Happy 9th Blogaversary WildSnow.com !!!!!!!!!!


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Today, Wildsnow.com Blog is 9 years old (we began web publishing in 1998, and converted to blog on this day in 2004.)

Like any good boy or girl, we’re taking our birthday off and having some fun. See you next week.

Meanwhile, a few statistics:
We’ve published 2773 blog posts and you guys have made 50,413 comments. One interesting development is we now have more than 15% of our readership coming from Europe. But North America is still where most of you reside.

We constantly go back through those thousands of blog posts and “curate,” so when you guys sift back through for information you’ll find functional links and important details kept up-to-date where possible. In all, we aim to maintain a useful body of work rather than a heap of old outdated junk, though I’m sure we have our share of stuff in that category (grin). After all, as I like to say: “Hey, It’s a blog, not the New York Times!”

So, enjoy, and always feel free to give us feedback when we’re whacked out or could do more coverage on something you are interested in.

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18 Responses to “Happy 9th Blogaversary WildSnow.com !!!!!!!!!!”

  1. AJ December 21st, 2013 6:57 am

    Happy anniversary and keep up the good work !

  2. Scott Nelson December 21st, 2013 7:58 am

    Happy anniversary Wildsnow !

  3. Mark Hamilton December 21st, 2013 7:55 pm

    Well done Lou. You are an inspiration. I started a blog this season on snow skiing and hope to keep it rolling as long you have. You write some great stuff and I am glad that I found your site. Keep up the good work.

  4. Lee Lau December 21st, 2013 9:38 pm

    It’s pretty astounding and impressive that you’ve managed to keep the quality and productivity so high and so long. Especially 9 years ago when backcountry skiing was such a fringe little wee sport and one could not possibly imagine making a living writing about it.

    Hope you have many more productive years

  5. Jack Crognale December 22nd, 2013 1:27 am

    You folks do a great job and a great service! Thank you.
    I looked on Wild Snow for any info on the new G3 tech bindings but didn’t turn up anything. Has anybody out there seen them? Opinions? Cheers, Jack

  6. Ioan Stetca December 22nd, 2013 4:35 am

    Happy anniversary and loads of turns!

  7. GeorgeT December 22nd, 2013 6:09 am

    Congratulations to the family! I look forward to the next 9 years of sage advice, mountains of wit and gemütlichkeit.

  8. Lou Dawson December 22nd, 2013 11:46 am

    Just got back from three days of BC skiing with no internet, imagine that! Out again later today, just dropping by to check on things (grin). Thanks all you guys! This thing has been a ride I had no idea I’d ever be taking. I’m still just as motivated, and not into standing still so we’ll keep trying to do better. The European readership is interesting. We’ve actually had days with more visitors from Europe than North America! Switzerland in particular is huge that way, probably because most folks there read English.

    What’ll be fun is in January during our EU travels, we’ll see if we can be truly “international!”

    Ah, and yes the gemütlichkeit.. I’m on a mission to find the best most dense collection on the planet, and have coffee there. (grin).

    So again, thanks all you guys for helping us keep going!

  9. Lou Dawson December 22nd, 2013 11:56 am

    Jack, I’m sure a bunch of info is coming soon about the G3 Ion. I’m looking forward to it… Lou

  10. Rob Mullins December 22nd, 2013 8:32 pm

    Congratulations! You have done a great thing here.

  11. Pablo December 23rd, 2013 2:06 am

    Congratulatiosn and Happy Birthday from Spain!
    and thanks for still givin us so much info and fun!

    Pablo

  12. wick December 23rd, 2013 1:24 pm

    Congratulations!! I enjoy reading the latest reviews (and skiing) nearly daily! Happy Holidays.

  13. Jack December 27th, 2013 9:56 am

    Lou and crew: Thank you so much, wildsnow is such a great site and has been a great inspiration to me. Amazing quality and heart expressed here on a daily basis!

  14. Joseph Szasz December 29th, 2013 7:28 pm

    So cool! You have inspired me a great deal thru your blog. After Steve Romeos passing I rely almost solely on your website for technical binding info as well as much spiritual inspiration from your lifestyle. Keep up the great work is an understatement. I send for more strudel sticker next week!

  15. Lou Dawson December 29th, 2013 11:19 pm

    It’s like, strudel is the sacrament of the wild snow? Oops, been getting too artistic lately . (grin)

    But getting serious. I miss Steve.

    Lou

  16. Stano December 30th, 2013 12:30 am

    Congrats Lou! Wow, 9 years, that is a long time!

  17. Lou Dawson December 30th, 2013 8:46 am

    Seems like a week, thanks to all you guys keeping me on my toes!

  18. Ben2 December 30th, 2013 4:22 pm

    Congratulations Lou. It’s hard to keep anything going for 9 years these days, let alone frequent posting without getting burned out, Quite an achievement.

    I never knew Steve, only read his blog from afar, but miss his presence too.

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