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The Powell Movement Action Sports Podcast The Powell Movement is the podcast that pushes the envelope and is designed to be the go-to show for sports enthusiasts who want to know what it takes to achieve success.
Wintry Mix Skiing's variety show since 2015. CO, VT and beyond. Produced by AK former dirt ski bum and resort exec. VM/text line (802) 560-5003.
Global Skiing Interviews with Technical Skiers from around the world
Long Underwear "Long Underwear" aims to strip off the layers, chip away at stereotypes and sponsorship stories, and get to know what makes professional skiers, snowboarders and industry personalities tick. From the highs and lows to the pet peeves, to the daily lives and hilarious stories. Nothing is off limits, except the one rule: after introductions, there are no more mentions of skiing or snowboarding allowed.

Join host and professional skier Amie Engerbretson as she gets to know the people underneath the ski gear.

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Low Pressure Podcast: The Podcast for Skiers The Low Pressure Podcast: The Podcast for Skiers is the best place to find real conversations with real people who love and dedicate their lives to skiing.

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‎Nausicaa Cast: Featuring skiing's female leaders About Nasicaa Cast Exploring the trajectory of the world’s leading female skiers who have dedicated their lives to snow. Instead of comparisons, pejorative campaigns, and female-focused questions-the cast aims to learn about each individual as humans.

About Hadley Hammer Best known for skiing big mountain lines in her hometown of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Hammer also appreciates a lively existence off the slopes. When she isn’t busy skiing in the Freeride World Tour or filming with Teton Gravity Research, Hammer spends her time evaluating wines as a certified sommelier and crafting culinary masterpieces.

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Vurbl 10 On The Clock Full Episodes Listen to Xcluzive audio from the 10 On The Clock Podcast. Find Xcluzive analysis on weekly basketball takes, players of the week from both conferences, and games for every day of the week that we want you to check out! 10 On The Clock first debuted in 2021 with a dream and a lot of ambition to create a show that doesn’t fit the normal format of a show. Xcluzive Hype
Non-Series Shows Between each longer series, we take a look at some other shows – shows from the Clash of the Champions, shows that don't have a series, or even shows from completely different companies. Take a look at some of those with us! Let's Go to the Ring!
Vurbl Got Em' Coach Full Episodes Got ‘Em Coach is a sneakers and basketball show Hosted by Tyrone Smith that focuses on a variety of quality court-related content as well as good sneaker info. It revolves around lifestyle, fashion, basketball banters and everything good about the court life. Basketball means a lot of different things to different persons. For us, it is something special – an art, a dream and a passion. We consider basketball to be a very important part of what we do as a show and consider it as a very powerful channel of expression. Having this shown to share our passion with other basketball lovers is a significant thing and it is why each show is as important as the last. Xcluzive Hype
Dynasty Football Season 1 Season 1 of our Dynasty Football League. Follow the ups and downs, hot takes, news and interviews from our first season Dynasty Fantasy League Est. 2021
Best from Scuba Shack Radio This Best from Scuba Shack Radio not only gives you some of the more interesting items from my podcast, it will also give you some things I found compelling from the world of scuba diving along with ocean health and conservation. Scuba Shack Radio
Top 21 Sports Podcasts of the Last Year No matter what sport you follow, there is sure to be a show you love on this playlist of the best sports podcasts of 2021. Listen to in-depth analysis of recent games, the latest news surrounding players, and all the general industry discussions every sports fan loves. Vurbl Sports, Iconic Athletes & Unforgettable Championships
Major Professional and College Sports Master Playlist Listen to the some of the biggest name in sports from across the country talking about all the biggest stories from around all the major sports leagues such as the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB! Here from such names as Bill Simmons, Colin Cowherd, Rob Mendyka, Pat McAfee, the stars of Busted Open Radio and more! I'm Always Right Sports Podcast
2022 Sports Podcast Awards Nominees: Best College Sports Podcasts Explore the best college sports podcasts nominated by the Sports Awards Podcast here. Tune in to podcasts like The Jboy Show, ABCA Podcast, The Nolecast, Buckeye Talk, and many more. Vurbl Sports, Iconic Athletes & Unforgettable Championships
2022 Sports Podcast Awards Nominees: Best American Football Podcasts Explore the best American football podcasts nominated by the Sports Awards Podcast here. Tune in to podcasts like The Nat Coombs Show, Talkin’ Giants, Just Getting Started with Rich Eisen, Fantasy Footballers, and many more. Vurbl Sports, Iconic Athletes & Unforgettable Championships
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The Life and Times of Skip Gilkerson He's known as Mr. Show Skiing.  The best male skier award at Nationals is named after him.  Show Skiing is forever changed because of the late, great Skip Gilkerson.  On today's episode we have Matt May and Mark Jackson join us to share all sorts of stories about Skip and his past and his contributions to show skiing.  Skip was a top skier, show director, and official.  He was Show Director of the Tommy Bartlett Show for 23 years.  He had a flare about him and was a stickler for costuming and showmanship.  He also ran the pro tour in it's hay day and worked at MasterCraft for many years.  Skip's greatest contribution was the gift of time.  He gave and gave and gave.  He held clinics at numerous amateur clubs and he judged nearly 40 Division 1 Nationals.  You'll learn a lot about Skip in this episode, including some stuff you're probably never heard before.  Today's Tips In segment focuses on choosing music for your show.  Get a few tips on how to help your team choose the right music.  Sponsors of today's episode are…FlymanSkis – flymanskis.comThe Board Shop – bswake.comChampionship Awards – championshipawards.comFollow us on Social Media: Instagram – @theskishowpodcast Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/theskishowpodcast Contact The Ski Show: Email us at [email protected] Leave us a rating and a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ski-show-the-ultimate-show-ski-podcast/id1510243170



