One of my favorite magazines is Powder (http://www.powder.com/ ) and I have been enjoying perusing through its pages by the warm fire on my couch each winter for many years now. I find the pictures inspiring and the articles informative and both are enlightening to the world of skiing but, more importantly(at least to me) the search for that elusive, light, white, and deep powder that keeps so many of us skiers in anticipation each ski season.
But, I must say, now that I have transformed my access to the online world with a reliable home wireless system and an Apple iPad, I may find myself ditching my printed Powder Mag for their online site since I can now cuddle up on the couch with the Internet in my hands. Here, with my iPad, I can still surf through all those great pictures and articles but I also will be able to be indulged with captivating and almost surreal videos and live TV (SALOMON FREESKI TV) along with all the great photos and articles.
I think the even more alluring aspect of this new form of journalism is the fact that while doing it online, we become part of a community that enjoys the same topics and great journalism through our ability to share what we just watched, admired, or read with others on our social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and our own blogs, like this. So, it will be interesting to see this winter if my issues of Powder begin to start collecting dust in our magazine basket down by the side of the couch or will I find myself longing for that paper copy in my hand that I can flip through page by page while sipping on a beverage. One obvious benefit of the old fashioned magazine is that it is not so serious if you spill your drink after becoming too excited from what you are reading or watching.
Enjoy these videos from powder.com about a Skiers Journey. Watching them made me want to read all about these amazing locations. Another reason to read Powder online .... might end up reading more!
Kashmir - A Skier's Journey: Ep1 from Jordan Manley Photography on Vimeo.
Freshfield Icefield: A Skier's Journey Ep3 from Jordan Manley Photography on Vimeo.