I don’t think I could successfully survive a ski season anymore without this wonderful community of trip reporters, commenters, readers and tracksetters. I’d also like to mention the advertisers, who have made it possible for me to have this dream job in the winter!
Trip reporters have proven to be articulate, descriptive, entertaining, humorous, always informative, and occasionally controversial.
That’s probably why the the Trip Reports page gets viewed approximately 75,000 times every winter.
This is my thank you to everyone who has left a trip report over this past ski season. I’ve collected over 40 photos(plus some duplicates), but I’m still missing at least 40 individuals. If you left a report this winter, I can still add your photo. Send me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck leads the pack with 269 comments since he started posting in 2011. Of course, not all of those were trip reports because Chuck gets asked a lot of questions about his adventures and is kind enough to reply to all.
When I made my first-ever post on Nov 10, 2008, I didn’t know if I would ever get a trip report, or for that matter, any readers. Finally, 20 days later, on Dec 1, Ray gave us an update on the Chester-Sawmill trails. It’s encouraging to see the numerous individuals who are willing to take time to contribute to this blog, and help all skiers find good skiing opportunities. That was more important than ever in this winter of low snowfall.
For the first three years of this blog, I didn’t have a separate page for trip reports, and they were entered in the general comments. I also received a lot of emailed comments with photos attached which would not be counted in my statistics. That’s why I’ve indicated on Chuck’s photo that it’s 269plus comments. In the early days, I received quite a few emails from Alf, Steve, and Chuck with photos attached.
On Feb 1, 2011, I said: “This blog set another record for views in Jan with an average of 763 per day. That will probably never be surpassed.”
Update: In Feb 2015, the blog was viewed an average of 4487 times per day. This time I’m certain it will never be surpassed. 🙂
Thank you to everyone who has entered the discussions and left comments, not necessarily a trip report. I’m very pleased to say that it’s a very rare occurrence where I have to delete a comment.
If you ever have occasion to meet any of these folks on the ski trail, say thanks for the trip reports! (take note, there are 2 pages of photos)