Do you wear a Go Pro cam on your ski helmet but have no ski film career as of yet? Do you think you have mad video skills, but Meathead Productions still hasn't called you?
Here's your chance. You could be the next Warren Miller this winter. Enter your amateur ski or snowboard video in the “Why I Love to Ski or Ride” contest and you could win facebook acclaim, a new The North Face jacket, and a subscription to either SKI or Transworld Snowboarding magazine. Three top finalists get the above mentioned loot and a shout out, and the top video maker gets a $500 gift certificate from skis.com, so there's your fortune and fame as you will be are recognized at the National Ski Areas Association conference in May. Wait it gets better, a $500 contribution will be made by The North Face in the winner's name to a non-profit that encourages physical activities amongst kids and adults. So you go from Go Pro zero to hero. Winning!
Your friends will have the opportunity to “vote” for your video on facebook. Then three pro judges will cast their deciding votes from the favorites. The judging panel includes Senan Gorman, founder of North Pole Designs, Halley O’Brien, freelance videographer and Tom Horrocks, marketing director for SnoCountry Ski Areas Association.
It's all part of January's "Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month" and "Bring a Friend" campaigns, sponsored by SnowSports Industries America, Warren Miller Entertainment and the National Ski Area Association.
So grab your Go Pro, your Contour cam, Zeal HD Camera goggles or smart phone, and go make a clever ski or snowboard video capturing your adoration for the alpine sport. You can't win if you don't enter, your video must be submitted by Feb 15, 2013 on Learn To Ski and Snowboard Month's facebook page.
There are only a few entries on the "How Skiing and Riding Changed My Life" facebook page thus far.
See you on the slopes.
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.