Thanks you for your interest in the Best in the West Tour. We value and appreciate your coverage. We want to help you get everything you need to cover our story. On this page you’ll find information about the tour, low-res press photos for websites (at the bottom of the page), links to hi-res press photos for print (the password to download is: bestinthewest), and an archive of press releases.
For the duration of the trip, we will be available for interviews and will do our best to accomodate all requests. This page will also be updated regularly information as the tour progresses.
If you need something that you don’t see here, feel free to contact us and we’ll do whatever we can to get you the information you need.
We can be reached the following ways:
Phone: (408) 717-3729 or (801) 201-8386
Best in the West Information and Links
- A detailed trip itinerary
- Full list of gear to be used on the trip with descriptions
- The Best in the West online survey
- A post about why we need for a better “best ski hill” list
- Background information about Grounded Theory research methods, which our methodology is loosely based on, can be found on Wikipedia, at the Grounded Theory Institute Website, and Grounded Theory Online.
About Matt Gibson
Matt is an award-winning outdoors travel blogger, writer, and photographer from British Columbia, Canada. He has an honors degree in Sociology with a minor in Professional Writing from the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia. Gibson writes the About.com Snowboarding Guide as well as columns for Transitions Abroad and Travel + Escape and a blog for the Huffington Post. He maintains an award-winning outdoors blog (you’re looking at it) and has worked with numerous outdoors and travel publications, such as Outside, Afar, Action Asia, Kootenay Mountain Culture, and more. He has traveled on four continents, speaks horrible Spanish and butchers French, but can maintain a conversation in Mandarin Chinese.
About Emilie Warden
Emilie Warden is a traveler and photographer originally from Cincinnati Ohio. She has traveled on five continents and worked as an English teacher and flight attendent before she started her career as a photographer. Emilie speaks four languages to different degrees, and feels most comfortable conversing in Mandarin Chinese, when not speaking English.
Recent Press Releases
Visit the full press release archive here
Best in the West Low-Res Photos
(high-res photos are available for download here using the password: bestinthewest)
To save low-res photos to your desktop right-click the photo and select ‘save as’