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post #31 of 55
Thread Starter 

Yes, we definitely could use more ambassadors. We'll be doing a flashy promo to recruit more ambassadors soon, but if you want to get in before the push, please PM me. 

post #32 of 55

I have plenty to share if anyone wants some of my NC.  Cataloochee is still open too I believe. popcorn.gifpopcorn.gifpopcorn.gif

post #33 of 55

I would love to take on White Pass in Washington State.

Badfahts

post #34 of 55

I would love to be an Ambassador for Sunlight Mountain Resort.

post #35 of 55

I'm guessing it will an issue at Copper Mtn., CO ... not going thru official channels and all.

 

post #36 of 55

I didn't go through official channels, either.  It'll be interesting when Epic contacts them.
 

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I'm guessing it will an issue at Copper Mtn., CO ... not going thru official channels and all.

 



 

post #37 of 55
Thread Starter 

We don't necessarily want Ambassadors that come through "official channels." This is a community service first and foremost. It's no different than our gear pages and reviews. Most manufacturers appreciate the buzz. We anticipate a similar response from resort marketing folks. 

 

post #38 of 55

Any benefits to this program? I understand you're looking for volunteers, but if you're working through resort marketing departments, shouldn't there at least be a few free lift tickets involved?

 

It seems like you're asking for a decent amount of work that adds value/profit to Epic without really offering anything in return. Insider guides seem to have the potential to draw a lot of reader interest (advertising eyeballs). Not to stir the pot; I guess it's just a pet peeve of mine.

post #39 of 55
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Any benefits to this program? I understand you're looking for volunteers, but if you're working through resort marketing departments, shouldn't there at least be a few free lift tickets involved?

 

It seems like you're asking for a decent amount of work that adds value/profit to Epic without really offering anything in return. Insider guides seem to have the potential to draw a lot of reader interest (advertising eyeballs). Not to stir the pot; I guess it's just a pet peeve of mine.



You get comped one year of supporter membership and some swag. (Already have been given a very nice black vest emblazoned with the Epic Ski logo)

post #40 of 55

Since each resort is going to have their own, individual reaction to this, I think only Epic can provide any "consistency".  So, some of us will get just the membership and vest from Epic, some will get a free t-shirt or something, some will get a season pass, and for all I know, some will get a cease and desist order biggrin.gif from the resort.

post #41 of 55

I updated the Mt Creek page. Big changes there this year.

post #42 of 55
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Since each resort is going to have their own, individual reaction to this, I think only Epic can provide any "consistency".  So, some of us will get just the membership and vest from Epic, some will get a free t-shirt or something, some will get a season pass, and for all I know, some will get a cease and desist order biggrin.gif from the resort.



Resorts that are organized enough to have a marketing/PR department usually have a process for getting complimentary editorial lift tickets, so it seems like if you're going to email them to get ambassadors on a mailing list anyway, why not apply for the lift tickets right away.

 

What exactly does "supporter" membership mean?

post #43 of 55

I don't think we should be demanding things like lift tickets.  After all, we are supposed to be objective observers operating FOR EPIC, not for the resort.  If we happen to benefit the resort, it should be the resort's prerogative to decide we deserve kudos.  As it is, I'm already on the resort's mailing list and read all their press releases, so Nolo doesn't have to ask for that for me.  And I already have a season pass, so a couple of day passes buys me exactly zilch.  I would imagine a good portion of the ambassadors have season passes, so it's the same for them.  Naturally, I'd love it to be comped, but I'm not going to go antagonizing them ASKING FOR ONE.  It's not like they asked me to do this, and they DO have people whose job is to market the place already, so if anything I'm horning in on their territory. 

 

There is a thread somewhere about the perks of being a site supporter, I'll let Nolo provide that link or you can find it by clicking in the upper left of the page. 
 

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Since each resort is going to have their own, individual reaction to this, I think only Epic can provide any "consistency".  So, some of us will get just the membership and vest from Epic, some will get a free t-shirt or something, some will get a season pass, and for all I know, some will get a cease and desist order biggrin.gif from the resort.



