I love when social media delivers you fun news for the skiing community. Alpine Meadows and Moment Skis are teaming up and calling upon their fans to design a limited edition Alpine Meadows ski. The rules are pretty basic, design a top sheet using Photoshop or Illustrator that feature the Alpine Meadows and Moment logos. The top five designs picked by Moment representatives will then be put to a public vote via Alpine’s Facebook page. The winner of the contest will receive:

1:  A pair of the limited-edition Alpine/Moment collaboration skis with your design in your choice of sizes.

2: 2011-12 Alpine Meadows Unfiltered season pass – good at Alpine Meadows, Homewood Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Red Lodge Mountain Resort in Montana, and Durango Mountain Resort in Colorado.

Not a bad deal at all! Alpine Meadows must have had success using Facebook for their 4th of July T-shirt vote and they are at it again, but this the time the prize is much better. Alpine has 10,437 likes on Facebook, and as mentioned in my previous blog Moment skis has 6,625 likes; this collaboration should really help drive traffic to both pages, then actual websites, and hopefully converting clicks into skier visits or customers. Who knows, Moment may even stumble upon a new graphic designer.

As an Alpine Meadows season pass holder and a local student at Unversity of Nevada, Reno, I am very excited to see the eventual ski designs. This should be fun news for the Reno/Tahoe ski community and the ski community in general. I showed the contest to my graphic design roommate, so be looking for Marty Harris’ design in the final five.

"The Buttress" after a powder day at Tough Guy Productions Telemark Big Mountain competition at Alpine Meadows 2011.