Win a Trip to Telluride and Custom Skis

Are you stoked on skiing? Of course you are. Now all you have to do is say why and you'll enter to win a three-day trip to Telluride, Colorado, for two (with the possibility of heli-skiing) and a pair of Wagner Custom skis made just for you.
Wagner/Telluride Contest

If you’re burned out on internet contests and giveaways, no one would blame you. But here’s one you’re going to like: The Adventure Life, along with Wagner Custom Skis and Telluride Ski Resort, is giving away a three-day, four-night ski trip for two to Telluride, Colorado, along with a pair of custom Wagner sticks built just for you. And all you have to do to win is tell us how stoked you are on skiing.

The winner gets airfare for two from anywhere in the continental United States to Telluride, the aforementioned badass pair of perfectly engineered boards, lodging, lift tickets, and—check it out, peoples—if conditions are right, a day of helicopter skiing.

So, what’s all this about ski stoke? Well, to win all you’re required to do is express your excitement for skiing more powerfully, eloquently, and tangibly than anyone else. How do we define stoke? Well, it’s not just core. It melds enthusiasm, passion, spirit, and joy. It you’ve got it, you know it. Now share it and win.

How you gonna do that? Well, that’s up to you. But here are some suggestions:

1. Written essay

2. Video…short film…monologue…expression session…

3. Photo, essay, slideshow

4. Art, design, prints…painting, decorated ski topsheet, illustration

5. Web page

6. Performance art

7. Multimedia extravaganza

8. Poetry

9. Song

10. Song and dance

11. Collage

12. Sculpture

13. Assemblage of every season pass you’ve ever had.

14. Picture of your garage, which is so filled with ski gear that you can’t get through it.

Are you getting it? We don’t know what the winning effort will look like—that’s the beauty of it. It’s up to you—you and your passion for skiing.

The contest ends February 1, 2010. Entries will be posted to The Adventure Life as they’re received, unless you request otherwise. Send your words, photos, or links to your entry to


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