This month's winner of "The Mountain Life" photo contest is John Gellings of Anchorage, AK.
John's photo of splitboarders skinning above the clouds inspired an almost mystical mood amongst our judges. It also elicited comments about the beauty and grandeur of a great backcountry tour. John will be rewarded with a Venture t-shirt and pint glass, and will also be entered into the grand prize competition, giving him a one in seven chance of winning a brand spanking new Venture deck.
Other pics our judges found worthy of honorable mention include Eric Flygare's photo of splitters getting ready to drop in on a line in Northern Utah. Wish we were there!
Phil Simon's photo of topping out at Whistler Blackcomb also made us drool.
Barb Watterson's photo of Amy Flygare ripping a sick backcountry line elicited oohs and aahs.
Lastly, Ben Boccia's pic of a toy truck emblazoned with the Venture logo got a good chuckle out of the crew.
Many thanks to all the photographers who entered this month's competition. Clearly you're all getting out and getting after it!
If you missed this round, you still have two more chances to get a shot at the grand prize – a brand spanking new Venture board. Monthly competitions will take place from now through March 2009, with winners entered into a second tier competition, to be judged in early April. The contest theme is "The Mountain Life" and anything goes - lifestyle, action, scenic, humor... as long as it reflects life in the mountains.
Click here for details on how to enter.