Here’s a resolution worth keeping in 2014: learn how to float effortlessly through powder, catch air off rocks, and shred trees and steeps. Did we mention you can win an Osprey Kode 32 pack as well? This week, World Champion Freeskier and Osprey Ambassador Alison Gannett will be giving away an Osprey Snowsports Pack to one of the lucky skiers that register for her KEEN Rippin Chix Steeps and Powder Camp. Our Kode 32 is a dedicated, technical backcountry snowplay pack that was designed specifically for the backcountry and after testing it out for their Gear Guide, Backpacker Magazine said the Kode 32 is “perfect” for both backcountry skiing or snowboarding.
These no-frills, affordable camps are for real women skiers wanting expand their toolboxes and buildconfidence in steeps, air, powder, trees, roots and rocks. Steeps and Powder camps will be hosted at Crystal Mountain Washington Feb 8-9th 2014, Whitewater Britsh Columbia Feb 15-16th 2014, Silverton Mountain Feb 1-2nd 2014 and more. Camps are for telemark and alpine skiers. Intro steeps camps are for gals who can make 10 consecutive turns on a blue/black run, and the “regular” camps require ten turns on a groomed double black diamond run. All camps have multiple ability levels, with the upper levels hucking cliffs, straight lining, and ripping through trees, powder, moguls, pillows and crud with confidence and technique. Camps have a money back guarantee – most gals learn ten years of tips and tricks in just two short days. CLICK HERE -learn more, watch camp videos, or REGISTER!
Want to visualize what your skiing will look like after the camp? Watch Alison rip it up in the video below:
Curious about the Kode 32? Check out what Alison keeps in her pack:
It took me nearly 40 years to reach these steps. These steps lead to a trail of a life of dreams unfullfilled, heartache, blood, sweat, tears, joy, War, Marriage, and the birth of my children. These steps are the result of trials and tribulations of a life lived and dreaming of a day I’d be able to walk down these steps. The sights and sounds that led to these steps will never be forgotten. And the first time I stood and listened to what was at the bottom of these steps made me realize how amazing this planet is and how lucky I was at that moment to be standing in that spot to hear those sounds. The day I walked back up these steps and back to my life was a sad day and happy day. I don’t know when I’ll see these steps again but I will keep walking and living until I can walk back down these steps again someday and back to the Appalachian Trail.
Robert Nicholas lives in Olathe, Kansas. He grew up hiking in Missouri. Rob hiked this section of the AT near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia on April 9, 2011 while out east on a business trip, and plans to chip away at the 40-mile long Maryland Trail each year until it’s completed. His favorite weekend activity is hiking with his wife and two daughters.
Ready to post your own love letter? Here’s how you enter…
“Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.” – Grant Petersen
There are a lot of excellent bike quotes out there and in conjunction with this week’s official Osprey Bike Blog launch we want to know your favorites!
Submit your favorite bike quote via Twitter, Facebook or leave a comment right here on the blog for chance to win! We’ll be choose two winners who will get their choice of one our new bike bags: the Momentum and the Metron.
We’ll be taking submissions until Wednesday September 29.