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10 Years. 72 hours. One Slideshow.

Deep Winter

Photo Challenge

10th Anniversary

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Doors @ 7pm / Show @ 8pm

Tickets: $25

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Latest News

Chad Chomlack Wins Deep Winter 2016

January 10, 2016

The crown of King Of Storms for 2016 has been bestowed upon Chad Chomlack after edging out one of the strongest fields in the event's decade-long history.

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Behind The Scenes:
Deep Winter 2016 Day Three

January 9, 2016

5 pro photographers are no longer looking to capture their imagination in action and are now in editing mode.

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Behind The Scenes:
Deep Winter 2016 Day Two

January 8, 2016

A few crews took to the Whistler Blackcomb ‘slackcountry’, some with harnesses and drones to take advantage of the new backcountry rules, while the rest opted to continue milking the inbound terrain.

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Behind The Scenes:
Deep Winter 2016 Day One

January 7, 2016

Check out the action from the first day of shooting in Whistler.

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Deep Winter Flickr Gallery

January 7, 2016

Our behind the scenes gallery is now live and updated daily.

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What Does Your Deep Winter Look Like?

January 7, 2016

Only one more day to enter to win an Atom LT jacket or hoody!

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Ashley Barker

2015 Winner

Ashley's passion, lively presence and drive for success have allowed her to become one of the world's foremost published photographers. With a decade of experience and forever growing passion, she brings energy in creating open, interactive environments where subjects are driven and personalities come alive. Ashley's dedication to her clients allows her to create a steady stream of electrifying and sharp images in any environment.

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Zoya Lynch

2015 Winner

Zoya is an award winning photographer and filmmaker based in Revelstoke, BC. Her work is a careful combination of art, outdoor adventure and the natural beauty that surrounds us every day.

Zoya’s photography takes hold of the viewer and invites them into a world so rich and exciting that you come away from it with plans for that next epic adventure spinning in your mind. Yet simultaneously, there is something very meditative and calming about her work, leaving the viewers with a sense of unity with the natural world. Zoya also loves to ski in the backcountry, ride her mountain bike, practice yoga and drink coffee.

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Guy Fattal

KOD Winner 2015

Guy is passionate about photography and skiing. This, along with his love of travel and nature, constantly drives him to explore and experience new horizons using the camera lens as a means to capture and combine the essence of natural backdrops with the human force and will of extreme athletic performance.

Guy photographs brilliant people in incredible surroundings with an emphasis on movement, speed and danger. His striking and powerful photos evoke emotion and excellence.

Growing up in the hills surrounding Jerusalem, Guy decided to chase his passion and has found a way to combine his love for photography and the outdoors. Lately, with his work appearing in major publications he has become recognized as one of the up and coming ski photographers. He has every intention of seeking new challenges and reaching new heights.

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Russell Dalby

Winner 2013

Russell’s love of mountains and snowboarding drew him west to Whistler in the fall of 1997 where a few years later he began to shoot photos seriously. 15 years later and Dalby is staff photographer for King Snow Magazine, and Monster Energy. His photos grace the pages of magazines around the world, and his friends and clients know him as a reliable and consistent shooter. Russell now calls Squamish home and he continues to make tracks and crack jokes throughout the Coast Mountains.

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Chad Chomlack

 

The images Chad likes to shoot are often stark and emotional: simple elements held in perfect balance.

With trips to Afghanistan, Fiji, India, Nepal and Chile under his belt and a seasoned eye for whatever natural assets are on offer, Chad catches honest moments as they unfold and knows that sometimes the best view of the action is from the edge.

He lives for discovering other cultures, hearing strangers' stories, and finding the peace he loves in the mountains and snow.

His 25+ year love affair with snowboarding has seen Chad's winters move into action photography, documenting the legends of Whistler doing what they do best, with the results published in ESPN.COM, Transworld Snowboarding, Snowboard Canada, Frequency Journal and beyond.

Never posed, always poised, Chad Chomlack quietly captures the images that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Challengers

Who will be crowned King or Queen of Storms and take home the $10,000 Grand Prize?

Each challenger for the title of King or Queen of Storms will be given only 72 hours to shoot photos and create a 5 minute slideshow.

In addition to the plentiful terrain in-bounds at Whistler Blackcomb that has provided a decade of epic backdrops, this years teams will be able to spend a portion of their time in the legendary Whistler Backcountry.

Slideshows will be judged in front of a live audience at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler January 9th, 2016.

Ashley Barker

Winner: 2015

Ashley's passion, lively presence and drive for success have allowed her to become one of the world's foremost published photographers.

Ashley's passion, lively presence and drive for success have allowed her to become one of the world's foremost published photographers. With a decade of experience and forever growing passion, she brings energy in creating open, interactive environments where subjects are driven and personalities come alive. Ashley's dedication to her clients allows her to create a steady stream of electrifying and sharp images in any environment.