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Podcast #120: Whitefish President Nick Polumbus This podcast hit paid subscribers’ inboxes on March 29. It dropped for free subscribers on April 1. To receive future pods as soon as they’re live, and to support independent ski journalism, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription.WhoNick Polumbus, President of Whitefish Mountain Resort, MontanaRecorded onJanuary 13, 2023About WhitefishClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: Winter Sports, Inc.Pass affiliations: NoneReciprocal pass partners:* 3 days each at Great Divide, Loveland, Mt. Hood Meadows* 5 days at Red LodgeLocated in: Whitefish, MontanaClosest neighboring ski areas: Blacktail (1 hour, 15 minutes), Fernie (2 hours), Turner (2 hours, 30 minutes), Kimberley (2 hours, 45 minutes), Montana Snowbowl (3 hours), Lookout Pass (3 hours) – travel times will vary considerably pending weather, border traffic, and time of yearBase elevation: 4,464 feetSummit elevation: 6,817 feetVertical drop: 2,353 feetSkiable Acres: roughly 3,000 acresAverage annual snowfall: nearly 300 inchesTrail count: 128 (8 expert, 49 advanced, 40 intermediate, 25 beginner, 6 terrain parks)Lift count: 15­­ (1 six-pack, 3 high-speed quads, 2 fixed-grip quads, 6 triples, 2 T-bars, 1 carpet)Why I interviewed himYou can be forgiven for thinking that Epkon chewed them all up. That the only ski areas worth skiing are those stacked on the industry’s twin magic carpets. These shuttles to something grand, to what you think of when you think about the mountains. Ikon got Jackson and Palisades and the Cottonwoods and Taos. Epic got Vail and Telluride and Heavenly and Park City. What more could be left? What more could you need?You probably need this. Whitefish. Or Big Mountain, as you will. Three thousand acres of Montana steep and white. Plenty of snow. Plenty of lifts. A new sixer to boom you up the hillside. The rootin’-tootin’ town below. A C-note gets you a lift ticket and change to buy a brew. No bitterness in the exchange.It’s hard to say exactly if Whitefish is an anachronism or an anomaly or a portent or a manifestation of wanton Montana swagger. Among big, developed U.S. mountains, it certainly stands alone.This model is extinct, I thought. Coercion-by-punishment being the preferred sales tactic of the big-mountain conglomerates. “Four lift tickets for today, Mr. Suburban Dad who decided to shepherd the children to Colorado on a last-minute spring break trip? That will be $1,200. Oh does that seem like a lot to you? Well that will teach you not to purchase access to skiing 13 months in advance.”So far, Whitefish has resisted skiing’s worst idea. Good for them. Better for them: this appears to be a winning business strategy. Skier visits have climbed annually for more than a decade. Look at a map and you’ll see that’s more impressive than it sounds. Whitefish is parked at the top of America, near nothing, on the way to nothing. You have to go there on purpose. And with Epic and Ikon passes tumbling out of every other skier’s jacket pockets, you need a special story to bait that journey.So what’s going on here? Why hasn’t this mountain done what every other mountain has done and joined a pass? Like the comely maiden at the ball, Whitefish could have its pick: Epic, Ikon, Mountain Collective, Indy. An instant headliner and pass-mover. But the single life can be appealing. Do as you please, chill with who you want, set your own agenda. That’s Whitefish’s game. And I’m watching.What we talked aboutWhy Whitefish typically calls it a season with a 100-inch summit base depth; Front Range Colorado and I-70 in the 1970s; how Colorado and Utah snow and traffic impacts skier traffic at Whitefish; how a Colorado kid enters the ski industry in Vermont; a business turnaround at Whitefish; “get the old fish out of the fridge”; how Whitefish has stayed affordable as it’s modernized; why the ski area changed its name from “Big Mountain” and how that landed locally; who owns Whitefish and how committed they are to independence; the new Snow Ghost Express sixer; ripple effects on other chairlifts after Snow Ghost popped live; record skier visits; snow ghosts; the best marketing line of Polumbus’ career; a big-time potential future expansion; the mountain’s recent chairlift shuffles; why chairs 5 and 8 don’t go to the summit; the art of terrain-pod building; why Bad Rock isn’t running this winter; thoughts on the future o
Podcast #121: Saddleback General Manager Jim Quimby This podcast hit paid subscribers’ inboxes on April 2. It dropped for free subscribers on April 5. 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:WhoJim Quimby, General Manager of Saddleback, MaineRecorded onMarch 6, 2023About SaddlebackClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: Arctaris InvestmentsLocated in: Rangeley, MaineYear founded: 1960Pass affiliations: Indy PassReciprocal partners: NoneClosest neighboring ski areas: Sugarloaf (52 minutes), Titcomb (1 hour), Black Mountain of Maine (1 hour, 9 minutes), Spruce Mountain (1 hour, 22 minutes), Baker Mountain (1 hour, 33 minutes), Mt. Abram (1 hour, 36 minutes), Sunday River (1 hour, 41 minutes)Base elevation: 2,120 feetSummit elevation: 4,120 feetVertical drop: 2,000 feetSkiable Acres: 600+Average annual snowfall: 225 inchesTrail count: 68 (23 beginner, 20 intermediate, 18 advanced, 7 expert) + 2 terrain parksLift count: 6 (1 high-speed quad, 3 fixed-grip quads, 1 T-bar, 1 carpet)Why I interviewed himThe best article I’ve ever read on Saddleback came from Bill Donahue, writing for Outside, with the unfortunate dateline of March 9, 2020. That was a few days before the planet shut down to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and just after Arctaris had purchased Saddleback and promised to tug the ski area out of its five-year slumber. Donahue included a long section on Quimby:But to really register the new hope that’s blossomed in Rangeley, I needed to drive up the winding hill to Saddleback’s lodge and talk to Jimmy Quimby. Fifty-nine years old and weathered, his chin specked with salt-and-pepper stubble, Quimby is the scion of a Saddleback pillar. His father, Doc, poured concrete to build the towers for one of Saddleback’s first lifts in 1963 and later built trails and made snow for the mountain. His mother, Judy, worked in the ski area’s cafeteria for about 15 years. “We were so poor,” Quimby told me, “that we didn’t have a pot to piss in, but I skied every weekend.” Indeed, as a high schooler, Quimby took part in every form of alpine ski competition available—on a single pair of skis. His 163-centimeter Dynastar Easy Riders were both his ballet boards and his giant-slalom guns. They also transported him to mischief. In his teenage years, Quimby was part of a nefarious Saddleback gang, the Rat Pack. “We terrorized the skiing public,” he said. “We built jumps. We skied fast. We made the T-bar swerve so people fell off.”Just days after his 18th birthday, Quimby left Maine to serve 20 years in the Air Force as an electrical-line repairman and managed, somehow, to spend a good chunk of time near Japan’s storied Hakkoda Ski Resort, where he routinely hucked himself off 35-foot cornices while schussing in blue jeans. When he returned to Maine in 1998, he commenced working at Saddleback and honed such a love for the mountain that, when it closed in 2015, his heart broke. He simply refused to ski after that. “I decided,” he said, “that I just wouldn’t ski anywhere else.” Friends in the industry offered him free tickets at nearby mountains; Quimby demurred and hunkered down at Saddleback, where he remained mountain manager. The Berrys paid him to watch over the nonfunctioning trails and lifts during the long closure. “I’m a prideful person,” he explained. “OK, I did do a little skiing with my grandchildren, but they’re preschoolers. I haven’t made an adult turn since Saddleback closed.”Quimby is now working for Arctaris, which owns Saddleback Inc., but that’s a technicality. His mission is spiritual, and when I met him in his office, I found that I had stepped into a shrine, a jam-packed Saddleback museum. There were lapel pins, patches, bumper stickers, posters, and also a wooden ski signed in 1960 by about 35 of Saddleback’s progenitors. Quimby’s prize possession, though, is a brass belt buckle he bought in the Saddleback rental shop in the 1970s. “I used to wear it every day,” he told me, “but when Saddleback closed, I put it on a dresser and never wore it again.
