Powder isn't trying to rebrand. We're "The Skier's Magazine" and strive to be all inclusive. Skiing is skiing is skiing.
I think if you had the opportunity to scroll through some of the older magazines, you'd be shocked at the amount of park, urban, etc. I once shared the same sentiments as you about Powder but after having the opportunity to dive in the mag's history, I couldn't be happier and more surprised. And if you're still not convinced, take a look at the articles I've written for this site and Ski The East and know that you'll be seeing similar content in the pages of the mag and our website.
We ran a cover in 1996 proclaiming "newschool" skiing as the next era of skiing.
Let it be known that I want to continue to bring a professional editorial approach to park, urban, and pipe stories and I'm open to suggestions, criticism, and comments anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org
and also, I've gotta take some pics of the huge photos we have in our office. Some of them are sooo sick and it's guys like Skogen, Vinnie Dorion, and JP Auclair going huge at summer camps, X Games, and old school PBP shoots. I'll snap some during my lunch break and put them up on my blog.
Thanks for being honest and opinionated, NS. That's what skiing needs.