Words by Jeff Schmuck

Dear Newschoolers,

After an amazing five and a half years working for the most incredible ski website in the world, which is home to biggest, best and most passionate community the sport of skiing has even seen, the time has come for me to move on.

A few weeks ago, I was offered and have accepted a position with SBC Skier, Canada's premiere freeskiing magazine, as their Managing Editor.

This decision was not an easy one, as working for Newschoolers has been nothing short of a dream come true for me, and I will cherish the time I was fortunate enough to do so and will without question continue to hail it as the best years of my life. Over time though, both that dream and my role at Newschoolers has evolved, and this new opportunity will allow me more time to focus on my number one passion in life: writing articles about the greatest sport in the world.

Over the course of the past few weeks, I have been happily and diligently assisting the Newschoolers staff during the transition period to my new role at SBC Skier, and would like to wish all of them, you, and the site in general continued success and the very best of luck in the future.

I would also like to take the time to thank everyone at Newschoolers from the bottom of my heart for the last five and a half life changing years of pure stoke. First and foremost, to Doug Bishop, for making my childhood dream of traveling the world to write articles about skiing come true, along with being the best boss I've ever had by a country mile, and for your invaluable and deep well of wisdom, guidance, foresight, generosity and for all of the unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. To the rest of the current Newschoolers staff, Chris McMahon, Paul Stanisci and JP Fortier, like Doug, I'm going to miss working with you guys more than you'll ever know, and I very much look forward to crossing paths you as often as possible in the future, both on and off the hill. I would also like to thank previous Newschoolers staff members whom I had the pleasure of working with, including Anthony Stanisci, Aaron Lowe, Chris O'Connell, Jason Mousseau (who I will now be working with again at SBC Skier), Malcolm Arcand and Jimmy Kerr, and to Matt Harvey for founding this site.

To all of the contributing writers, photographers and videographers I've worked with, thank you. Thank you for making my job and life easier and much more exciting than I could have ever hoped, for all the good times we shared together both on the road and behind our desks, and most of all, for creating amazing content that has made us all that much more stoked on skiing.

But most of all, thank you to the Newschoolers community. Each and every single one of you truly make this site what it is, and as I've always said when any of you thank me for Newschoolers in person, thank you, because without you, there would be no Newschoolers, and freeskiing in general would not be where it is today. You are not only the heart and soul of this site, you are the heart and soul of the sport, and my ability and privilege to work for Newschoolers would not have been possible if it wasn't for you.

In closing, as opposed to saying good-bye, I'll instead say, see you around, as I'll still be very much a part of the freeskiing world, along with remaining an incredibly proud member of this amazing community.

Sincerely yours,

Jeff Schmuck