For those that asked whether this kind of post is allowed; as I understand it, links by members are only allowed in the Gear Swap forum, and only in the message (no signature links). In the case of Alexander_s, this is a single residence that as far as we know is privately owed by him. Abusive listings by realtors and truely commercial posts would be moderated. Privately owned cabins, homes and condos at ski areas fall into a category of "Gear Swap" that we are still discussing how to handle. We don't want the site to become a real estate listing service, but especially members with a history of contributing content to the site should have a place they can let others know about the availability of their private residence for rent. There is some thought that we are skiers and need places to stay, and we have members who own homes. Why not put the two together (Epicski discounts are encouraged
Expect to seem more on this as the policy evolves. I grant you this appears somewhat fluid from a policy point of view at this time. I think the number of posts, and input from members will ultimately decide what happens in this issue. So far, we have had very few members post this kind of promotion. Alexander_s would have a more compelling case for promoting his rental if he regularly participated in the forums before posing links. So far, that is not a hard and fast rule for any gear swap postings. The consistency of getting admin clearance, for posts viewed as potentially commercial, has been getting tightened up since about August this year.
Ski-Dad noted there are ski shops selling stuff on the forum. In general members with commercial interests that have been allowed to post links on the site have cleared this with the site administration. I believe most are supporters or have contributed to the support of the site in a significant way. The donation of gear by Sierra Ski and Snowboard for an Auction (see top of Gear Swap) is an example.