Official Rules - Backcountry Night Colorado Springs – Epic Mountain Gear

Official Rules - Backcountry Night Colorado Springs


  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. You have not yet won.  These Official Rules are available at
  2. This event and these Official Rules are subject to the laws of the State of Colorado. Void wherever prohibited by law.
  3. This event is open to legal residents of the United States only. Participants must be at least 18 years of age on the date of entry. Employees and board members of Vail Resorts and their respective immediate family members and/or household members (whether or not related) are ineligible.
  4. Event entries will only be accepted in person at the Epic Mountain Gear (EMG) Backcountry event at 2454 Montebello Square Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. Each eligible guest present will receive one official entry form which must be legibly completed with a good faith guess (as described below) and all required information (name, email address, and phone number for contact purposes should the entrant win a prize) (“entry”). Limit 1 entry per eligible guest.
  5. In the Event, a table will be set up where guests can submit their entry for the chance to win prizes. A container (or containers) will be on display on the table and filled with marshmallows. The objective is for the entrant to enter via the designated laptop/tablet or if the laptop/tablet is unavailable,  to legibly hand write on the entry form a number guessing, as close as possible, the total number of marshmallows in the container(s) without going over. Entry must contain a good-faith guess as to the number of marshmallows or will be ineligible.  In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken amongst all tied entries by a random drawing conducted by Sponsor to award prizes in the order winners are selected and prizes will be assigned (in order of retail value) accordingly, unless all prizes have already been awarded (in which case only the prizes available will be awarded). In no event will Sponsor be responsible for awarding more or different denominations of prizes than available at the Event.
  6. The entrant(s) whose entry guess is closest to the actual number of marshmallows (without going over) will be awarded the highest value prize(s), and so on until all prizes are awarded. Submission of entry is not proof of eligibility or availability of prize. Potential winners will be determined on or within approx. 1 week following the close of the event and will be contacted within approximately 3 weeks of winner selection via the provided email.
  7. Decisions of Sponsor (and its authorized representatives) and all results are final.
  8. Email is required for notification purposes. The event is subject to Vail Resorts’ privacy policy, which is available at
  9. Prizes available at an event may, but are not guaranteed, to include merchandise, apparel, gift cards, and/or resort experiences (e.g. ski school lessons, lodging) ranging in approx. retail value between ($10 and $1,500). All prizes MUST be picked up by winners with valid ID in-store within 14 calendar days (or if different within the time specified by Sponsor in prize notification); unclaimed prizes will be forfeited and will not be awarded. There is no second-chance drawing. Once awarded prizes will not be replaced if lost, stolen, damaged or misplaced. Gift cards are subject to the terms of issuer. Limit 1 prize per person.
  10. Prizes are not redeemable for cash, are non-transferable, and may not be substituted for another prize at a participant’s election. Vail Resorts reserves the absolute right to substitute alternate prize(s) of equal or comparable value. If a prize winner declines the prize, or if a prize or prize notification is not (timely) responded to, ignored, unclaimed, returned, misdirected (including into spam or junk folders), or otherwise undeliverable, prize will be forfeited. 
  11. With exception of valid manufacturers’ warranties, prizes are offered “AS IS” with no written, express, or implied warranty and may be subject to restriction or blackout dates.
  12. Unclaimed, forfeited or unawarded prizes remain the property of Vail Resorts.
  13. The value of each prize is determined by the prize vendor’s suggested approx. retail price or by the approx. retail price the prize is currently known to be selling for at the time the Rules are released, and is subject to change.
  14. All taxes (federal, state, local or otherwise) on prizes and all expenses related to acceptance and use of prizes are the sole responsibility of prize winner. Potential winners may be required to complete a W-9, affidavit (or declaration) of eligibility, liability and publicity release, tax acknowledgement, or other forms as may be necessary. If the proper forms are not completed and (timely) returned, prizes will be considered forfeited and will not be awarded.
  15. Prizes valued at over $600 will be reported as taxable income, in accordance with IRS regulations.
  16. One winner per household. Selected winners are ineligible to win additional prizes within 60 days.
  17. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received at the respective event. Multiple entries are void and only the first entry is counted. Entries do not carry over into subsequent events.
  18. In cases in which the sweepstakes prize is donated to Sponsor by a vendor or partner,
    • The winner may be subject to any special requirements by the donor of the prize,
    • The prize is non-transferable,
    • The donor’s employees and their immediate family are not eligible to win.
  19. By accepting a prize winners’ consent to the use (but without obligation) by Sponsor (and its affiliated companies and authorized representatives) of their name, image, likeness, video/photo, voice, as well as any statements made by winner regarding the promotion and/or Sponsor (provided true) for any advertising and promotional purposes in all media now known or hereafter developed and without additional compensation or right of review.
  20. Participants agree to release to the fullest extent permitted by law Vail Resorts and its affiliates, employees, officers and agents from any alleged or actual claims, actions, damages, liabilities, costs/fees and expenses (including reasonable attorney fees) whether or not litigation is commented including personal injury or property damage, with respect or related to their participation in the event, and as applicable the receipt and/or use or misuse of any prize awarded. Participants agree that Vail Resorts is not responsible and cannot be held liable for any issues or errors in the administration of the event, including but not limited to force majeure, unauthorized human intervention or technical errors.
  21. By participating in this event, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding. Vail Resorts shall have the final decision on any and all determinations and claims concerning this event and reserves the right to disqualify any person suspected of engaging in artifice, who is acting in a rude, unruly or unsportsmanlike manner, or who is otherwise ineligible or non-compliant. 
  22. Vail Resorts reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the event for any or no reason.
  23. The names of the prize winners may be obtained from Vail Resorts up to one month after the event by mailing a self-addressed stamped envelope to EMG EVENT WINNER LIST REQUEST Attn: VRR Marketing, 390 Interlocken Crescent #100, Broomfield, CO 80021.