Podcast #122: Whitecap Mountains Owner & General Manager David Dziuban This podcast hit paid subscribers’ inboxes on April 3. It dropped for free subscribers on April 6. 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:WhoDavid Dziuban, Owner and General Manager of Whitecap Mountains, WisconsinRecorded onMarch 13, 2023About Whitecap MountainsClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: David DziubanLocated in: Upson, WisconsinYear founded: 1964Pass affiliations: Indy Pass Allied PartnerReciprocal partners: Whitecap lists the following partners on its season pass page – it is not clear what the benefit is for each mountain: Grand Targhee, Wild Mountain, Mount Bohemia, Sunlight, Camp 10, Lee Canyon, Arizona Snowbowl, Lee Canyon, Mont du Lac.Closest neighboring ski areas: Mt. Zion (28 minutes), Big Powderhorn (34 minutes), Snowriver (40 minutes), Mt. Ashwabay (1 hour, 15 minutes), Porcupine Mountains (1 hour, 21 minutes)Base elevation: 1,295 feetSummit elevation: 1,750 feetVertical drop: 455 feetSkiable Acres: 400 acresAverage annual snowfall: 200 inchesTrail count: 42 (4 expert, 12 advanced, 12 intermediate, 14 beginner)Lift count: 6 (4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 carpet) – the North Pole-South Pole double functions as two separate chairs, even though it is one long continuous lift. Skiers are not allowed to ride on the middle section, which passes over a long valley. The carpet was not yet functional for the 2022-23 ski season. Whitecap has an additional triple chair that is currently dormant, but which Dziuban intends to resurrect.Here is Whitecap’s current trailmap:However, I far prefer this older version, which is my favorite trailmap of all time:Why I interviewed himOur ski areas exist where they do for a reason. That rare mix of hills, reliable precipitation, wintertime cold, a near-enough population, a road to get there. Slopes steep enough but not too steep. Water nearby. Someone with enough cash to run chairlifts up the incline and enough brains to put the whole operation together into a viable business.There are fewer geographic bullseyes of this sort than you may suppose. Look carefully at the map of U.S. ski areas – they are mostly clustered around a few-dozen rarified climate zones. Lake-effect bands or mountain spines or high-altitude nests resting at a desert’s edge. Several dozen have been force-born around large cold-weather cities, of course, bulldozed into existence where cold and water abound but hills are lacking.We all know the epicenters upon which Epic and Ikon have anchored their empires: the Wasatch, Tahoe, the I-70 corridor, the Vermont Spine. But smaller, less celebrated-by-the-masses clusters dot the continent. The Interstate 90 corridor from 49 Degrees North and Mt. Spokane through Schweitzer, Silver Mountain, and Lookout Pass. Mt. Hood, one mountain that is home to four ski areas. Northern New Mexico, where half a dozen ski areas surround the fabled Taos.One of the most reliable of these micro-snowzones is Big Snow Country, a hilly wilderness straddling the border of northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. There, seated west-to-east, are four – once five – ski areas: Whitecap Mountains, Mt. Zion, Big Powderhorn, and Snowriver, which is a union of the once-separate Indianhead and Blackjack ski areas (now known as Jackson Creek Summit and Black River Basin). Seated fewer than a dozen miles above them, brooding and enormous, is Lake Superior, one of the most reliable lake-effect snowmachines on the planet:So much of Midwest skiing is funky and improvisational, a tinkerer’s paradise, where the same spirit that animated 20th century factories willed one of the world’s great ski cultures into existence. There are not many hills around Milwaukee or Minneapolis or Detroit, but there are plenty of ski areas. The people of the Midwest do as they please. But the ski areas of Big Snow Country are different. There is so much skiing here because the terrain and the climate seemed sculpted exactly for it.As a result, the skiing is genuinely sublime. The great tension here is the opposite problem that most of the region’s mobbed ski areas face: great skiing, too few skiers. Big Snow Coun
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Darian LeBlanc This episode is packed with fun conversation with a young, talented star in our sport.  Darian LeBlanc has accomplished so much in her career so far – skiing professionally at Legoland and at Holiday Park, winning Nationals with the Ski-a-Rees, winning the Willa Cook Award, and being a 2-time World Champion member of Team USA.  If you've ever seen Darian swivel, you know she's got long legs, great lines, and loads and loads of talent.  We learn about her roots, her greatest accomplishments, and get some insight into what's next for Darian. Today's sponsors are…..FlymanSkis – custom made jump skis and Featherboard swivel skis at affordable prices.  Get yours at flymanskis.com. The Board Shop – all your summer and winter gear is yours at bswake.com. Follow us on Social Media: Instagram – @theskishowpodcast Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/theskishowpodcast Contact The Ski Show: Email us at [email protected] Leave us a rating and a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ski-show-the-ultimate-show-ski-podcast/id1510243170
Podcast #306 – Killington Brian and Andrea go up to Killington for a Ski Vermont media event, have 2 great days of skiing and report back on the all the details regarding the newly approved Six Peaks Village.
