WildSnow Sponsors — Garmont and the G3 Contest

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | April 1, 2008      
Backcountry skiing in Europe.

Lisa tour skiing at Engstligenalp, Switzerland a few days ago during one of our few sunny spells and nearing my coco stash. 'Honey, you can drive my Jeep but hands off my Tobleroni!'

Just a quick note while I’m sitting here in Austria editing photos for blogging. I’m definitely addicted to chocolate and most certainly burnt out on cheese.

Luckily we can afford a 3-year supply of Tobler (in their 20 year shelf life Swiss bunker survival packs) because Garmont just came on board as a WildSnow supporter.

A big THANKS to Garmont!

Also, many of you probably noticed that G3 got a banner (see to left) a few weeks back, for advertising their contest. Their contest and banner are going away soon, but before they do we want to be nice to those guys and publish a reminder:



Tell G3 What You Think — And Win Some Skis While You’re re At It

G3 wants to know what you think about their gear. Here is your chance to tell them what you think and you could win a pair of G3 skis while you’re at it. G3 is constantly working to refine and improve their equipment to better your backcountry experience, and what better way to do it than ask?

Until April 6, 2008 G3 Genuine Guide Gear is inviting you the readers to complete their online survey, and to show their appreciation, three skiers will take home a pair of G3 skis of their choice, just in time for some spring ski touring. Enter online at G3.



7 Responses to “WildSnow Sponsors — Garmont and the G3 Contest”

  1. Sledge April 1st, 2008 9:45 am

    The contest makes me think of the win a free pair of ZZeros contest. Lou, any way you can find out if anyone actually won a free pair of Zzeros? On the dynafit site it looks like the contest is still going on. which seems strange since the melt begins next week.

  2. Lou April 1st, 2008 10:09 am

    Sledge, let’s let that qustion hang for 24 hours and see if someone from Dynafit gives us the beta. Perhaps they sent me an email or something, but I don’t remember it…

  3. Jeremy April 1st, 2008 10:24 am

    Actually I won the boots and have been using them for about a month or two. The Zzeros are great boots. My old boots were Garmonts G-rides. The Zzeros are much stiffer and do not sacrafice anything on the tour. They did take a little getting use to at first because they are super light for such a stiff boot (not sure if that makes any sense), but after about three or four days on them I have found them to be a great boot and will only use my Garmonts on days with a lot of rock scrambling or hiking were they will get roughed up.

  4. AJ April 1st, 2008 10:40 am

    Hi Lou,

    Congratulations on the sponsors. Will you be wearing a Zzero on one foot and a Radium on the other? 🙂

  5. Lou April 1st, 2008 12:23 pm

    AJ, I hadn’t thought of that but perhaps so, and a Manaslu on one foot and a K2 on the other — or perhaps a Megawatt?

    Seriously, I try to be nice to the sponsors but luckily don’t have gear contracts, as I’d hate to be stuck using one thing and not doing all the fun testing and blogging. You have to hand it to the sponsors, as they put up with this though I’m sure they’d rather see just their stuff in all the blog posts. But then, it wouldn’t be authentic and I’d end up writing for an audience of one, that being myself, and such would be a very sad situation…

  6. Lou April 1st, 2008 12:27 pm

    Jeremy, congrats, wish I’d known sooner that you won the boots. Hey, how about emailing me a photo of you and your Green Machines that we could publish as a quick blog post?

  7. Jeremy April 2nd, 2008 7:15 am

    Lou, Thanks. Sorry I did not mention it earlier. I will see if I have any good pictures and if not get one this weekend and email it to you.

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