What a long strange trip it's been. This site has been the home for many opinions and ways of expression...all with the common interest of skiing. It has evolved from a hobby started by AC, and has grown to a content-rich site built by its members and dedicated to giving back to the community, what you put in. and then some. The resources and expertise that come with this acquisition by a major ski media company, changes nothing in the mission, but changes everything in the opportunity for Epicski to deliver better content and puts the members in a position to sway even more influence over equipment, resort services, instruction and deals. Members quietly acting as resort ambassadors, equipment experts, ski pros, boot guys photographers and just skiers writing a trip report can perhaps gain even more meaningful recognition as journalistic sources.
It is the content, tone and credibility, and even the disagreement and debate that makes this place valuable to skiers, many of whom only read and don't post. This site has seen many changes over the years, and this one seems natural. I'm looking forward to seeing how it all shakes out. For now, my understanding is, not much is changing.
For the doubters, consider that the other site you probably post on is also owned by a media company.
So as a "supporter" where do I stand with my donated money now that this site is owned by a multi million dollar company?