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Rock and Roll HOF Nominees 2023 Special Episode! It's the most wonderful time of the year…nope, the other one, when Sherman and Ski do their annual plunge into the abyss that is the Rock and Roll HOF voting system. For the third straight year, we attempt to predict the less-than-predictable and not only guess what the Hall is 'thinking', but what WE would do with 5 to 7 votes. As we anxiously await the white puffs of smoke to emanate from Cleveland to determine the fate of the artists' HOF status, Sherman casts his 7, Ski casts his 7, and both of them take credit for previous visionary predictions such as Duran Duran (ep #1), the Go-Go's (ep #19), Lionel (ep #17)…man, we are actually right QUITE a bit. It doesn't take a seer to guess that both Sherman & Ski are STOKED about the Joy Division/New Order nomination (ep #13 if you haven't listened) but take a listen to see who else we think will get in this year!
SE4EP11 – Cottonwoods Plow Team: Keeping Our Canyons Open Utah gets a lot of snow! And as skiers and riders, our objective is to get up to the resorts as quickly as possible. But who takes care of that 30 inches of snow that fell overnight? And who mitigates that cornice hanging a thousand of feet above the highway? Last Chair took a ride with the Utah Department of Transportation Cottonwoods plow team, talking with Jake Brown and riding with Shawn Walker on a snowy Big Cottonwood morning.It’s just 13 miles up Little Cottonwood to Alta, 20 through Big Cottonwood to Brighton. But it’s some of the toughest snow terrain in the world. Little Cottonwood Canyon alone has nearly 70 notable avalanche paths which can easily take out a car or plow truck (yes, it has happened).When you walk into the plow shed tucked away in Cottonwood Heights, you are immediately struck by the enormity of the equipment. A fleet of 10 Mack trucks is complemented by two graders, two enormous snow blowers (and not the kind you use on your driveway), a couple snowcats and a handful of huge pickup trucks. Plus, there is an assortment of blades including a pull-behind that can add huge plow power behind the 35-ton Mack trucks. Brown got his start simply applying to a newspaper ad for plow drivers 22 years ago. He was working I-15 for UDOT when after work on a Friday he was told to report to the Cottonwood Canyons two days later to take over a new role. “My first day here was a storm and I got baptized by fire on what it would be like in the Cottonwood Canyons and never looked back,” he recalled. “I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.”Shawn Wright is a Utah native who loves what he does. On a leisurely pre-dawn run up Big Cottonwood, he talks about his love for the state and its recreational resources. He chuckles as he talks about all he and his family do out in nature – “everything but skiing or snowboarding.”Jake and Shawn are typical of the men and women behind the plows. It takes a certain passion to report to the plow shed at 4:00 a.m. to open a road for skiers and snowboarders to get up the canyons.In this episode of Last Chair, you’ll learn about the challenges and the dangers. You’ll hear about trucks getting swept off the road by massive avalanches coming down from thousands of feet above. And you’ll hopefully gain an appreciation for what these crews do for us.If you’ve ever driven up Big or Little Cottonwood Canyon in a snowstorm, this podcast is for you. And even if you’ve dreamed about it! Listen in as Last Chair takes you behind the scenes with the UDOT Cottonwoods Plow Team. <<LINK TO PODCAST>>Here are a few snippets to get you started:Jake, what is it that you and your team do?Our role is to orchestrate and schedule the plows up and down the canyon and also take care of the freeway and all the roads leading to the canyons, basically all the state routes. So our responsibility is to make sure that we have enough people for the heavy equipment and the plows and to make sure that we have enough salt and and make sure that everybody's up and and going and need where they need to be and take on the storm. So we become a weatherman and a kind of a jack of all trades.As a plow driver, what have you seen change in the canyons?Well, we have a canyon road and we have great resorts and we have the Greatest Snow on Earth. And a lot of people like to come to Utah for that reason. And besides minor changes, we really haven't done anything to the road in the last 10 to 20 years. And so we were getting higher traffic volumes. More people wanted to come ski, the resorts were getting more people that wanted to ski their terrain. And so we had to change with it. We had to adapt some of our ways. We did things where we plowed, some of the traffic safety devices, different things such as islands, high-T intersections. We had to install them to make sure that people could flow out of the canyon and people didn't get stuck in traffic because we do have such a high avalanche area in the Cottonwoods.How dangerous is Little Cottonwood Canyon?There are 62 slide paths that can hit the road at any time in Little Cottonwood Canyon. And we've seen a lot of those run. I was actually buried in an avalanche with our communications manager in our pickup truck at Seven Turns. We were up there hauling a snow cat getting ready for avalanche control work that morning. And an avalanche came down and buried our truck completely. So at any time you can be hit by an avalanche. How about Big Cottonwood?Big Cottonwood Canyon? We deal with more what we call bluffs, you know, small
SE4EP11 (Bonus) – Cottonwoods Plow Team: Ride-along with Shawn Wright The Ski Utah Last Chair podcast takes a ride all the way up to Solitude and Brighton in Big Cottonwood Canyon with UDOT Cottonwood plow driver Shawn Wright. A veteran drive, Wright takes us up in a snowstorm riding shotgun in a 30-ton Mack plow truck as he talks about the life of a plow driver and how exhilarating it can be riding the canyons in the dark at 4:00 a.m. on snow mornings.
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Podcast #305 – Greek Peak We love the Indy Pass and with the weather being warm and questionable, Brian and his family had to make a decision. They did and went to Greek Peak in Cortland, NY.
