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Halle and Alison clip in and hit the slopes to confront a bevy of fears while ruining Frozen (2010).Follow @ruinedpodcast on Instagram and Twitter for show updates!Check out @theradiopoint and @crookedmedia for more original content!
I started my career in sports medicine as a PT student working with the Boston Celtics. After a short stint working in Burlington, VT. I set out on the road as a traveling physical therapist with Kate for 10 years, across 7 states. Manual therapy and exercise are the cornerstones or most of my treatment plans. In addition, I lean heavily on dry needling and blood flow restriction training (BFR). BFR helps accelerate strengthening and recovery with the use of a pressurized cuff during exercise, Skiing is my passion in the winter. In the summer, I enjoy running, hiking, open water swim races, and camping with my family. Much of the rest of my free time is spent volunteering in national leadership positions within the American Physical Therapy Association. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of APTA's Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy - the national body representing 20,000 musculoskeletal PT Members. (970) 924-0520 James.Spencer.PT@gmail.com
When Ashley Battersby came on the ski scene, a new era of style was unleashed upon the women's slopestyle and big air. Growing up in Chicago gave Ash the confidence to develop one of the top rail games in the streets, and then she transferred her skate tricks to the ski world. Her move to Park City was her education in air awareness- which led to her being the first woman to land a Switch 10 in competition. On the podcast, we talk about her meteoric rise, sponsors, money, her battle at the X Games, and the injuries that ultimately ended her career. Ashley doesn't do many interviews, and it was almost like she disappeared from the scene when she retired, so catching up with this pioneer was cool. Her brother Ty asks the Inappropriate Questions. Ashley Battersby Show Notes: 3:00: Christmas, Skiing at the old Playboy Club, and wanting to be Peekaboo Street 13:00: Street skating, Kaya Turski 19:00: Rollerblade: They invented inline skating and make the best skates on the planet. Best Day Brewing: All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis: Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 22:30: Moving to Park City in the Olympic Year, The Bulls, what made her want to do slopestyle, The Winter Sports School, Line, and Sarah Burke 40:00: Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code winteriscoming Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there. Outdoor Research: The best outerwear in the world comes from OR and is built in the PNW 43:00: Did she have a women's crew? Jossi Wells, straight edge, manifesting, winning the US Open on her Line Pro Model, and her baggy style 52:00: Sponsors and money, Olympics, living in 4th at X Games, the Switch 10 injuries take away her Olympic dreams, and calling it a career 69:00: Inappropriate Questions with Ty Battersby
Ryan was headed off towards a very dismal future. He felt very misunderstood and was treated poorly. He was routinely sat on by teachers and others who were trying to temper his behavior.Discovering skiing was Ryan's saving grace. Today he is living a completely different life, has completely forgiven those who wronged him, and is looking forward to a bright, bright future!This conversation with Robert and Ryan was super eye-opening for me, hope it's helpful for you too. :)This took forever for me to edit, many apologies for that. Thank you for your patience and support.Ryan and Robert's Links:Ryan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extreme_ryan_delena/"Without Restraint" Book - https://www.amazon.com/Without-Restraint-Robert-DeLena/dp/1493066927 Time Stamps:4:30 - Living in a World That Makes Sense to You8:10 - What Ryan Loves About Skiing10:53 - Starting to Write Their Book12:30 - The Power of Getting Your Truth Out There17:45 - Moments That Take Your Breath Away19:58 - Investing More and More Time/Money into Skiing25:42 - Encouraging People in Meaningful Ways28:00 - Knowing the Right Time to Quit30:46 - Learning to Delete Negativity35:15 - Getting the Paint Bucket at Dairy Joy (The Turning Point)39:45 - Final Advice for Parents43:15 - Ryan's Thoughts on ForgivenessQuotes:"There was no restraining him when we were skiing, and that's when we saw the real Ryan." - Robert Delena"When you have to walk up a mountain all day you appreciate the pieces of it." - Ryan Delena"I can't complain about that because I'm not there anymore." - Ryan Delena"Try letting go for a day and see if you like it better." - Ryan DelenaSupport the show
Roy Tuscany is back, and part 2 with Roy is different than any podcast or interview he's done before. This episode isn't about Roy's story of coming back from a life-altering injury and starting the High Fives Foundation; we did that in episode 49. This week, we talk about things like what it's like being the first person to offer an injured person hope after a transformative injury, how difficult that is, what the cost of a spinal injury is, how one pays for that, and a lot of the things able-bodied people don't think about. High Fives Athlete Trevor Kennison asks the Inappropriate Questions. Roy Tuscany Show Notes: 3:00: Does he wish he wasn't injured, the pain of life, rude people, and telling his story so much. 13:00: Making this podcast different, seeing people on their worst days, and explaining what a diagnosis really means to a patient. 20:00: Rollerblade: They invented inline skating and make the best skates on the planet. Best Day Brewing: All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis: Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 23:00: Bringing hope, accepting a new reality, who your real friends are, the cost of everything, and the worst of what can happen 42:00: Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code winteriscoming Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there. Outdoor Research: The best outerwear in the world comes from OR and is built in the PNW 45:00: Positive mentality, his favorite High Fives athlete story, and once-in-a-lifetime moments. 48:00: Why he has a nice truck, money, travel budget, being an influencer, and the weather 63:00: Inappropriate Questions with Trevor Kennison
Strap in for a rollercoaster of a chat on 20 Minute Leaders! We're diving deep with Yotam Idan, Co-Founder & CEO of WeSki. Yotam shares how his team navigated the pandemic with the mindset of "survive and thrive." From glimpsing the "hockey stick" growth of success to the tough decision of whether to let go of a dream, Yotam opens up about the journey that has made WeSki what it is today. Skiing since he was 4 and programming since his time in the 8200 unit, Yotam has a unique blend of passion and skill that's hard to ignore. Don't miss out on this episode that's jam-packed with insights and inspiration!
The Dream That Never Was: Walt Disney's Lost Ski Resort and the Environmental Legacy Left Behind The Not Old Better Show, Art of Living Interview Series Welcome back to another episode of The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast. I'm Paul Vogelzang, and we're broadcasting from just outside of Washington, D.C. Today's show is brought to you by StitchFix: StitchFix is the personal style service for men and women that evolves with your tastes, needs, and lifestyle. And Brooklinen. Brooklinen was built to deliver simple, beautiful, high-quality home essentials at a fair price. Please check out our sponsors and support them as they enthusiastically support the show. Today, we are bringing you our 738th episode. In today's show, we're going to discuss the dreams and aspirations that sometimes face off against greater values as we delve into the never-built ski resort envisioned by Walt Disney. We're joined by authors Kathryn Mayer and Greg Glasgow to discuss their new book, 'Disneyland on the Mountain: Walt, the Environmentalists, and the Ski Resort That Never Was.' Last week, in our 737th episode, we had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Howard Chang about his 40-year battle with psoriasis and the healthcare inequities people of color face. Two weeks ago, we discussed family practice and the emerging field of cannabis medicine with Dr. Bridget Cole Williams. If you missed these compelling episodes or wish to revisit any previous shows, please check out our entire back catalog at NotOld-Better.com. Just Google 'Not Old Better,' and you'll find everything you need about us!" The story of Walt Disney's vision touches on the idea of late-in-life dreams and how those can conflict with broader societal concerns, which is a subject relevant to your aging audience. As adults over 60, many of your listeners might be interested in leaving a legacy for the next generation. This story touches on the importance of environmental protection, a legacy that impacts everyone. The story also coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Disney Company, offering a moment to reflect on the cultural impact that one person or organization can have over a century. That of course, is our guest today, Greg Glasgow, reading from the new book he's co-authored with our other guest Kathryn Mayer, the title of the new book and subject of our interview, 'Disneyland on the Mountain: Walt, the Environmentalists, and the Ski Resort That Never Was.' please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast authors Greg Glasgow and Kathryn Mayer. My thanks to authors Greg Glasgow and Kathryn Mayer for sharing their new book, 'Disneyland on the Mountain: Walt, the Environmentalists, and the Ski Resort That Never Was.' My thanks to sponsors StitchFix is the personal style service for men and women that evolves with your tastes, needs, and lifestyle. And Brooklinen. Brooklinen was built to deliver simple, beautiful, high-quality home essentials at a fair price. Please check out our sponsors and support them as they enthusiastically support the show. My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience on radio and podcast. Thank you, and please be well, be safe, and Let's talk about better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody, and we'll see you next week.
