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Who started Epicski??????????

post #1 of 10
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Thanks to who ever you are. I'd really like to know.
post #2 of 10
 Ditto!
post #3 of 10
 Started by AC in 1999.
post #4 of 10
From the about EpicSki page:

Stuck in office-cubicle hell at one out-of-town consulting client after another, wishing he was in the mountains, AC started playing with HTML code on a whim to escape the doldrums of his corporate life. Driven by AC's skiing obsession and his tendency to daydream about epic powder days, the website's focus and name felt obvious from the start. In 1998 EpicSki.com went live. It was a sad little offering of personal reflections and vacation photos, and the most featureless, utilitarian discussion forum application the web has ever seen. AC told some friends about it, and they told some friends about it, and then strangers appeared but were not strangers for long. As momentum grew, talented writers, photographers, illustrators, and computer experts offered to contribute to the cause. New software was installed once, twice, three times to facilitate the shared online experience. Skiing newbies and celebrated industry gurus alike all started to participate on a regular basis. Friendships formed, and a wider and wider range of experts and skiing enthusiasts contributed time and ideas and energy to EpicSki. Now AC just shakes his head and smiles at the living, breathing entity EpicSki has become.

 

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From the about EpicSki page:

Stuck in office-cubicle hell at one out-of-town consulting client after another, wishing he was in the mountains, AC started playing with HTML code on a whim to escape the doldrums of his corporate life. Driven by AC's skiing obsession and his tendency to daydream about epic powder days, the website's focus and name felt obvious from the start. In 1998 EpicSki.com went live. It was a sad little offering of personal reflections and vacation photos, and the most featureless, utilitarian discussion forum application the web has ever seen. AC told some friends about it, and they told some friends about it, and then strangers appeared but were not strangers for long. As momentum grew, talented writers, photographers, illustrators, and computer experts offered to contribute to the cause. New software was installed once, twice, three times to facilitate the shared online experience. Skiing newbies and celebrated industry gurus alike all started to participate on a regular basis. Friendships formed, and a wider and wider range of experts and skiing enthusiasts contributed time and ideas and energy to EpicSki. Now AC just shakes his head and smiles at the living, breathing entity EpicSki has become.

 


 

Thats so cool. Many thanks to AC and everyone who goes out of there way to help and inform. There are so many, Sierra Jim is one who is always helpful and many more. Thanks for the info
post #6 of 10
Unfortunately AC's business interests mean he no longer has time to be on here. He was last sighted back in November. Now Nolo runs the website with the help of other mods.
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Thats so cool. Many thanks to AC and everyone who goes out of there way to help and inform. There are so many, Sierra Jim is one who is always helpful and many more. Thanks for the info
post #7 of 10
You see .... AC .... went .... DC ...

as in David C ... but then there was a ...

And it was the ..... how un PC of AC .. to call it THE BARKING BEAVERS ....

We owe it all to AC and the other founders like Pierre and Oboe and ... and ... and .. this week, I'll try to scan the list.

But with a most sincere thanks to AC for starting this.
post #8 of 10
I always thought it was Al Gore who started it all!
post #9 of 10
I was sure it was Chuck Norris along with Bob Peters!
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It was gapers who couldn't handle the groomed blues.   They twisted their ankle during their beginners lesson and had to spend the rest of the trip in their condos with only a computer to keep them entertained.

Thus, epicski was borned
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