Press Room

Photo IconThanks 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
Skype: xpatmatt

Best in the West Information and Links

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 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

The Best Ski Resort in the US Isn’t What You Thought


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’



Matt Gibson Interview Best in the West


Matt Gibson Best in the West


Matt and Emilie Best in the West


Matt and Emilie 2 Best in the West




Emilie Warden Interview Best in the West

Matt Gibson Snowboarding Best in the Matt Gibson Best in the West 3 of 3



best in the west 0020


best in the west 0047


best in the west 0092


best in the west 0115


best in the west 0121


best in the west 0172


best in the west 0183


best in the west 0209


best in the west 0304


best in the west 0319


best in the west 0340


best in the west 0431


best in the west 0440


best in the west 0456


best in the west 0475


best in the west 0483


best in the west 0485


Matt Gibson Snowboarding Best in the Matt Gibson Best in the West 1 of 1


Every week we hand-pick the best deals from around the web and deliver you up to 80% off your favorite brands like Patagonia, North Face, and Arc'teryx

1 thought on “Press Room”

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.