Dan "Jawzz" Jaworski Today we have one of the best tow boat drivers on earth, Dan Jaworski, on the show.  He's been a multiple time National and World Champion, he thrives in any style of boat, he drives for freestyle jump competitions, and in his triple rig seat for Mad-City, he literally does it all.  He's a tactician.  He studies and works at his craft.  He has a long career in show skiing, starting out as a teenager skiing, then he competed in kneeboard on the Bud Pro Tour in the mid-90's, and now you know him as one of the best drivers around.  Tune in to a great conversation today with Dan "Jawzz" Jaworski! Today's sponsors are….FlymanSkis – custom made jump skis and Featherboard swivel skis at affordable prices. Get yours at flymanskis.com.The Board Shop – all the summer and winter gear you would ever want is yours at bswake.com.Championship Awards – owned and operated by Dan Jawzz, they do the very best custom made awards you could imagine.  Get your work or team awards and so much more at Championship Awards. Follow us on Social Media: Instagram – @theskishowpodcast Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/theskishowpodcast Contact The Ski Show: Email us at [email protected] Leave us a rating and a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ski-show-the-ultimate-show-ski-podcast/id1510243170
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Podcast #286 – Putin Snowboards This past week was the first time this summer it felt like winter is possible and real. You know what else helped? A couple of tasty ski movie trailers.
Podcast #287 – Sourdough Ski Credits Well, we've made it through summer. Now it's just a few glorious weeks until ski season. We talk about sourdough, Shawnee Peak name change, Ski Butlers new owners and do you know anything about carbon credits? We try to understand.
Podcast #288 – Chuck Bucket You’re going skiing, awesome. How are you going to transport your skis and snowboards? You’re just going to throw them in your car, like a savage? We’re here to help. There’s a better way, the Chuck Bucket and we chat with the creator Charles McNall. When we started the podcast it was like 60/40 high […]
Podcast #294 – Mike Chait We chat with our pal Mike Chait, Communications Director at Jay Peak about his fascinating story about how he ended up where he's at.
Podcast #299 – A Very Special Ski Bum Podcast It's been a pretty rough start to 2023 and we need to talk about it. At least there is some snow falling out west.
Podcast #300 – Val Thorens How is your ski season going? Did you recently return from an all-inclusive Club Med ski trip in Val Thorens, France? No? Well, at least you can live vicariously through him as he recaps his trip.
Podcast #301 – No Warren Miller Can you believe there will be no new Warren Miller film this year? Does it even really matter at this point? Do ski movies matter? Let's talk about it and figure it out.
Podcast #302 – Private Catz We chat w/ our friends Clarke and Chris about their new business, PrivateCatz, where you can rent a private snow cat to do some epic backcountry skiing at Jones Pass in Colorado.
Podcast #303 – Cannon Brian and Mario meet up with their pal Tim from @SkiRexMedia to spend a day at Cannon Mountain in Franconia, NH.
Podcast #304 – Waterville Valley Did you enjoy our recap of Cannon Mountain and Franconia, NH? Well, we're doing the same thing with Waterville Valley, another Epic Pass resort we visited on our trip to New Hampshire.
Podcast #264 – 100 Slopes of a Lifetime We chat with our new friend Gordy Medroz, author of the new National Geographic book "100 Slopes of a Lifetime."
Podcast #265 – Ski A to Z We chat with our new friend Kimberly Kay Robinson, author of the new book "Ski A to Z."
Podcast #266 – Sir Williiam We chat with our friend Sir Williiam about living the ski bum dream out at Vail and what it was like during covid shutdown.
Podcast #267 – Killington Brian and Andrea recap their first ski trip of the 2021-22 ski season up to Killington, VT.
Podcast #268 – Ho Ho Ho It's almost Christmas and we talk about some of the things we've been doing to get ready.
Podcast #269 – Goodbye, 2021 We're wrapping up the year 2021. We've learned a lot and because of that we're tweaking the algorithm!
Podcast #270 – Nice Butte Mario is back from his NASJA trip to Crested Butte, Colorado and gives us a recap of where he skied and what he did around town.
Podcast #271 – Re-Butte Last episode we spoke with Mario about his recent trip to Crested Butte, Colorado. Now we bring in his partner in crime from the trip, original High Falutin Ski Bum podcast member, Steve, to break it down even further.
Podcast #272 – No Main Topic No main topic, but we figure out how to relieve traffic on I-70 in Colorado, #olympics started in Beijing, PL1 portable backcountry rope tow and Jeff Bezos' yacht needs to move a bridge.
Podcast #273 – Skilympics We know that a lot of people were boycotting watching the Beijing Olympics for a variety of reasons. We get it, but we also love skiing and snowboarding. We checked out some of those events and share our thoughts.
Podcast #274 – Black and Whites In a world with pandemics and lockdowns, we now have new drama in the ski world. Not just whether to but an Epic Pass or Ikon Pass, but looks what's happening at Indy Pass resort Black Mountain and Ski the Whites.
Podcast #275 – Holly Flanders We spoke with 2022 US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame inductee, Holly Flanders.
Podcast #276 – MariOgden Mario is back from his trip to Ogden, Utah where he skied Snowbasin and gives us the lowdown on Eden and Ogden areas.
Podcast #277 – Winding Down The ski and snowboard season is winding down, but there are still plenty to talk about.
Podcast #278 – Ben Ruhl We chat with our new friend Ben Ruhl about his experience as a ski instructor at Gunstock and we help him get an "A" in his "Human Dimensions of Natural Environments" class.
Podcast #279 – The End We're entering the dreaded "almost ski season" time of year, but we are staying positive. This season has been particularly tough on us and now Brian is recovering from covid and Mario is having some work done, so we may be taking a bit of a break.
Podcast #280 – Skiflation Have you noticed that things are more expensive than they were a year ago, two years ago? I know we have, we can barely afford to fuel our yacht. Ski season may be winding down, but we already look to how inflation could affect things next season.
Podcast #281 – Ski the Metaverse Ski season is wrapping up in the meatspace. Well, maybe you haven't thought about it yet, but have you ever considered skiing in the Metaverse?