I'm not a particularly competitive person and I certainly wasn't gifted with strong hand-eye coordination—and as they say—two wrongs don't make a right. Brit, Cat, and I take to the podcast to share our mutual disdain for competitive sports, dive into our incredibly unlucky losing streaks, and give Cat a proper Chicago send-off before she embarks on her new journey abroad. We're certainly going to miss you, Cat! Catch you across the pond. ;) Get silly with us on social:FOLLOW THE PODCASTInstagram: @pessimisticatbestFacebook: @pessimisticatbestWebsite: pessimisticatbest.comFOLLOW SAMANTHAInstagram: @samgeorgsonTikTok: @samgeorgsonTwitter: @samgeorgsonYouTube: @samgeorgsonWebsite: samanthageorgson.comFOLLOW BRITInstagram: @brttbushFOLLOW CATInstagram: @cat_keblisSupport the show
Out of Bounds – E269 – Chacuterie and Skiing w/ @charcuteski Hello, hello, hello and welcome back to a brand-new episode of The Out Of Bounds podcast, right here on The Out of Collective Network. This week on the show we're getting super classy, by pairing skiing with delicious meets and [...] The post Out of Bounds – E269 – Chacuterie and Skiing w/ @charcuteski appeared first on Out Of Collective.
Faq: Do I need to carry copies of my passport? Do I need an extra six months for expiration before I travel? Destination: Park City, Utah Today's Mistake- I booked the wrong airline travel date Travel Advice: What you must not bring in your carry-on. Today's destination: Park City, Utah Skiing is usually powder, which is the best! Read More: https://www.housedigest.com/860966/take-a-tour-of-robert-redfords-30-acre-utah-ranch-that-sold-for-6-5-million/ Today's Mistake- I booked the wrong airline travel date Today's Travel Advice-What you must not bring in your carry-on. Things you can't bring on an airplane in the cabin that is included: Peanut butter in a jar, medical marijuana, snow globes, golf clubs, metal detector, bear spray. You need to check these things if you are bringing them. Connect with Dr. Travelbest Drmarytravelbest.com Dr. Mary Travelbest Twitter Dr. Mary Travelbest Facebook Page Dr. Mary Travelbest Facebook Group Dr. Mary Travelbest Instagram email: email@example.com Dr. Mary Travelbest Podcast Dr. Travelbest on TikTok Dr.Travelbest onYouTube
When you hear "National Parks", what ones come to mind?Today we chat about the first 7 that came to mind + 1 that popped up during our research.Join us to hear about:YellowstoneBanffJasperGros MorneDeath ValleyGrand CanyonGrand TetonsGreat Smoky MountainsSupport the showCONNECT WITH US AT SUPER GOOD CAMPING:EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgWEBSITE: www.supergoodcamping.comYOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFDJbFJyJ5Y-NHhFseENsQINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/super_good_camping/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/SuperGoodCampinFACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SuperGoodCamping/ Support the show
Chad Fleischer is a badass American Downhiller known for his leopard print hair, his huge crash at the Hahnenkamm, and living a life being 100% in control of being 100% out of control. Born and raised in the flatlands of Nebraska, Chad moved to Vail at 12 and didn't join Ski Club Vail until he was 14. That late start didn't slow him down. On the podcast, we talk about Nebraska, getting on the team, AJ, Kyle, Bode, Tommy, and so much more. Chad doesn't hold back, and it's an awesome one. AJ Kitt asks the Inappropriate Questions. Chad Fleischer Show Notes: 3:00: Hahnenkamm crash, CBD, Nebraska, moving to Vail and wanting to be Bill Johnson but skiing like Wayne Wong 21:30: Rollerblade: They invented inline skating and make the best skates on the planet. Best Day Brewing: All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis: Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 23:00: Ski Club Vail, making the Olympics so fast, losing his mom, Nagano, and Bode is a god. 41:30: Stanley: Get 30% off site-wide with the code shredthegnar Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there. 43:00: Getting Salmonella re-inventing himself and having it pay off all while still having a good time 48:00: Vail 99, blood testing, 2nd in Spain, gear issues, money and what happens with his last Olympic push 69:00: Inappropriate Questions with AJ Kitt
Skier Zack Giffin (host of the TV series, Tiny House Nation & co-host of the podcast, Tiny House Tales) makes a compelling case for how smaller living spaces can be a significant part of the solution to affordable housing; homelessness; climate issues, energy consumption, and creating more socio-economically diverse communities — which is a fancy way of saying, real, actual communities. This is another important addition to our conversations on mountain town economics & affordable housing solutions. TOPICS & TIMES:Zack Giffin, Skier (4:39)Best Ski Trip Story & Moving to Baker (6:46)How Zack got into Tiny Houses (12:59)Building his first Tiny House (18:08)The Launch of “Tiny House Nation” (26:23)Regulations & Tiny Houses (31:56)Average Size of New Houses (45:35)Rules & Laws Against Tiny Houses (48:52)What Can Individuals Do to Help? (58:42)What Counts as “Tiny House” (1:11:09)Price Ranges (1:15:45)CRAFTED pod + Functioning in Smaller Spaces (1:17:54)Zack's Other Projects (1:21:43)Veterans' Non-profit, Operation Tiny Home (1:24:33)Zack's podcast, Tiny House Tales (1:30:47)Where to Learn More (1:34:47)RELATED LINKS:Special Offer: OpenSnow.com/BlisterBecome a BLISTER+ MemberCHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCASTS:CRAFTED Bikes & Big IdeasOff The CouchGEAR:30Happy Hour Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Have you ever dreamt about skiing in New Zealand? Well, in this episode, Kara Williard talks with local Kiwi experts, John Knight and Darren Grimmett, from our Blister Recommended Shop, Outside Sports, to give us the rundown on what skiing in this Southern Hemisphere destination entails, and how to make the most of it.We discuss the best gear for the conditions and terrain in NZ; the difference between ski fields and club fields; backcountry skiing and heliskiing; plus all the other things you can enjoy while in New Zealand, including eating the best meat pies, biking, hiking, and being around some of the genuinely nicest people. TOPICS & TIMESJohn and Darren's backgrounds (5:02)Outside Sports' humble beginnings (11:15)Gear Trends in NZ (18:18)Skis for Variable Conditions (24:50)Getting to New Zealand & Ski Fields vs. Club Fields (27:04)Backcountry Skiing & Heliskiing (33:18)Getting Around (40:04)More than just skiing (42:51)Best Gear for NZ (47:22)Heavier BC Gear for a Reason (48:51)Ski Season Itch (54:26)Crashes & Close Calls (56:56)RELATED LINKS:Blister Recommended Shop: Outside SportsBlister Recommended ShopsBecome a BLISTER+ Member23/24 Blister Winter Buyer's Guide Pre-OrderCHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCASTS:Off The CouchBikes & Big IdeasBlister PodcastCRAFTEDHappy Hour (for Blister Members) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
