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Vertfest: One Grand Party for all Snowsports!

February 13th, 2014

That’s right folks — it’s here!

The Mightiest “Festival of Freeride and Mountain Mettle” in all of North America is returning to Alpental, WA on the 15th of February. So what does that mean? Well, it means that Osprey will be joining some of the best brands in the outdoor industry, including Outdoor Research, La Sportiva, and Mammut, to bring two full days of demos, clinics, beer drinking, races, snowfall, music, more beer drinking and many other forms of fun (all type 1 of course,) back to the great state of Washington.

We encourage all residents in the greater Seattle area to come out and join us this weekend — there are some events that you do NOT want to miss.

Not thoroughly convinced? Let us elaborate on why this may be the most epic weekend of skiing you’ll have this entire season:


Demo our incredible snowpacks that will Change. Your. Life.
- Okay maybe not your life, but our snowpacks are proven to enhance your day! We will be demoing our in-bound ski pack, the Reverb 10, as well as our backcountry pack, the Kode 22. Curious about all the exciting new gear coming this Fall? Swing by to preview our Fall 14′ line even before it hits the market — trust us, it will be worth the visit.

A raffle that will reward you with good karma (and hopefully an Osprey Pack!) - The first thing you’re going to want to do upon your arrival to Alpental is get a raffle ticket. Osprey, along with outdoor industry partners like Outdoor Research, Voile and La Sportiva, has donated product (specifically our Kode 22, Mutant 28, Kestrel 48 packs, plus many more!) to benefit the Northwest Avalanche Center, our backcountry protector and educator of snow & avy conditions! Supporting NWAC by purchasing a raffle ticket is pretty much a win-win for everyone involved — Osprey stands 100% behind incredible non-profits like NWAC and we encourage you to do the same.

Win a pack! - “Come one, come all!” We are challenging your skills at our fundraising game, Shoot the Moon, where a steady hand and a little determination could win you a pack! Donate $2 to play — all proceeds go to the fine folks at NWAC.

Celebrate our 40th with us! - We are 40 years young and want to celebrate our birthday with you! Come by the booth and stock up on our limited edition 40th Anniversary swag. We’ll also have a 40th Anniversary Trivia Game, so be sure to brush up on your Osprey History 101. Did we mention our #OspreyAt40 Photo Contest? This is happening on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and we will be giving away 40 packs in 40 days, so check it out!

Sign up for a Clinic with our Osprey Athlete, Jasmin Caton We are thrilled to have Patagonia Ambassador and Certified Ski & Rock Guide, Jamin Caton at Vertfest! This will be Jasmin’s first event as an Osprey Athlete and she’ll be guiding clinics on Sunday and hanging with our staff throughout the event. Check out the schedule for time slots and more info.

Jasmin Caton

Jasmin Caton

Keep up to date with the weekend’s events, races and more at Vertfest’s site and while you’re at it, go like their Facebook page!

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