Posts Tagged ‘Protect Our Winters’

Win a dream trip to Alaska with Chris Davenport

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

By: Protect Our Winters
February 12, 2014

Win a dream trip to Alaska with Chris Davenport from protect our winters on Vimeo.

All you have to do is make a $5 donation to Protect Our Winters (POW) to be entered here:

The Chris Davenport Ultima Thule AK Adventure

Contribute $5 to Protect Our Winters – and be entered to win three days of guided expert skiing and advanced mountaineering with Chris Davenport at the Ultima Thule lodge, deep in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, ” the last true wilderness on earth”. Multiple entries are allowed and encouraged – every $5 is another chance to win. Advanced skiers only, please.

Winner’s package includes:
• Black Diamond – Legend Gloves, Alias Pack, Compactor Ski Poles
• Smith – Touchstone sunglasses, I/OX goggles, Maze Helmet
• GoPro – Hero 3, Black Edition
• Spyder – White Spyder Collection Outfit
• Boxes of POW’s seasonal bars from Clif – Pumpkin Pie, Iced Gingerbread and Peppermint Stick
• $500 towards travel to Valdez, AK where you’ll fly to the lodge via bush plane

Contest ends on February 15, 2014. Package for two guests, 4 nights, all inclusive, April 20th-24th 2014. Transport from Valdez included.


Monday, April 8th, 2013

By: Limelight PR
April 8, 2013

Christy Prior Places Second and Silje Norendal Nabs Third in

World Snowboard Tour (WST) Sanctioned Contest

Sarka After Winning First

Breckenridge, CO (April 6, 2013) — Twenty five of the best snowboarders from around the globe converged at Breckenridge Ski Resort today for the Supergirl Snow Pro in conjunction with Community Cup —the only all-women’s WST-sanctioned 5-Star event in the world.  The contest came to a thrilling close with Sarka Pancochova (Czech Republic) taking home both the title and the famous Supergirl cape.  Seven of the world’s top ten ranked pros competed in the event, which was developed to showcase the best of women’s snowboarding on a course completely designed by the riders.

Pancochova won the contest in her second run with an outstanding performance on both the jumps and rails, pulling tricks like a half-Cab 50-50 backside 360 off the barrel and a switch 540 for a score of 92.  Christy Prior, who landed a frontside rodeo 720, came in second with a score of 90.  X Games Champion, Silje Norendal, finished third with an 87.75.

Top 3 at the Podium (Silje, Sarka, Christy)

“I did the best run of my life today. It was a great season-ending competition and it was so fun to be out here with these girls on a course we designed and voted on,” said Pancochova. “The conditions today were perfect: the weather, the course, the vibe. All of that contributed to what I was able to do today, and I can’t wait to compete in the Supergirl Snow Pro next year.”

The event supported eco-awareness and sustainability efforts through organizations like the Non-Toxic Revolution, Keep-A-Breast, Protect Our Winters, Plastic Pollution Coalition, 5Gyres and One Life.

This is the first event of the 2013 Supergirl Jam Series, the action sports industry’s only large-scale all-female competition and lifestyle series.  Developed as a celebration of female empowerment, the Supergirl Jam Series features more than 150 top female pros competing in snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing as well as ‘girl-power’ activities at events held throughout the year.

“The world’s best female snowboarders put on an absolutely amazing display today,” said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment , the event’s management company.  “We could not be more pleased with the event and we are very proud to have supported these talented ladies alongside our partners Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Paul Mitchell, Warner Bros. Television’s Suburgatory, Kicker Audio, GoPro, Community Cup and Breckenridge Ski Resort.”

The Supergirl Snow Pro in conjunction with the Community Cup will be broadcast nationally on Fox Sports Net (FSN) in the fall.  Stay tuned to, and for show times and dates.

Supergirl Snow Pro Finals Results
Breckenridge, Co — April 6, 2013

Name Score

  1. Sarka Pancochova           92
  2. Christy Prior                      90
  3. Silje Norendal                   87.75
  4. Enni Rukajarvi                  85.25
  5. Kjersti Buaas                     77
  6. Stefi Luxton                       75
  7. Rebecca Torr                    68.75
  8. Phoebe Novello                 66.75
  9. Serena Shaw                     50.25
  10. Brooke Voigt                     43.5


Friday, April 29th, 2011

Contribution To Support “Hot Planet/Cool Athletes”
The Quiksilver Foundation has made a contribution to Protect Our Winters (POW), the global snow sports non-profit.

Both the Quiksilver Foundation and Protect Our Winters are focused on supporting environmental, educational and youth-related projects and the grant will be used specifically to support POW’s athlete-led educational effort, Hot Planet/Cool Athletes. The partnership will also extend to other areas that mobilize their collective communities to help fight against climate change.

Hot Planet/Cool Athletes is a partnership between POW and Alliance For Climate Education (ACE) and is customized version of the acclaimed ACE Assembly, a new multimedia presentation available to any pro snow sports athlete interested in speaking to schools on behalf of climate change awareness/education. Hot Planet/Cool Athletes highlights athlete achievements and personal stories about the impact of climate change on winter sports and local mountain communities.

Since the program launch in January, athletes such as Gretchen Bleiler, Nate Holland, Seth Wescott, Ralph Backstrom, Nick Visconti, Moss Halladay, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Iris Lazzareschi and Forrest Shearer have presented to over five thousand students.

“The Quiksilver Foundation is excited to be working with POW and helping to support many of their great programs such as their Hot Planet/Cool Athletes initiative. We’ve been actively pursuing a dedicated organization concerned with the issues facing our winters and we found a perfect fit with POW. Having them work with our athletes to discuss climate change issues to students all over California is the best way to start”, said Ryan Ashton, Director of the Quiksilver Foundation.

“We couldn’t be more excited about partnering with the Quiksilver Foundation. Our missions are aligned very closely and we’re looking forward to giving their athletes a platform to influence students to become climate leaders. The athlete voice is a powerful one, one that has the ability to create a movement”, said Chris Steinkamp, POW’s Executive Director.

About Protect Our Winters: Protect Our Winters is the environmental center point of the winter sports community, united towards a common goal of reducing climate change’s effects on our sport and local mountain communities. With over 40,000 supporters worldwide, POW re-invests contributions in educational initiatives, activism and supporting community-based initiatives that have tangible results. For more information, visit

About The Quiksilver Foundation: The Quiksilver Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Quiksilver Inc. who’s mission as a non-profit organization is to benefit and enhance the quality of life for communities of boardriders across the world by supporting environmental, educational, health and humanitarian projects.