Black Tie Contest Offers Facebook Fans a Chance to Experience the Rockies

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 7, 2011 1:23 pm

We all know Facebook is a great place to connect with friends, gather RSVPs for an upcoming birthday party and post pictures from that crazy weekend in Vegas. But, did you also know that by heading to the Black Tie corporate Facebook page and entering their photo contest, you can win a free trip for four to Steamboat Springs, Colorado?

That’s right…in celebration of its 10-year anniversary as the original ski rental delivery company in North America, Black Tie invites Facebook fans to incorporate a black tie into any photo and enter the competition. For example, fans might incorporate a black tie on a birthday cake, dress the family up in ski gear wearing the black ties or take a picture of pets wearing the symbol.

For those who do not have a black tie at their disposal, do not fret! The company will post a downloadable image of a black tie on its Website and Facebook page. Customers can then digitally incorporate or print the black tie to use in photos they take for the contest.

“We thought this was a fun way to engage our customers, but also a great way to say ‘thank you’ for making us the largest ski rental delivery company in North America,” said Ian Prichard, co-founder of Black Tie Ski Rentals. “Over the last decade we’ve grown from operating out of a one-car garage to having 13 owner-operated locations that service more than 35 world-class resorts. We thought giving away a trip to Steamboat – where it all started – was a great way to honor our customers who’ve been so loyal to us over the years.”

The Black Tie Ski Rentals Facebook photo contest launches Nov. 15, 2011 and photo submissions are due by midnight Dec. 31, 2011. The downloadable image of the black tie will be available starting Nov. 15 when the contest is live on the company’s corporate Facebook page. Fans are encouraged to get friends and family to vote for their image on the site, as the top 10 photos will be submitted to a panel of Black Tie judges who will select the top three winners, which will be announced on Jan. 10, 2012.

The grand prize for the Black Tie Facebook photo contest is a trip for four to Steamboat Springs, Colo. The grand prize includes three-nights lodging, airfare, lift tickets and ski/snowboard rentals. The second place winner will receive four pair of goggles and third place will be rewarded with four pair of ski socks. 

Black Tie Ski Rentals cornered the market on ski and snowboard rental delivery when the company started in Steamboat Springs, Colo. in 2002. The first to pioneer ski and snowboard rental delivery, Black Tie has grown from operating out of a one-car garage to offering winter sport enthusiasts more than a dozen owner-operated locations in the most popular ski resorts in ski country – making it the largest rental delivery operations in North America.

For information on the Facebook photo contest, become a fan of Black Tie Ski Rentals by visiting