Oxbow is gearing up to host the second edition of its “Oxbow Back To Powder” competition from Feb. 1-7 at Arêches-Beaufort in Savoy, France.

Sixteen of the most talented skiers and snowboarders in the world will be given free rein at this eco-friendly ski destination. In this competition unlike any other, riders will tackle slopes prepared by themselves in advance. Contestants will subsequently be judged via video by their own opponents and, at the end of the day, it will be up to them to select a winner in both the skiing and snowboarding categories to succeed Frenchman Xavier Delerue (snowboard) and Swede Kaj Zackrisson (skiing) who won the event in 2008.

Oxbow, the leading international brand founded in 1985, offers fashionable surfwear for both men and women.