It was three years ago today I added this blog to WildSnow.com. About 970 blog posts later, and we’re still going strong. It’s been a crazy fun ride — including dreams come true, lessons learned, and the wonderful feeling that at least for a few years I’ve found my path as a writer.
But, the most important part of this whole contraption is you readers. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your feedback, attention, and incredible written contribution to what has really become an archive resource for backcountry skiers all over the world.
Thanks goes to our sponsors as well. Blogging can be a fun hobby and not take much time out of your day. But when you get serious about posting nearly every weekday, along with doing extensive gear reviews, op-ed, trip reports and the like, it quickly becomes a nearly full-time project. Thus the need for financial help, and our sponsors came through with that from nearly the start.
Back to you guys reading this, I also want to thank you for the quality discourse. I’ve truly only had to delete three or four hateful or excessively rude comments in the whole life of WildSnow.com. More, all of us here at HQ go crazy with enjoyment when we get a heavily commented post going, such as the “College Choice” blog a while back. (Speaking of which, the choices are narrowing down, and we’ll let you know the results when they’re final.)
So thanks everyone, and if you’ve got the opportunity this evening, please raise a blogaversary glass with us!
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.