Once again we have a ridiculously heavy holiday and snowboard kit package here, which we’ll be giving away to one lucky reader. And no, there’s no special occasion, we just feel like handing this out. Here’s what could be coming your way this month.
A HOLIDAY FOR TWO IN RIDE & SLIDE CHALETS, MORZINE
Ride & Slide Chalets offer a service that’s a cut above your ordinary run-of-the-mill catered chalet. With four course meals cooked by professional chefs, plush rooms and a whole host of extras (including a champagne reception!), they’re aimed squarely at the luxury end of the market. They’re offering you and your other half/best mate/bit on the side the chance to live the good life for a week from April 10th. They’ll run you to and from Geneva airport, and to and from the lifts each morning, letting you explore the French freestyle mecca that is the Portes-du-Soleil in style.
VANS ETIENNE JACKET & BARKWORTH PANTS
This jacket and pants combo from Ride & Slide’s friends at Vans will keep you snug as anything on the hill. They’re more than just lookers too – with a nicely tech waterproof and breathability rating of 10k, both the jacket and the pants are built for function as much as fashion.
DC-NEFF LIMITED EDITION PBJ
DC make pimp boards right? And Neff make pimp beanies. So what happens when the pair of them hook up? Well, you get this – one of the best-looking boards we’ve seen this season. It’s bright, neon-style graphics cover a easy-flexing freestyle stick that features all the tech you’d expect from DC. You can’t buy these in the UK, and there’s only a handful on sale in the states. Pretty special then.
BONFIRE FLAME BOOTS
Bonfire only started making boots a couple of seasons ago, but they bring with them one of the best pedigrees in the business – basically combining the style genes from their long-running outerwear line with tech taken from their sister company, Salomon. These feature a Salomon custom-fit stitched liner on the inside, making them comfortable as well as cool.
RIDE DELTA BINDINGS
The Delta is a high-end, high-spec binding that still has a relatively soft forgiving flex. It’s aimed at park rats and rail-slayers who can feel the difference a good binding makes, but don’t want to be locked in like an alpine racer. Like tweaking tricks? Then these are for you.
QUIKSILVER BIG O FACET GOGGLES
Anyone who’s ever seen Office Space (or at least googled it) will know all about the O-face, so we won’t dwell on it here. Suffice to say these sweet-looking green goggs get us about that excited. Quik rider James Stentiford, who’ll be rocking these in this year’s Freeride World Tour, would no doubt agree.
TRANSFORM K.O. GLOVESBig mitts designed for big hitters. If you want something to keep your fingers warm on the coldest days while still looking pimp, these are where it’s at. Plus, you can do a Tyson impression in them and not feel guilty.
VOLCOM HOODIE Volcom’s iconic logo is not a bad thing to wear on your chest whoever you are. This sweet bright blue hoodie gives you the chance to do just that. Warm, comfy and cool.
GARMIN DAKOTA D20 PORTABLE GPSGarmin make basically the best portable GPS devices in the business, and they’re fast becoming essential kit for serious backcountry riders. This is one of their most popular models, and boasts too many tech features to list here. All you need to know is that if you have one of these, you won’t be getting lost, however random the tree-run you take is.
FORCEFIELD ACTION SHORTSIn the US, they talk about an obstacle in terms of the ‘consequences’ – basically how much you could hurt yourself if your trick went wrong. These action shorts from respected protection makers Forcefield mean the consequences on any obstacle may be less than they appear. Meaning you can hit gnarlier stuff with confidence.
So what do you have to do to get your hands on all this incredible swag? Just answer the standard ridiculously easy question