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I have to say that I am seriously impressed by the quality of the writing in the one SBC Skier I have read. It was on par with Powder, the other ski magazine I consider very well put together.
When I show people how I think a magazine should be put together and feel, I use Powder as my example. It does a good job of covering basically the same material (skiing) from fresh perspectives, has writing that I find enjoyable to read, and I recognise a connection with the soul of skiing that is noticably absent in Freeskiier. Freeskiier goes out of their way to make skiing into a drunken party, which I feel does not represent how I see my skiing. I enjoyed Freeze, but it had the kind of skin deep coverage that is predominant in many magazines today, and I felt it was not original in its premise. With that said, I find the way that Freeze was closed to be ridiculous and a perfect example of massive corporations using skiing instead of feeling it.