Congratulations to Jake Herman of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, on winning a pair of brand spankin’ new Salomon Guardians. When contacted by Powder.com and Salomon, Jake had this to say:

“Powder is in great part responsible for my infatuation with the sport of skiing today. It has been one of my favorite reads since I was a kid and has given me dreams of skiing places such as Valdez, Alagna Italy, and Jackson Hole. I would get my copy and immediately turn to the back cover to look at the “Blunders” followed by the “Introduction” then the “The adventures of Captain Powder” and finally “Little Areas that Rock” before flipping through the rest of the book. Over the years Powder has continued to nurture my love of the white stuff. With the adventures I look to get myself into with the help of the Guardian Bindings, I hope to develop a new level of respect, adventure, and love for the sport, the lifestyle, which is skiing!”

Thanks Jake. We think you’re rad too. Enjoy your new Salomon Guardians! -Powder Ed.