My thank you shout out to @EvoGear & @BurtonSnowboard #winterstormwarning

A few days ago, my husband mentions to me that he wants to stop by our local snowboard shop this weekend. Seems Burton Snowboards is kicking off their Winter 2012 in a kickass way.

If you are a friend to the mountain you yearn for the end of summer and the release of the new Burton Snowboards catalog. You stalk their website for the freshies of this years latest boards, bindings and other gear.

This season the stakes were a little higher. Burton issued a Winter Storm Warning. Not only is there a sick (SICK) giveaway going on where you can win INSANE goodies from Burton and their partners, they distributed 40 “Platinum Tickets” to shops around the country. The tickets, each good for $1000!! in new Burton gear were stashed in the new gear catalogs at selected shops.

So, this morning we headed over to Evo in Seattle’s Frelard neighborhood (That’s Fremont/Ballard for those of you who don’t live around here) to see if we could weather the storm.

In case you are wondering, you were looking for something like this:

Platinum Ticket

Platinum Ticket, Found at Evo, Seattle WA

Yes, that’s me. Funny thing, my dear husband picked up a  catalog and had no luck. I asked him to grab me one. Well, as I was flipping through it, I noticed one of the pages felt a little different. Lo and behold… the  Platinum Ticket.

Um, score! Now, I don’t ride much, but I can tell you that my dear husband has been in need of a new board for a long time. Well, he’s getting one. We’re also outfitting our 3 1/2 year old son with his first set of boots and bindings so he can have some fun on the bunny hills at Baker, Stevens, and Whistler this season. Me? I’ll take one of the new women’s sweaters…

Tom Moreno, at Evo cool enough to make sure that the gear we were coveting would be available to us when we are ready to cash in too, so we don’t have to worry about something being in stock. Thanks Tom!

Needless to say we are stoked!!

In case you aren’t familiar with Burton (which means you aren’t a snowboarder, don’t know a snowboarder or otherwise live under a rock somewhere) they do some really amazing things.  If you have free time this winter, you really need to get involved with Chill,  an organization that provide opportunities for at-risk and underserved youth to build self-esteem and life skills through boardsports. Totally kickass. Don’t have a lot of free time? Consider a donation. Giving up your coffee for a few days buys a lift ticket for one of their participants. Not a bad deal. You can go without your coffee so a cool kid can catch some freshies, right?

Now, I know I’m pimping these guys out like crazy, so in case you’re wondering, nope, I didn’t get compensated for this post. Technically. No one at Burton or Evo asked me to write it. I just figured that if they were cool enough to give 40! people $1000 in new gear, I could give them some love.

Since you’re still here, go check out Burton and Evo on Facebook and Twitter.

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About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.


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