Powder Magazine...Dead

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Another still-living actual magazine from our neighbors to the north: Ski Canada Magazine. I subscribed a while back, and have enjoyed the content and quality.
 

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I used to read powder till about 15 years ago.

They tried to expand their readership by beginning more mainstream. Which was a mistake. They had a loyal readership, which was not interested in content like ski magazine, and they lost them.
 

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Such great memories... Powder was an institution under Casimiro

When we launched LEKI in the US we had zero marketing budget. However we had product. Stacks of poles were sent to all the top phoographers skiers and Powder editors. Every issue of Powder looked like a LEKI catalogue for the next few years.

Steve was always a straight up guy. Hope that Adventure Journal prospers and fills the hole that Powder left.
 

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Ski magazine is garbage. You'd better support high quality media by buying a couple of prints from a ski photographer you like.
 

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At one point in the 1980s, I subscribed to Powder, Ski, Skiing, and Snow Country. Snow Country didn't last long. I think I still get complimentary issues of Ski with my subscription to Skiing History. Skiing History is another great coffee table magazine. I highly recommend it. I'll have to subscribe to Ski Journal. Remember, Powder spawned the maggots who left Powder to take up home at TGR.
 

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Although I've subscribed to most of the available ski porn (SKI, Skiing, and Powder) for several decades, I've gone to 1 year subscriptions for the last 10 years or so, fearing this would happen. From what I've read on Adventure Journal, Powder will put out the rest of this year's issues (4).

I already have the first Powder mag for this season. It features a naked guy on the cover.
 

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I subscribed to Blister last year. I love their reviews, especially the Deep Dives, and look forward to getting the print version of their Buyer’s Guide. The Blister guys are great about giving gear recommendations to members as well.

I love the reviews here at Pugski, especially the Cage Matches, and I appreciate that unlike Blister you can find a lot more information on narrower frontside carvers. And I’ve also benefited from @Philpug’s personalized advice as well. So I just made a donation!
 

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Time to start a 'What's Your Print Mag Diet?' thread.
The only thing I get anymore is Ski Journal (plus one "Fly Fish Journal" they accidentally sent me for some reason :P ). I also buy the occasional Car and Driver/Road and Track/Automobile, or National Geographic Traveler, when I'm at the airport.
 

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Ski magazine is garbage. You'd better support high quality media by buying a couple of prints from a ski photographer you like.
At one point in the 1980s, I subscribed to Powder, Ski, Skiing, and Snow Country. Snow Country didn't last long. I think I still get complimentary issues of Ski with my subscription to Skiing History. Skiing History is another great coffee table magazine. I highly recommend it. I'll have to subscribe to Ski Journal. Remember, Powder spawned the maggots who left Powder to take up home at TGR.
Ski Journal has been mentioned. and like Skiing History @Sethmasia , its a great read and phenomenal information.
What is missing in print right now is the quality reviews. The past couple years Ski has looked like a paid advertisement instead of real reviews.


I subscribed to Blister last year. I love their reviews, especially the Deep Dives, and look forward to getting the print version of their Buyer’s Guide. The Blister guys are great about giving gear recommendations to members as well.

I love the reviews here at Pugski, especially the Cage Matches, and I appreciate that unlike Blister you can find a lot more information on narrower frontside carvers. And I’ve also benefited from @Philpug’s personalized advice as well. So I just made a donation!
Thank you.
We have put a ton of effort and money into the site this past year to help provide you all good content that is easy to navigate.

The product pages and ski selector have been going off the charts!
 

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This is a sad announcement.

No amount of internet content will ever replace the magnificent ritual of sitting down with a newly received magazine and opening it for the first time. Never fails to bring a smile to my face. Very seldom do I open the internet with the sense of anticipation you get when opening a new mag. Not to mention the other time-honoured ritual of thumbing through a back catalogue every now and then.

