Industry Press Release

Why I Love to Ski or Ride Video Contest Judges Announced


Final Entry Date is March 14, 2014

Washington, DC (March 11, 2014) — Three snow sports industry professionals have been selected to serve as judges for the “Why I Love to Ski or Ride” video contest that ends March 14, 2014. Currently 21 videos have been entered into the contest this year, five more than last year.

Judges for the 2013-14 crop of videos are returning judge Senan Gorman, founder of North Pole Design in Farmington, CN.; Joe Stevens, founder of The Media Center in Charleston, WVA and Troy Hawks, communications consultant based in Denver, CO

The contest is for amateur videographers to express why they love the sports. It is part of the snow sports industry’s effort to encourage current participants to help motivate newcomers to learn how to ski or snowboard. 

Three finalists will be determined from among the entries. Each finalist will win a jacket from The North Face, a selection of Warren Miller Entertainment films, and a subscription to either SKI or Transworld Snowboarding. A Grand Prize winner will be selected from among the finalists and will win a $500 gift certificate from and the Warren Miller Entertainment Award of Excellence. 

Winners will be announced after the contest ends on Friday, March 14, 2014. Winning videos will be showcased on You Tube, the website and the National Ski Areas Association’s annual national conference.

Learn to Ski and Snowboard is a national public awareness campaign designed to motivate newcomers to take ski or snowboard lessons from professional instructors. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.

CONTACT: Mary Jo Tarallo | | 202-431-6950 

A Snow Sports Industry Initiative