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.
We chat with our pal Doug Fish, founder of the Indy Pass and Snowvana Festival in Portland, OR.
For most of us, ski season has just kicked off or is about to kick off. Have you picked up any new ski or snowboard gear to help enhance the experience? We had a call with some of our fellow NASJA members and got the scoop on some new products and information that might help you have an even better ski or snowboard season.
We've been talking about the Snowbound Expo for a few weeks now and we want to provide some details about what's going on.
We chat with our new friend Andrew Steven, host of the "Trail Weight" podcast which is releasing its second season today October 17th.
We chat with our friend Kimberly Kay Robinson. She is the author of "Ski A to Z," a beautifully illustrated book for both new skiers and experts alike. If you're in the UK, go see her at the National Snow Show in Birmingham October 15-16.
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 […]
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.
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.
Yup, it's still hot, but some spicy ski news is starting to come out. Just remember, what you do now will manifest in the winter.
It's the middle of summer, it's super hot, but the work you put in now will be in full bloom for ski season.
We chat with our new friend Team USA speedskier Jacob Perkins.
Nobody wants to ski in the Metaverse until they have to. We check where you can ski in 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?
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.
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.
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.
The ski and snowboard season is winding down, but there are still plenty to talk about.
Mario is back from his trip to Ogden, Utah where he skied Snowbasin and gives us the lowdown on Eden and Ogden areas.
We spoke with 2022 US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame inductee, Holly Flanders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We're wrapping up the year 2021. We've learned a lot and because of that we're tweaking the algorithm!
It's almost Christmas and we talk about some of the things we've been doing to get ready.
Brian and Andrea recap their first ski trip of the 2021-22 ski season up to Killington, VT.
We chat with our friend Sir Williiam about living the ski bum dream out at Vail and what it was like during covid shutdown.
We chat with our new friend Kimberly Kay Robinson, author of the new book "Ski A to Z."
We chat with our new friend Gordy Medroz, author of the new National Geographic book "100 Slopes of a Lifetime."
November feels like a month-long Christmas Eve for skiers and riders. Snow is falling, resorts are opening and plenty of ski and snowboard movies are being released. Two that caught our eyes these past few weeks were "The Ultimate Run" and "Dear Rider,".
We chat with our pal Clarke Nash, a former attorney, now backcountry guide in Colorado. He’s just started a new business called backcountryinstruction.com where you can learn what you know need to know to safely get into the backcountry. You didn’t know Shaq loved to ski? iTunes – Subscribe and rate the podcast Spotify – […]
Once the snow starts falling we get giddy, giddy for snow cats. What skier or snowboarder wouldn't want to ride in one? We talk about the big Sno Cat Jamboree in Oregon and other ways to get in a cat.
We are Indy Pass fanboys. We're not going to hide it. This past week, Indy Ski Pass and Teton Gravity Research released "In Pursuit of Soul" featuring 12 independent resorts around the USA. We just watched it and we want to talk about it.
Skiing is becoming more Disney-fied. Just over the past few weeks, several Powdr-owned resorts have announced that they will implement a "Fast Tracks" plan. What is that? To sum it up, pay more to avoid the lift lines. Mario and Brian discuss the pros and cons.
Beer that's too alcoholic, Taco Bell subscription plan and cheesecake tater tots.
September is over, so what's going to happen this season? Where are we going, what are we doing? We've locked in our Indy Passes and it's almost go-time. Who needs new skis and gear? Better get it soon before it's too late.
We've already crossed over into the beautiful pre-ski season of fall and you still haven't picked up your season pass? The good folks at OnTheSnow put together a nice breakdown of the big 4 passes and the benefits.
How did you do with your summer reading? I'm still behind a few books that I was hoping to read in summer 2019, but there was one book I made sure that I finished in summer 2021. It was "30 Years in a White Haze" written by our friends and former podcast guests Dan Egan and Eric Wilbur. Brian finally gets a chance to do his book report.
We chat with our friend Matt Pepin, Sports Editor for the Boston Globe and talk this upcoming ski season and hear about his new role at The New England Ski Journal.
We chat with our friend Abe Maynard from The Ski System. You're not going to ski your legs into shape, bro. Abe will help you get in killer ski shape and have your best season yet.
We chat with our new friend Kera from @charcuteski to help you level up your on-mountain charcuterie game.
