Facemask Friday: Cold Avenger

24 Jun, 2011

When it comes to keeping your face warm on the mountain, facemasks do the job.  On the deep powder days, they keep you from breathing in the snow.  On the sunny days, they keep you from getting burnt.  On windy days, they keep your face from going numb.  Gone are the days that you have to wear a basic black mask and look like a bank robber, now plenty of companies offer bandanas, tubes, balaclava’s in an assortment of designs and colors.

Check back every Friday I’ll be giving away a facemask in a different brand/design/style.  To enter the contest, read the directions below and leave your comment by midnight tonight.  I’ll announce the winner in this post tomorrow morning.

You could win the Cold Avenger facemask today!  The Talus ColdAvenger® high performance mask is an example of innovation for function and fashion. More than just a ski mask, the ColdAvenger® has multiple athletic and industrial uses as a cold weather face protection mask that allows you to breathe freely while keeping your face warm and dry.

Steps to win the Cold Avenger Mask:

1.  Answer this question in your comment (make sure to use your correct email address):  What’s the coldest temperatures you’ve endured for a day of snowboarding?

2.  You have till midnight tonight, June 24th to enter for this facemask.

3.  All the correct answer comments will be written down and one winner will be randomly drawn from a bowl or kitchen pot ( you know like the lottery).

4.  A winner will be announced in this blog post after midnight.  I like to sleep so I will probably will pick a winner tomorrow morning.

Thanks to Cold Avenger for being part of Facemask Friday!

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  1. June 24, 2011

    Here in Finland it’s not rare to snowboard in under – 20 C° (-4 ºF). I think the lowest I’ve snowboarded is – 28 C° plus wind factor. It’s quite chilly.

  2. Jeff
    June 24, 2011

    My last day before flying to Norway for an event in 2001, I had to get some pics at Timberline lodge. Air temps was -4, with a 40 mph wind. So cold they didn’t even open that day. They claimed the temp, with wind chill, was somewhere in the -50 range. It sucked. Couldn’t even get warm hiking the park.

  3. David
    June 24, 2011

    Well, I’m used to snowboard in Spain Mountains so the low temperatures aren’t a big travel. Las year in Andorra (JustBetween France and Spain) I was riding with 4 ºF (-15 º C) and strong wind. I almost ended up frozen.

  4. Felix
    June 24, 2011

    -10 F at Welch in Minnesota. I’m from California and it was way too cold. But, those crazy fuckers weren’t even fazed.

  5. Eric w
    June 24, 2011

    It was 20 degrees F at Stowe Mtn in Vermont last winter, 3rd time snow boarding and my friends tricked me onto a blue, spent most of my time sliding on my Rear lol, but the view was worth it

  6. manhattanproj
    June 24, 2011

    this past season at heavenly. gusty wind of up 35-45 mph. snow. sleet. don’t know the actual temp but it was tough conditions.

  7. burnzkid
    June 24, 2011

    It was…I dunno. It was like 20 Fahrenheit, with 35 mph constant winds, but up to 60 mph gusts. It was snowing, and cloudy, and they were blowing snow too. With the windchill and everything, the Real Feel had to be like -20 Fahrenheit or so. We were layered up so much and still freezing. My pants actually froze to the lift at one point.

  8. howard
    June 24, 2011

    This year it was 0 degrees in town. We hit the mountain and hardly anything was open due to the wind. Im not sure how cold it was with the wind but I did have my face mask that helped

  9. June 25, 2011

    Congrats to Felix who is the winner of the Cold Avenger mask!

    If you didn’t win, try again next Friday!