by Adrienne So
Colorado-based Venture Snowboards recently teamed up with environmental advocacy nonprofit POW (Protect Our Winters) for a snowboard graphic contest that will feature winning designs on a run of limited-edition handcrafted Venture snowboards.
The public can cast a vote now through 15 March 2010 for one of the top five designs (three of them pictured here). The winning designer will receive a limited-edition Venture/POW board, but the environment is the real winner with part of the proceeds from the limited edition boards going toward POW's efforts in mobilizing the winter sports industry to take action on the issue of climate change.
Venture Snowboards creates handmade back-country boards using sustainable practices, and their Storm-R has been voted best of the year by Backcountry and Snowboarder magazines. Check out the Venture Snowboards site to learn more.