Celebrate Winter Fun and Win The Ultimate Nordic Winter Getaway in British Columbia

Explore the Nordic trails in British Columbia and win a prize in BC Nordic’s “Nuts for Nordic” photo contest. It’s simple: hit the trails, click, upload and vote for your favorite photos.

Running all winter season until March 31st, the online “Nuts for Nordic” photo contest gives outdoor enthusiasts a chance to win “The Ultimate Nordic Winter Getaway in BC” prize package. This year’s “Best Photo” prize winner will receive a $1,450 Nordic getaway in Whistler, BC. The photo that garners the “Most Votes” online will receive the “Yeti Snowshoe and Silver Star XC Weekend Warrior Combo Pack.” Over $3,000 worth of prizes are up for grabs.

“British Columbia offers an abundance of outdoor Nordic recreation experiences, from backcountry skiing in Northern BC, to superb cross-country skiing and snowshoeing through old-growth cedar forests in the Callaghan Valley near Whistler,” said Rob Bernhardt, president of BC Nordic Marketing Society. “Incredible cross-country ski terrain is found throughout the province, which in total has more than 1000 km of world-class trails at designated ski areas. The unique destinations located throughout British Columbia have inspired these prize packages and are sure to inspire great photo opportunities too.”

Outdoor enthusiasts are only required to get out there and enjoy Nordic trails anywhere in British Columbia and upload their Nordic activity photos: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or backcountry skiing at http://photocontest.bcnordic.com/ to win great prizes. All contest entrants automatically have a chance to win weekly prize giveaways – from toques to trail passes – from top Nordic gear suppliers and retailers.

Highlights of “The Ultimate Nordic Winter Getaway in BC” package for two people, courtesy Tourism Whistler includes:

  • Three nights lodging at the deluxe Aava Whistler Hotel
  • Discover Cross-country Skiing package at Whistler’s Lost Lake Nordic Trails
  • Discover Snowshoeing Tour at Ski Callaghan (Whistler Olympic Park)
  • $100 dinner certificate at an award winning Whistler restaurant


Contest updates and weekly prize winners will be announced on BC Nordic’s Facebook page. All entrants are eligible to win a random weekly prize from Dakota Ridge Winter Recreation Area, Deep Cove Outdoors, Fischer, icebreaker, Halti, MEC, Norona Life, Salomon, Sigge’s, SportHill, Sun Peaks Resort, The Yeti XC, SkiTrax and Swix.

The first prize, “Best Photo”, will be judged by a panel of judges, including Mountain Life photo editor and publisher Todd Lawson. The second prize, “Most Votes”, will be awarded to the photo that receives the most online votes. Photos can be taken anywhere in British Columbia. Details about Nordic ski areas can be found on the Where to Ski and Stay page on www.bcnordic.com. For complete contest details, prize information, entry and voting rules visit http://photocontest.bcnordic.com. Contest closes March 31, 2011.

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