05. December, 2011

GORE-TEX Experience Tour: Ski Touring Camp in Norway with Matti Bernitz

Three days in the Norwegian mountains with like-minded skiing enthusiasts: the application phase for the next GORE-TEX Experience Tour has started.

From March 5 to 9, 2012, six lucky winners from all over Europe will travel to Romsdalen in Norway to ski and to live and breathe the mountains for three days. The winning team will be accompanied by special guides; experienced skiers with local knowledge. The guides are Halvor Hagen and Matti Bernitz. The competition platform is on Facebook under the existing GORE-TEX Experience Tour page.

To be among the six, simply apply online on the page and describe your experiences and talents, and why you should be part of the group in Romsdalen. After that, Facebook users around the world can start voting for their favourite candidate. Three scores, all of which carry equal weight, are used to choose the participants of the casting session: these include the facebook votes, the jury’s decision and the opinion of the athletes. The six winners get to travel to Romsdalen with Halvor Hagen and Matti Bernitz.

Halvor Hagen is a highly experienced skier and climber. He has lived in Romsdalen since 1977 and is intimately familiar with the local surroundings. Hagen is a certified IFMGA guide, and has been leading outdoor guided tours in Norway and internationally for many years.

Matti Bernitz is a photographer who studied at the Queensland College of Art in Australia. Bernitz is now based in Norway and carries out photography assignments for publications worldwide.

The GORE-TEX Experience Tour began in summer 2010, and is a pan-European project based on several different outdoor activities, competitions and events across Europe. In Sweden, for example, the Outdoor Photo Contest was held in autumn 2010. The winners were announced in May 2011. All the activities in the GORE-TEX Experience Tour are brought together on the same Facebook page , where participants can share information, photos and video clips.

Important dates for the Ski Touring Camp in Norway and links:

17 January 2012
Deadline for registering for the competition.

24 January 2012
Deadline for online voting.

5 March 2012 – 9 March 2012
The skiing adventure takes place in Romsdalen, Norway.