Resorts that are organized enough to have a marketing/PR department usually have a process for getting complimentary editorial lift tickets, so it seems like if you're going to email them to get ambassadors on a mailing list anyway, why not apply for the lift tickets right away.

 

What exactly does "supporter" membership mean?



 

post #44 of 55
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What exactly does "supporter" membership mean?



 

Get VIP Access to Epic, Exclusive Deals & Free Gifts for Just $35/year

Support the Community We All Love

 

 

EpicSki Supporter Membership Includes:

  • Supporter Lounge – Access to private forums with no topic restrictions.  Get to know your fellow Barking Bears in a convivial atmosphere.

  • EpicSki Supporter Badge – Let it be known that you back EpicSki with a Supporter Badge 524x1000px-LL-badge-supporter.gif
  • Instructor Listing, access to instructors forum and badge - If you are an instructor, you may request an instructor listing, for the EpicSki Instructor and Coach Listing and the Instructor Badge, included only with supporter subscriptions. 
  • Ability to turn off advertising!
  • Ability to upload attachments to your posts!
  • New! Unlimited editing of your posts.
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Renew or purchase before November 30, 2011 at the $45 or $50 level, and we'll send you a classic EpicSki logo cap! This cap features the EpicSki logo on the front; the side displays the logo for SlideWright, a proud community sponsor! 300x87px-LL-a516933b_SlideWright_logo_300.png

 

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post #45 of 55
Thread Starter 

Ambassadors are Supporters at the $45 level -- which means they get the ball cap as another sign of our gratitude. 

 

 

post #46 of 55

Oh!  Didn't know that.  Was I supposed to send a size?  I really wanted one, but didn't want to be pushy. 
 

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Ambassadors are Supporters at the $45 level -- which means they get the ball cap as another sign of our gratitude. 

 

 



 

post #47 of 55
Thread Starter 

You can click here to put yourself on the list. I will be sure we pick up those Ambassadors who did not put themselves on the list too. It's an adjustable one size cap, classic, garment-dyed black which will fade gray with the vintage EpicSki logo. I hope to get a sample soon so we can all see what it looks like. 

 

 


Edited by nolo - 10/13/11 at 6:36pm
post #48 of 55

I'm lovin' the vest. We were up in the Sierra today touring the fall colors around Tahoe, and the vest was just right.  And we get questions, "what is Epicski"?

post #49 of 55

The vest rules, really fits well. Did someone say ball cap?

post #50 of 55

 

I don't think we should be demanding things like lift tickets.  After all, we are supposed to be objective observers operating FOR EPIC, not for the resort.  If we happen to benefit the resort, it should be the resort's prerogative to decide we deserve kudos.  As it is, I'm already on the resort's mailing list and read all their press releases, so Nolo doesn't have to ask for that for me.  And I already have a season pass, so a couple of day passes buys me exactly zilch.  I would imagine a good portion of the ambassadors have season passes, so it's the same for them.  Naturally, I'd love it to be comped, but I'm not going to go antagonizing them ASKING FOR ONE.  It's not like they asked me to do this, and they DO have people whose job is to market the place already, so if anything I'm horning in on their territory. 

 

There is a thread somewhere about the perks of being a site supporter, I'll let Nolo provide that link or you can find it by clicking in the upper left of the page."

 

I wasn't demanding anything, merely asking a question. I'm not even an ambassador, was just interested in it.

 

I think you're misunderstanding, though. Resorts give out lift tickets to writers, editors, photogs, and other objective observers that visit and cover the resort, just like what you're doing here. It's basically free advertising for the resort, so the $100 or whatever is well spent. Many resorts have a media section right on their website that outlines how to get these tickets, nothing illicit about it. Considering that the ambassadors here are writing intensive guides beyond what an average magazine article covers, I don't see why a resort wouldn't offer these tickets. As for season passes, I'm sure not every ambassador has one. I could be an ambassador for several resorts, none of which I have a pass to.

 

As for Nolo contacting them, you'd need to show some kind of proof that you're actually working on behalf of Epic. The easiest way to do that would be to just have him put it in the initial email, since he works here and is contacting them anyway.

