For the past 5 years, I’ve avoided winter.  In fact, over the past 6 years the coldest weather I’ve experienced in the world was likely the -3 degrees in Antarctica.  Although there was one night in the Bolivian Altiplano where I’m told it was minus 20.  But, I didn’t leave the comfort of my room, so I don’t think that counts.  This year, however, things are going to be different.  This year, I’m parked up in Canada do try to remember what it’s like to brave winter; or at least half of it.

In the spirit of “the love of winter” I’m helping to spread the word on an awesome ski giveaway that could put you and a friend on a ski holiday to Vail this winter and then down to Chile for a ski holiday during the North American summer.  Here are all the details.

Skiers on mountain top

The Contest

Peak Seasons Sweepstakes is giving away 2 massive ski holiday packages to two winners (+1 guest) of a value around $47,000usd!  This contest is being co-sponsored by some amazing companies including LAN Airlines, Vail Resorts, Helly Hansen, Chile Turismo, Adventure Travel, and Wagner Custom Skies.  And, believe me, the winners of this contest will be spared no expense.

As mentioned in the intro, the contest winners will win a trip to Vail, Colorado to shred the ski hill this winter.  Then, when the North American summer rolls around, you’ll head down to the amazing Portillo, Chile to hit up the hills South America-style.

But, that’s not all.  Below you’ll find the details of all the products, and services the winners will be skiing away with:

  • A 7-day ski trip for 2 to Vail Resorts in Colorado this winter.
  • A 7-day ski trip for 2 to Portillo, Chile in the Summer of 2015
  • Roundtrip airfare from LAN Airlines for 2 people
  • Complete ski gear outfitted by Helly Hansen for 2 people.  A retail value of around $5000.
  • A custom set of skis by Wagner Custom Skis for 2 people.  A retail Value of around $2000.
  • All meals, lodging, lift tickets, ski rentals, and airport transfters during the 2 7-day trips.
Portillo, Chile

Portillo, Chile

Should you Enter?

Yes, for God’s sake enter! Chile is one of my favourite countries in the world and Portillo has a reputation as being one of the best places to carve snow on the planet. And though I’ve never been to Vail, Colorado, it’s reputation as one the premiere ski and snowboard destinations in the world hardly requires a mention. And the bonus of being hooked up with some awesome Helly Hansen and Wagner Custom Skis gear is so sweet.

Telluride  Powder Skiing

Contest Fine Print

The contest is only open to residents of the United States, I’m afraid. Contest entrants must provide a valid email address as well as indicate their availability to travel between November 2014 and September 2015. The sweepstakes closes at 11:59pm on October 31st (EDT).

I’d love for a reader to win this one for the Brendan’s Adventures team, so let’s do it!

Head over to the Peak Seasons Sweepstakes website to enter!

ice skating rink

What’s next Mr. Travel Photographer?

I’m back from an awesome week in Banff National Park, and will have at least one article and video from there. I’ve also got some gear reviews like a TiggerTrap, and an Epiphanie camera bag. I’m also going to be talking about some photography storage solutions. Stay tuned!

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