01/04/2014 | by Ethan Morgan
Rome SDS today announced their killer Ticket To Alaska comp, offering you up the chance to win the trip of a lifetime to snowboarding’s ultimate venue: the Chugach Mountains in Alaska.
If you have ever watched an Absinthe or Standard movie, you have seen it: big, above-treeline ramps with sheets of snow racing down the mountain next to miniscule riders. While this is one thing that sets Valdez apart from its peers—the natural terrain—it is the windlips, halfpipes, ramps, and cornices everywhere that make it the best place on the planet to ride. Cover everything with 700” of snow each season and you have something that almost defies description.
Tailgate Alaska The World Freeride Festival (March 25 – April 10, 2011) gathers riders in the heart of it all, on Valdez’s legendary and historic Thompson Pass, to celebrate the best powder any of us have ridden. Through Rome’s Ticket To Alaska contest, four lucky riders will win expense-paid trips to the Tailgate Alaska to shred the world’s best terrain and hang with the best riders in the world.
If you work at a Rome dealer, there are three ways to win:
• Be the Number One Rome salesman out of the participating Rome dealers. If you think you have real, big-time game, then riding AK is where you need to go.
• Be the one lucky winner from the “top salespeople drawing”. We will collect all the names of the top Rome salespeople from the participating shops (one from each shop), and then we’ll randomly pick a winner from those names.
• Sell the “Golden Ticket” board. The “Golden Ticket” board is one that Rome will select out of the boards shipped to participating retailers between 8/1/2010 and 1/30/2010. Whoever sells this board goes to Alaska.
If you don’t work at a Rome dealer, there is one way to win: buy “The Golden Ticket”.
Let’s say that you would love a free trip to Alaska to go riding with the likes of Lukas Debari, but you don’t work at a Rome snowboard shop. No problem. Rome has picked one board—it was or will be shipped to a snowboard shop (near you)—and the person who buys that Rome board will be going to AK with the guy who sold it to him (see above). Cute, huh?
If all of this seems confusing, it’s not. If AK is the pinnacle, then we are going. And if we are going, we want to take you with us. As one of four winners of Ticket To Alaska, you will be treated to airfare, a week’s worth of food, lodging, a new 164 Notch Swallowtail for pow shredding, a Blitz backpack and snowmobile access powder riding in the Chugach.
Ticket To Alaska is your opportunity for the trip of a lifetime.
So if you want a chance to shred Alaska with Rome, the first step is to make sure your local Rome dealer is participating. Any questions on how your Rome shop can participate, contact your local Rome rep or Rome directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out www.tailgatealaska.com to see what is in store.
Must be 18 or over to participate.