*****************Special episode artwork inspired by the nifty fifties was created by @hotesdesign - follow Bryn on insta and cheer her on as her career skyrockets!*****************Thanks for tuning in to CASCADIA. I hope you are enjoying our special season as we dwell in the misty valleys and ice-crusted peaks of the Cascade Mountain range. I hope your hiking boots no longer cause blisters and your knees have become accustomed to our hour-long treks together. This week we're crossing over the northern California border into Oregon and switchbacking up the snowy heights to Mount Hood. Puzzling geology, home to a lodge Stanley Kubrick made famous, a place of at least one documented failed experiment, and site of possibly the best prank ever. Let's get into it!1. Episode introduction2. Mount Hood Facts3. Indigenous History and Legend4. Silent Rock5. Reddit User Reports Mount Hood weirdness6. Vesuvius and Mount Hood7. Mount Hood's Worst Disaster8. Midroll Promos - Paranormal Karen and Monique Pliakos9. Best Prank Ever?10. The plan for a gondola that failed (actual 1950s footage)11. Oculus Anubis Temple12. Oregon Trail Mini Road Trip in Our Minds (picture SpongeBob "Imagination!"13. Show Conclusion Sources and Materialshttps://www.oregonlive.com/environment/2012/02/mount_hood_unraveling_the_myst.htmlBasic Facts about Mount Hood:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Hoodhttps://www.atlasobscura.com/places/silent-rockMount Hood's worst recorded disaster:https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/exploration-survival/mount-hood-disaster-1986/On the lighter side...Is Mount Hood the site of the best prank everhttps://www.bradycarlson.com/the-guy-who-climbed-mount-hood-to-drop-off-a-morning-paper-for-his-friends-cool-weird-awesome-592/Oculus Anubis TempleYouTube on Oculus-Anubis Temple Footage on YouTubehttps://drivinvibin.com/2021/10/29/oculus-anubis/ https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/oregon/oculus-anubis-temple-or/Like this episode? Then listen to one of these NEXT!The Magic of TreesCASCADIA #7: Crater Lake - Crossroad to the Below-World?CASCADIA #5: Cascadia Sasquatch with Bigfoot 101, Dark Rumors, etc. *********************************************************************Curious Cat is lacing up their hiking boots to explore the rumor riddled Cascade Mountain Range, a land of fire and ice. Sasquatch, UFOs, remote viewing, bottomless pits, unexplained missing persons, and more, if you have any supernatural experiences from CASCADIA, drop us an email at Curious_Cat_Podcast@icloud.com and YOU might be featured on a future episode! Look for CASCADIA episodes on your regular Curious Cat feed. Original art by @norasunnamedphotos find the artist on Instagram and look for their newest designs on Society6. Curious Cat is a proud member of the Ethereal Network. We endeavor to raise the vibration of the planet one positive post at a time!Curious Cat Crew on Socials:Curious Cat on TwitterCurious Cat on InstagramCurious Cat on TikTokArt Director: NorasUnnamedPhotos (on Insta)
Athletes from over 30 nations have gathered in Wanaka for the Winter Games which get underway today with an opening ceremony at Pembroke Park. In additional to the regular schedule of alpine, freeride and freestyle events, the Winter Games are also hosting the inaugural International Obsidian Challenge. The challenge pits the best freeski and snowboard athletes against each other in four teams - representing Asia, Europe, the Americas and Oceania. The Winter Games are running from today until the 15th September. Kathryn speaks to Marty Toomey, the chief executive of the Winter Games NZ.
Canazei is a fabulous town in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northern Italy.Specifically, it's in the Trentino province.What makes Canazei so wonderful are it's location near so many amazing Dolomite peaks and in the beautiful Val di Fassa.There are so many things to do in and around this town — from hiking and cycling to skiing and snowboarding.Yes, it's mostly about the outdoors, but the town has its charm too as do the people who live there.I'm sure you'll want to add this delightful town to your list after you've listened to this episode.Want to chat about Canazei Italy more?Send me a note at email@example.comIn this episode:0:06: Life update3:04: Placing Canazei on the map6:48: Val di Fassa / Avisio River8:36: Winter activities9:40: Hiking, walking and cycling10:16: Trail Recommendations13:56: Chiesa Penia16:08: The 601 Trail24:59: Val Duron27:26: Col Rodella29:22: Marmolada30:46: Tourist Amenities33:17: Historic center of Canazei34:01: Lodging and Camping34:57: Family activities37:40: Campitello di Fassa38:38: Wrapping it upImportant links:6 Reasons to Visit the Beautiful Val di Fassa ItalyAlpe di Siusi • ItalyEl SangonVal di Fassa tourismCanazeiHow to Visit Marmolada, Queen of the Dolomites (& Is It Worth It)Support the showThanks to Callisa Mickle who edits the audio.Follow Wander Your Way:InstagramFacebookPinterest
After the most eloquent of J'accuses which set the new standard, Tyler decides to reward the author of that J'accuse & finally bring the Skiing Primer back from the dead...HOWEVER, Mark has other plans & battles to change the subject and divert the episode down a slippery slope of distrac… I mean, “go away from these thought processes!” Which host succeeds? Is this truly the skiing primer?? Tune in now & find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
As mountain athletes it's easy to get consumed by our objectives and our drive to continuously improve and get stronger can be draining. It can make us forget that one of the most meaningful parts of the mountains is the people we meet on the way, the bonds we form and the experiences shared.In this conversation we explore what drives a 25 year old who was born and raised in the flat state of Long Island New York to pursue a challenging solo ascent of Denali. Our Guest today is Alex Mitchko, an apprentice ski and alpine guide. I met Alex this past spring while climbing Denali in Alaska. During his expedition he had a 45 mph skiing accident…. and two harrowing crevasse falls. Amazingly he walked away injury free.Spending time with Alex, you could see his passion for the mountains radiating from him. But what stood out even more was his ability to connect with people. Alex brought out the best in everyone around him and is a great reminder that the people we are with are just as important as the objectives we covet.Please rate, review the show, and share this podcast with your friends. Word of mouth is one of the most powerful tools to help us out.Contact us:IG: @the.climbing.majorityEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For this epsiode Sophie is interviewed by her good friend Sarah Orr (who appeared in series two of A Life Less Ordinary with Sophie Elwes). Sophie tells her story from when she sustained her spinal cord injury back in 2011 after falling from a roof terrace. They discuss the aftermath, from spending nearly six weeks in an induced coma with 40% chance of survival, to going to Stoke Mandeville spinal injuries unit to be rehabiltated and learn how to live independently again. Sophie talks about the challenges found in the outside world after leaving hospital and about the life-changing experience she had on a Back Up ski course in Colorado a year post-injury. She shares how she got into ski racing and the challenges and learnings that came with that.As the host and producer of this podcast Sophie shares her highlights and her favourite pieces of advice from across the series, finishing off with a piece of advice of her own.
