By Mike Rogge
I had to turn the bird chirping noise off the TweetDeck application this morning. It’s true, I enjoy overseeing the @PowderMagazine Twitter and Facebook accounts. Aside from handwritten letters or riding a chair lift, it’s easily the best way to interact with Powder readers across the globe. Recently though, we’ve had a tweet and tag overload on these channels because, well, a few of our partners are so frigen excited for the upcoming winter that they’re giving away the best gear in their lineup. This is no joke. If you’re sitting in front of the computer or staring at your mobile device and reading this, quit gaping and enter one of these contests currently running wild on Powder.com.
K2 Old Schooled
The Premise: Write 250 words (the equivalent of a day’s worth of status updates) on the current topic. This month’s topic is: IF YOU WERE GIVEN A PORSCHE WITH A SKI RACK AND CARTE BLANCHE TO ROAD TRIP FOR A SEASON, WHERE WOULD YOU GO, WHO'S RIDING SHOTGUN AND WHY?
The Prize: A pair of brand spankin’ new K2 skis, backcountry gear, and the chance to join skiing’s best and brightest in Sun Valley, Idaho, this December for a party. “What party?” you ask. “Powder’s 40th Anniversary Party,” I answer.
If I were you, I would (start playing Barry White) …drive that Porsche with the K2s on top and the blonde sittin’ shotty straight to Sun Valley for Powder’s 40th Anniversary Party. It’s 250 words! It’s a party! Don’t blow this! Exclamation points!
Atomic presents “What’s your best Bent Chetler Moment?”
The Premise: Write no more than 250 words about your best Bent Chetler moment. Type a few words explaining how epic your best day was, how sick that first back flip was, or perhaps, how awesome the babes were at the bar. The possibilities are endless.
The Prize: A pair (because only one would suck) of 2011-2012 Atomic Bent Chetlers personally signed by Chris Benchetler. Again, these are brand new skis. If you need more incentive for getting new skis, please stand up from your computer chair, walk into the garage, and look at the beat up crap sticks you’re rocking now.
If I were you, I would …play to Benchetler’s heart with poetic prose. The guy loves powder, surfing, his sweet delicious signature cookie, and according to Senior Editor John Stifter, “he likes throwing snowballs.” Whip those topics in with a few delectable adjectives and you’ll be well on your way to winning new skis from Atomic.
Enter to Win: Salomon Rocker2 Skis from evo.com
The Premise: Enter. That’s it. Put in your information (if you don’t know it, ask your Mom) and that’s it. Actually, for good karma put in that you heard about the contest through Powder’s Facebook page because, really, what else is there on the F-Book besides checking out the hot chick from high school and posting YouTube vids on your friend’s wall?
The Prize The award-winning Rocker 2 from Salomon. If you need to know how this ski “works” watch the video below.
If I were you, I would Seriously, just enter. It’s easy. It’s painless. It’s new skis.
Conclusion Can you imagine how sick it would be if you won all three of these contests? And let’s say you do win these skis, where would you take them? Luckily for you, our friends at Snowbird have that part covered on their Facebook page with their Local Hero Contest. Enter these contests today and just like that you’re on your way to the best winter of your life.