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Podcast #119: Pacific Group Resorts VP and CMO Christian Knapp To support independent ski journalism, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription. The discounted annual rate is back through March 13, 2023.WhoChristian Knapp, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Pacific Group ResortsRecorded onFebruary 27, 2023About Pacific Group ResortsPacific Group Resorts (PGRI) owns and/or operates six North American ski areas:While they don’t have a single unified pass like Vail Resorts or Mountain Capital Partners, PGRI’s ski areas do offer reciprocity for their passholders, largely through their Mission: Affordable product. Here are the 2022-23 exchanges – the company has not yet released 2023-24 passes:Why I interviewed himThere are more than a dozen companies that own three or more ski areas in North America. The National Ski Areas Association itemizes most of them* here. Everyone knows Vail and Aspen, whether they ski or not. The next tier is a little more insider, but not much: Alterra, Boyne, Powdr. These are the ski companies with national footprints and Ikon Pass headliner resorts. If skiers haven’t heard of these companies, they’re familiar with Mammoth and Big Sky and Snowbird. Everything else on the list is regionally dense: Invision Capital’s three California ski areas (Mountain High, Dodge Ridge, China Peak); Wisconsin Resorts six Midwestern bumps (Alpine Valley, Pine Knob, Mt. Holly, and Bittersweet in Michigan; Alpine Valley in Wisconsin; and Searchmont in Ontario); the State of New York’s Belleayre, Gore, and Whiteface. Some – like Midwest Family Ski Resorts’ trio of gigantors – align with Indy Pass, while others stand alone, with a pass just for their mountains, like Mountain Capital Partners’ Power Pass.PGRI doesn’t fit any of these templates. The company has a national footprint, with properties stretching from coastal BC to New Hampshire, but no national pass presence (at least before the company inherited Jay Peak’s Indy Pass membership). Its properties’ season passes sort of work together but sort of don’t. It’s all a little strange: a small ski area operator, based in Park City, whose nearest ski area is more than a 400-mile drive away, on the edge of Colorado’s Grand Mesa. PGRI is built like a regional operator, but its ski areas are scattered across the continent, including in improbable-seeming locales such as Maryland and Virginia.Despite the constant facile reminders that American Skiing Company and SKI failed, small conglomerates such as PGRI are likely the future of skiing. Owning multiple resorts in multiple regions is the best kind of weather insurance. Scale builds appeal both for national pass coalitions and for banks, who often control the cash register. A larger company can build a talent pipeline to shift people around and advance their careers, which often improves retention, creating, in turn, a better ski experience. Or so the theories go. Independence will always have advantages, and consolidation its pitfalls, but the grouping together of ski resorts is not going away. So let’s talk to one of the companies actively growing on its own terms, in its own way, and setting a new template for what corporate skiing balanced with local control can look like.*Missing from the NSAA’s list is the Schmitz Brothers trio of Wisconsin ski areas: Little Switzerland, Nordic Mountain, and The Rock Snow Park; the list also includes Sun Valley and Snowbasin, which are jointly owned by the Holding Family, but excludes the other two-resort groups around the country: Berkshire East/Catamount, Labrador/Song, 49 Degrees North/Silver Mountain, Homewood/Red Lodge, Perfect North/Timberline, and Mission Ridge/Blacktail – there may be others).What we talked aboutThe bomber western winter; closing Wintergreen early; the existential importance of Eastern snowmaking; why Mid-Atlantic ski resorts are such great businesses; growing up in the ski industry; Mt. Bachelor in the ‘90s; Breck in the early Vail days; why founding the Mountain Collective was harder than you probably think; the surprising mountain that helped start but never joined the pass; how essential the existence of Mountain Collective was to Ikon Pass; why Ikon didn’t kill Mountain Collective; the origins and structure of Pacific Group Resorts (PGRI); reviving the historically troubled Ragged Mountain; the two things that PGRI did differently from previous owners to finally help Ragged succeed; the Mission: Affordable pass suite; how Jay Peak turbocharged reciprocity between the company’s resorts; how reciprocity for Jay Peak may shape up for 2023-2
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SE4:EP10 – Dr. McKenzie Skiles: Science of Snowmelt As skiers and riders, we hate to think of melting snow. But to Dr. McKenzie Skiles, snow melt is the lifeblood of existence in the mountain west. Last Chair ventured up Little Cottonwood Canyon to join Dr. Skiles in a three-meter deep snow pit to talk about snow melt, the impact of desert dust and what the future holds in store.An Alaskan native who started skiing when she was two, Skiles had a long fascination with snow. She chose the University of Utah for college because of the snow-covered Wasatch. And when she learned there was a course of study in snow hydrology, she was hooked. She also discovered the Utah backcountry, bought a split board, and ultimately decided this was the place to stay.Today, as an assistant professor in the U’s Geography Department, her passion is the study of snow – its water content, factors that influence the actual melt and how that water makes it’s way through creeks and rivers down to life-giving reservoirs. Her research facility is a short skin up the lower flanks of Cardiff Peak across from Alta to the Atwater Study Plot, named for Monty Atwater, the father of avalanche safety. The study area is cordoned off from passing skiers and snow shoers to preserve the natural snowfall. A meteorological tower contains an array of instruments. And measuring devices in the snow weigh the snow pillow to gauge water content.Once a week or more, Skiles and student assistants head up the trail to dig a snow pit, taking a variety of measurements of snow cores and evaluating dark layers of dust in the snow white walls. The information is carefully analyzed on site and back at their University of Utah lab.The thought of melting snow is something we all hope is many months out. But this episode of Last Chair provides some fascinating insights into how our snowfall turns into water and fuels our lives here in the mountain west. Here’s a sampling of the interview. Listen in to Last Chair to learn more. <<LINK TO PODCAST>>McKenzie, what is the Atwater Study Plot?Atwater is a snow energy balance study plot where we are measuring how the snow accumulates and how it melts out and what is controlling the rates of those processes.What do you do as a snow hydrologist?I am really interested in snow after it falls to the ground and I want to be able to assess how much water is held to snow in the mountains. And, very importantly, when that is going to be available as water downstream. So when and how fast will that snow melt? And that's really critical here in Utah and over the whole Western us, because up to 80% of our surface water comes from snow annually. So it's a really critical component of the water cycle in the west.How did you get into the field?I was interested in studying climate and the impacts of climate on snow cover in particular. But I didn't really know that snow hydrology and studying snow was a career path you could have until I went to school at the University of Utah. My graduate advisor who was a snow hydrologist, and as soon as I figured out that was a job you could have, I didn't really ever look back.How do you evaluate the particulates on the snow?Actually you can see a dust layer in this snow pit, it's pretty varied. So we're weighing the total amount of dust that's in the snow pack. We get multiple dust