We chat with our friend Doug Fish, founder of the Indy Pass, the summer Advent Calendar for Skiers and Snowboarders.
We talk up New Hampshire, can cardboard beds stop Olympic love and ethically-sourced cocaine is all the rage.
It's the middle of summer and it's been a hot second since we've put out a podcast. What have we been doing? Well, that's what we're going to tell you about.
New Under the Ropes #podcast is live - a cannabis pizzeria in NYC with 400mg dinner and former cop arrested for doing cocaine off naked Playboy model team up on #OnlyFans.
We chat with our friend Ryan from Till I Die based in Killington, VT. He tells about his crazy covid year and his Full Send Summer festival going down July 10th in Astoria, Queens, NYC. We also smell a few candles.
We spitball some ideas on climate change ideas alongside Climate Collaborative Charter. Also @killingtonmtn announces return of @FIS Killington Cup, @IndySkiPass to unveil 2 additional resorts and Jeff Bezos Eats the Great Works of Art in Space.
New Under the Ropes #podcast is live - alcohol makes you dumb, man won't make love without a mask, hell hath no fury like a divorced woman trying to get her yacht and Putin keeps lighting the lamp.
Could you imagine starting a company the year of COVID? What about a ski company in Canada without the pleasure of Americans? Well these folks did it - meet Adam, Cam and Becky from Paradise Skis out of Calgary, AB, Canada. They've got a great origin story and we're happy to share it with you!
Here's a story that caught a lot of people's attention. The folks at high falutin Yellowstone Club have decided they're going to start making snow out of sewage...interesting. Headlines are great and grabbing attention, but what exactly is going on here. We take a closer look.
It's that time of year, where a skier must look in the mirror and figure out what to do once those skis get put away for the season. Mario and Brian come to grips and discuss their summer plans which involve biking and more biking.
We chat with our new friends Matt and Maria from Spot, a new kind of insurance that can benefit skiers and snowboarders.
We chat with out friend Tim Meyer from Ski Rex Media about what this ski season was like in Vermont.
We talk about bidets (again), California-King-sized bath tubs, man drinks only beer for lent, New York to legalize #cannabis (finally), lifeguards in LA making over $300k and we prepare our first #NFT.
Brian is back from his trip out to Colorado and we get to hear all about it.
We chat with our new friend, Eric Hui, Founder and CEO of Terracea.
Can you believe it's been a year that we've been in this covid lockdown? Your pals take a look back at some of best things, the dumbest things and what we would have done different during the pandemic.
We chat with our new friend Abe Maynard, founder of the Ski System, a new training system for skiers.
Mario recaps his trip to Ogden, Utah, where he skied Powder Mountain and Snowbasin. Skiers are better people iTunes – Subscribe and rate the podcast Spotify – Subscribe and rate the podcast RSS – Add the High Falutin Ski Bums Podcast feed to your RSS aggregator MP3 – Direct Download Vallon Use “Skibum15” at checkout […]
Anal swabs, sauerkraut and Ice Cube buying bitcoin in 1992.
We chat w/ our pal Matt Pepin from the @BGlobeSports. Also, Litte Cottonwood @SkiUtah gets pummeled w/ snow closing 210, new resorts get added to @IndySkiPass, #covid19 tests required in Austrian @ski resorts and Brian gets a little too excited about the @scorpions "Winds of Change."
We chat with Eric Wilbur, sports columnist for boston.com, editor of the New England Ski Journal, high school journalism teacher, and co-author of "30 Years in a White Haze" with some guy named Dan Egan.
People who probably never drink Anchor Steam beer are upset that Anchor Steam changed their labels for the first time in 125 years, $300,000 pet fish and New Jersey screws up marijuana legalization (because of course they did).
Interview with Jason Levinthal of JSkis
We check out Putin's new Black Sea palace, rent a person who does nothing, Columbia is having trouble with Escobar's hippos and psilocybin cotton candy?
Let's recap Mario's wonderful trip to Ober Gatlinburg. The hills are alive with the sounds of ski bums.
We chat with Dan Egan, Hall of Fame skier, author and all-around great guy. He's got a new book "30 Years in a White Haze" coming out in February.
