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Writer & Reviewer FAQs

Can I Write for

YES! We're always looking for new articles, stories and news about adaptive skiing in all forms. Travel info, tips and tricks, things we haven't thought of yet. Unpublished writers are welcome. Contact Us

How Do I Become a Reviewer?

Active skiers are invited to send in your credentials to apply for a reviewer position. Ideally you have at least 30 days per season on the hill and 2 years ski experience. Preference is given to Members with active profiles or groups. Contact Us

Photography Featured Galleries

Photographers, to have your photos featured on the site in the Media section, send an email with the dropbox location or other download link along with photo credit, skier name, location and any other relevant details.

File format: .jpg
File size: 500k max
Minimum 10 photos, maximum 30 photos

Article & Image Guidelines

Articles on any ski related topic, person, venue, issue, new products, race results, events, resorts, or anything else are welcome.

Features are ideally 300 - 600 + words with photos.

Interviews and profiles are ideally 100 + words, with photos.

Race news and results have no length requirement.

File format: .jpg
File size: 200k max
Minimum 1 photos, maximum 10 photos

Equipment, Resort and Skier Listing FAQs

How do I add a listing?

Click Add / Manage listings at the bottom of the page. Select the product or service you want to add and fill in the form.

You'll need a 1120 x 840 image and optionally a video. If you don't have a video, the image will display.

At the bottom, select Yes to publish your listing, or No to save it for editing and publishing at a later date.

How do I edit a listing?

Click Add / Manage listings at the bottom of the page. Choose the product or service you want to manage. All listings that are assigned to you will be listed there.

In the blue title bar click the EDIT symbol on the far right side. Clicking the X symbol will delete your listing.

What is a Premium listing?

Premium listings only show their own ads and information on the listing page. The bottom position can be used for ads or for a popover feature, ideal for product listings and resort maps. Contact us for details.

What is the image size?

The image size is 1120 x 840 pixels, up to 750k.

Embedding your video

Copy and paste the EMBED CODE in the text box. After pasting the code, add class="uk-responsive-width" between iframe and src, and change the width to 500 and height to 280. It will look like this:

Membership FAQs

Why Join

Fun, goodies and glory!

The Members area has the social media tools you expect with the added bonus of earning points for your social media activities while hanging out with other like-minded ski and snowboarding fans.

Join here!

Benefits for Programs & Athletes

Use your points to get new gear for your ski programs, or items for fundraisers or goodies for volunteers or anything else. All for doing what you already do on social media.

Should my organization have a Profile?

Absolutely! It's the way to get points, which equals goodies! Each profile has it's own points account. If you want to use points for personal items and you want to accrue points for your program or organization, you should have one for each, and use one to invite the other.

Profile FAQs

How to Edit Your Profile

Log in and scroll over the Profile menu link in the Members area. Choose your link from the dropdown menu.

To add or remove applications, choose Customize my Profile in the Profile Menu, choose the location to add an application to, click the ADD button and then select the application in the pop up window. Remove applications by clicking the X (remove) button.

How to Earn From Your Profile

Earning cash from your profile is a simple few step process.

Activate affiliate code ads (adsense, chitika etc) on your profile by logging in and navigating to Profile >> Customize My Profile. Copy and paste the adsense or other affiliate code in the text box and save. Those ads (including your earnings from them) are governed by the terms of service of your account provider.

How to Earn From Your Group

Active Groups are eligible for a Group Specific ad zone where Group Owners can place their own messages and receive a percentage of the paid ads in that zone.

Contact Member Services for income breakdowns and to activate Group Ads.

Active Members can participate in our Sponsor Door Prize Promotions. We provide incentives door prizes for Members to invite new people and grow their own groups.

Points FAQs

How to Earn Points

Points are awarded for most logged in activities. If you're not logged in, no points are earned. There is currently a daily limit of 3000 points. Some activities result in removal of points, including removing photos and videos and deleting groups and conversations.

How to Spend Your Points

You can use your points in the gift shop, to advertise your content, to enter raffles or you can donate some to groups or other members. Points exchange is 250 to 1.00 in gift shop value. Points have no cash value.

To use points in the shop or for ads, select your items or create your ads and choose Alphauserpoints as your payment method when checking out. You can view your points balance from the View My Points link in your Profile Menu.

How to transfer your points

Click the Donate Points link in the Points Tools menu. Enter the number of points you want to transfer and the Member username and click send. You can transfer 25% of your balance per day.

Points by Activity

Registration, Invitations & Bonuses

Registration: 50 points
Log In: 10 points (once per day)
Update profile: 1 point
Invite friends with invitation system: 1 point (once per user)
Invite with success: 3 points
Send a Facebook friend request: 2 points
Referral Bonus: 1% of referred users' earned points.
Author Bonus: 1 point when a user reads an arcticle you wrote.
Approve Friend request: 1 point (once per user)
Remove a Friend: -0

Group Activities

Add a Group: 10 points
Remove a Group: -10 points
Update group information: 1 point
Create a Group Discussion: 2 points
Reply to a Group discussion: 1 point
Join a Group: 1 point
Leave a Group: -1 point
Post on a Group wall: 1 point
Upload a Group avatar: 1 point
Creat a Group Announcement: 1 point
Delete a Group Announcement: -1 point
Change group cover: 1 point (once per day)

Photo & Video Uploads

Add a Photo Album: 1 point
Remove an Album: -1 point
Upload Photo: 5 points
Remove Photo: -5 points
Add a Video: 10 points
Remove a Video: -10 points

Social Connecting

Social Network Authentication (connect to FB): 2 points
Comment via Facebook: 2 points
Delete Facebook comment: -2 points
Google +1 connect: 2 points
Google +1 disconnect: -2 points
Share a page to LinkedIn: 2 points
Share a page to your Twitter followers: 2 points

Comments, Likes & Posts

Add a Facebook like: 2 points
Remove Facebook like: -2 points
Send a Facebook friend request: 2 points
Like a Photo: 1 point (once per pic)
Like an Album: 1 point (once per album)
Like a Video: 1 point (once per video)
Like a Profile: 1 point (once per profile)
Comment on an album: 1 point
Comment on a video: 1 point
Post a status update: 1 point
Post on a profile: 1 point


Add an Event: 5 points
Like an Event: 1 point (once per user)
Post on an Event wall: 1 point
Change event cover: 1 point (once per day)