Facemask Friday: NXTZ

16 Mar, 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 boring mask and look like a bank robber, now plenty of companies offer bandanas, tubes, balaclava’s in an assortment of designs and colors.

Today is the sixth Facemask Friday of many! Facemask Friday is my new contest to give you guys rad facemasks to wear on the mountain! 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 NXTZ single layer tube (seen on the right). It’s single layer protection for your neck and face. Dry-tx mesh protects and breaths. This neck piece is lightweight and multifunctional.

Steps to win the NXTZ Tube:

1. Answer this question in your comment (make sure to use your correct email address): How many days have you ridden this season?

2. You have till midnight tonight, March 16 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 NXTZ  for being part of Facemask Friday!

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  1. Andrea Zaniolo
    March 16, 2012

    about 16, school is draining my lifestream 🙁

  2. Tiffany
    March 16, 2012

    Mammoth Local- been on the hill 14 days this season! I work too much.

  3. ming hsu
    March 16, 2012

    I have ridden about 10. Moving to WI from NY isn’t helping my snow addiction =/

  4. kelvin
    March 16, 2012

    3xa month for 3 mnths… about 9x btu the season is over already sadly.

  5. jenny
    March 16, 2012

    l went about 10x if you ask me but 2 was a write off if you ask me

  6. thomas
    March 16, 2012

    l broke my arm? sprained it haha but l went like 3x and tahts it. dont want to damage it anymore

  7. Jason Wong
    March 16, 2012

    about 7 days… lack of snow ZZZzzz

  8. annie
    March 16, 2012

    basically went 5x, 1 was a epic trip though with -20degree celcioius?

  9. March 16, 2012

    10 days total at Mammoth and Big Bear.

  10. Crispy
    March 16, 2012

    3. Chalk it up to lack of snow, lack of babysitter, lack of mountains being from the Midwest…

  11. Crystal
    March 16, 2012

    3-4 times a week since opening day in November… roughly 50 days give or take a few 😀 I thought this season was a disappointment until I saw the other responses, I love Utah!

  12. March 16, 2012

    Not enough plain and simple 🙁

  13. Brent Cicogna
    March 16, 2012

    51 days and counting!

  14. Colin
    March 16, 2012

    I shredded about 21 days in 2012, thing is, however many days i ride it’s always one day less than i would like !! I know i shouldn’t wish the days away but roll on next Winter. 🙂

  15. Tom B
    March 16, 2012

    34 and counting….love the wasatch mtns!

  16. Kevin L.
    March 16, 2012

    Around 13 times this season.

  17. March 16, 2012

    I’m at like 30 so far, only 1 legit pow day though 🙁

  18. Danny
    March 16, 2012


  19. Morten
    March 16, 2012

    Around 40 days.

  20. Anthony Bond
    March 16, 2012

    6 days in France. Epic levels of snow in Europe this year.

  21. Kimberly
    March 16, 2012

    29 days and still going, even though it’s slushy!

  22. Brian
    March 16, 2012

    Probably around 30, only 2 pow days :/

  23. Timothy C
    March 16, 2012

    missed 11 days since the 23rd of november!

  24. henry
    March 16, 2012

    only 8 🙁

  25. Gord
    March 16, 2012

    9 days so far – hopefully a few more before May 21.

  26. March 16, 2012

    Mt. Baker WA – 34, only been to Snoqualmie 3 times this year. Zero times at Stevens 🙁 🙁 (no one wants to go with me, saddd).

  27. Dirk
    March 16, 2012

    13 times. 14 at the end of Saturday.

  28. Cody Taylor
    March 16, 2012

    61 days thank you epic mix woop woop

  29. March 16, 2012

    Eddi, I’m always game for Stevens!

  30. Matt S.
    March 16, 2012

    0 days this year. We live in the tropics, but hoping to move back to the snow ridden Northwest by next season!

  31. Cooper
    March 16, 2012

    11 times. Jealous of all these people getting 30+ days on the snow!

  32. alvin
    March 16, 2012

    25 days!

  33. dickson
    March 16, 2012

    probably close to 10x but whos counting..

  34. kelly
    March 16, 2012

    got only like 7

  35. March 17, 2012

    Congrats to Martin, the winner of the NXTZ facemask!

    Stay tuned for next Friday if you didn’t win today!