New version of wePowder website

New version of wePowder website

It’s early November, and we’ve finally finished the latest version of wePowder. That took a little longer than we had expected, simply because you occasionally encounter things that you had not thought of beforehand. For example, we had to do a lot of work on the weather model (which we run every night).

Forum and marketplace

We have made some adjustments to the forum. The marketplace has been completely separated and has now become a separate part of the site. We have also added richer formatting options, so that it is now easier to properly format a trip report, for example. Because everything has been completely updated, annoying double entries are also a thing of the past.

wePowder Pro and Academy

We are launching a new wePowder Pro subscription. The new Pro subscription has been expanded with the online version of the wePowder Guide and the online modules of the Safety Academy (module 1 and module 2). It is also possible to opt for a banner-free version of the site.

Were you already wePowder Pro? Then you now have a forecast subscription. Nothing has changed in terms of content. Have you already purchased a Safety/Mountain Academy? Then from now on you (also) have an Academy subscription. There are no costs involved if you have previously purchased one or two modules. You can find more information about the new memberships here.

What’s next?

The site is now completely ready for the future, especially at the back end, and it really was a hell of a job, but it was completely worth it. But obviously, we’re not there yet. We’ll continue to improve the website and we’re currently working on updates. If you have suggestions, please let us know! Some of you already e-mailed about the favorite resorts and specific weather data. Thanks for your feedback, it’s highly appreciated!

Let’s have an awesome winter!

Arjen
was born with maps of ski areas in the cradle and has visited almost all of them. His great passion is freeriding.

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Beginner
Claus PetersenAuthor8 November 2023 · 14:16

Why can’t I see my favorites any more, and no 14 days forecast ??

Tourist
kongman28Author8 November 2023 · 15:19

Where have all the details gone, especially for the webcams. If I click a resort I get a blanks page.

Tourist
floj089Author9 November 2023 · 14:12

Why can’t I see my favorites any more, and no 14 days forecast ??

Claus Petersen - 08 Nov. 2023 14:16

same here … can’t see favorites or 14Day forecast on my iphone

Tourist
charleshenrinicolasAuthor9 November 2023 · 16:58

Very nice and beautiful new version of the site. Well done !
Still cannot find the favorites anymore, neither the freeride routes on the different domaines. Also, compatibility with smartphone is difficult and not 100% (cannot change the forecast by days). Congrats and keep on !
Best regards

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DavidPlatzerAuthor10 November 2023 · 14:37

Hi so far the site looks great.
But it seems like you removed the visualized snowline in the resort-specific precipitation, i found that to be very usefull.

would be great if that would come back.
best regards

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ArjenproadminAuthor10 November 2023 · 19:06

@all Thanks for all your comments. Favorites are back and we’re working on more weather graphs.

The next couple of weeks we’ll continue improving the site. So please keep it coming, we really appreciate your feedback!

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Tourist
shikohershkoAuthor17 December 2023 · 13:48

Is there no possibility to edit the favorites?

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Chester_TartsnatcherAuthor17 December 2023 · 15:34

@shikohershko try deleting all the cookies under wepowder.

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ArjenproadminAuthor21 December 2023 · 09:07

@shikohershko You can add or remove a favorite from the resort page. For example: https://wepowder.com/en/villages/engelberg#engelberg-brunni and click on the heart in the crumble path

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GigproAuthor22 December 2023 · 23:25

I purchased the safety academy modules previously but now no longer can access them without upgrading to the new pro account.

Beginner
ari.krepostman@gmail.comAuthor6 January 2024 · 12:55

I used to have a Pro account and that has been downgraded to “Forecast” account?? This isn’t a great way to thank your pre-existing customers, Arjen.

In terms of changes to content, the claim that access continues as normal seems inaccurate, For instance, why has my ability to see snowfall history disappeared? How about resort information?

I should add that in terms responsiveness, the site (especially 12-day forecasts with bar charts) doesn’t display properly on an iPhone 12 being held in the standard portrait (vertical) position.

As of this point, the update to the site and subscriptions is clearly disappointing.

The good news is that if you choose to undo these changes and simply tell people you’re increasing the rates with no other changes, I suspect subscribers will be happier than they are today.

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ArjenproadminAuthor18 January 2024 · 17:11

Thanks for the comment. It’s not downgraded, but just renamed. The former Pro is the current Forecast, with the exact same features as you always had. And it’s even a little bit cheaper (from €25,something to exactly 25,00). The price of that subscription has not increased for over 4 years (I guess there aren’t many services that had no price increases for years). So increasing the rates is simply not true. The new Pro account is 30 euros, but offers the online Safety Academy and the online Powder Guide. So yeah, that’s a new subscription.

Resort information is still the same as on the last version of the website, responsiveness has been improved over the last month and we’re still working on updates.

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