Calling All Instagramers

Here’s a contest I think I could probably win. Why? Because my Instagram skills are legendary. However, I’m sure there is some rule about media not being eligible for prizes etc., etc. Good news for you!  

The rules are simple: First of all you need to clear a weekend, just in case you win. Then post a picture to Instagram of your car racked with ski or snowboard gear, ready to head to the mountains, using the hashtag #rackedandready. Each week for the next six weeks, Northstar will randomly select four finalists from the submitted posts. They’ll be invited to meet a Street Team at a rendezvous point in the Bay Area at a specific time each Friday starting February 22. Finalists must meet at the rendezvous point to win. The grand prize winner will drive immediately to Northstar for a complimentary weekend, which includes two nights lodging and lift tickets for up to four people, complimentary parking, Fast Pass vouchers providing priority lift line access, a dining voucher valid at Tavern 6330’ in the Village at Northstar, and a GoPro Hero 3 package, with a video edit to follow showcasing their experience.

The contest is definitely for people who have flexible Fridays and can leave for a weekend on a moment’s notice – but if you fit this profile – this is an amazing deal! And if you do win – send us pics about your experience to #marinmagazine and so we can live vicariously. 

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Mimi Towle

Mimi Towle has been the editor of Marin Magazine for over a decade. She lived with her family in Sycamore Park and Strawberry and thoroughly enjoyed raising two daughters in the mayhem of Marin’s youth sports; soccer, swim, volleyball, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics and many many hours spent at Miwok Stables. Her community involvements include volunteering at her daughter’s schools, coaching soccer and volleyball (glorified snack mom), being on the board of both Richardson Bay Audubon Center. Currently residing on a floating home in Sausalito, she enjoys all water activity, including learning how to steer a 6-person canoe for the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club. Born and raised in Hawaii, her fondness for the islands has on occasion made its way into the pages of the magazine.