events through the winter and then they get buried by snowfall. And so there are these individual dark layers within the snow pit. So we can track those individual dust layers, but then they don't get carried away in the meltwater they combine at the surface as snow melts. And that is a compounding effect where each layer sort of comes to the surface, the surface just gets darker and darker, accelerating absorption of sunlight and snow melt.What’s a good melting pattern in the spring?The ideal scenario is that as days get longer and sunlight gets more intense in the spring and into the summer, that we get a gradual melt. We want snow to come out slowly. And what that allows us to do is to capture it downstream. It allows it to infiltrate into the soils and it avoids flooding. And if you have some sort of event like a big dust deposition event or sort of multiple really warm days in a row or something like a rain on snow event, you can have really rapid melt. And when you get really rapid melt, it can lead to flooding downstream – so too much of a good thing at once.Are others working in unison with you?There are very talented and dedicated scientists that work here in Utah looking at this issue spanning institutions: Utah State, University of Utah, BYU. It's sort of an all hands on deck situation. The
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The State of Show Skiing Today we talk about a TON of great topics relevant to show skiing today.  We have special guest David Rezin on the show and we literally talk shop for an hour.  To help you navigate the various topics in this episode, we break down the times and topics for you here…6:58 Major sponsor shout out.  Please listen and support these fellow show skiers.16:24 Boat Insurance22:30 D2 Nationals28:48 Individual Competitions36:40 World Tournament topics (individuals, duration between Worlds, boats, roster size, Australia 2025, Worlds 2027)46:20 Scoring System52:55 Nationals Host Sites58:20 Overall state of Show SkiingThank you to our awesome episode and Awards Show Sponsors…FlymanSkis – flymanskis.comThe Lake Lovers Club – lakeloversclub.comThe Board Shop – bswake.comSwivulator – swivulator.comChampionship AwardsFollow us on Social Media: Instagram – @theskishowpodcast Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/theskishowpodcast Contact The Ski Show: Email us at [email protected] Leave us a rating and a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ski-show-the-ultimate-show-ski-podcast/id1510243170
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Adrian Ballinger: Putting Work Into Fun Welcome back to the Next Level Skiing podcast, brought to you by Wagner Skis. Adrian Ballinger is one of the most knowledgable people out on the mountains today. He is a triple threat: lifelong skier, veteran on technical rock, and a master at high altitude descent. He is one of the world’s top ski mountaineer. He has many accomplishments under his belt.  He has summited Everest and K2 without supplemental oxygen, was the first to ski descent of Manaslu (8th tallest peak in world) from the summit, founded Alpenglow Expeditions (which now takes 6000+ people a year skiing, climbing and mountaineering), and has had seventeen summits of 8000-meter peaks. In May of 2022, he became the first person to ski from Makalu (in the Mahalangur Himalayas) which is the fifth highest peak in the world. I had the pleasure of chatting with Adrian about his three attempts on Makalu, his risk tolerance now that he’s a new father, and how to make sure the first turn is perfect. Topics: [01:36] Adrian’s introduction [03:17] How Adrian got started and a snapshot of his career  [12:50] Skiing Makalu [20:40] Risk tolerance [25:10] The mental and physical limitations of being so high up    [32:15] The idea that it’s okay to back off   [34:00] Practice everything  [37:00] Switching mindsets and cherishing the mundane [42:30] Conclusion       Resources: Adrian Ballinger Wagner Custom Skis
Podcast #118: Eaglecrest, Alaska General Manager Dave Scanlan This podcast hit paid subscribers’ inboxes on Feb. 22. It dropped for free subscribers on Feb. 25. To receive future pods as soon as they’re live, and to support independent ski journalism, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription.WhoDave Scanlan, General Manager of Eaglecrest, AlaskaRecorded onFebruary 13, 2023About EaglecrestClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: The City of JuneauLocated in: Juneau, AlaskaYear founded: 1975Pass affiliations: Indy Pass, Powder Alliance, Freedom PassReciprocal partners:* 3 days each at: Anthony Lakes, Diamond Peak, Hilltop, Hogadon Basin, Lookout Pass, Monarch Mountain, Mount Bohemia, Mount Sima, Mount Ashland, Skeetawk, Skiland* 1 unguided day at Silverton* Eaglecrest has one of the most extensive reciprocal networks in America. Here’s an overview of everything that’s included in a season pass, which debuted for this season at $576. While there’s a ton of overlap, adding an Indy Pass onto this would give you another 50-plus ski areas:Closest neighboring ski areas: Eaglecrest’s website reminds us that “There are no roads into Juneau, Alaska— you have to live here, fly, or ferry to experience this powder paradise.” There are no other ski areas nearby. So stay for a few days and enjoy it.Base elevation: 1,130 feetSummit elevation: 2,750 feetVertical drop: 1,620 feetSkiable Acres: 640Average annual snowfall: 350 inchesTrail count: 36 (40% advanced/expert, 40% intermediate, 20% beginner)Lift count: 4 doubles – Eaglecrest also plans to add a pulse gondola, which will likely be ready for the 2025 summer season and 2025-26 ski season.Why I interviewed himThis podcast started, as so many of them do, with me asking one question: what is going on here?Every ski area is different, but some are more different than others. Mount Bohemia, with its complete absence of grooming and snowmaking and $109 season pass. Perfect North, which sits on southern Indiana farmland but processes more than 10,000 skiers on a busy day and employs 1,200 workers in the winter – bigger numbers than some Western alphas. Black Mountain of Maine, which, over the past decade, has undergone the largest expansion of any New England ski area – with zero promotion, masterplanning, or fanfare.And here’s Eaglecrest. This ski area up in Alaska. But not just regular Alaska. Isolated coastal Alaska. Where roads don’t go. You have to fly or take a ferry. There, for some reason, is where the 49th state chose to locate its capital, Juneau. The state’s residents have voted many times to move the capital. But it remains. It is a gorgeous place, mountains launching dramatically from the water. There are 31,000 people there. And one ski area. Eaglecrest is big enough to stir curiosity, but not big enough to draw skiers in volume from the mainland, who have dozens of larger ski areas to bounce between. It is an Indy Pass member, a Freedom Pass member, a Powder Alliance member. It has a dozen reciprocal partnerships besides. Almost anyone can ski there – almost no one does. So what is this place? This city-owned ski area at the end of civilization? And what does it want to be? And how does it plan to get there?I had questions. Scanlan had answers. This is a good one.What we talked aboutFifteen straight days of snow is just how they roll in Southern Alaska; the Pineapple Express; if you think Alaska is all dark and subzero weather, think again; skiing in fishing gear; “we don’t have the big testosterone bro-brah attitude”; is Juneau ski bum paradise?; where a crowd on a Saturday pow day is a dozen early-risers ahead of you in the maze; Midwest pride; bump skiing at Wilmot; when “you fall in love with it not for the hype of a p
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Ep. 36 Advance your mountain biking skills in Southwest Colorado at the Zuma Bike Ranch Ride bikes, not horses at this new type of Ranch in Southwest Colorado. On this podcast, we are joined by Jake from Zuma Bike Ranch from the southwest corners area of Colorado.
