After 28 summers of skiing and snowboarding, Whistler-based Camp of Champions is closing. The news came in a sudden announcement posted Friday morning to the camp’s website. In the statement, COC’s founder and owner Ken Achenbach explained his decision:“Simply put, it’s the effects of global warming. I wanted to give you [the campers] an exceptional experience, and now I can’t. I haven’t slept in a week. After 28 years my dream is over. Honestly, I want to crawl under a rock. I feel like I have died.
Whether you’re off to Japan or New Zealand, Chile or France, touching down in a foreign country with a ski bag is always a strange, exciting feeling. Jet-lagged and groggy from the overseas flight, now you have to navigate a foreign transit system of trains, buses, subways, highways, and winding mountain roads to get to the snow. We are all well-versed on the gear we need to click-in to our skis. (Or if not, check out Gear Locker for reviews on the best gear for skiers.)
“Wow, I never in my life thought I would be here right now.” Those were Cody Townsend’s first words when he accepted the award for Best Male Performance at the 15th Annual Powder Awards Friday night at The Depot in Salt Lake City. He also won Best Line, Full Throttle, and finished in 10th place in the Powder Poll—awards that were bestowed for Townsend’s power, style, and versatility, and notably for a massive, near-close-out line he skied in Alaska’s Tordrillos. That was six days ago.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".