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The Comp is now closed but we thank everyone for their entries and especially the good folks at Innate and Rab for putting up the prizes. Check back for next years bigger and badderass comp.

Backcountryskiingcananda.com and Innate (that Canadian company that makes unique storage solutions for food, drink and outdoor travel) have teamed up to keep the winter stoke afloat throughout the summer months. We want to see your best images from your winter backcountry skiing adventures. Help us keep the stoke going all summer long.

Backcountry Skiing Canada and Innate Summer Stoke Photo Comp Backcountry Skiing Canada and Innate Summer Stoke Photo Comp

Check out some of the great Innate gear here and here.

Week One "Summer Stoke Photo Comp" Theme is here.

Week Two "Summer Stoke Photo Comp" Theme is here.

Week Three "Summer Stoke Photo Comp" Theme is here.

Week Four "Summer Stoke Photo Comp" Theme is here.

Week Five "Summer Stoke Photo Comp" Theme is here.

Week Six "Summer Stoke Photo Comp" Theme is here.

Week Seven "Summer Stoke Photo Comp" Theme is here.

Week Eight "Summer Stoke Photo Comp" Theme is here.

Week Nine "Summer Stoke Photo Comp" Theme is here.

Week Ten "Summer Stoke Photo Comp" Theme is here.

Week Eleven "Summer Stoke Photo Comp" Theme is here.

Week Twelve "Summer Stoke Photo Comp" Theme is here.

Week Thirteen "Summer Stoke Photo Comp" Theme is here.

Week Fourteen "Summer Stoke Photo Comp" Theme is here.

Week Sixeen "Summer Stoke Photo Comp" Theme is here.



Three Simple Steps to WIN.

1. Check out BackcountrySkiingCanada.com each Monday morning for the photo theme posted in the forums by Innate gear between May 15 and Sept 15 2012.

2. Sign up to our forums (if you aren't already a member) or login. Create a post with a photo and caption that relates to the theme specified by Innate and title it "Innate Summer Stoke Photo Comp". Post as many photos as you like, each with its own caption.

3. Check BackcountrySkiingCanada.com each Friday to see if you have won that week's fabulous Innate prize pack. Check out Innate-gear.com for all the goodies or join the Innate community and join the conversation on Facebook!

Repeat steps 1-3 as often as you like.

If you haven't already signed up to enter then let's get you started!


Each Monday starting May 15th and running through to September 15th 2012, Innate will post a unique photo theme. Post a photo and a caption that relates to the theme and each Friday Innate will carefully consider all of the photo entries and decide the winners based on artistic and thematic execution – they are also looking for that wow factor!  You can enter as many photos as you want but they must be within the theme and with a caption. Innate will announce the winners on the forums and if you have won they will send you a swanky prize.


There are a variety of Innate prize packs to be won so check out their great products and see what you could win at: www.innate-gear.com


Follow them and avoid getting dinged!

No purchase necessary. No automated entries. Enter as many photos as you like. This contest is open only to legal U.S. or Canada residents who are 16 years of age or older, possess a valid ID proving age, and personal Internet email address. To receive the prize(s), the potential winner must reside in one of the fifty (50) United States or Canada. The winner may make no substitution or transfer of the prize(s). The prize(s) may not be redeemed for cash or anything else of value. Noncompliance with any of the Official Rules and Regulations will result in disqualification. Innate Inc. is not responsible for any typographical error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prizes. Innate Inc reserves the right to modify these Official Rules and Regulations at any time and without notice. Any modification to these Official Rules and Regulations will take effect immediately upon posting on the website.
- Entrants must be be registered members of the www.backcountryskiingcanada.com forums
- No nudity (sorry, we’re only kidding with the contest name)
- Prizes have no cash value and are not transferrable
- Entries must portray “safe” experiences in the backcountry or slackcountry - sorry no inbounds. We aren’t interested in seeing anybody putting themselves, or others, in harm’s way.
- Submission must be made during the 2011/2012 season—March 1 closing date
- Submitted material must be from this season too—no vintage vids thanks.
- The www.backcountryskiingcanada.com team has the right to publish your name as a winner and use your photos/videos for promotional purposes online and in print
- Entries must not violate any law, regulation, copyright, trademark, privacy and all persons in any photo/video have given their consent to the taker prior to being submitted in the competition.


By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner agrees to defend, release and hold harmless the Sponsors and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, and the foregoing companies’ officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives, agents and all others associated with the development and execution of the Contest (collectively the "Releasees") from and against any actions, claims and/or liability for injury, loss or damage of any kind (including any violation or infringement of any proprietary or personal right of any individual or entity, and any personal injury, death and/or property damage) resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Contest, and/or the use, acceptance or possession of a Contest prize, and/or participation in a Contest prize-related activity. By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner consents to and gives the Sponsors the right in perpetuity to use a participant’s/winner’s name, address and Submitted Entry, to photograph/video a winner and a winner’s property, and in perpetuity to use a winner’s statements, quotes, picture, portrait, likeness, voice, video, biographical information, prize information, and winner-submitted photograph(s)/video/text (in whole or in part, as may be adapted, edited or modified, as solely determined by Sponsors) for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including on the World Wide Web, without review, notification or approval, all without limitation or additional consideration, unless prohibited by law. In addition, a Submitted Entry shall be owned by the photographer and remain the property of the photographer, and submission of an entry shall constitute and be deemed to be the participant’s irrevocable consent (on behalf of himself/herself and any photographer who shot any of the photographs submitted in the Contest) to allow the unlimited use of the Submitted Entry by the sponsors for an unlimited period of time without cost, for editorial and marketing purposes by the Sponsors, including but not limited to use in print, promotions and online as stated above.

Conditions: Participants agree that by participating in the Contest they release the Releasees from any liability in connection with: a) entries that are ineligible as a result of being lost, late, illegible, damaged, incomplete, stolen, postage due or misdirected; b) any typographical or other human or technical errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including but not limited to errors in advertising, these official rules, the selection and announcement of a winner(s), or the distribution/awarding of a prize(s); c) any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay, misdirection, damage, line failure, injury, technical malfunctions or traffic congestion on the Internet/telephone network, or at any website, or any combination thereof. Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest. In the event that the Contest is infected by a computer virus/worm, or is not capable of running or being executed as planned as a result of but not limited to an error, omission, defect, delay, misdirection, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of participants or technical failure or any other cause which in the sole opinion of Sponsors corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsors reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any suspect entry or participant and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In the event of such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, notice thereof will be posted at the Contest website and winners will be determined solely by Sponsors (based on above judging criteria) from among all eligible non-suspect and/or non-disqualified entries. In such event, Releasees shall have no liability to any participant who is disqualified due to such an action. Failure to enforce any term of these official rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.


Backcountry skiing is an inherently dangerous activity that requires experience and knowledge to travel safely. Any of the routes on this site may be dangerous depending on conditions. You are responsible for your own safety in the backcounty—the team behind backcountryskiingcanada.com disclaim any responsibility for any injury resulting from people travelling on routes described on this site.  To read our Terms of Use and get all the details, read HERE.