Now that Epicski is closed

Discussion in 'Community Announcements' started by David Chaus, May 12, 2017.

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  1. Jim Kenney

    Jim Kenney wannabe travel writer Skier

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    David, I feel like I just got a free introductory consultation. You're good!

    Me too and I feel a little like the new kid in school. Although I joined here shortly after the start-up, I don't know all the usernames and associated personalities like the old place; who to be careful with, who has thick skin. Or conversely, how will my peeves and foibles be received? Then ski season comes around again and all is well.
     
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  2. markojp

    markojp mtn rep for the gear on my feet Instructor Industry Insider

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    Phil and Trisch IMHO have been doing a great job keeping things on a relatively tight leash with the 'who to be careful with' side of things. I don't think it's nearly as big an issue here. Speaking only for myself and IMHO, on Epic it was, and the problematic lack of judicious moderation there won't be missed.
     
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  3. Jacques

    Jacques Workin' It on Skis Best I Can Skier

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    Now that EpicSki is gone I have one less bell to answer and one less place to get and share info at.
    For today's latest from Mt Bachelor and the loss of EpicSki please go see my latest video at my YouTube channel (Sagina1999)
    The title can be searched as well "Mt Bachelor's Never Ending Winter Plus The End of EpicSki Com May 13th 2017"
    Happy skiing everyone!
     
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  4. Bobalooski

    Bobalooski Getting on the lift Skier

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    As @Philpug said, be happy it happened, but let's also remember to be happy Pugski is happening!
     
  5. Philpug

    Philpug Gathermeister--Utah Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Our goal is...."Ski talk at a higher level". I will tell you it is being noticed by the industry. In our meetings at SIA, we were told more than a few times that the tone that we are projecting is what the industry likes. These are from people that would keep Epic at arms length. While skiing is our main subject, there si still auto, food, music ect that will retain your attention when you want a break from 24/7 talk. IF someone wants to taunt, bait or just stur the pot there are other sites that you can do that anf that is where we have a short leash.
     
  6. Wooley12

    Wooley12 Booting up Skier

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    The color yellow makes me sad. FWIW, I'm Wooley in all of my forums. That said, I wish this place nothing but the best.
     
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  7. Don in Morrison

    Don in Morrison Morrison Claystone Skier

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    If someone wants Epic 2.0 bad enough, they'll figure out how to make it happen, but I don't want it to happen here.

    I truly believe that having the phrase, "Ski Talk at a Higher Level" on the main page actually encourages participants to do just that. I've seen it happen in other areas where the people in charge make a statement about the group that actually creates an expectation that people feel they need to measure up to.
     
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  8. crgildart

    crgildart Gravity Slave Skier

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    I gave my vest to Dave B
     
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  9. DanoT

    DanoT Getting off the lift Skier

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    We have a saying in the British Commonwealth when a monarch dies and a new monarch is crowned. It might apply here:

    "The King is dead...Long live the King.
     
  10. Max Capacity

    Max Capacity Booting up Skier

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    Have to agree with Phil, I also met a lot of people on EpicSki over the years. Hopefully that will continue here.

    I'll never for get the day Phil jumped out of his car because he was happy to see me, when I was working at Okemo's skier drop off and locked his car with the key's in it, he was half dressed BTW.
     
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  11. crgildart

    crgildart Gravity Slave Skier

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    Dave B brought a LARGE EpicSki banner to the MidAtlantic Gathering at Timberline 4S this year. I have a hunch he bought it with his own money. We all signed it, even the teens and kids. I asked him twice to make sure it was OK before we put a PubSki sticker in the middle of it. I guess we need a bigger sticker now.
     
  12. Lofcaudio

    Lofcaudio At the base lodge Skier

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    This describes my feelings. I'm not sure why, but I still feel a little like one of my favorite ski resorts closed their doors (silly, isn't it?). I appreciate that we can have posts like this to still at least discuss the past as we look to the future.

    Speaking of the past, I sincerely believe that I got the very last post in over there...so I've got that going for me...which is nice.

    The future is now.
     
  13. Alexzn

    Alexzn Ski Squaw Skier

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    Moving on....
     
  14. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Max!!!!
    We skied Okemo last month. You were on my mind.
     
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  15. Doug Briggs

    Doug Briggs Jerry Industry Insider

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    You can hover your mouse over any Thread title in a list of threads and see a snippet of the OP's post. I hovered the mouse over 'Great Screen Names' and the pop-up appeared:

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  16. Doug Briggs

    Doug Briggs Jerry Industry Insider

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    ^^^ Oh, nevermind. I posted and then saw you knew this. :doh:
     
  17. LeLeedler

    LeLeedler Racer at Heart Skier

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    Personally from my short time here, I think Pugski has been much more friendly. EpicSKi had some great guys but, generally I found the people of EpicSki to be somewhat hostile and I felt as If I had to be very very careful with what I said in order to not upset any fellow skiers. So far being on PugSki I feel like I am part of a friendly community, instead of a hostile world.
     
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  18. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister--Utah Team Gathermeister

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    Yep, that was me... but I'm thinking if we get the Mid-A Gathering organized on here next season we won't need a sticker - I'll just get another banner made...

    (And I think it's "PugSki".... "PubSki" would be a different site - probably - though some of the conversation here makes me wonder.... ogwink)
     
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  19. Philpug

    Philpug Gathermeister--Utah Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    We are a ski site with a liquor emoticons:flask::toast:rocks::bloodymary::mojito::margarita:...Pubski might be a bar site with skiing ones. :Teleb::daffy:
     
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  20. Ron

    Ron AKA Finndog Pugski Ski Tester

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    I vote for Pugski flasks... Why don't we have these already dammit? I know there are a few floating around with pug stickers.......:flask::yeah:


    i can't find mine...
     
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