Oakley Women’s Team Gathers in Aspen.

Oakley Women’s Team Gathers in Aspen.

Last weekend, amidst threats of multiple snow storms, the Oakley women’s team gathered in Aspen for what was planned to be a spring park shoot. Buttermilk was the girls private playground and after one day of grey skies and a couple inches of accumulation, the next two days were bright, hot and perfect for spring shooting.

The Buttermilk/Aspen park crew set up some park rails, an up box, a gap jump, a hip and a picnic table jump over a bon fire to keep the girls busy on the three day shoot. Skiers Grete Eliassen and Kristi Leskinen were joined by snowboarders Elena Hight, Chanelle Sladics, and Gretchen Bleiler as well as skateboarders Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins and Lauren Perkins.

The diverse crew was assembled to secure some shots for the Oakley team snow videos as well as work with some still photographers on their private mountain. The skate girls were then taking off on a five day road trip ending in Southern California visiting multiple skateparks along the way to film for the Oakley skate flick.

A few long days were spent on the mountain but the highlight of the weekend was the evening shoot with the bonfire and picnic table. Marshmallows and S’mores were roasted and made while the girls — and a few Aspen park rangers — leapt through flames. Boys and their fires, I tell ya.

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