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G3 Wants To See More Skin!

Backcountry Skiing’s most stimulating contest is back. Go skinning, get creative, tag photos with #G3ShowSkin and win gear.

Vancouver, British Columbia (January 20, 2014) – G3 Skins are most at home climbing skin tracks, bagging peaks and navigating up glaciers, but every so often they serve other purposes. Maybe you’ve been there, using G3’s High Traction Skins to help your car get going on a slick road or using leftover trimmings from a pair of G3 Elle skins to spice up a mundane après outfit? Well, at G3 we not only embrace this unique skin use, but want to know everything about it, with this winter’s #G3ShowSkin contest.


“There’s a reason you see G3 skins everywhere you go in the backcountry. From grip to glide, weather proofing to tip and tail attachments, they’re by far the most reliable skins out there. We’ve seen the wild places G3 skins can take people, but this contest definitely kicks things up a notch,” said Gord Bailey, VP of Sales and Marketing for G3. “Last year’s entries were incredibly creative, so I am excited to see what we get this year.”

Between Jan 15 and Feb 28 participants are encouraged to submit creative skin stories via TwitterFacebookTwitvid or Instragram using the hash-tag #G3ShowSkin, to enter to win G3 gear and swag. Entries should highlight G3 skins being put to good use. Think outside of the boundary. Creativity, ingenuity and plenty of effort are encouraged.

Entries that catch the judges’ eyes will win a variety of gear, ranging from weekly prizes to the grand prize of a full gear set up worth $1500.

Grand Prize Includes:

(If Skier Wins) G3 District 112 skis, G3 High Traction Skins, and G3 ONYX bindings.

(If Snowboarder Wins) G3 Blacksheep Splitboard, G3 High Traction Splitboard Skins, and a G3 Spadetech Shovel.

Weekly Prizes Include: G3 Trucker Hats, G3 Neck Buffs, G3 T-Shirts, Utility Straps, and more.

For contest rules, more information and to view entries visit: or view the #G3ShowSkin video.

About G3

Based in Vancouver, B.C., G3 Genuine Guide Gear manufactures industry-leading gear for backcountry skiing and snowboarding. It has been producing avalanche safety equipment since 1995. The G3 product line includes skis, splitboards, alpine-touring and telemark ski bindings, climbing skins, avalanche shovels, probes and other ski accessories. G3 was founded on the principle that gear built for backcountry guides should be manufactured to the highest standards, which has helped the company gain a reputation as an industry innovator. For more information, or like us on Facebook at