Burlington, VT – If you’ve been blessed enough to go on a snowboard cat trip before, you’ll immediately notice one thing – the overwhelming majority of cat trip guests are men. Burton Snowboards, the Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition (OIWC) and Baldface Lodge thought it was time to get women together from the winter sports industry for a ladies-only cat trip. So they created the Purr-fect Powder Giveaway trip, where winners receive an all-expense paid cat trip to Baldface Lodge in British Columbia to join Burton pro rider Victoria Jealouse for three epic days of backcountry riding.

Three lucky women who attended the SIA trade show this past January and one fortunate female Burton employee won the giveaway and will head to Baldface the weekend of March 19-21. Besides winning a great weekend of riding, the women will also receive complimentary jackets and gloves from Gore-Tex® Outerwear.

The goal of the trip is to bring women from the industry together to share ideas, fun and of course, heavenly snowboarding. Victoria Jealouse, the reigning queen of backcountry freestyle riding, is excited about the opportunity to join the trip and spend time with the contest winners.

“Riding with other girls has always had a cool vibe for me,” says Victoria. “I find that we (girls) are far more supportive of each other than we might think when we’re out there on the mountain because we all have things in common when it comes to snowboarding. It’ll be great to experience and share such a beautiful place and ride powder with the girls!”

Recently named “One of the top 10 hippest hotels” by GQ magazine, Baldface Lodge offers guests the euphoric experience of snowboarding 36,000 acres of untracked powder. Late snowboard legend Craig Kelly was a guide at Baldface and reveled in the unique terrain, scenery and epic riding that the lodge offers.

Thanks to the generosity of Baldface, the OIWC and Burton Snowboards, the women on the Purr-fect Powder Trip will get to enjoy an unforgettable weekend of snowboarding, bonding and fun.

Consumers can learn more about Burton by calling Burton Rider Service: (800) 881-3138 or visiting www.burton.com.Burton Snowboards, the world’s first snowboard factory, is a pure snowboard company solely dedicated to creating and perfecting a full-range of the best snowboarding equipment on the planet.

Led by founder and owner Jake Burton, widely considered the pioneer of snowboarding, Burton’s passion is snowboarding – evident by their overriding mission to open snowboarding at every mountain resort. Why aren’t you riding? Celebrating 25 years in 2002, Burton has fueled the growth of snowboarding worldwide through continuous work with, and support of, their Global Team riders and development of successful programs such as Learn-To-Ride (LTR), The Chill Foundation, and the US Open Snowboarding Championships. Don’t make excuses. Headquartered in Burlington, Vermont with international offices in Innsbruck, Austria and Tokyo, Japan, Burton, the industry leader, is the brand of choice for millions around the world. There is snow somewhere.