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Ever dreamed of ripping a powder turn and an ocean wave on the same day? The GORE-TEX® Experience Tour is offering one lucky winner the chance to do just that with a select team of top athletes.


Since 2010 the GORE-TEX® Experience Tour has brought outdoor professionals together with enthusiasts to share knowledge and passion during unique excursions. Its latest Experience, called “Ride and Surf Lofoten,” offers one lucky winner the chance to shred the fjords of Norway on both skis and a surfboard for four days in April 2016.

000489_Espen Mortensen - esmofoto.no_www.nordnorge.com_VaaganLooks nice – we’ll take it. Photo: Espen Mortensen

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 Surfing in April in northern Norway? Could be a bit nipply out there… Photo: Kristin Folsland Olsen

Lofoten is renowned as a skier’s paradise, with dreamy powder slopes dropping thousands of vertical meters directly to the ocean below and a snow season running well into the summer. Alongside German freeski veteran Nico Zacek, French freeride legend Seb Michaud, Canadian ski-touring superman Greg Hill and big wave surfer Sebastian Steudtner, the winner of the Ride and Surf Lofoten trip will get to sample the best of both worlds, from the peaks above to the breaks below.

“It has always been one of my biggest dreams to combine a powder trip with surfing. However, this is rarely possible,” says veteran German freeski pro Nico Zacek. “Finally, I have the opportunity to share my passion for my two favorite sports with the participants during one trip. I am really looking forward to it!”

006937_Kristin Folsland Olsen_www.nordnorge.com_MoskenesScenic? Just a little bit. Photo: Kristin Folsland Olsen

Along the way from mountain spine to ocean strand, the crew will stay warm with the help of outerwear equipped with the new GORE-TEX® C-Knit™ Backer Technology, a new generation of outdoor apparel that combines waterproofing and ruggedness with breathability and wearer comfort. With the laminate-construction C-Knit™ tech, Gore has created a product line with increased breathability and comfort while shedding weight, yet still staying true to its “Guaranteed to Keep You Dry” promise.

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 Photo: Kristin Folsland Olsen

 

Sound like a dream come true? One all-expenses-paid trip is up for grabs, so head over to experience-tour.com to apply (the registration deadline is 31 December 2015). Skiers and snowboarders are both invited to participate, and you don’t have to be a surfer to apply. Head to experience-tour.com now to get your application in for the “Ride and Surf Lofoten” Experience!

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c-knit, GORE-TEX®, greg hill