Pat Mayo, Tim Anderson & Geoff Fienberg hit all the things bothering Cust recently in the 44th installment of… CUST CORNER!!!!!!! Original Air Date: JAN-FEB 2023 Apple Review & Sub: http://bit.ly/PMEiTunes Join Newsletter: https://mayomedia.substack.com/people/32468255-mayo-media Sub to MMN YouTube: https://bit.ly/YTMMN FACTOR MEALS — Head to FACTOR MEALS dot com slash mayo50 and use code mayo50 to get 50% off your first box. That's code mayo50 at FACTOR MEALS dot com slash mayo50 to get 50% off your first box. Show Index 00:00 Intro 00:53 Cust Dream Home 25:35 Chicken Big Mac 34:37 50% Off Cake 59:22 Mashed Potatoes 1:18:20 Portion Sizes, Eating Competitions 1:42:58 Skiing, Heated Driveways 2:05:50 Tipping 2:27:45 Inclement Weather Subscribe to the Exclusive Cust Corner Audio Feed Apple: https://apple.co/2YulN8c Stitcher: http://bit.ly/CCStitcherPod Spotify: https://spoti.fi/32jEMmR Radio Public: http://bit.ly/CCRadioPubPod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bob Legasa is not only a former US Freestyle Team Member, he's also the only athlete I've ever had on the podcast who's survived a Grizzly Bear attack. Those two things alone can make a podcast good, throw in that Dan is known as the most legendary prankster in skiing and this one is great. On the podcast, we talk about filming for Hot Dog, jumping at the Rose Bowl, Greg Stump, and a lot more. Bob Legasa Show Notes: 3:00: Grizzly Bear 17:00: Rollerblade: They invented inline skating and make the best skates on the planet. Best Day Brewing: All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis: Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 20:00: Getting hit by a chairlift, skiing in Tahoe, moving to Idaho, and meeting Dan Herby 29:00: Freestyle Camps, The Spud Boys in Tahoe, and Ballet 37:00: Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code pmovement Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there. 39:00: Aerials, Hot Dog, The Movie, US Freestyle Team, and the Team was too expensive for him 53:00: The Volvo Ski Show, Outrageous Air, The Rose Bowl and filming Greg Stump 67:00: Inappropriate Questions with Dan Herby
Cody and Jonathan discuss a potential pay cut for wildland firefighters; a robotic exoskeleton that aims to provide “unprecedented experiences for everyone with an outdoor lifestyle”; a skier's ‘embarrassing' checklist of life goals; whether sex before skiing enhances or detracts from performance; and much more.TOPICS & TIMES:Wildland Firefighters Pay Cut (5:53)Robotic ExoSkeleton for Outdoor Adventure (10:20)Trespassing / Corner Crossing on Private Land? (24:59)Skier's Embarrassing Checklist of Life Goals (37:59)What Professional Trail Runners Earn (47:51)NFL Tangent (1:01:10)Massive NBA & Soccer Contracts (1:02:46)Most Canadian News (1:09:56)Mountain Town Advice (1:14:34)What makes you a “Local”? (1:14:36)Sex before Skiing? (1:16:14)Which language is most spoken in the ski industry? (1:21:32)What We're Reading & Watching (1:26:46)RELATED LINKS:Become a BLISTER+ MemberCHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCASTS:CRAFTED Bikes & Big IdeasOff The CouchGEAR:30Happy Hour Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This podcast hit paid subscribers' inboxes on July 27. It dropped for free subscribers on July 30. To receive future pods as soon as they're live, and to support independent ski journalism, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription. You can also subscribe for free below:WhoJared Smith, President and CEO of Alterra Mountain CompanyRecorded onJuly 26, 2023About Alterra Mountain CompanyAlterra is owned by a joint venture between KSL Capital and Henry Crown and Company. Alterra owns and operates the following properties:The company's Ikon Pass delivers access to these resorts for the 2023-24 ski season:Why I interviewed himIf I could unleash one artifact of 2023 skiing on the winters of my teens and twenties, it would be these passes. Ikon, Epic, Indy, Mountain Collective. It doesn't matter which. They're all amazing. Punchcards to white-capped horizons. The kind of guidebook I could have spun a winter around, sating those impulses for novelty, variety, constant motion.Not that I mind them now. For anyone, especially families, that lives near skiing and vacations to skiing, they basically saved the sport. Day trips to Windham, weekends at Stratton, a spring break run to the Wasatch: a tough itinerary – perhaps an impossible one – without that plastic ticket secured the previous March.But man I coulda used one of those little Ski Club cards when I was untethered and unmoored and wired at all times on Mountain Dew. And broke, too, by the way. Teenage Stu's ski circuits followed discount days more than snowstorms. Fifteen-dollar lift tickets after one on Sunday at Sugar Loaf? I'm there, rolling three-deep in a red Ford Probe, the driver's-side passenger seat dropped for the skis and poles and boots angled in through the hatchback.I would have preferred a membership. In my 1990s Indy Pass fantasies I roll the Michigan circuit early winter – Nub's and Caberfae and Crystal and Shanty Creek and Treetops. Then 94 to 80, popping into all the snowgun-screaming High Plains bumps along the route west. Chestnut and Sundown and Seven Oaks and Mt. Crescent and Terry Peak. Then the big mountains and the big snows. Red Lodge and Lost Trail and Brundage and Silver and 49 North and White Pass. Or I skip the Midwest and roll Ikon, spend a week circling California. Another in Utah. A third in Colorado on the way home.It's weird how much I think about this. Alternate versions of winters long melted away. I'm not one to dwell or regret. Or pine for the lost or never-was. But that's the power of the multi-mountain ski pass. I never re-imagine my past with an iPhone or the internet or even the modern skis that have amped up the average skier's ability level. But I constantly imagine how much more I could have skied, and how many more places I could have visited, and how much sooner I would have discovered the ski world outside of the destination circuit, had the Ikon and Epic passes arrived 15 to 20 years before they did.These passes are special, is my point here. As a catalyst to adventure and an enabler to the adventurous, they have no equal that I can think of in any other industry. It's as though I could buy some supper club pass and use it at every restaurant in town for an entire year without ever paying again. And among these remarkable products, the Ikon Pass is currently the best of them all. It's hard to dispute this. Look again at the roster above. What they've built in just six years is remarkable. And it keeps getting better.What we talked aboutThe sudden passing and legacy of Aspen managing partner Jim Crown; why Aspen is not part of Alterra; from entry-level salesman to CEO at Ticketmaster; the dramatic evolution of Ticketmaster and its adaptation to the digital age; skiing's digital transition; entering skiing at a high level as an outsider; “we don't make it easy at all for people to come enjoy our sport”; how to better meet consumers on their Pet Rectangles; balancing affordability with crowding and capacity; could lift ticket pricing be more like baseball or concerts?; finally some sensible thoughts on lowering lift ticket prices; $289 lift tickets; filling midweek ghost towns; “we're on the front end of our pricing and product-packaging journey as an industry”; why Alterra bought Snow Valley; rethinking the mountain's lift fleet; chairlift safety bars; Snow Valley expansion potential; housing and bed development at Snow Valley's base; considering a lift connection between Bear Mountain and Snow Summit; whether Alterra could purchase more city-adjacent ski areas; why Alterra bought Schweitzer; expansion potential; how Ikon Pass access may evolve at Schweitzer; the Ikon approach to adding new partners; whether the Ikon Base Pass' value is eroding over time as high-profile partners exit that tier; comparing Epic and Ikon prices; and Alterra's Impact Report. Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewSmith pinned his CEO nametag onto his shirt almost exactly one year ago, on Aug. 1, 2022. He's had a busy year. The Ikon Pass has added five new partners (Alyeska, Sun Peaks, Grandvalira, Panorama, and Lotte Arai). Alterra purchased its first two ski areas since Sugarbush in 2019, scooping up Snow Valley, California in January and Schweitzer – the largest ski area in Idaho – last month. And the company acquired gear-rental outfit Ski Butlers and released its first Impact Report. A setback, too: while Ikon has still never lost a partner, Taos jumped off the Ikon Base Pass for next ski season, making it the seventh resort (along with Sun Valley, Snowbasin, Alta, Deer Valley, Aspen, and Jackson Hole) to exit that product.Meanwhile, check out the growing price differential between the Ikon and Epic passes over the past several seasons:After three years of relative parity, Ikon prices blew past Epic when Vail Resorts slashed prices in 2021. So this isn't news. But what's interesting is that Alterra has been able to hold that premium price. Vail lobbed its discount hand grenade three weeks after Alterra had locked in 2021-22 Ikon Pass prices. Rather than follow Vail into the basement, Alterra raised prices again in 2022. And again in 2023. Stunning as those early-bird differentials are, the gap is even more pronounced now: the current sticker price of a 2023-24 Ikon Pass is $1,259, a 36 percent premium over Epic's $929 pricetag. Ikon Base currently runs $929, which is 35 percent more than the $689 Epic Local Pass.So what? A Porsche costs more than a Ford. But when did the Ikon Pass become skiing's luxe label? For years, no one had an answer for Vail. Now it's hard to imagine how the Epic Pass will ever catch up to Ikon. Since 2020, Ikon has added Alyeska, Mt. Bachelor, Windham, Snow Valley, Schweitzer, Panorama, Sun Peaks, Chamonix, Dolomiti Superski, Kitzbühel, Lotte Arai, Sun Valley, and Snowbasin to its roster. Vail has added three ski areas in Pennsylvania and two (really one) in Switzerland, while losing Sun Valley and Snowbasin to Ikon. The Broomfield Bully, which spent the 2010s gobbling up everything from Whistler to Park City to half the Midwest and New England, suddenly looks inert beside its flashy young competitor.For now. Don't expect the dragon to sleep much longer. Vail – or, more accurately, the company's investors – will need to feast again soon (and I'll note that Vail has invested enormous sums into technology, infrastructure, and personnel upgrades over the past 16 months). Which is why Smith's job is so enormous. It won't be enough to simply keep Alterra and the Ikon Pass relevant. They must be transformative. Yes, that means things like terrain expansions and $50 million gondolas and new tickboxes on the Ikon Pass. But it also means the further melding of the physical and the digital, a new-skier experience that does not feel like Alaskan bootcamp, and more creativity in pricing than a $5 season pass purchased seven years in advance and a $4,500 day-of lift ticket.It's 2023. The Pet Rectangle has eaten the world. Any industry that hasn't gotten there already is going to die pretty soon. Skiing is sort of there and it's sort of not. Smith's job is to make sure Alterra makes it all the way in, and to bring us along for the run.Questions I wish I'd askedSo many. The most obvious being about the recent death of 50-year-old Sheldon Johnson, who fell out of a Tremblant gondola after it struck a drilling rig and split open. The photos are insane – it looks as though the car was sliced right in half. My minivan goes apeshit with sensors and auto-brakes if I'm about to back into a fence – why does a gondola, with all the technology we have, keep moving full speed into a gigantic piece of construction equipment?I also wanted to check in on Crystal's decision to jump off the Ikon Pass as its season pass, get an update on the new lifts going in at Alterra's resorts this summer, and ask when Deer Valley was going to get rid of that icky snowboard ban.Podcast NotesOn the sudden passing of Aspen managing partner Jim CrownPer the Aspen Times:Billionaire philanthropist Jim Crown was driving a single-seat, open-top Spec Racer with a 165-horsepower engine on June 25 in Woody Creek when it struck a tire barricade backed by a concrete wall that was surrounding a gravel trap.His son-in-law, Matthew McKinney, drove the Spec Racer a few hours before Crown drove it that day. McKinney remembered the car handled normally, although the brakes “were somewhat stiff, and the brake pedal had to be pressed somewhat firmly.”Aspen Motorsports Park staff told McKinney the brakes were new.These are some of the findings in the Pitkin County sheriff's report, released on Thursday, investigating Crown's death at the 50-acre park last month.A beloved Aspen and Chicago resident, he was not a racetrack rookie. The managing partner of Aspen Skiing Co. and adviser to former President Barack Obama, he enjoyed the Aspen tracks and once owned a Ferrari. He celebrated his June 25 birthday with family at the park.Around 2:20 p.m., deputies were alerted to a crash at the park's eighth corner wall. Dispatchers relayed that the 70-year-old driver was conscious, breathing but bleeding badly from head injuries. And his pulse was weak.McKinney and his wife told the officer in charge, Bruce Benjamin, that they never heard brakes screeching before the crash. (Benjamin noted skid marks near the crash). Crown's car hit the tire barricade “with such force, that it came off the ground a few feet.”Sheriff's deputies, Aspen Ambulance, and Aspen Fire Protection District first responders cared for Crown at the crash site. The report says they took turns giving him CPR chest compressions, but they were unable to save him. Crown was pronounced dead, with daughters Hayley and Victoria nearby.On why Aspen is not part of AlterraSmith and I discussed Aspen's decision to remain independent, rather than become part of Alterra, of which it is part owner. Former Aspen CEO Mike Kaplan told the full story on this podcast two years ago (49:28):On acquisitionsHere are my full write-ups on Alterra's purchase of Snow Valley and Schweitzer.On the evolution of the Ikon Base PassThere's little question that the Ikon Base Pass was underpriced when it hit the market at $599 in 2018. As the pass gained momentum, flooding some of the coalition's biggest names, resorts began excusing themselves from the cheapest version of Ikon. While the coalition has added more partners since inception than it has lost from the Base Pass, losing marquee names like Aspen, Jackson Hole, and Alta contributes to a sense that the pass' value is eroding over time, even as the price continues to climb (the Ikon Base Pass is currently on sale for $929). Here's a look at how Ikon Pass access has evolved since 2018:On Snow Valley's ghost lift fleetSnow Valley may be home to the most abandoned lifts of any operating ski area in the country. A Snow Valley representative confirmed for me earlier this year that lifts 2 and 8 have not run in at least five years, yet they remain on the trailmap today:Even more amazing, when I skied there in March, lifts 4 and 5 are still intact. Lift 5 hasn't been on the trailmap for 20 years!I also referenced a long-cancelled proposal to expand Snow Valley – here's where it sits on old trailmaps (looker's right):On Schweitzer's masterplanSmith alludes to Schweitzer's masterplan. Here's a look:And here, for reference, is the resort today (this map does not include the Creekside lift, which is replacing Musical Chairs this offseason):On Alterra's 2023 lift upgradesAlterra is at work on six new lifts this offseason:* The biggest of those projects is at Steamboat, where phase two of the Wild Blue Gondola will transport skiers from the base area directly to the top of Sunshine Peak. This 3.16-mile-long, 10-passenger gondola will be the longest in North America.* Even more exciting for skiers: the Mahogany Ridge high-speed quad will open an additional 650 acres of terrain looker's left of Pony Express, transforming Steamboat into the second-largest ski area in Colorado:* Mammoth will upgrade Canyon Express (Lift 16) from a high-speed quad to a high-speed six-pack:* Winter Park will upgrade Pioneer from a high-speed quad to a high-speed six-pack with a mid-station:* Solitude will upgrade Eagle Express from a high-speed quad to a high-speed six-pack:* Snowshoe will replace the Powder Monkey triple with a fixed-grip quad:On Smith leaving TicketmasterI referenced a Q&A that Smith did with Pollstar in 2020. You can read that here.On Alterra's Impact ReportSmith and I discuss Alterra's first Impact Report. You can read it here.More Alterra on The Storm Skiing PodcastFormer Alterra CEO Rusty Gregory appeared on the podcast three times, in 2020, 2021, and 2022. I've also hosted the leaders of several of Alterra's ski areas:* Palisades Tahoe President and COO Dee Byrne – May 4, 2023* Deer Valley President & COO Todd Bennett – April 20, 2023* Solitude President & COO Amber Broadaway – March 5, 2022* Steamboat President & COO Rob Perlman – Dec. 9, 2021* Crystal Mountain President & CEO Frank DeBerry – Oct. 22, 2021* Sugarbush President & GM John Hammond – Nov. 2, 2020* Sugarbush President & COO Win Smith – Jan. 30, 2020I've also hosted the leaders of many Ikon Pass partner mountains and related entities, including:* Valle Nevado GM Ricardo Margulis – July 19, 2023* Sun Peaks GM Darcy Alexander – June 13, 2023* SkiBig3 President Pete Woods – May 26, 2023* Snowbasin VP & GM Davy Ratchford – Feb. 1, 2023* Aspenware CEO Rob Clark (Alterra purchased Aspenware in 2022) – Dec. 29, 2023* Loon Mountain President & GM Brian Norton – Nov. 14, 2022* Boyne Resorts CEO Stephen Kircher – Nov. 21, 2022* Sun Valley VP & GM Pete Sonntag – Oct. 20, 2022* The Summit at Snoqualmie GM Guy Lawrence – April 20, 2022* Arapahoe Basin COO Alan Henceroth – April 14, 2022* Big Sky President & COO Taylor Middleton – April 6, 2022* The Highlands President & GM Mike Chumbler – Feb. 18, 2022* Jackson Hole President Mary Kate Buckley – Nov. 17, 2021* Boyne Mountain GM Ed Grice – Oct. 19, 2021* Mt. Buller GM Laurie Blampied – Oct. 12, 2021* Aspen Skiing Company CEO Mike Kaplan – Oct. 1, 2021* Taos CEO David Norden – Sept. 16, 2021* Sunday River GM Brian Heon – Feb. 10, 2021* Windham President Chip Seamans – Jan. 31, 2021* Sugarloaf GM Karl Strand – Part 1, Sept. 25, 2020* Sugarloaf GM Karl Strand – Part 2, Sept. 30, 2020* Boyne Resorts CEO Stephen Kircher – April 1, 2020* Sunday River President & GM Dana Bullen – Feb. 14, 2020* Loon Mountain President & GM Jay Scambio – Feb. 7, 2020 * Boyne Resorts CEO Stephen Kircher – Nov. 21, 2019* Killington & Pico President & GM Mike Solimano – Oct. 13, 2019You can view all archived and scheduled podcasts here.The Storm explores the world of lift-served skiing year-round. Join us.The Storm publishes year-round, and guarantees 100 articles per year. This is article 63/100 in 2023, and number 449 since launching on Oct. 13, 2019. Want to send feedback? 