SASS Global Travel Announces Facebook Contest Winner

July 14 - HAMPTON, NH: SASS Global Travel announces the winner of their summer Facebook contest, “Why I Love My Mountain.” Contestants were asked to write a 500-word maximum essay about why they love riding their home mountain. Taking place on and simultaneously hosted on a number of SGT partner Facebook pages, the contest awarded the writing talent of passionate skiers and riders with prizes from RED/Anon, Contour, and Dakine and was launched simultaneously with Mountain High, Mt. Snow, Big Boulder Park, Sugarbowl, Buckmans, Mountain Weekly, Seshday, RipperZ, East Coast Alpine, Contour, Anon, British Winter Athletes, and Exsic.

In 3rd place with 234 votes and going home with a brand new RED helmet Was Skylar Clark with his story about Stratton Mountain, VT. In 2nd place with 279 votes was Trevor McDonald writing about his home mountain of Bromley, VT, securing him a Dakine Baker backpack and RED helmet. And in 1st place with 332 votes and representing the UK ski scene was Oliver Kane, who wrote about his home (indoor) ski hill in the UK. Oliver will be enjoying his 2011/2012 season in the UK with a new Contour GPS hands-free camera, a Dakine Baker pack and Fillmore mittens, RED helmet, and Anon goggles.

“We’re stoked with how well the contest went - we got hundreds of entries from around the world, and a ton of people who were passionate about where they get to ski or snowboard, be it Tahoe, the East Coast, or even a dry slope in England,” said SGT’s Director of Communications, Ryan Dunfee. SGT thanks partners Contour, RED, Anon, and Dakine for contributing prizes and all the resort and retail partners for joining in the contest. Head over to for updates from Argentina today!

About SASS Global Travel

Born in the Patagonian backcountry of Argentina, SASS Global Travel was formed by a group of like-minded individuals with a mission to create a community of passionate action sports travelers. SGT trips combine unparalleled access with the best locations, people, education and professionals. This is all brought to market in a clean, powerful online package backed by industry-leading technology, customer support and a world-class media team.