Among North American ski manufacturers, there is no brand with as rich a history as K2. The Seattle, Washington-based company has been putting out some of the best skis on the planet, promoting rad times on the hill and just generally having fun since 1962, with no plans of stopping. With this history, naturally, comes a classic photographic archive. We just finished perusing hundreds of K2-themed images, memorializing the products, places and personalities that have shaped K2’s image; the photos display the talents of McConkey, Mahre, Morrison, Pettit, Plake, Schmidt, Wong and more. All told: Flipping through those pages is Serious Fun, and we know that the word “fun” is part of your everyday vocabulary, too.
These old K2 gems are too good not to share. So, we pulled four zany images from the K2 archives and are now calling on you to post your very own re-creations of these photographs. The prizes? Four brand new pairs of badass K2 skis.
Here’s how it’s going to work:
Each Thursday for the next four weeks, beginning today, we’ll post a photo that we want you to re-create in your own way. Get weird, get silly, do something crazy. Do your best to exude the fun times that K2 has sought to bring to skiers, both then and now. We’ll select the best of the bunch and award the masterminds behind the top re-creations with brand spankin’ new pairs of K2 Shreditor skis. Note: there will be four winners total—one each week.
Thursday, March 10, 2016: Via the @FreeskierMagazine Instagram feed, we’ll post up the first badass K2 image we want you to re-create. You have until Wednesday, March 16 @ 11:59 p.m. MT to upload your best re-creation to Instagram. You must use the following tags to be eligible to win: @FreeskierMagazine, @K2_Skis, #BacK2theFutureContest.
Thursday, March 17, 2016: FREESKIER will announce the winner from week one via Instagram, and also post the second image for you to re-create. You have until Wednesday, March 23 @ 11:59 p.m. MT to re-create it and post it to Instagram. You must use the following tags to be eligible to win: @FreeskierMagazine, @K2_Skis, #BacK2theFutureContest.
Thursday, March 24, 2016: The winner from week two will be announced via Instagram and we’ll present photo number three for you to imitate. Wednesday, March 30 @ 11:59 p.m. MT is your deadline to post to Instagram. You must use the following tags to be eligible to win: @FreeskierMagazine, @K2_Skis, #BacK2theFutureContest.
Thursday, March 31, 2016: The fourth and final image will be posted. Do your best homage to that photograph; you have until Wednesday, April 6 @ 11:59 p.m. MT to get ‘er done and post ‘er to Instagram. You must use the following tags to be eligible to win: @FreeskierMagazine, @K2_Skis, #BacK2theFutureContest.
Have questions? Feel free to holler at us via Twitter: @FREESKIER. Or, go ahead and post a comment below.
FREESKIER Magazine / K2 Shreditor 102 Official Sweepstakes Rules:
FREESKIER SWEEPSTAKES LEGAL COPY
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The Contest (“Promotion”) is sponsored by Storm Mountain Publishing hereafter referred to as (“Administrator”). The geographic scope of this promotion is the Lower 48 United States and Canada, excluding Quebec. Promotion is subject to all federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited by law. By entering, entrants agree to these Official Rules. Limit one (1 Pair) Shreditor 102 per person.
Promotion begins on March 10, 2016 and concludes on April 7, 2016 and hereafter referred to as (“Promotion Period”). Final entry deadline is April 6, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. MT. Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device of this Promotion. To enter, submit your best “recreation photo” via Instagram. Only entries submitted following above outlined directions will be considered as official entries.
Promotion is open to legal residents of the U.S.A. and Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of at least thirteen (13) years old as of the first day of the Promotional Period. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local U.S. laws.
PRIZE AND SELECTION OF WINNERS
Four (4) winners will be selected at random to win the following:
• K2 Shreditor 102 Skis (177 or 184 cm)
Prize Details: The prize will be awarded to four winners.
Only one entry per Instagram user will be counted. Winner will be selected based on discretion of Freeskier editors from all entries and contacted via Instagram via user’s account, provided when entrant initially entered the Promotion.
Winner has 72 hours from winning notification email to claim prize. After 72 hours winner will be void and a new winner will be selected.
All details of all prizes shall be at Administrator’s sole discretion. Winner assumes sole responsibility for all costs associated with the prizes not explicitly outlined above. All federal, state and local taxes (if any) are the sole responsibility of the Winner.
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