Congratulations to Amanda she is the seventh of 8 weekly winners in the Because of Snowboarding contest brought to you by Burton and TW Snow. Coming to her soon is a prize pack full of Burton gear. She’s also a finalist to win a full head to toe Burton set-up and possibly a trip for two to Winter Park, CO or Baldface, BC. Check out her story below.

Go to to enter and you could be the next winner. Enter now before the contest ends Feb 1st, 2008.

“Because of snowboarding…the world appears smaller in the distance, every move I make I decide to pick a perfect line. When the mountain is your map everything else looks tiny in comparison, every challenge is accepted and all other obstacles in the world seem to diminish. Nothing beats the wind in your face and the battle for the perfect snow and the challenge to find that line. When all others give in to the wrath of nature’s power. Early morning fresh lines, an evening’s powder lit run for the taking, why would anyone not die to do what I do every day. The essence of the North Shore and the gratitude and respect I have for the area I live in and enjoy. Grouse, Seymour, Cypress, to mention the little guys, Whistler, Blackcomb, Baker, Big White and the Brandywine and Callahan Valley and Backcountry all there for the taking. It our world to respect and cherish and only we can savor in the pleasure it brings to those that have experienced it. Ride on! xox oxo