Japanese kit kats, KFC taking over gaming world w/ @kfcgaming @coolermaster gaming console and "I Love You Colonel Sanders" dating simulation game, @russellokung to be the first pro athelete to be paid in #bitcoin, 100-year anniversary of prohibition & don't leave #marijuana edibles out for kids.
We chat with our friend Cassie Cassidy, editor for the North American portals for onthesnow.com.
2020 is mercifully coming to a close & we're sharing our best interview of the year. Here's our chat w/ the gentlemen behind "Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story," (@warrenmillerdoc) director @PatrickCreadon, producer Jeff Conroy(@opjeffroy) & ski legend Dan Egan(@SkiClinics).
Just ahead of #SantaClaus, our new Under the Ropes #podcast is live! We talk about @leafly #cannabis strain of the year #Runtz, @GuyFieri Trash Can Nachos which could be a perfect in-car #ApresSki meal, pythons in the Everglades and we invent a hot bladder thermos (call us @Camelbak).
New #podcast is live - we chat w/ Lindsay DesLauriers, President of @boltonvalley. Also @VailResorts already cancelling reservations, John Egan fired from @Sugarbush_VT, #ski patrollers forced to shave their beards & rent a super yacht to #heliski volcanos?!
We talk about the @benandjerrys Vermonster swap the bananas for chorizo, we pitch a @starwars Lando Calrissian spin-off franchise series, we go yacht window shopping and Forrest Fenn's treasure finder, finally revealed.
Interview with Alyssa Giacobbe - Journalist for Boston Magazine, 'COVID vs The Ski Industry' article.
The holiday season is upon us and sometimes we just don't know what gifts to get the skiers & snowboarders in our lives. We've come up with a few fun and unique ideas to enhance the stoke under your tree.
Skiing is the topic today in speaking with our friend Shannon Dunfey-Ball Marketing & Communications Manager at Ski NH.
Lets talk about backcountry skiing with our new buddy Clarke!
This ski season is going to be like no other. With all the new restrictions and protocols. It's not going to be a year to wing-it and chase powder. Unfortunately, there's going to have be a little more planning required. Want to know what you'll need to do? Listen to our chat with Adam White, the Director of Communications for Ski Vermont.
With the 2020 election never ending, the real question is, will skiing be great again this year? Well, we speak to our buddy Tom from Ober Gatlinburg where the hills are alive with snow!
What to do, what to do. In our attempt for full ski-bummery Mario and I have been informed that we are both working full-time remote until at least April. If we need to stay on the east coast, where do we go?
It's an understatement to that there's so much uncertainty in the world right now. Whether it's covid, the US Presidential election or how La Nina will affect ski & snowboard season, so much is up in the air right now. We've been so overwhelmed, we couldn't even come up with a real topic. Don't worry friends, the snow has already started to fall and we're going to find a way to get through this.
As if 2020 hasn't had a large enough swath of destruction. Last week it was announced that our beloved Powder Magazine is going to be shuttering in November. Why did this happen and how are we responsible?
We chat with our new friend Doug Fish, founder of the Indy Ski Pass.
We chat with our friend Hugh, the VP of Sales & Marketing at Big Snow, the first indoor ski resort in North America.
What is ski season going to be like this year? It's a good thing we already have facemasks and goggles, because resorts are starting to announce their requirements to ski and snowboard this winter. One thing, for sure, it's not going to be the chill experience we're used to, but at least we'll be on the snow.
We have the honor of speaking with Benjamin Alexander, who is attempting to be Jamaica’s first alpine skiing Olympian. He has an unbelievable story that we think you will love to hear.
We chat with our friend Tim from Ski Rex Media.
How have you been spending your summer? Have been going to the beach and getting a nice tan? As a skier and snowboarder you should have been figuring out what pass you are going to get. Don't worry, it's not too late.
What is the perfect ski town to live in? The answer is not the same for everyone. Want to be somewhere remote or prefer to have a greater social scene? We've decided to put together an algorithm to help start you on your way to finding the perfect ski town for you to live in.
It's impossible to find a skier or snowboarder who hasn't been inspired by the work of Warren Miller. A recent documentary has just been released about Warren and his incredible life, including conversations with Warren conducted shortly before his passing away in 2018. We had the pleasure of interviewing three folks who instrumental in the making of the film, Director Patrick Creadon, Producer Jeff Conroy and ski pioneer and Warren Miller film star Dan Egan.