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Zoya Lynch

Winner: 2014

Zoya is an award winning photographer and filmmaker based in Revelstoke, BC. Her work is a careful combination of art, outdoor adventure and natural beauty.

Zoya is an award winning photographer and filmmaker based in Revelstoke, BC. Her work is a careful combination of art, outdoor adventure and the natural beauty that surrounds us every day.

Zoya’s photography takes hold of the viewer and invites them into a world so rich and exciting that you come away from it with plans for that next epic adventure spinning in your mind. Yet simultaneously, there is something very meditative and calming about her work, leaving the viewers with a sense of unity with the natural world. Zoya also loves to ski in the backcountry, ride her mountain bike, practice yoga and drink coffee.

Read Bio

Guy Fattal

KOD Winner 2015

Guy photographs brilliant people in incredible surroundings with an emphasis on movement, speed and danger. His striking and powerful photos evoke emotion and excellence.

Guy is passionate about photography and skiing. This, along with his love of travel and nature, constantly drives him to explore and experience new horizons using the camera lens as a means to capture and combine the essence of natural backdrops with the human force and will of extreme athletic performance.

Guy photographs brilliant people in incredible surroundings with an emphasis on movement, speed and danger. His striking and powerful photos evoke emotion and excellence.

Growing up in the hills surrounding Jerusalem, Guy decided to chase his passion and has found a way to combine his love for photography and the outdoors. Lately, with his work appearing in major publications he has become recognized as one of the up and coming ski photographers. He has every intention of seeking new challenges and reaching new heights.

Read Bio

Russell Dalby

Winner 2013

Russel's photos grace the pages of magazines around the world, and his friends and clients know him as a reliable and consistent shooter.

Russell’s love of mountains and snowboarding drew him west to Whistler in the fall of 1997 where a few years later he began to shoot photos seriously. 15 years later and Dalby is staff photographer for King Snow Magazine, and Monster Energy. His photos grace the pages of magazines around the world, and his friends and clients know him as a reliable and consistent shooter. Russell now calls Squamish home and he continues to make tracks and crack jokes throughout the Coast Mountains.

Read Bio

Chad Chomlack

 

The images Chad likes to shoot are often stark and emotional: simple elements held in perfect balance.

The images Chad likes to shoot are often stark and emotional: simple elements held in perfect balance.

With trips to Afghanistan, Fiji, India, Nepal and Chile under his belt and a seasoned eye for whatever natural assets are on offer, Chad catches honest moments as they unfold and knows that sometimes the best view of the action is from the edge.

He lives for discovering other cultures, hearing strangers' stories, and finding the peace he loves in the mountains and snow.

His 25+ year love affair with snowboarding has seen Chad's winters move into action photography, documenting the legends of Whistler doing what they do best, with the results published in ESPN.COM, Transworld Snowboarding, Snowboard Canada, Frequency Journal and beyond.

Never posed, always poised, Chad Chomlack quietly captures the images that might otherwise go unnoticed.

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Deep Winter

After Party

Smirnoff House Party @ The GLC

Saturday, January 9th

Doors @ 9:30pm

Tickets $10

Featuring DJs Kori K & Surgeon

The Smirnoff House Party at the GLC is Whistler’s premiere club night. With epic touring DJ talent it's a night not to be missed. This special deep winter edition of the smirnoff house party will feature imagery from the show projected around the room.

Tickets available at the GLC or online at www.whistlerblackcomb.com/shpdeepwinter
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ENTER TO WIN

#DEEPWINTER16

What Does Your Deep Winter Look Like?

How to Enter

To celebrate the Deep Winter Photo Challenge, we invite you to tag your images of what Deep Winter means to you. Share your photos on Instagram or Twitter including the hashtags #DEEPWINTER16 and #ARCTERYX and your photo will show up in our gallery giving you a chance to win some sweet Arc’teryx gear.

Tagged posts will be shown in our Deep Winter gallery (any inappropriate images will be removed)

The 10 best photos will be chosen by our in-house photographers and the winners will receive an ATOM LT jacket or hoody.

Contest Dates

  • Contest Starts December 7th
  • Closes January 8th

* All photos must be posted with permission or be the property of the ‘Instagrammer’ who posted them.

Charity

The Canadian Avalanche Foundation is Deep Winter’s Charity of choice

Deep Winter is proud to partner with the Avalanche Canada Foundation to help raise money for their ongoing work that keeps us safe in the mountains.

The Avalanche Canada Foundation is a federally registered charity that supports the work of Avalanche Canada. Through donations, sponsorships and fundraising events, the Avalanche Canada Foundation is united with its supporters by a single, simple passion—to ensure the tragedy of avalanches doesn't touch another family again.

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#DEEPWINTER Contest Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

ELIGIBILITY

Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. #DEEPWINTER16 (the "Competition") is open to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), and the following countries: United States of America (excluding Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Vermont, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, New York & Florida), Albania, Germany, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, United Kingdom, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and Vatican - who have reached the age of majority in the province or state in which they reside at the date of entry. Not valid in the province of Quebec or elsewhere where prohibited by law. Employees of Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited. The Competition is subject to all federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations. HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary to enter or win. To enter, post a photograph on your personal social media account on Instagram and or Twitter. The text accompanying the photo must include the hashtags #DEEPWINTER16 and #ARCTERYX and portray the theme "Deep Winter".