I stopped getting Powder a long time ago when it lost it's mojo, and the only skiing mag I get is our local NZ Skier - it's actually improved in the past few years, excellent stories and less time spent on banal gear reviews. Others I get are Nat Geographic, NZ Geographic, and Rouleur (cycling). Got Outside mag for a long time then slowly started feeling like I was reading a GQ/Mens Health collab.....and Outside has a great web presence and content which truly make the magazine redundant.
 

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We have put a ton of effort and money into the site this past year to help provide you all good content that is easy to navigate.

The product pages and ski selector have been going off the charts!
You've done a really amazing job. The gear review content you guys put on PugSki is unmatched anywhere (still takes me just as long to research the next purchase though lol...in fact PugSki is nirvana for perpetual researchers), and its supported by a really diverse group of very knowledgeable pugskiers.

My last three ski purchases (as well as a set of goggles and a shell jacket) were significantly influenced by a) demo's, and b) input following the demo's from the cage matches and follow up commentary from members.
 

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Thank you.

We have put a ton of effort and money into the site this past year to help provide you all good content that is easy to navigate.

The product pages and ski selector have been going off the charts!
My pleasure. This site is a wealth of information and I don’t want to see it go the way of the other outlets mentioned here.
 

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I subscribed to Blister last year. I love their reviews, especially the Deep Dives, and look forward to getting the print version of their Buyer’s Guide. The Blister guys are great about giving gear recommendations to members as well.

I love the reviews here at Pugski, especially the Cage Matches, and I appreciate that unlike Blister you can find a lot more information on narrower frontside carvers. And I’ve also benefited from @Philpug’s personalized advice as well. So I just made a donation!
In addition to those two sources, ski essentials also do excellent reviews.

But I really don’t want to see the demise of ski magazines. the more that survive and thrive the better.
 

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Every year, in September or start of October, I look forward to going to my local bookstore on the way back from climbing/hiking in the mountains to get all the gear issue ski magazines that still come out. Much anticipated, still. Last year, for instance, the Ski Magazine ski of the year was Fischer RC One GT 86 Multiflex - great ski - appreciated by pugski and Phil also. I bought that ski and enjoy it. It came with a big sticker saying, "Ski Magazine Ski of the Year." on it. I haven't taken that sticker off.

I'll miss Powder: their ski choices were a broad, original selection, fat ski biased, wider skis for powder; and there were always a bunch every year I knew nothing about otherwise, to that point. (It complimented pugski in this way, since pugski has fewer reviews of skis 114 width and over, up to now.)

I have to admit, after many forays into non-gear issues, for many years I've stuck to just buying the annual ski gear offerings.

For me, pugski and Blistergear rule, complementing each other. I subscribe/give to both, gladly. (More to pugski, proportionate to its value to me all year round, and to the effort it takes for it to be the way it is, so diverse and thorough. Tops.)

I get three or four extra copies of the annual physically printed Blistergear review issue, in addition to the copy I get with my Blistergear membership. Two copies go to the ski shop I'm involved with, one to a friend buyer in another local ski shop group, and one or two for myself (one I mark up freely with notes and extra info, specs). This mag is to me head and shoulders above any other ski gear issue in print, something tangible I can leaf through and earmark.

But I'd still miss the ski mags if they all went under too.
 
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If anyone has access to a few extra copies of the final issue and is willing to sell them for a fair price -- PM me?

A fellow I've skied with a few times got written up in it and is having trouble sourcing copies for his family and friends.Love to drop him a few next time we hit the skin track.
 
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If anyone has access to a few extra copies of the final issue and is willing to sell them for a fair price -- PM me?

A fellow I've skied with a few times got written up in it and is having trouble sourcing copies for his family and friends.Love to drop him a few next time we hit the skin track.
I don't think the final issue hasn't been released yet.
 

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I don't think the final issue hasn't been released yet.
The one that went on newstands Sept 23rd.
Or at least, I assumed it was the final issue? Or are the publishing out the season.
 
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