The internet can be a tool for finding like minded people. We’ve found great ski partners through our forum and others like FirstTracks, TGR and SnowJournal. All the authors of NYSkiBlog connected through NYSkiBlog, and other social media. Let’s face it — epic powder and off-the-hook ski days like the one at Plattekill in October are more fun when shared with other ski fanatics.
On Jan 3 2010, we posted a mobile blog report at 8:10 am – Gore Mountain was on windhold. The whole mountain was shut down. That was great, but it’s unlikely that many people saw it in time to use the information. If we’d tweeted that report, those following us on Twitter could have seen the report, and acted on the information.
We think Twitter can be a valuable tool for real-time ski conditions reporting directly from the mountains. Twitter is really well suited to getting out updates from the hill … alerting skiers to snowfall amounts, precipitation type, conditions on the trails and in the trees. If you’re skiing and want to share conditions or beta with us, include @NYSkiBlog in your tweet and we’ll retweet it as soon as possible. And if you follow us on Twitter, you’ll see our reports as soon as they’re available.
If you want to keep up with NYSkiBlog the easiest way is to “like” us on Facebook. Our fan page will be the first place we post links to trip reports and photos of the mountains we ski and the places we visit. For your convenience, here’s a selection of NY ski areas on Facebook:
|Whiteface||Hunter Mtn||Snow Ridge||Mt van Hoevenberg|
|Gore Mountain||Belleayre||Greek Peak||Garnet Hill|
|Hickory Ski Center||Plattekill||Holiday Valley||Lapland Lake|
|Big Tupper||Windham||Mount Peter||Mohonk Preserve|
The NY Ski Forums
The NY Ski Forums are intended to be a place that allows everyone involved with NYSkiBlog to share ideas in a format that is more conducive to exchange than The Blog’s commenting feature. Please register and join us in the NY Ski Forums. For your convenience (and ours), a directory of eastern ski forums:
|EpicSki||Adk Forum||SkiVT-L||Ski MRV|
|Pugski||Alpine Zone||BC Talk||TGR|
|TelemarkTalk||Snow Journal||FTO East||K Zone|
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