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Every aspiring ski mountaineer dreams of traveling to Europe to hone their skills in the Alps and now is your chance to do it for free. In association with GORE-TEX, Freeskier is bringing one lucky winner on an all-expenses-paid, trip of a lifetime to the French Alps where they will take part, with an editor, in the GORE-TEX Experience Tour Freeski Mountaineering Camp. This three-day camp will take place in La Grave, France, March 28-30, 2014, and will provide theoretical and practical training in ski mountaineering with world-class athletes. In addition, the winner will also take home a Norrona GORE-TEX Pro jacket and will be able to try out a variety of GORE-TEX Pro products during the trip.
Meet the athletes
Attendees will learn the finer points of ski mountaineering from some of the best in the game. Here are a few of the experienced athletes that will be on hand.
A skier from the age of three, Seb Michaud first became involved in freestyle skiing and was a member of the French team for five years. He then moved on to freeskiing and, in 1997, joined the Scott and Sun Valley international team. He entered a series of competitions and won his first competition in Chamonix, the Red Bull Snowthrill, on the slopes of Le Brévent. Famous for his backflips from rocky ridges and ledges, he lives in La Clusaz and is one of the 12 riders selected for the Freeride World Tour.
Bruno has always kept his simple and open character, full of enthusiasm, and an unwavering passion for skiing.
“Things really took off for me in 1994, when I took part in and won the first Freeriding competition in Europe, after which I became the first Frenchman to go over and challenge the Americans in Alaska. Since then, my life has revolved around skiing, travelling all over the world from Alaska to Kamchatka.”
The new generation of mountaineering – fast, technical and aesthetic. At the age of 33, among his exploits: the opening in winter on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses (six days) and crossing the eight northern slopes of the Massif des Écrins in 12 days with his friend and climbing partner, Aymeric Clouet. Motivated and spurred on by the search for new routes as well as by human relations, Christophe puts all his energy and drive into high-level mountaineering.
How to enter
Now that you’re fully salivating over this free trip, here’s the easy way to get yourself entered. Round up a photo, or better yet, a video of yourself freeskiing and tell us a little bit about yourself. What inspires you to get out and explore the mountains and why are you deserving of this trip? Applicants need not be well versed in ski mountaineering but must be strong skiers with at least some knowledge of rope use. Visit Freeskier’s Facebook page to submit your entry between December 15, 2103 and January 15, 2014.