
Fuel TV was on hand to film the Revolution Tour
One the skiers throwing a spin
At the base, I ended up talking to one of the riders named Kevin and had a nice conversation. He invited me out to party but I had to drive back to Steamboat that night so I turned him down. As I walked away, Tess told me that Kevin Pearce just asked me to party. Quite funny.
It was a long drive back to Steamboat through a snowy night, but man…it was a good fun night and an experience I won’t forget.