The Competition will begin at 10:00:00 am (PDT) on Dec 7, 2015 and will end at 2:00:00 (PDT) on January 8th, 2016 (the "Competition Period"). All Entries must be submitted during the “Competition Period”

PRIVACY

By entering the Competition, entrants consent to the collection, use and disclosure of their personal information for the purposes of administering the Competition and for the purposes of understanding the needs and preferences of individuals or to develop, enhance, market and/or provide products and services. Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. will collect, use and disclose personal information in accordance with their privacy policy, which can be found at and the Rules. RULES: The Competition will be run in accordance with these rules, subject to amendment by Arc’teryx Equipment Inc (the "Rules"). Entrants must comply with the Rules, and will be deemed to have received and understood the Rules by participating in the Competition. The terms of the Competition, as set out in the Rules, are not subject to amendment or counter-offer, except as set out herein. Arc’teryx Equipment Inc.’s decisions with respect to the Competition are final and binding. If any provisions of the Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

For criteria used in judging the photographs, see the Judging section below.

Entrant must be the owner of the photograph, or otherwise have the right to submit the photograph for consideration in the Competition. Entrant must have the permission of all persons or models in the photograph to use their image for this Competition and to grant the publicity rights and other rights granted to Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. in accordance with the Rules.

All content submitted by entrants may be posted by Arc’teryx Equipment Inc., and by their agents and representatives, to public viewing galleries and may also be used on other Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. owned website to promote the Competition.

PRIZES

Each prize winner will receive Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. ATOM LT jacket or hoody or similar product depending on availability. The total approximate retail value of each prize will be between $150 and $300 CAD.

JUDGING, WINNING AND NOTIFICATION

Winners will be selected at the end of Competition Period and will be selected as follows.

Prize Winners: The Arc’teryx in-house photographers will chose ten submissions from all eligible entries received. The winning entrant will be notified through their Twitter or Instagram account and/or by email and/or phone if publically available.

In each case, the judges will be Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. staff. The selection of the submissions will be at the sole discretion of the judges and will be based on the criteria of how well the photo represents the theme Deep Winter. Decisions of the judges will be final and binding.

CONDITIONS TO WIN

Before being declared a winner of any prize, the selected entrant will be required to sign a declaration and release form confirming compliance with Competition Rules and acceptance of prizes as offered; acknowledging the non-responsibility of Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. and their respective agents with respect to injuries, accident, loss or misfortune relating to the prize; and acknowledging Arc’teryx Equipment Inc.’s and their respective agents’ right to publish or broadcast the winner’s picture, name, address, voice and statements without charge or further compensation other than the prize offered.

In the event that a selected entrant is not eligible to claim the prize or does not claim the prize within 48 hours of their photo being selected as a winner, or is unwilling or unable to comply with the Rules, or any prize notification is returned as undeliverable, that entry will be disqualified and the prize will be awarded to another contestant.

Winner may waive their right to receive a prize. Competition prizes are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, and non-refundable, have no cash value and must be accepted by the winner as awarded. Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that the specified prize is unavailable due to circumstances beyond their control.

Entrants acknowledge that this is an Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. Competition. By entering the Competition, entrants acknowledge that they have read, understood and agreed to be bound by the Rules.

RELEASE

By entering the Competition, entrants acknowledge that they are releasing Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. and their respective affiliates, sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies and the immediate family and household members of the above, and each of their respective affiliated companies, directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Competition or with the acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including any travel, climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, skiing or snowboarding related thereto (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light). By entering the Competition, entrants also agree to fully indemnify Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. and their respective directors, officers, employees, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, suppliers, sponsors and agents and hold each of them harmless from any and all claims costs, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Competition, including any use of the Prize, by any third parties.

Rules shall not operate to exclude or restrict any person’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from such person’s negligence, nor to exempt or restrict any person’s liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or for any liability that cannot be limited or excluded by law.

Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. and their agents are not responsible for: (a) any problems or technical malfunction of any computer online systems including Twitter or Instagram, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer, related to or resulting from playing or downloading materials in this promotion including the recording of game results; (b) any incomplete or inaccurate information, whether caused by the website users or by any equipment of programming associated with or utilized in the Competition, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries; or (c) the theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or the website. Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Competition should a virus or bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. or their agents corrupt the security or proper administration of the Competition. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. If the identity of an online entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder in Instagram or Twitter at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant.

DISPUTES

Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Competition, any prize awarded or any use of any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the province of British Columbia, Canada to the extent permitted by law. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Arc’teryx Equipment Inc. in connection with the Competition, any prize awarded or any use of any prize awarded, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the province of British Columbia, Canada, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the province of British Columbia, Canada.