Media Odyssey, Inc., the publisher of SkiTown.com, was founded in June 1993. Its goal was to create the most comprehensive guide to US ski areas available. In 1994 SkiOdyssey, an interactive multimedia travel planner, was published on a CD-ROM. An online version, SkiOdyssey.com, supplemented the CD-ROM's multimedia features the following year. Soon after, coverage was expanded to include Canadian resorts as well.
In 1999 SkiTown.com was launched.