March, 2009 | News from 9,318' | Venture Snowboards Blog
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News From 9,318' is a forum for Venture Snowboards to share company news and happenings. We'll post pics from recent backcountry trips, give you the skinny on our different board models, announce events and contests, tell tall tales, and connect with fellow Venture owners. We look forward to sharing the stoke with you...

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My Own Two Feet in Silverton 4/4!

We're teaming up with the folks at Leeward Cinema and POW (Protect Our Winters) to bring a screening of the splitboarding film My Own Two Feet to Silverton on Saturday, April 4th.

The film focuses on human powered backcountry adventures in the Sierra Nevada, and features snowboarding heavies Jeremy Jones, Chad Otterstrom, Tom Burt, and Josh Dirksen plus many more. It's opening weekend of the unguided season at Silverton Mountain, so come on up for a sick day of riding, then stick around for the show!

The film starts at 8 p.m. at Steam and Steel Cafe (1309 Greene St, Silverton). $5 cover includes a raffle for some fabulous door prizes. $2 beers and wine will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Center for Snow & Avalanche Studies. Hope to see you there!

View the My Own Two Feet Trailer here.

 

February Photo Winner

The winner of this month's photo contest is Amy Flygare of Benson, UT.

Amy's photo of her husband Eric raising a humongous powder cloud in the backcountry got our judges' collective motor running. It's also worth noting that Amy has now won two of our monthly competitions, giving her an even better chance of winning a snowboard in the second tier grand prize competition that will take place in April.

Several other pics were chosen by our judges as runners up, including these creamy powder turns submitted by Jescee Adams.

Devon Balet's photo of a rider bursting from the trees on a Venture Divide made us all yell "touchdown!"

Clayton Hamilton couldn't resist submitting this photo of his "pride and joy" (that's a Venture Divide, of course) on a recent backcountry outing in the San Juans. We loved this pic because we can see one of those chutes from town!

We loved Casey Lorenzen's dramatic black and white photo.

And finally, Scott Jones' photo elicited a deep belly laugh from just about everyone in the room - neck deep and loving it!

Many, many thanks to all of this month's entrants!

If you missed out on this round of Venture’s photo contest, you still have one final chance to get a shot at the grand prize – a brand spanking new Venture board. The last monthly competition will take place at the end of March. The monthly winners from September through March will then be entered into a second tier competition, to be judged in early April. The contest theme is "The Mountain Life" and anything goes - lifestyle, action, scenic, humor... as long as it reflects life in the mountains. Click here for details on how to enter.

Until next time, think snow!

Webstore Launched!

We're asked all the time about how people can get their paws on Venture t-shirts, hoodies, pint glasses and other swag without making the trek to Silverton. With the launch of our new webstore you can purchase these items, as well as a limited selection of used and previous season's decks, directly from our website!

As a special spring promotion, we're offering a March Madness special: FREE SHIPPING on all orders within the continental U.S. during the month of March.

Don't delay - visit the Venture Snowboards WEBSTORE today!

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