UNTRACKED is the new digital magazine from Steamboat Magazine. Our seasoned staff wants to bring you an alternative, deeper experience.
Powder Spoken Here
Steamboat Magazine is based in Steamboat Springs, a skiing and ranching town in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1978, Steamboat Magazine has been devoted to telling extraordinary stories about local people, and exploring their passionate issues, vibrant culture and the region’s iconic landscape. Our passion is skiing heavenly, light powder and riding Colorado’s bi-ways and highways. We have a lot of fun with our publication – but we’re never afraid to sink our teeth into serious, thought-provoking stories.
Venturing Into Untracked Territory
We love tablet magazines. Lately we find ourselves dreaming in binary code, brimming with new storytelling ideas that go beyond what we’re able to produce in print. The power of multimedia is fascinating. For 33 years we have been telling gorgeous stories on good old paper, and we couldn't possibly give up the habit. But there's more to the story, and different kinds of stories from our neck of the woods to tell.
UNTRACKED expands what we do, bringing our fans music, movies and interactive features that will take you beyond the limits of the printed page and straight into the heart of each amazing adventure – whether it’s a trip through the terrain park with the hottest new freeskier or rocking front row with Colorado’s favorite new band.
We're making a stunning digital magazine for your tablet. You’ll get it in an app called UNTRACKED. We’re making our local stories global – actively engaging in wider conversations via digital storytelling. You've come to expect beautiful words and pictures from us. Now let us bring you more, with gorgeous high-def footage, interactivity, sequence photography, social networking — the possibilities are endless.
This is a preview of what the tablet will look like:
Steamboat Magazine is more than a publication. It represents a community of passionate people who thrive in the Rocky Mountains – and the millions of visitors who have passed through the Yampa Valley and dream that they could stay to do the same.
Building an app is a big commitment. We have always been a small, relatively localized magazine despite devoted readers from all over the world who have fallen in love with this remote corner of Colorado. Your contribution will help finance overhead and development costs for all of the special creative content that will build this new digital publication. This is no small project. It will take a whole lot of equipment, time, talent and creative resources to make it happen.
You know we have the stories. Now we just need a little help in the funding department to make a project of this scope a reality, without the need to rely on advertising. If we meet our goal, we’re confident you you'll be satisfied with the incentive you purchased.
Purchase an incentive today. You will have the satisfaction of helping launch Northwest Colorado's hottest new tablet magazine.
For a preview of what the Ultimate Adventure incentive will be like please check out this link http://www.steamboatpowdercats.com
Absolutely. Kickstarter is based on support through backer rewards, which are unique incentives the project creators offer for you to purchase. This is how the money is actually raised with Kickstarter. It’s not a pledge it’s a purchase. We are offering 10 different rewards. Starting with a $5 purchase of the magazine all the way to a $1500 reward that includes all of the incentives we are offering and a Steamboat PowderCats adventure where we will photograph you and feature you in the new tablet magazine.
Unfortunately no. The digital tablet offers an incredible new experience that is powered by both software and hardware. Users of tablets are already tapping, pinching and swiping the screen. It is the interaction that makes the multi-media experiment unique and powerful. This type of magazine experience is problematic on the web and impossible in print. We believe the ability to craft a unique user experience is why this emerging media will be around for a long time. Tablets are continuously improving and becoming less expensive. We understand that this is a very new technology but we also think UNTRACKED will blow your mind. Out door recreation in Colorado is all about fully immersing your self into what you are doing we think UNTRACKED will be a similar experience.
When you purchase a backer reward Amazon charges your account and acts as an escrow service. Projects will not actually see any of this money unless the project successfully meets its funding goal with in the allotted time. It is truly all or nothing funding.
You will only receive a backer reward if the project is successful. If the project does not meet its funding goal, Amazon will refund your money. If the project is successful the first edition of UNTRACKED will be published at the end of January 2013 and you will receive your reward sometime in January 2013.
30 days. If you would like to support the project please do it quickly.
Yes. Projects base funding goals on the minimum amounts needed for successful production. If a project raises more money than expected; the extra funds go to elaborating the original concept. More money is always a good thing.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 16, 2012.
Aug 17, 2012 - Sep 16, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
The Sneak Peek — Get the all new UNTRACKED tablet magazine sent directly to your tablet. You will be among the first to see the publication.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $20 or more
UNTRACKED Sticker Set — We love stickers and know that you do too. Plus the Sneak Peak.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $25 or more
UNTRACKED Canteen- Their is nothing like drinking crisp refreshing Rocky Mountain water. Now you will be drinking in style and saving the environment. Plus the Sneak Peak.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $30 or more
UNTRACKED Carhart Beanie - The style, the warmth plus the Sneak Peek.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $50 or more
Commemorative Poster — Featuring the essence of UNTRACKED, this poster commemorates our first edition and is going to look awesome in your office, basement or bar. Plus the Sneak Peek.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $100 or more
UNTRACKED Territory — A large-format "coffee table book" featuring the beauty of the Yampa Valley as well as some of our favorite outdoor adventure photography from the last 33 years of Steamboat Magazine. Plus the Sneak Peek .Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $150 or more
UNTRACKED High Sierra Backcountry Backpack -Carry all of your gear into the backcountry in style. Plus the Sneak Peek.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $200 or more
The Warm & Fuzzy — A beautifully crafted fleece from BAP that will be embroidered with the UNTRACKED logo, identifying you as a member of the UNTRACKED Test Team. Plus the Sneak Peek.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
The Press Pass — We want to feature you in UNTRACKED. Spend a powder day or park day with our talented photographers and videographers. We will create a professional montage of video and photos to help promote your career as a rider or skier. We will also help promote you through social media and feature you in a future edition of UNTRACKED. Plus the Sneak Peek.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $1,500 or more
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The Ultimate Adventure — We want to feature you in UNTRACKED. Spend a powder day on Buffalo Pass where you will shred deep untracked lines with Steamboat PowderCats, Northwest Colorado's premier backcountry ski guides. Photographers will join you, and you will be forever immortalized in a coming edition of UNTRACKED. Then join our staff for dinner and drinks at the end of the day. Plus you get everything above, except the Press Pass.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013