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In this episode Bob and I stay on the IPA train, and turn our attention to the Hazy IPA. Emphasizing hop aroma and flavor without bracing bitterness, the New England IPA leans heavily on late and dry hopping techniques to deliver a bursting juicy, tropical hop experience. The skillful balance of technique and ingredient selection, often including the addition of wheat or oats, lends an alluring haze to this popular take on the American IPA. Examples of this style: 1. Treehouse – Julius 2. Masthead Brewing Company – Hazy Headlines 3. The Alchemist – Heady Topper 4. Crooked Pecker – Max went to Prague ABV: 6-9% IBUs: 25-60 Color: 3-7 Serving Temp: 45-55F Serving Pressure: 7-13 PSI Beer Representation: Tickling the Ivories – Hoof Hearted 7.2% ABV N/A IBUs Beer Description: “Totally dusted,” started Pablo Cruz. “And I can truly say I've never felt better. Posers often overcomplicate it, but I've found all truths associated with the act are easily encapsulated in a few words. Skiing is a dance, and the mountain always leads.” Re-tune that Keytar boiz. We're bustin Rig out of Ski Jail! Citra, Calypso, and Comet carve a trail full o' tropics complimented in full by a dual-duty hazemaker. Is it juice? From concentrate? What'd you say the name of that was again? Support the show by doing your Amazon shopping through our affiliate link. Just click the link here or on my website and do your shopping as you would normally. With every purchase you make using the link the podcast gets a little commission kick back. https://www.amazon.com?&linkCode=ll2&tag=thebrewerof0f-20&linkId=508b80c5f61935cee690c0e883386653&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl Please consider becoming a member of the Pint Club by visiting my Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/PintTalkingPintClub There are four tier levels and when you join the Pint Club you will get an opportunity to win a six pack of Ohio beer that is shipped by Rivalry Brews https://rivalrybrews.com/. You will also get a few coupon codes, a Pint Talking Sticker, and you'll also get the early released ad free version of this show. Don't forget to visit my website at https://www.thebrewerofseville.com/ to catch up on old episodes and visit the newly renovated BOS swag store. I have added several new colors and styles of Tees and Hoodies. Make sure you check out our friends at Wrecking Crew Brew Works on the web at https://www.wreckingcrewbrewworks.com/ and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Wreckingcrewbrewworks and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/wreckingcrewbrewworks Check out our other sponsors: North East Ohio Craft Brewery News – Check out one of the best sources for craft beer news in Northeast Ohio. You can also find them on Facebook at @ NEOCBN. https://neocraftbrewerynews.com/?fbclid=IwAR1W2i4nKp2fCO0jpQEnZE0ekO8oRYRbK8u6hI16wek8T2CGUvWntZ_FWKo Join the American Homebrewers Association and get access to hundreds of award-winning recipes as well as countless informative articles. Follow this link and use the code PintTalking for $5 off your membership. https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/support-the-aha/?promo=the-Brewer-of-Seville. Shirts on Tap at https://shirtsontap.com/ and use the code rq7szr For $10 off your first order.
Tim and Russ open the show with details of Russ's next road trip and Tim's new toy. They preview the conversations they'll have on the show today. Tim shares details of a recent gilnet survey conducted by the Division of Wildlife Resources. News of the week features recent atv thefts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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It's July 21, 2023. In this episode, Temba covers the new Winston Walker trail, dedicated to the late advocate and outdoorsman in Jefferson County, Colorado. She also explores the historical origins of Black mermaids through the Middle Passage horrors and even back to African mythology, according to Dr. Jalondra A. Davis. Stay tuned for a fun trivia game!
This week Matt is joined by his friend and fellow New England Santa Society member Nicholas Gillotte who talks all about his Santa journey, his after-Christmas "ski with Santa" gig, how he came to star in his own special copy of "The Night Before Christmas" and which mega-star's grandchildren he got to be Santa for!
Skiing the slopes isn't the only activity you should be doing when you visit Vail, Colorado. In fact, you should make it a priority to visit 10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirits. With a tasting room in Vail and the distillery in Gypsum, this unique spirits company has four different whiskeys, and three other spirits that include a vodka, brandy, and a cordial. You can find more about 10th Mountain at their website here. Check out this week's episode where founder Ryan Thompson joins Old-Fashioned Football to not only talk about their whiskey, but also about the history behind the name of their distillery. Named for the 10th Mountain Division, Ryan and his distillery continue to give forward to military causes. Through their spirits company they pay tribute to the brave soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division that trained just south of Vail in the 1940's. 10th Mountain Whiskey Interview With Founder Ryan Thompson | Old-Fashioned Football (Ep. 55) The impressive history of the 10th mountain division and the passion behind paying homage to them is awesome. However, that's not the only thing that makes this distillery unique. Tune in to find why their angel's share is a little different due to the altitude. Find out how Ryan got started in distilling in the first place, and find out what went behind choosing the proof of their whiskey. Ryan brings his vast knowledge and experience to Old-Fashioned Football, and tells why he feels 10th Mountain Whiskey stands apart from other places, and what makes them unique. While these podcasters have never been skiing, after a tasting, we can confirm this would be a perfect ending to a day on the slopes. That's not all though, as 10th Mountain Whiskey offers some unique opportunities, such as a virtual tasting. Ryan talks through what the virtual tasting includes and what to expect. If you're interested in a virtual tasting, we highly recommend it. You can find more information on the virtual tasting here. Bourbon And Rye Tasting After we've discussed the history and Ryan has answered questions on whiskey and distilling, we move to tasting. Ryan walks us through tasting the 10th Mountain Whiskey Bourbon and Rye. Listen to hear the podcast hosts flavor profile, and their honest reactions of the whiskey. Check 10th Mountain Whiskey Out Today! Make sure you check out 10th Mountain Whiskey today and give it a try if you see it on a shelf. To find it near you, you can use their “find near you” tool on their website. You can follow 10th Mountain on social media at Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You won't be disappointed in this whiskey. Don't forget to follow all our social media pages, including Old-Fashioned Football's Youtube, Old-Fashioned Football's Twitter, and of course, JMark and Mir's Twitter as well. Also, make sure you DM us any questions you have, whether it's fantasy football, NFL opinions, or whiskey! Join the SGPN community #DegensOnly Discuss with fellow degens on Discord - https://sg.pn/discord SGPN Merch Store - https://sg.pn/store Download The Free SGPN App - https://sgpn.app Check out the Sports Gambling Podcast on YouTube - https://sg.pn/YouTube Check out our website - http://sportsgamblingpodcast.com Support us by supporting our partners Circa Sports - Enter their contests for a chance to win your share of $14 Million - https://www.circasports.com/ Birddogs code POOL - Look good w/ a free Yeti style tumbler - https://birddogs.com/pool Underdog Fantasy code SGPN - 100% Deposit Match up to $100 - https://sg.pn/underdog Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Darian Boyle is one of the pioneering athletes who helped usher the free ski movement to the forefront of the sport, but Darian is so much more than just a champion skier. She's a model, a lifeguard, a paddleboarder, a boat builder, a marina owner, a bartender, a surfer, a Hobie cat racer, a moto rider, and a mom. She hasn't slowed down since she started chasing her brothers when she was little. On the podcast, we talk about her incredible ski career, modeling career, television career, her injuries, and so much more. Roy Tuscany is on point in asking the Inappropriate Questions. Darian Boyle Show Notes: 3:00: Her nickname, Darian Jr, her parents, and her brothers 14:00: Growing up in NJ, Ford Modeling Agency with Brooke Shields, her Sugarbush ski house, lifeguarding/summering in Sea Girt, NJ, and close calls in the water 23:30: Rollerblade: They invented inline skating and make the best skates on the planet. Best Day Brewing: All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis: Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 25:30: Close calls in the mountains, her pro ski plans end before they start, working in television, California to Aspen, moguls, Aspen Extreme, shin problems, and moving to Tahoe 44:00: Stanley: Get 30% off sitewide with the code pmovement Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there. 46:00: The Performers, sponsors, money, Skier Cross, The Factory Team, CK ad rip-off, and moving on to Head 58:00: MC and the Cadillac story, breaking McConkey's new sled, wearing a helmet, and breaking her neck 75:00: Inappropriate Questions with Roy Tuscany
