Chuting Spree Contest – Rules

| August 23, 2008

Being the excellent company they are, Mike Hattrup and K2 Telemark Skis have donated a pair (any model, any size) of skis to the winner of the first-ever Chuting Spree Contest!

The Basics
Five weekly clues lead to a location of the skis.  Be the first person to correctly identify where the skis are… and they are yours.

How the Contest Works:
Through a series of ski mountaineering related clues, contestants have to guess the location of the skis. The clues start with the continent the skis are located on, then narrow down to a specific location.  The skis are only there in theory – the real ones are waiting for you at the warehouse.

How to Win:
Be the first person to post the correct answer as a comment on the page with the final clue.  Click here for an example.  HINT: First time commenters must be approved, which causes a delay in your comments showing up.  For the fastest comment posting time, get pre-approved by making a comment on an earlier posting so that the computer knows your name. 

Question:  Are there going to be some really hard, stupid, obscure questions?

Answer:    No. Most of them will be easy if you have been following skiing and/or ski mountaineering for a while, and if not, they will be searchable on the Internets. The final clue will be specific to ski mountaineering lore, but it is not necessary to have been there to know the answer.  (Example: In “The Blizzard of Ahhhs” Scot Schmidt stood at the top of this and said “Yeah, I’ll ski it for sure.”)


– Tuesday is Cluesday.  All clues will be given on Tuesday mornings at 10:00am Mountain Standard Time on the main page of
– In case of a dispute, I (Andrew McLean) will be the sole judge.  I’m the Decider.  I make decisions.
– Immediate family members are not eligible (sorry Mom, Dad, Polly and Mira…)


– Prizes need to be claimed within 90 days of the winning date.  (No, you can’t wait six years for a pair of 2014 Hippie Stinx.)
– Prizes are limited to the sponsors available stock on hand. (Sorry, no custom- made gold-plated Shuksans.)
– Shipping will be at the manufacturer’s discretion.  (FedEx Overnight International Express to Ushuaia is probably not going to happen.)

Sample Contest

Clue #1 (Continent)
Q:  This continent received a record seasonal snowfall in 1998-99.

Clue #2 (State/Country/Province/region)
Q:  The highest peak in this geographic zone is 4207m tall.

Clue #3 (Mountain Range)
Q: Early explorers referred to this range as “The Three Breasts.”

Clue #4 (Specific Peak/Town/Zone)
Q: This peak was first climbed to its summit in 1898.

Clue #5 (Specific location/object)
Q:  The first ski descent of this peak was continuous except for one obstacle.  For a brand new pair of K2 backcountry skis, what is the specific name of this obstacle?

Answer:  Click Here

Check out the K2 Telemark/AT Ski Collection at Click the photo below…



Category: Chuting Spree Contest

About the Author ()

Andrew McLean lives in Park City, Utah and is a gear designer, writer, photographer, ski mountaineer, climber, Mountain Unicycle rider and father of two very loud little girls.

Comments (31)

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  1. telexis says:

    Getting approved for the contest!

  2. Andrew says:

    Check – you are now preapproved. :)

  3. redrocket says:

    I wanna win some Coomba’s!!!

  4. Andrew says:

    May the Coomba force be with you redrocket.

  5. Hacksaw says:

    Humm, some Coomba’s…… That would be nice…

  6. C_3K says:

    How about some K2 four’s? I want some fours, or anything peizoelectric.

  7. QuiverQueen says:


  8. intercostal says:

    count me in

  9. Ksouth2ski says:

    i’ll see you every tuesday for a chance at those SODO’s i need to update my piste pipe’s

  10. robski says:

    love the website. thanks for sharing. robski out

  11. OzDave says:

    Count me in! But 2 am in OZ land is going to hurt.

  12. nazdarovye says:

    Fun! Thanks for the contest – and the useful blog.

  13. Mitchell Skis says:

    Cool – I think this’ll be too obscure in the end for me, but heck.

    Is it at the top of Ramshead?

  14. Andrew says:

    Hi Mitchell – No, but don’t give up. The contest has five clues, of which we are only on #2, so there is plenty of time to figure it out. This weeks clue can be figured out via a top ten Google result search. Remember, having been to the actual hiding spot is not required, or perhaps even possible – it is only a theoretical hiding spot.

    Good luck,

  15. The Gnarwhale says:

    Theoretical hiding spots? Sounds like WMD’s to me. You al Queda, boy?

  16. Andrew says:

    The Baker Superlights do have that Yellow Cake look to them….

  17. Ken Gross says:


  18. markdindeed says:

    This is great! Work is geological-timeframe slow right now, great way to spend it!

  19. Patricio says:

    “internets”? “the decider”? If W’s really behind all this, it can’t be too difficult to figure out.

  20. Jeff Welch says:

    Preapproval time. First four were easy enough…

  21. btrand says:

    I can’t believe you actually left the skis there Andrew! Now I am not sure I really want them!

  22. Das Pedro says:

    My trivia skills are mildy famous, in my mind at least.

  23. gonehuckin says:

    just registering.

  24. Matt says:

    A little late to the game but oh so in need of some K2 sticks. Seeking pre-approval… or during-approval. whatever.

  25. markm says:

    sounds sweet…

  26. Brandon French says:


  27. Turtle says:

    ok, sign me up for the contest!

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