As skiers, summer always sucks. 2020 has also been a special sort of awful for most people with the potential for WW3, the pandemic, the looters, the riots, then insert your own personal hardships. One thing we have to remember is that we're all in this together.
With the past ski season cut short and the upcoming season being planned, we have a chat with our friend Anelise from Ski Utah.
In these crazy times, we all could use a little something to take the edge off. Imagine being able to go back in time and tell your high school self that marijuana would be recreationally legal in almost 20% of states and roughly 50% for medical, it would've blown your pimply, hormone-overloaded mind! Mario lives in one of those fine states and just got his medical card and tells the story.
It's a crazy time now with the panademic, riots, police violence, job losses and whatever else happened between me typing this and when this gets posted (I think something from outer space is coming out way...makes sense). It's hard to understand when we should talk about skiing again. I guess the answer is today, since that's what we're going to talk about.
The virus, the quarantine, the riots, whatever happens tonight, it's all kinda crazy right now. Everyday you wake up and have no idea what new unthinkable thing is going to go down today. Two of the only things that has remained "normal" during the past few months has been beer consumption and podcasting. With that common ground, we chat with Jon and Harrison from Drinking Socially - The Official Untappd Podcast.
What would you tell a younger version of yourself if you could? We don't currently have that option, but we do have a friend, Mike, from Get Stoked Productions and Till I Die. He's only a college sophomore, but he's skiing, biking and hustling to create the life a lot of us sellouts can only dream about. We chat with him, give him terrible advice and hear about who he's working with and what he's working on.
Life under quarantine has been rough for us skiers and snowboarders, who would much rather be out on the slopes. Some folks are finding ways to stop feeling sorry for themselves and finding ways to help others. One of those people, is our buddy Steve who helped his company pivot to making hand sanitizers to help hospitals and essential workers.
The end to this ski season was so abrupt, it left almost all skiers yearning for more. Now with covid-19 still running rampant, what is a skier to do to fill the void? Enter the Aero Ski - the low impact, full-body cardio workout that’s just like skiing. Brian picked one of these up and has put together his first impressions about using this new device.
What will the world look like after Coronavirus? What will it be like to ski in great places? We imagine what it will be like if we were to go to some of our favorite ski areas after the ski areas re-open.
Since @galgadot sang #Imagine and pretty much ended #covid19, your pals Brian and Mario have decided to do our own rendition called "Skimagine." Well, not exactly. Life in quarantine is becoming the new normal. What are you doing with your time? Learning a new skill, binging Netflix, starting a podcast? Things will return to normal, so hopefully you're preparing for that. Find out what we're up to until we can finally get back on the slopes.
Episode 204 and we're looking at a great way to connect with other ski minded people through the use of the Skibuds app. Today we chat with Stephen as we ask questions on how he got started, coding the app, and the many uses for ski people, ride sharing, and hanging out in your favorite ski and non-ski towns. With all the new social distancing, this app may allow you to connect with new friends without circulating in large crowds. Shall we call it social-selectivity?
As Covid-19 rages on, we're starting to see the trickle down effects of the economic shutdown in the ski & snowboard industry. It's not just the resorts, but all the other people who depend on the resorts that are now being affected. We chat with our new friend Brian Finch, a physical therapist and strength trainer living in Killington, VT, on what it's like in a ski town during the shutdown and how we can do our part to help.
We're back with our buddy Nick from Seattle to talk about corona virus, quarantine and what one Epic Pass holder thinks about how Vail Resorts is treating its customers in this unprecedented situation.
Not sure if you've heard, but this covid-19 corona virus is becoming a big deal. We tried to deny it and fight it, but it's here. It's so bad, it's prematurely ended the 2019-20 ski and snowboard season, shuttered all sporting events and disrupted the lives of almost everyone in the world. It shan't disrupt the podcast and we've got our friend Hunter Roberts (@hunterthesnowdad) back on the show. We're going to talk about how this affected us and what we can do to stay sane in these trying times
This is big one, #200! Can you believe it? We've reunited the band - Brian, Mario and Steve for a recap of where we're been in the 5 years since we started this adventure and where we intend to go.
This is the third and final installment of the "Car Chronicles," where Brian and Rich from All About Après recap their amazing trip to Western New York. We chat about late night in Ellicotville, NY, skiing at Holimont, a private ski club and re-recap our whole trip and all the great folks we met.
