Yes, tomorrow, Tuesday, September 23, at 10:00am Mountain Standard Time is the moment we have all been waiting for – Super Cluesday. As I type, the skis are being FedEx’ed, wrapped in velet and hand-carried in the dark of night by special agents who are sworn to secrecy. Like most of my skiing related schemes, this contest was developed on the fly, so I appreciate everyone’s patience and enthusiasm in going along with it. There will be others, so any feedback is welcome, and please, no whining – this isn’t Deer Valley.
Hopefully by now, you have a good idea of the peak in question. From here, it is important to think like a ski mountaineer, as after all, the prize is a pair of backcountry skis and hopefully going to someone who will use them for that purpose. The skis are located at a man-made structure which could be augured into the mountains, or accessible by car. You can get there by using backcountry skiing techniques like skinning, skiing, walking or climbing. It is a real place.
Format to win:
To help make it fair and keep a wild-ass one-off guess from winning, the format is to answer all of the five questions correctly in this format:
Clue #1 – Continent: (your answer here)
Clue #2 – Country: (your answer here)
Clue #3 – Mountain Range: (your answer here)
Clue #4 – Peak: (your answer here)
Clue #5 – Exact location: (your answer here)
… then send it in as a comment. Pretyping the answer to the clues you already know might help.
For background research, you might check out skiing in this excellent zone, including maybe the local alpine club, popular watering holes (hey, this could be a rough descent), photos, townships, Google Earth (my favorite trip planning tool) or perhaps places to stay. The answer can be found on the internet – you need not have been there to find it. Locals might have a slight advantage, but Super Cluesday happens in the middle of the night for them, so if they are awake (and haven’t chugged too many Tui’s) they deserve to win.
Good luck & happy turns!
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