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This week I have the second part of a 2 part interview I did in the autumn with Stuart Bernard of Ski Focus.

Stuart splits his time between working in the snow domes in the UK and skiing with clients in Tignes.

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52 – Stuart Bernard, Ski Focus – Part 2 Welcome to episode 52 of the podcast.  

This week I have the second part of a 2 part interview I did in the autumn with Stuart Bernard of Ski Focus.

Stuart splits his time between working in the snow domes in the UK and skiing with clients in Tignes.

We chatted about the value of indoor practice, bumps, marketing and more on bad backs and mental approaches to skiing.

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Mark Morris: An Ambassador To Life Welcome back to the Next Level Skiing podcast, brought to you by Wagner Skis. Today I’m talking with rock star Mark Morris. He talks about the connection between his music and the mountains. He teaches us how he tries to be a good ambassador for life. Mark talks about trail running, how he comes up with his songs, and how he improved as a skier and as a musician. There are many ways that music and skiing overlap. Between connecting in a spiritual way to the importance of practice, Mark shares how his passions intersect throughout his life. Topics: [01:41] Mark’s introduction [03:41] How Mark got started on skis [09:15] Learning how to improve skills with exposure  [11:44] Getting into music [16:05] How music and skiing overlap [31:00] Trail running techniques    [33:00] On the “runner’s high” [36:15] How music and skiing have enriched Mark’s life [40:48] Conclusion   Resources: Mark Morris’ Website Wagner Custom Skis
Podcast #117: Holiday Valley President and General Manager Dennis Eshbaugh The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and to support my work, please consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.WhoDennis Eshbaugh, President and General Manager of Holiday Valley, New YorkRecorded onFebruary 13, 2023About Holiday ValleyClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: Win-Sum Ski Corp, which Holiday Valley’s website describes as “a closely held corporation owned by a small number of stockholders.”Year founded: 1958Pass affiliations: NoneLocated in: Ellicottville, New YorkClosest neighboring ski areas: Holimont (3 minutes), Kissing Bridge (38 minutes), Cockaigne (45 minutes), Buffalo Ski Center (48 minutes), Swain (1 hour, 15 minutes), Peek’N Peak (1 hour, 15 minutes)Base elevation: 1,500 feetSummit elevation: 2,250 feetVertical drop: 750 feetSkiable Acres: 290Average annual snowfall: 180 inchesTrail count: 84 (4 glades, 1 expert, 21 advanced, 21 intermediate, 32 beginner, 5 terrain parks) – the official glade number is a massive undercount, as nearly all of the trees at Holiday Valley are well-spaced and skiable (the trailmap below notes that “woods are available to expert skiers and riders and are not open, closed, or marked”).Lift count: 13­­ (4 high-speed quads, 7 fixed-grip quads, 2 surface lifts) – a high-speed six-pack will replace the Mardis Gras high-speed quad this sumer.Uphill capacity: 23,850 people per hourWhy I interviewed himWestern New York is one of the most important ski markets in America. Orbiting a vast wilderness zone of hilly lake-effect are the cities of Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Cleveland, and, farther out but still relevant to the market, Pittsburgh. That’s more than 20 million people, as Eshbaugh notes in our conversation. They all need somewhere to ski. They don’t have big mountains, but they do have options. In Western New York alone: Peek’n Peak, Cockaigne, Kissing Bridge, Buffalo Ski Club, Bristol, Hunt Hollow, Swain, Holiday Valley, Holimont, and a half-dozen-ish surface-lift outfits hyper-focused on beginners.It’s one of the world’s great new-skier factories. Skiers learn here and voyage to the Great Out There. From these metro regions, skiers can get anywhere else quickly. At least four daily flights connect Cleveland and Denver – you can leave your house in the evening and catch first chair at Keystone or Copper the following morning. But sometimes local is good, especially when you start stacking kids in the backseat and your airplane bill ticks past four digits.Set the GPS for Holiday Valley. In a region of ski areas, this is a ski resort. The terrain is varied and expansive. Downtown Ellicottville, a Rust Belt industrial refugee that has remade itself as one of the East’s great resort towns, is minutes away. The mountain is easy enough to get to (in the way that anything off-interstate is an easy-ish pain in the ass requiring some patience with two-lane state highways and their poke-along drivers). And lift tickets are affordable, topping out at $87 for an eight-hour session.As a business, Holiday Valley is one of the most well-regarded independent ski areas in the country, on the level of Wachusett or Whitefish or Smugglers’ Notch. But it wasn’t the inevitable King of Western New York. When Eshbaugh showed up in 1975, the place was a backwater, with a handful of double chairs and T-bars and a couple dozen runs. It took decades to build the machine. But for at least the past 20 years, Holiday Valley has led all New York ski areas in annual visits, keeping company with New England monsters Mount Snow and Sunday River at around half a million skiers per season. That’s incredible. I wanted to learn how they did it, and how they keep doing it, even as the ski world evolves rapidly around them.What we talked aboutThe wild Western New York winter; what’s driving record business to Holiday Valley; the busiest ski area in New York State; learning from Sam Walton in the best possible way; competing with Colorado; the history and remaking of Ellicotville; from ski school instructor to resort president; staying at one employer for nearly five decades; who owns Holiday Valley and how committed they are to independence; a brief history of the ski area; setting season pass prices at $1,000 in the megapass era – “we have 10,000 buyers of these other pass programs as well”; the impor

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