Events "It's Winter, Get Out There" Mountain Challenge

Welcome to the "It's Winter, Get Out There" Mountain Challenge presented by Mammut: a People's Choice photo competition

The Challenge will take place over 3 days; February 4, 11 and 18. Three professional photographers will have each day to shoot local athletes in whatever day-of mountain conditions Mother Nature throws out. 

  • 3 local photographers
  • 3 days, over 3 weeks
  • 3 photos from each day, from each photographer

Each photographer will provide their 3 best photos from the shoot to be published each Friday, then it's time for YOU, the audience, to vote on your favourite photographer's collection. The photographer with the most overall votes over the 3 weeks, will walk away with the "People's Choice" award and grand cash prize! 


How to vote Vote to WIN!

By voting each week you not only will help determine the winning Photographer, but your vote is entered to win great Mammut gear so you can #confidentlygo on your next mountain adventure! 

1. Follow us (@SilverStarmtnResort) on Instagram and look at our Friday posts

2. Tag the Instagram profile of photographer you want to vote for in the comments of that post. 

3. You get 1 vote per collection ( per week). 3X chances to WIN


Remember the photographers aren't the only ones who can win!

By voting each week you automatically have a chance to win weekly Mammut gear prizing and will also to be entered to win the Grand Gear Prize! #confidentlygo

Vote Now on Instagram


Vote for your favourite shots each week for your chance to win "everything you need to #confidentlygo on your next mountain adventure" with Mammut. 

  • Weekly winners:   Each week 5 winners will be randomly drawn from the votes to win some awesome Mammut accessories.
  • Final Grand Gear Prize: 1 winner will be randomly drawn from the comments at the end of week 3, and will win a FULL Mammut outfit! Make sure you vote each week to triple your chances of winning! 

Cash Purse for photographers:

  • $3000 – 1st place
  • $1250 – 2nd place
  • $750 – 3rd place




Behind the Lens:

Meet The Photographers Niall Pinder

Niall Pinder is a professional mountain sport photographer living in Kelowna, BC.  His goal is to improve the world through the medium of visual storytelling.  From focusing on local personalities to covering global events such as Red Bull Rampage he applies the same care and presence to all subjects, to honour what makes them unique.  A client list including Kootenay Mountain Life, RaceFace, RBC Gran Fondo, Getty Images, Canadian Cycling Magazine, and many others, proves that this approach is more relevant than ever.

Meet The Photographers Geoff Holman

An artistic eye for mountain photography. Geoff was originally trained as a classic painter and later transitioned his skills into becoming a successful digital artist. Photography was a side hobby that quickly grew into his passion. Fuelled on by days skiing with his best friends, Geoff brings that artistic and creative approach to everything he shoots. Always creating and innovating, Geoff has developed his own remote flash system that he can bring anywhere whether it is skiing, mountain biking, fly fishing or hiking. He likes to say, “it is alright if it is not sunny out, we bring our own light!”. In fact, some of his favourite days are when it is dark, stormy and pounding down snow. You can see Geoff's work published on the covers of Ski Canada Magazine, Ski Magazine, Skiing, and Forecast Magazine as well as in the pages of Powder Magazine and The Ski Journal. Geoff also shoots commercially for Skevik Skis, Valhalla Pure Outfitters, Bern Helmets, Snowwater Heliskiing and Keefer Lake Lodge.

Meet The Photographers Jackson Parker

Jackson is a 20 year old, SilverStar bred, filmmaker and photographer charging into the media scene! He has been shooting since the age of 15 and has worked on a large variety of projects from skiing, mountain biking, and rally racing to music videos, portrait photography and documentary work. He feels incredibly grateful to call the Okanagan home, and loves meeting new people and bringing their vision to life through media. While he may be the youngest competing photographer, Jackson makes up for his age with his experience at SilverStar, insider mountain knowledge and passion for extreme sports. His works have been featured highly on the SilverStar social channels, PinkBike, Freestyle Canada, West Kelowna Tourism & more.