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You can also subscribe for free below:WhoMark Adamczyk, General Manager of Dartmouth Skiway, New HampshireRecorded onJune 12, 2023About Dartmouth SkiwayClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: Dartmouth CollegeLocated in: Lyme Center, New HampshireYear founded: 1956Pass affiliations:* No Boundaries Pass: between 1 and 3 days, depending upon when the pass is redeemed* Indy Pass Allied Resorts: Indy Pass holders get 50 percent off weekday lift tickets and 25 percent off weekends and holidaysReciprocal partners: NoneClosest neighboring ski areas: Storrs Hill (33 minutes), Whaleback (36 minutes), Northeast Slopes (36 minutes), Harrington Hill (41 minutes), Quechee (42 minutes), Ragged (48 minutes), Tenney (53 minutes), Saskadena Six (54 minutes), Ascutney (55 minutes), Arrowhead (59 minutes), Mount Sunapee (59 minutes), Veterans Memorial (1 hours, 6 minutes), Campton (1 hour, 6 minutes), Kanc (1 hour, 10 minutes), Loon (1 hour, 11 minutes), Waterville Valley (1 hour, 17 minutes), Cannon (1 hour, 17 minutes), Killington (1 hour, 20 minutes), Pico (1 hour, 21 minutes), Okemo (1 hour, 22 minutes)Base elevation: 968 feetSummit elevation: 1,943 feetVertical drop: 968 feetSkiable Acres: 104Average annual snowfall: 100 inchesTrail count: 28 (25% advanced/expert, 50% intermediate, 25% beginner)Lift count: 4 (1 fixed-grip quad, 1 double, 2 carpets – view Lift Blog's inventory of Dartmouth Skiway's lift fleet)Why I interviewed himIsn't it interesting what exists? Imagine if Yale or Dartmouth or hell the University of Vermont wanted to build a ski area today. They'd have better luck genetically splicing a goat with an Easter egg. Or building a Chuck E. Cheese on Jupiter. Or sealing the Mariana Trench with toothpaste. Imagine the rage from alumni, from the Leaf Defenders, from whatever town they decided to slice the forest up over. U.S. American colleges collectively acting as the NFL's minor league while piling up millions in broadcast and ticket revenue – totally fine. A college owning a ski area? What are you, insane?But here we are: Dartmouth College owns a ski area. The origin story, in my imagination: Eustacious VonTrappenSquire VIII, president of Dartmouth and also Scout Emeritus of his local outing club, orders his carriage driver to transport him up to Lyme, where he intends to stock up on parchment and whale oil. As he waits for the apothecary to mix his liver tonic, the old chum takes a draw from his pipe and, peering through his spectacle, spies Holt's Ledge and Winslow Ledge rising more than 2,100 feet off the valley floor. “Charles, good fellow, the next time you draw up the horses, be a swell and throw my old snowskis into the carriage. I fancy a good ski on those two attractive peaks yonder.” He then loads his musket and shoots a passenger pigeon mid-flight.“But Sir,” Charles replies, “I'm afraid there's no trails cut for snow-skiing on those peaks.”“Well by gum we'll see about that!” the esteemed president shouts, startling one of the horses so badly that it bolts into Ms. McHenry's salon and knocks over her spittoon. VonTrappenSquire, humiliated, repays her by making McHenry Dartmouth Skiway's first general manager.Unfortunately for my imagination, the actual story is provided in Skiway: A Dartmouth Winter Tale by Everett Wood (sourced from the Skiway's website):With its northern New England location and an active Outing Club, Dartmouth College was “the collegiate champion of the outdoor life and winter sports” in the early 1900s. A number of men skied for the United States in the 1936 Winter Olympics in Germany, an amazing feat given that their local ski hills were what is today the Hanover Country Club.In April 1955, a report, spearheaded by John Meck '33 entitled, “Development of Adequate Skiing Facilities for Dartmouth Students in the Hanover Area,” was submitted to the Dartmouth Trustee Planning Committee. The report outlined five basic principles, the first two stating, “Dartmouth has had a preeminence in skiing which has been beneficial and… it is very desirable that this preeminence be maintained… both in terms of competition at the ski team level and of recreational skiing for the student body generally.” The Trustees were sold with the idea.New England Ski History provides the rest:Following John Meck's report … Dartmouth developed trails on the northeastern slope of Holt's Ledge for the 1956-57 season. Climbing up the new 968 vertical foot complex was a 3,775 foot Poma lift, which reportedly served 5 trails. At the foot of the area, the Peter Brundage Lodge was constructed, designed by local architect W. Brooke Fleck. Dartmouth College formally dedicated its new Holt's Ledge ski area on January 12, 1957, while the lodge was inaugurated on March 3. Accomplished racer Howard Chivers, class of 1939, was the area's first manager.So there you go: Dartmouth College owns a ski area. But what has kept the college from filing the Skiway in the basement alongside the Latin curriculum and phrenology textbooks? Why does the 12th best university in America, according to U.S. News & World Reports' rankings, own the 42nd largest ski area in New England by vertical drop? How does Dartmouth Skiway enrich the culture and mission of Dartmouth College in 2023? And where does this peculiar two-sided ski area fit into a New England ski scene increasingly dominated by out-of-state operators with their megapasses and their 42-passenger steamship lifts and their AI-generated, 3D-printed moguls? I had to find out.What we talked aboutBreaking down the 2022-23 ski season; blowing snow on Holt's earlier in the season; staying competitive in a New England dripping with Epic and Ikon Passes; turning skiing into bowling; staying mentally strong through weeks-long stretches of crummy weather; the Indy Allied Resorts program and whether Dartmouth Skiway would join the Indy Pass; the No Boundaries ski pass; Victor Constant; Winter Park and the impact of the Ikon Pass; the angst of taking over a ski area in spring 2020; why Dartmouth College owns a ski area; it's a public ski area, Folks; Olympic legacy; Dartmouth College 101; students on Patrol; the financial relationship between the college and the ski area; Friends of the Skiway; Dartmouth's unusual two-face layout; whether the two sides could be connected via tunnel or other means; why both sides of the Skiway stop more than 1,000 vertical feet short of their mountain summits, and whether that could ever change; expansion opportunities; a student-led environmental assessment of the Skiway; “we have great potential to be one of the most sustainable ski areas in the country”; upgrading snowmaking; the Dupree family and HKD's support of the ski area; upgrading the Holt's Ledge double; where we could see a non-beginner surface lift; whether we could ever see a high-speed lift on either side of the mountain; building out the glade network; the potential for night-skiing; and season passes.Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewAdamczyk is relatively new to Dartmouth Skiway, arriving that first Covid summer with a Winter Park employee pass still dangling from his ski jacket. It was a scary time to punch in for your first ski area general manager role, but also an opportune one: suddenly, none of the old ways worked anymore. Rethink everything. Try anything. It was a moment of maximum creativity and flexibility in a sometimes-staid industry.Not that Adamczyk has done anything radical. Or needed to – Dartmouth Skiway, unlike so many small New England ski areas living and dead, is well-financed and well-cared-for. But his timing was exquisite. Covid reshuffled the purpose and place of small-mountain skiing in the lift-served food chain. If Loon and Cannon and Sunapee and Waterville and Killington sold out or ran out of parking spots and you still needed someplace to ski that weekend, well, you may have ended up at Dartmouth Skiway.The Skiway has been able to ride that momentum to steady increases in annual skier visits. What led directly to this podcast conversation was the Skiway's first annual report, which Adamczyk assembled last November:Adamczyk also helped found a Friends of Dartmouth Skiway group, a popular mechanism for supporting nonprofit organizations. You can contribute here:Yes, the lifts are still slow, and they're likely to stay that way. Dartmouth Skiway isn't going to become Loon West, despite the thousand feet of unused vert hanging out on either side of the ski area. But the place holds a different sort of potential. Dartmouth Skiway can transform itself into a model of: a sustainable, energy-efficient ski area; a small mountain thriving in big-mountain country; and a nonprofit operating in a profit-driven industry. They're