It's a blue bird day at Teacup Lake Nordic area and the sun lights up the snowy peak of nearby Mt. Hood. I push off on a crust of perfectly groomed Nordic track on my classic skis, trying to catch...
Anyone out there interested in a new pair of skis? A new snowboard? A new backpack for your adventures?
Oregon-based Deviation Ski & Snowboard Works is teaming up with Shred Hood, Idaho-based Anicca Bags and ReadyYeti to give away a custom pair of skis or snowboard. The first-place winner gets his or her choice of Deviation skis or a Deviation snowboard, plus a handmade backpack from Anicca.
Deviation was founded in 2012 and has been growing fast, selling snowboards and triple-wood core skis designed by founder Matt Hilbert. Mount Hood snowboard star Kyle Skutch has been lighting up the Internet with his powder exploits on Deviation gear, and the company is in the process of expanding into a larger manufacturing space to keep up with demand.
Here's Kyle taking his Deviation board out for a ride during a recent Mount Hood snow day (photo by Pierce Hodges).
A second place winner will receive a free handmade backpack from Anicca, which was launched by an Idaho skier who took up sewing while recovering from a serious crash.
Good luck and happy snow day!
The contest runs through January 24.