Giving Thanks

Post by blogger | November 27, 2008      

On this day of thanks I can think of many things to appreciate. Family, friends, amazing freedoms — not to mention Dynafit bindings. But specific to WildSnow I want to thank all you guys who’ve supported this crazy endeavor over the past four years. If it wasn’t for your emails, comments, criticism, guest blogs, advertiser support and more, we’d be gone by now or at least look very different. Instead, we’ve got what we need to keep it all coming at you.

What’s been amazing is the realization we can do all (and even more than) we used to fantasize about when print media was the only option. In those days, the cost of ink and paper underpinned everything with a penalty. On top of that, you had a heinous built-in delay that made publishing hot information feel like running backwards in a marathon.

The web changed all that, and we intend to revel in it — with all of you along for the ride.

So happy Thanksgiving everyone from!



3 Responses to “Giving Thanks”

  1. Sean November 27th, 2008 10:59 am

    Happy thanksgiving to you and the rest of the Dawson family, Lou. Thank you for keeping this blog such a vibrant warehouse of information. It’s been super-helpful to me as I moved from lift-served only, to a fair amount of backcountry skiing. Thanks to your support of and extensive information on Dynafit gear I made the move to Dynafit bindings and compatible boots last year, and my backcountry skiing became much more enjoyable instantly. Better uphill, better downhill.

    Thank you.

  2. Randonnee November 27th, 2008 12:37 pm

    Indeed we are blessed. I am also thankful for the cornerstone blessings in my life- family, Church, health, meaningful work, mountains and randonnee skiing. And do not forget that aside from Dynafit bindings, we are thankful for Dynafit skis and boots as well! And also we are thankful that we live in a society with the freedom and accumulation of wealth and opportunity for leisure that allows us to randonnee ski and participate on Wildsnow, the authority for randonnee skiing!

    Best, Rob

  3. Mark Worley November 27th, 2008 6:04 pm

    I must admit that I favor online access to most things these days. For example, I’ve tried to read newspapers, but never gotten into it. Too much waste. Backcountry Magazine still gets my attention, but not like back in the Couloir days. The online forums seem to be somehow more relevant. I do like to have a collection of issues though.

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