About The Show
High Falutin’ Ski Bums is a weekly podcast embracing the snow industry, luxury living, and common dreams of living a ski bum life. Shows focus on skiing, snowboarding, the snow industry, marijuana legalization, interviews, and strangely interesting topics. This informative and entertaining show is hosted by creators Brian and Mario.
The inception of the show began after countless drives from New Jersey to Vermont for ski weekends when Brian and Mario would chat about a wide range topics. Months later, these two bums just decided to start recording and the podcast was born. It is about their love of skiing and ski culture that they share with listeners with their own flavor, opinions and experiences added for a great show.
Meet The Hosts
Brian (Host/Creator) – Growing up in New Jersey to frugal immigrant parents with minimal athletic ability, Brian didn’t have a ton of exposure to skiing. Sure, there was the occasional school trips to Shawnee Mountain or Mountain Creek, but it wasn’t until Brian was an actual grown-up and began dating a phenomenal skier that he got to go on a proper ski trip and experience real ski culture.
Nothing has been the same since that trip to Lake Tahoe. Since then Brian has been completely obsessed with skiing and trying to live that ski bum dream, having skied all over the world, from local hills in Pennsylvania and Vermont to Jackson Hole to Telluride to Zermatt to Ishgl, Austria.
Growing up on Long Island didn’t Mario’s lifestyle didn’t allow for much snow skiing, but after meeting up with new friends at college in Buffalo (NY), he took to skiing at age 18. Nicknamed affectionately as ‘Cannonball’ by his friends, Mario was great at skiing into everything on the mountain. With much determination and pain, he eventually learned how to turn, stop, and ski with some degree of skill. After humble beginnings of night skiing and small mountains around Buffalo (NY), Boone (NC), and Vernon (NJ), he’s since moved on to ski all over the US, Canada, and Europe. Originally living in NJ near Brian when the podcast started, Mario is now living in sunny FL traveling to exotic ski destinations wherever the snow calls him.
We share our drinks of the day as apres (after) ski ritual that we’re used to after a long ski day. Now that translates into apres anything as we share our thoughts on craft beer, whiskey, bourbon, wine, or anything we decide to drink during our podcast.
Take a ride in the Ganjala (not a gondola) where we sharing advice from our super fan, Frank. We share Frank’s special Bean of the week as the marijuana recommendation of interesting knowledge to fans. In addition we cover current topics on cannabis legalization and interesting related stories for the week.
No matter if it’s the dead of winter for the US, Canada, and Europe or the opposite dead of winter for South America, Australia, and New Zealand, there’s always news to be had for skiing, snowboarding, resorts, and the snow industry.
We keep it fresh whether it’s an interview, interesting topic, or just the bums shooting the breeze.
Under The Ropes
Stupid news, strange stories, and off the wall comments keep this one of the more open and interesting sections of the show.
Email: [email protected]
Episodes are taped and released weekly with the run time of about 60-90 minutes long.
Where to Listen and Watch
Episodes are posted weekly to iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, YouTube, and elsewhere. See Download and Subscribe links.
We are known as skibumpodcast on Instagram/ IGTV, Twitter, Facebook, Patreon, and Tumblr.
Friends of the Podcast
One thing you realize when you start a podcast is how many like-minded people are out there and we’ve been fortunate enough to connect with some of them. Here’s the list of some of our pals…
- Rich Stoner, All About ApresBorn from countless hours in the car on ski trips, All About Après is all about the experience you share with family and friends on and off the mountain. We have a fun and comfortable line of clothing, focusing on our very mantra of working hard and celebrating your accomplishments with friends and family. We also strive to provide our readers with fun places to play and things to do when the lifts stop spinning for the day. Ultimately, we are fully devoted to our fondness of the outdoors and the smiles and happiness that takes place when we share those experiences with others. www.allaboutapresski.com @allaboutapres
- Matt Pepin, Sports Editor of the Boston Globe
As current sports editor of the Boston Globe and good friend of the podcast Matt is occasionally on the podcast and we try to meet up with in Boston once a year. Matt also shares his love of skiing in his newsletter “It’s All Downhill From Here” and mentioned us in an article from the globe ‘Eight podcast recommendations for your Thanksgiving Roadtrip’, Boston Globe, November 21, 2017