 

My issue with stuff like this is simply that unless Epic is a non-profit, it's making some type of money from the site--or at least adding value to the site. Just look at the advertisements, sponsorship opportunities, etc. all over. Adding as deep of content as what the ambassador program seems to involve is basically adding significant value to the site (a bunch of insider guides to resorts is a pretty intriguing aspect of any website). So I was just wondering if there are any type of perks exchange for that value. It seems like the sponsor deal offers some solid perks, and it seems like ambassadors are happy.

post #51 of 55

Here is the current list in order by resort. If you can help out, send a PM to nolo.

 

BY RESORT

 

Resort Ambassador
Alpine Meadows, CA Sinecure
Alta, UT Altanaut
Appalachian Ski Mt., NC crgildart 
Bear Creek, PA vsirin  
Bear Valley, CA mvhudson
Beaver Mt., UT Tromano 
Beech Mt., NC crgildart 
Belleayre, NY jiuk
Big Sky, MT ptex1
Blue Knob, PA Laurel Hill Crazie
Blue Mountain Ski Area, PA Living Proof 
Bogus Basin, ID drbumps
Bousquet, MA pmpaula1
Breckenridge, CO  Habacomike
Bristol Mt., NY RaceDude
Canaan Valley, WV JohnL
Cascade Mountain, WI wiscoskier
Chamonix, FR SMALLZOOKEEPER 
Combloux, FR Synchro
Copper Mt., CO - P Habacomike
Crotched Mt., NH L&AirC  
Deer Valley, UT usaskiteam
Dodge Ridge, CA rsmith  
Durango/Purgatory, CO Fritzski 
Elk Mt., PA vsirin  
Gunstock, NH tderr
Heavenly, CA firsttraxx
Hunter Mountain, NY kermit88
Jackson Hole, WY Bob Peters
Jay Peak, VT moripper
Kissing Bridge, NY Atomic_918
Les Arcs Paradiski, FR snowcrazy 
Lookout Pass, ID - P Pete No. Idaho
Magic Mountain, VT Do Work 
Mad River Mountain, OH LabMan  
Madesimo, IT Prickly 
Mammoth, CA dropout
Mt. Baker, WA

Posaune 

Mt. Hood Meadows, OR ecimmortal
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, OR ecimmortal
Mt. Hutt and NZ Resorts Kiwiski Andrew 
Mt. Spokane, WA Spknmike
Mt. Sunapee, NH Rise to the Top
Mt. Washington, BC cosworth
Nordic Mountain, WI mgrezmer
Northstar at Tahoe, CA jaytierney
Norway Resorts madmads 
Nub's Nob, MI DaKine  
Ober Gatlinburg, TN sofort99
Okemo, VT RossiGuy
Pat's Peak, NH Rise to the Top
Perfect North Slopes, IN cstreu1026
Plattekill, NY jiuk
Red Lodge, MT mtcyclist 
Saddleback, ME Qcanoe  
Seven Springs, PA Pandita 
Silver Mt., ID (shared) Pete No. Idaho
Silver Mt., ID (shared) - P Spknmike 
Ski Liberty, PA MephitBlue
Ski Roundtop, PA Ski Me Bob
Sno-Mountain, PA tylrwnzl
Snowbasin, UT Sparky53
Squaw Valley, CA alexzn  
St. Anton, AUS arlbergextreme 
Steamboat, CO foreverski24
Stevens Pass, WA Posaune 
Stowe, VT BushwackerinPA 
Timberline, WV JohnL
Tremblant evaino  
Wachusett Mt., MA Matthias99
Wengen-Grindelwald-Murren, SZ fairlynicechap 
Whistler-Blackcomb, BC andrew r
Whiteface/Lake Placid, NY RossiGuy
Whitefish, MT Sibhusky

 

post #52 of 55

Please contact me if anyone knows of volunteer positions in Vermont or NH for a ski ambassador volunteer position.

post #53 of 55
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Please contact me if anyone knows of volunteer positions in Vermont or NH for a ski ambassador volunteer position.

The Ambassador list above is for Epic, not something at the resorts. Generally those resort jobs would be listed around September on the resort websites.
post #54 of 55

thanks for feed back

post #55 of 55

@anthon3669 check your PMs :)

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