Nick Knecht wins TGR's Evolve Chile Signature Series Contest

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The Evolve Chile Signature session is quickly approaching. Mid-summer while many of you will be by a lake, hiking, biking or just plain old chillin out our crew including the contest winner will be shreddin in Chile with Tanner, Kye and Ian.

After two months and 200 entries. We have decided to award the FREE session to Nick Knecht. We are stoked to have you be part of the session! Stay tuned for more contests from Evolve Chile and other offerings for the upcoming session.

Nick's winning entry:

I grew up in a skiing family. I skied every weekend at squaw with my mom Geri and stepdad Jerry. However, in 2005 when I was a freshman in high school, 15 years old, my mom was killed in an avalanche while backcountry skiing in Tahoe. This hit me so hard. It devastated me to the point that I literally quit skiing. The joy of skiing was gone for me, in fact skiing just made me feel sick. While I still constantly thought about skiing during the winters of my high school career, it wasn’t until my freshman year of college, the winter of 2008-2009 that I stepped back into my skis. That winter(while I was back in Reno on holiday vacations while attending the University of Oregon) I got myself up to Boreal and Squaw about 5-7 times. I thank Matt Sterbenz for his inspiring email response to this out-of-nowhere fan-mail that I sent to 4frnt. Then McConkey died and it hit me. I finally realized that life is much too short to suffer from the past, and that there is no reason why I should not be doing...

Congratulations, Nick and thanks to everyone for participating!

Check out a couple of Evolve Chile's videos below:

Ian Provo & Evolve Chile from daniel on Vimeo.

Evolve Chile Lodge Teaser II from daniel on Vimeo.

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