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  1. Why Marketing on Social Media is Like Feudalism and What That Means for Resorts →

    I authored a guest post over at Gregg’s SlopeFillers.com about owning your own online marketing (and not giving it all away to social networks like Facebook and Twitter):

    In exchange for using the network and its features you may become indebted to the network to help promote it, could ultimately pay for the right to certain liberties, and will have nearly no say in the governance of what happens to you, your fans, your content, and so on.

    I offer three ideas to start considering as they can lead to greater marketing success online (and less exposure to risk in your efforts):

    1. Own Your Domain
    2. Know Your Intellectual Property Rights
    3. Know Others’ Intellectual Property Rights

    Take a look and be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments.

  2. Colorado Ski Country online Hub →

    Check out what’s going on around the various resorts in Ski Country over at the Hub, a new site dedicated to pulling in all the blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and video content from around the state.

  3. OpenSnow iPhone app now available →

    Kudos to Joel over at OpenSnow for launching an iPhone app. If you want to see photographic, on-the-slopes, evidence of new snow in Colorado, this is the place to check. Be sure to sign up for the powder alerts so you know when the inches start coming down.

  4. Unique Ski and Snowboard Gifts →

    Dave over at SlopeSource has pulled together an awesome roundup of unique ski and snowboard gifts found over at Etsy. My favorite is this Abominable Snowman Bumble Monster Hat, $27:

    Get your retro Christmas movie fix on with the Bumble Monster hat from the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer movie. Just like the Bumble Monster, all this hat really wants is a friend. Be that friend.

    Go check out the full list, it’s a great hand-picked assortment of great gift ideas.

  5. New EpicMix apps available for 2011-2012 season

    Head over to the EpicMix homepage to download the new iPhone and Android apps (version 2.0) for the 2011-2012 season. With some slick design changes and updates for the new photo sharing, you’ll want to make sure you have this in hand if you’re heading up to Keystone this opening weekend.

  6. Vail resorts announces EpicMix Photo

    Vail Resorts (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone) has announced their technology plans for the second iteration of their popular pass-based technology: EpicMix Photo. RFID-enabled passes I remember when resorts were first trying out RFID-enabled passes: the ones with the chips in them that, with special scanners, can be picked up when you get close to…