Doug Chatten, director and lead-guide at Snowy Mountains Backcountry (SMBC), has been skiing the Main Range for over 30 years, using our gear for 25 years, and working in the NSW Snowy Mountains professionally for 20 years.
When it comes to backcountry skiing and guiding on the Main Range, there isn't anyone we trust more than Doug: His knowledge, experience and abilities are second to none.
This year Doug, Mont and SMBC are giving you the chance to win a ticket for one of their tours into this incredible Australian landscape!
Skiers, Splitboarders, Snowshoers: enter today to learn more about SMBC's backcountry tours and for your chance to win an unforgettable day on snow.
All it takes to be in the running is to sign-up to the SMBC and Mont newsletters right here. Existing subscribers to one or both newsletters can enter here too.
“Doug is amazing!! We went on a guided back country trip with Doug recently and are total converts thanks to his amazing knowledge of the Aus ranges...” Hiedi
“The 3 Peaks Tour with Snowy Mountains Backcountry was one of my best ever days in the mountains. The route which climbed Australia’s 3 highest peaks had great skinning, picturesque views of the Snowy Mountains and unforgettable descents.” Andrew
“Doug has an unsurpassed knowledge of and years of experience in our local back country mountain range. He is an excellent skier and has been a professional ski patroller for many years. More importantly he is good company. Could not recommend highly enough.” Julie
Prize is one pass for an individual to join a group tour run by Snowy Mountains Backcountry (SMBC).
Value of prize can be used towards the cost of a SMBC private tour instead of joining an existing group tour.
Tours available to winner are dependent on winner's experience on snow, backcountry knowledge and fitness level as judged by SMBC. Learn more.
Prize cannot be exchanged for cash or credit.
Prize cannot be sold.
Must be used in 2021 snow season.
Entry is by sign up to the Mont and SMBC newsletters (can be done in one spot on either Mont website or SMBC website).
Entry is open to those over the age of 18.
The email addresses of entrants will be shared with SMBC and signed up to the SMBC Newsletter in addition to being signed up to the Mont Newsletter.
Competition closes AEST midday 6th of July 2021.
Winner will be drawn at random from list of entrants on the afternoon of the 9th of July 2021.
Winner will be notified by email on the 9th of July 2021.
If winner does not contact Mont and/or SMBC to accept the prize within one week of notification of win being sent by email, prize is forfeit and a new winner will be drawn.
Competition is not open to Mont staff, staff of Mont stockists, Mont sponsored athletes or Mont Ambassadors.
All SMBC Terms and Conditions apply, which can be found here.
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