To celebrate the abundance of early season snow that has already fallen in the alpine, Whistler Blackcomb is inviting one lucky fan to jump in a helicopter to sample the goods.
This Thursday, Oct. 3 pro snowboarder Annie Boulanger, and pro skiers Mike Douglas and Eric Hjorleifson will be heading up with Whistler Heli-Skiing to get some first turns on Blackcomb Mountain and in the Whistler backcountry. All the while, legendary ski photographer Paul Morrison and Switchback Entertainment will capture the action on photo and film.
For the first time ever, Whistler Blackcomb is inviting one lucky person to join in on the early season mission and that person will be selected via the Whistler Blackcomb First Tracks Contest.
Here are the contest details:
Participants are asked to Tweet a photo or post their best Instagram shot with the hashtag #WBFirstTracks depicting the theme “First Tracks”! The contest starts NOW (October 1, 2013) and will end Wednesday, October 2 at 2pm PDT. The best photo will be chosen by 4pm PDT on October 2 and that skier or rider will get their own first tracks experience at Whistler Blackcomb on Thursday, October 3, 2013 with Whistler Heli-Skiing.
Full contest rules and regulations are available here: http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/regs/firsttracks.aspx
To get a taste of what you might experience check out the video below filmed, edited and produced by Switchback Entertainment, The Wonder Reels S2: The Wait For Winter showcases this magical time of October rains that will eventually give way to November storms.