It looks like I have an amazing winter coming up! It’s going to involve a lot of snowboarding, writing, photography, and, um, did I mention snowboarding? I was so stoked that I went out and bought a whole new snowboarding setup.
Introducing the New About.com Snowboarding Guide
First off, I’m happy to announce that I’ve been hired to write the About.com Snowboarding Guide. That means that I’ll be managing that entire section of the website, which includes how-to tutorials, tips, resort reviews, interviews with pros, and blog posts.
In the beginning I’m going to focus and putting up a lot of beginner and intermediate tutorials, because I think they will be really useful and the site currently lacks them. I’m also going to work on some up-to-date gear reviews.
Is there anything that you’d like to learn to do? Or anything that you’d like to see on the site that I didn’t mention here? Just leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to put it on my to-do list.
Best in the West Ski and Snowboard Tour
If you read my blog regularly, then you know that I recently moved to Salt Lake City, Utah — one of the best ski towns in North America.
I’m now living just hours away from several of the best hills in the United States, and within a day’s drive of many more in California, Colorado, and Wyoming, so it only makes sense that I try to visit the best hills in the West.
Ideally, I’d love to visit:
- Jackson Hole, Wyoming
- Snow King Resort, Wyoming
- Keystone, Colorado
- Beaver Creek, Colorado
- Breckenridge, Colorado
- Vail, Colorado
- Silverton Mountain, Colorado
- Telluride, Colorado
- Aspen/Snomass, Colorado
- Snowbird, Utah
- Park City Mountain Resort, Utah
- Deer Valley, Utah
- Solitude, Utah
- The Canyons, Utah
- Mammoth Mountain, California
- Squaw Valley, California
The list could go on…
Of course, I’m not going to be able to visit all of those places — so I’m going to have to cull the list a bit. If you have any suggestions for hills you think I must see — or could do without — let me know in the comments below.
In the end I want to design the ultimate Western USA ski and snowboard trip. Then I hope to bring some of the state tourism offices on board to help me promote my the tour on their websites and and newsletters.
While I’m out getting my ride on, I’ll be able to review the hills for my About.com Guide, so it works perfectly with that job.
In addition, I’ll be posting about my skiing and snowboarding adventures on my this blog. I’m also hoping to try out an off-hill activity in each place too, like snowshoeing, dogsledding, and the like.
I’m now working on a proposal for sponsors. Hopefully I’ll be able to bring on a couple on board to make the trip financially feasible for me.
I already have a couple of sponsors that I’m planning to approach. But, if you know of anyone you think is appropriate that I might contact, please feel free to drop me a line.
Oooh boy, I have a lot of work to do — but this shaping up to be one incredible winter!
4 thoughts on “The New About.com Snowboarding Guide Has a Big Winter Planned”
Sounds like an awesome gig, Matt! Congratulations! One good winter coming right up!