Facemask Friday: Airhole

13 Jan, 2012

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.

This Airhole Facemask (seen on right) features Airhole’s signature design that eliminates condensation on the inside of your facemask and fogging of your goggles. The one large airhole at your mouth opening makes inhaling and exhaling easy as if you weren’t wearing a mask at all.  The airhole also acts as a hydration point, allowing you to drink through camel packs or water bottles.

Steps to win the Airhole Facemask:

1.  Answer this question in your comment (make sure to use your correct email address): When was the last time it snowed near you?

2.  You have till midnight tonight, January 12 to enter for this facemask.

3.  All the 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 Airhole for being part of Facemask Friday!

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  1. January 13, 2012

    airhole probably works great for smoking through 🙂

    In denver we got some snow on wednesday. like 3-4 inches. Too bad it was only in town and not in the mountains 🙁

  2. January 13, 2012

    It’s been snowing everyday near here on the resorts through snow makers 😀 .. Keeping positive still for the natural stuff to dump down!!

    The last time we got natural snow was about 2″ at most on December 30th..

    Bring it on Ullr!! 🙂

  3. Jonathan Pascol
    January 13, 2012

    it snowed this morning here in NJ! lol… and the last time before that was October… :-\

  4. Scott Altemus
    January 13, 2012

    Last snow here (outside Philadephia) was January 4th but that was literally an overnight dusting. We’re dying here! Where’s the snow?!?

  5. Kevin
    January 13, 2012

    Its been light snow for the past couple of days!

  6. Leslie Williams
    January 13, 2012

    last time it snowed was well over a year ago but it is supposed to snow the next couple days!

  7. Ty Cody
    January 13, 2012

    I’m in Park City with some friends at the moment. Had our trip planned months in advance so we had to come ride. It looks like a desert on half of the mountain! We’re staying positive even though there won’t be more snow after last Saturday’s 2 inches.

  8. January 13, 2012

    Hmmm… Today in the morning, from what I’ve hurd.

  9. James
    January 13, 2012

    Actually, it just snowed 2 nights ago & hadn’t in about a month & a half or so. The 1st one wasn’t even enough to cover the grass but the worst part was, was the temperature immediately shot up into the 40s the very next day & then it rained like the next 2 to 3 days on top of it. Obviously, it was all gone within a day or 2. Any way, we got about 4 inches here in IA & it’s still not really enough to completely cover the grass everywhere, but it’s enough to slide on, & the temperature’s gonna’ stay low enough for the most part so it should stay here for awhile. I don’t see any more snow in the next 5 days’ forecast, but hopefully it should come soon again. It’s definitely time to get out the jib board & go have some fun! I would’ve yesterday but the winds were like 20-30 mph with gusts of 40 at times. Anyway, later! : )

  10. Samantha
    January 13, 2012

    It snowed here wednesday and thursday! But it’s been too windy so nothing’s been open but everything is opening up on monday!

  11. Megan
    January 13, 2012

    It snowed on Wednesday WAHOO!

  12. Curtis
    January 13, 2012

    last year/winter….it’s been so long.

  13. Diego Peixoto
    January 13, 2012

    It snowed yesterday around here. My local mountain got 4 inches of new snow. It was actually pretty good considering we haven’t gotten much or anything at all. 🙂

  14. Anthony Bond
    January 13, 2012

    I live in the UK and we had just a few hours of snow around a week before Christmas if memory serves me right. Going to France tomorrow for a week though and although it isn’t snowing there now it has snowed loads in the last month.

  15. debs
    January 13, 2012

    It snowed all over me last Friday as I drove OUT of Austria, grrr! Best snow in the Alps in 40 yrs and I was driving home. c’est la vie 🙁

  16. Kmberly
    January 13, 2012

    It snowed Wednesday, I rode BeaverCreek!

  17. Christina Davis
    January 13, 2012

    Is snowed another half an inch here in Fairbanks Alaska! They’re getting inches upon inches and had an Avalanche two days again 6 hours south in Anchorage/Alyeska!!!

  18. Robyn
    January 13, 2012

    It finally dumped snowed for the 1st time last night here in Chicago!!!!!!! Best powder rope tows ever!

  19. Doug B
    January 13, 2012

    Technically, it snowed today if only for a half hour. But other than that, we haven seen any natural snow since Halloween. =(

  20. Phillip Sloan
    January 13, 2012

    It snowed for 2 days in November then stopped completely! 🙁 The UK never gets good snow though! First shred of the season in a week =D

  21. Jon
    January 13, 2012

    Redondo Beach, last time it snowed was 1962 LOL. Although if you want to count Los Angeles, it snowed a tiny bit over a year ago on January 3rd haha.

    Was in Park City last weekend and they were lucky enough to get a couple inches on Saturday though!

  22. dickson
    January 13, 2012

    it just snowed today, but little accumulation

  23. annie
    January 13, 2012

    it just started snowing last night till now, but honestly l just care if it is snowing at the mountain

  24. jenny
    January 13, 2012

    it snowed today, but on tuesday its +9celcious so essentially, it wont make a difference at all

  25. kelvin
    January 13, 2012

    l’m pretty sure it snowd earlier today, but when l woke up there was nothing. maybe it was just a dream?

  26. thomas
    January 13, 2012

    it snowed the whole week for me on and off basically. was hoping it was more consistent and actually built up

  27. Matt
    January 13, 2012

    Last Christmas Eve. That is why weekend trips are top priority in this house.

  28. January 13, 2012

    Last time it snowed was 12/16/11 at my local resort.

  29. Sam
    January 13, 2012

    Believe it or not.. TODAY!! 😀

  30. mo
    January 13, 2012

    it is snowing in toronto right now. not alot of accumulation but better htan nothing if you ask me

  31. kelly
    January 13, 2012

    all i can about is snow at the mountain, best if it doesnt snow near me or else theres is massive headache from the traffic jams haha

  32. kacey
    January 13, 2012

    we got about 4cm build up outside my lawn from yesterday/today. looks like it is christmas again

  33. dickson
    January 13, 2012

    its snowing outside as im typing this, but there isnt alot right now. at least it will help the resorts with their snow productions

  34. Gaylen Holt
    January 13, 2012

    1. It snowed about 5″ at the mountain, last week Friday.

  35. Timothy C
    January 14, 2012

    right now, it does that in niseko

  36. January 14, 2012

    Congrats to Jenny, the winner of the Airhole mask!

    Stay tuned for next week if you didn’t win!