off to a good start.What I got wrongAdamczyk and I briefly discussed when the Skiway updated the drive on its Holt's Ledge Hall double. According to New England Ski History, the ski area upgraded the machine with a Doppelmayr-CTEC drive in 2005.I had a squint-at-the-screen moment when I mis-guessed the name of the Winslow-side glade trail several times, calling it “M.R.O.,” “H.R.O.,” and “N.R.O.” It is N.R.O., as you can see (I do not know what “N.R.O.” stands for):Why you should ski Dartmouth SkiwayIt you're looking for a peak-days getaway from the chaos of Killington or Cannon or Bretton Woods, this isn't a bad alternative. Dartmouth Skiway's 38,000 annual skier visits wouldn't fill the K-1 gondola queue on a February Saturday. Sure, the Skiway's lifts are slow and stop far below the summits, but the place is cheap and well-maintained, and it delivers a thousand(-ish) feet of vert, two distinct faces, and twisty-fun New England rollers.But there's something else. Over the past decade, I've shifted my ski season philosophy to emphasize exploration and novelty. I've always been a resort-hopper; my typical mid-90s ski season rotated through a dozen Michigan bumps punctuated by a run east or west. But by the time I'd moved east in the early 2000s, I held a firm prejudice for larger mountains, sculpting a wintertime rotation of Killington-Mount Snow-Stratton-Sugarbush-Gore-Whiteface (and the like), peppered with some Hunter Mountain or Windham. I'd convinced myself that the smaller ski areas weren't “worth” my time and resources.But then my daughter, now 15, started skiing. I hauled her to Gore, Sugarbush, Killington, Sunday River, Loon, Steamboat, Copper. Her preference, from the start, was for the smaller and less frantic: Thunder Ridge, Bousquet, Plattekill, Catamount, Royal, Willard, Mohawk, and her favorite, 200-vertical-foot Maple Ski Ridge outside Schenectady, New York. She's at ease in these places, free to ski without mob-dodging, without waiting in liftlines, without fighting for a cafeteria seat.And on these down-day adventures, I realized something: I was having a great time. The brutal energy of The Beast is thrilling and invigorating, but also exhausting. And so I began exploring: Elk Mountain, Montage, Greek Peak, Song, Labrador, Peek'N Peak, Oak Mountain, Mount Pleasant, Magic, Berkshire East, Butternut, Otis Ridge, Spring Mountain, Burke, Magic, King Pine, Granite Gorge, Tenney, Whaleback, Black Mountain of Maine. And so many more, 139 ski areas since downloading the Slopes app on my Pet Rectangle at the beginning of the 2018-19 ski season. This process of voyaging and discovery has been thrilling and gratifying, and acted as a huge inspiration for and catalyst of the newsletter you're reading today.I've become a completist. I want to ski every ski area in North America. Each delivers its own thrill, clutches its own secrets, releases its own vibe. This novelty is addictive. Like trying new restaurants or collecting passport stamps. Yes, I have my familiars – Mountain Creek, everything in the Catskills – where I can rip off groomers and max out the floaters and have calibrated the approach speed on each little kicker. But the majority of my winter is spent exploring the Dartmouth Skiways of the world.Budget megapasses, with their ever-expansive rosters, have made it easier than ever to set up and cross off a wintertime checklist of new destinations. So take that Indy Pass, and, yes, cash in your days at Jay and Waterville and Cannon and Saddleback. But linger in between, at Black New Hampshire and Black Maine and Saskadena Six and Pats Peak. And cash in those discount days for the Indy Allied resorts: McIntyre and Whaleback and Middlebury Snowbowl and King Pine. And Dartmouth Skiway.Podcast NotesOn the No Boundaries PassDartmouth Skiway was an inaugural member of the No Boundaries Pass, a coupon book that granted access to four New England ski areas for $99 last season:The pass was good for up to three days at each ski area. The concept was novel: No Boundaries mailed each passholder a coupon book that contained three coupons for each partner mountain. Skiers would then trade in one coupon for a non-holiday weekday lift ticket, two coupons for a Sunday lift ticket, and all three coupons for a Saturday or holiday lift ticket. So you could clock between four and 12 days, depending on when you skied. The pass delivers a payout to each ski area for each skier visit, just like Indy or Ikon or Mountain Collective.The Indy Pass, of course, has already scooped up most of New England's grandest independent mountains, and they don't allow their mountains to join competing, revenue-generating passes. Dartmouth Skiway and Whaleback are both Indy Allied members, and it's unclear how long Indy will tolerate this upstart pass. So far, they're ignoring it, which, given the limited market for a small-mountain pass in a region rippling with deep megapass rosters, is probably the correct move.On Victor Constant ski areaAdamczyk's first job in skiing was at Victor Constant, a 475-vertical-foot ski area run by the U.S. Army at West Point, New York. It is one of the closest ski areas to New York City and is priced like it's 1972, but almost no one has heard of the place. I wrote a brief recap after I stopped in two years ago:Victor Constant pops off the banks of the Hudson, 500 vertical feet of pure fall line served by an antique yellow triple chair. It's 45 miles north of the George Washington Bridge and no one knows it's there. It's part of West Point and managed by the Army but it's open to the public and lift tickets are $27. The terrain is serviceable but the few inches of fresh snow had been paved into blacktop by inept grooming, and so I lapped the wild lumpy natural-snow trails through the trees for two hours. This tiny kingdom was guarded by the most amazing ski patroller I'd ever seen, an absolute zipper bombing tight lines all over the mountain and I could almost see the cartoon bubble popping out of his brain saying Goddamn I can't believe I'm getting paid to crush it like this.Here's the trailmap:If you live anywhere near this joint, do yourself a favor and swing through next winter.On the Dartmouth Outing ClubWe briefly discuss the Dartmouth Outing Club, which bills itself as “the oldest and largest collegiate outing club in the country. Anyone — member or not — may stay at our cabins, go on our trips, rent our gear, and take our classes.” Founded in 1909, the club, among other things, maintains more than 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Learn more here.On the original Dartmouth ski area at Oak HillI couldn't find any trailmaps of Dartmouth's original ski hill, which Adamczyk and New England Ski History agree was a surface-lift bump at Oak Hill in Hanover. The area continues to operate as a Nordic center. My best guess is that the surface lift served the cleared area still visible on Google Maps:If you have any additional insight here, please let me know.On Dartmouth Skiway in letters and moving picturesDartmouth Skiway is the subject of at least two books and a PBS documentary:* Skiway: A Dartmouth Winter Tale, book by Everett Wood – order here* Passion for Skiing, book by Stephen L. Waterhouse – for some reason, this is priced at $489.89 on Amazon* Passion for Snow, PBS documentary based upon the Passion for Skiing book:On Dartmouth's two sidesDartmouth Skiway is, like many ski areas, segmented by a road. But unlike Belleayre, which has addressed the issue with a bridge, or Titus, which has bored a tunnel underneath the highway, the Skiway hasn't gotten around to creating a ski-across connection. You can skate across, of course, when the road has sufficient snow, but mostly you have to remove your skis and trek.Holt's Ledge opened first, with a 3,775-foot Poma in 1956 or ‘57, according to New England Ski History. Winslow followed in 1967, when the ski area opted to expand rather than install snowmaking. Grim winters followed – the Skiway operated just 34 days over the 1973-74 season and just four days in the 1979-80 campaign – before the mountain installed snowmaking in 1985.On the Appalachian trail crossing over Holt's LedgeDartmouth Skiway has compelling expansion potential. While the lifts rise just shy of 1,000 vertical feet on either side of the ski area, Holt's Ledge holds 2,220 feet of total vertical, and Winslow soars 2,282 feet. Maximizing this on either side would instantly thrust the Skiway into the Cannon/Loon/Wildcat league of big-time New Hampshire ski areas. Adamczyk and I discuss vertical expansion potential on either face. There is some, it turns out, on Winslow. But Holt's Ledge runs into the Appalachian Trail shortly above the top of the double chair. Meaning you have a better chance of converting the baselodge into a Burger King than you do of pushing the lift any higher than it goes today:The Storm explores the world of lift-served skiing year-round. Join us.The Storm publishes year-round, and guarantees 100 articles per year. This is article 58/100 in 2023, and number 444 since launching on Oct. 13, 2019. Want to send feedback? Reply to this email and I will answer (unless you sound insane, or, more likely, I just get busy). You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. Get full access to The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast at www.stormskiing.com/subscribe