Ellicottville has been called "the Aspen of the East." Frankly, I find that embarrassing for Ellicottville, which is way more chill, real and fun than the elitist, douche-rocket utopia that is Aspen. Want to hear about it? Join us for Part 2 of the recap as Brian and our buddy Rich, from All About Après, recap their trip to Holiday Valley and Ellicottville, New York.
There's nothing better than a ski trip. Oh wait, yes there is, a ski trip with plenty of fresh snow and lots of great people, food and libations. Luckily for Brian, his trip last week was action-packed with all three. Join us for a recap as Brian and our buddy Rich, from All About Après, recap their trip to Peek'n Peak and Chautauqua County, New York.
Knee injuries. Sadly, they're a part of skiing and snowboarding. Luckily, there are many ways to repair and prevent these injuries so we can keep doing the sports we love at the highest level we can. One of these products is Bracelayer, a knee-stabilizing compression pant. We got to chat with the company's founder, Dan, who created this product and how it can help anyone. We're using them and let us tell you, you will feel like a superhero when you put these pants on!
Great artists suffer for their art. Mario was one of those artists last week when he suffered a long 9 hour flight in order to ski the Italian Alps in beautiful Sestriere. Stay tuned to hear more about Mario's adventure and some tips if you want to take your own Italian adventure.
A few weeks ago, Andrea and I were lucky enough to spend a few days up at Sugarbush in Vermont. It was still early season, so not everything was open, but we got lucky with some unexpected snow and had great hosts. We were also in the middle of craft beer nirvana which included multiple trips to Lawson's Finest Liquids. Join us as we recap our trip on the car ride home from Sugarbush.
Being skiing and snowboarders, we sometimes take for granted how lucky we are to be able to participate in this amazing sport. Some folks like, winter4kids.org is taking it a step further and helping to introduce kids the sport that we love who made not have had the opportunity before. One of these good folks is our friend Nelly. She works for winter4kids.org and has been busy preparing for their big event on 2/14, the NorAm Cup.
Best of 2019 - Our interview with our friend Ryan from Till I Die
Best of 2019 continues. Here's our interview with Anelise Bergin, Director of Communications at Ski Utah.
Our interview with our friend Hunter Roberts who is leaving Brooklyn and heading out to Squaw Valley.
Our interview with our friend Matt Pepin from the Boston Globe
Recap of our first interview with the folks from Alba Adventures
Best of 2019 - Our interview with Ryan and Donna from Skizee.
Did you know there are other ski podcasts out there besides ours? I know, neither did we! Fortunately for us, we were contacted by the guys from The Ski Podcast over in Europe. After going back and forth for months, we finally sat down with Jim Duncombe, half of the Ski Podcast, who is bumming it in La Cluscza, France.
Ski & snowboard season is here, but we’re always thinking about ways to improve so we can go bigger, faster and longer on the snow. The folks at Rollerblade had the same idea, creating the Skate-to-Ski app. We chat with Myles from Rollerblade about how they created it and how it can help make you a better skier.
The idea of indoor skiing in New Jersey has been alive since 2004 when ground broke on what was then called Xanadu and has finally manifested into what is now American Dream. More specifically Big Snow, the first indoor ski resort in North America is no longer a dream, as of December 5, 2019, it is open for business. We were fortunate enough to be there for opening day with our friend (and original podcast member) Steve, to tell you all about it.
Skiing and snowboarding are awesome. Traveling to go ski and snowboard is awesome. Planning travel sucks. How do you get there, where should you stay, is there a good shop to demo skis and boards? It's enough to make one not want to travel at all (well, almost). Wouldn't it be great if there was a company that set up turn-key trips to amazing ski/snowboard destinations? We chat w/ Mike from First Chair Travel Co. who does exactly that. They even have a sweet trip to Banff, Alberta planned for March 7-14th 2020 that you can still jump on.
It's always a big event when the Ski and Snowboard Expo rolls into Boston. This was our second year attending and it did not disappoint. We got to meet up with some of our old friends, but also made some new friends. This week we recap our trip, which has become our new favorite way to kickoff the ski and snowboard season.
You may think you have a cool job, but is one of your job requirements to make sure you ski at all the resorts in your state? If not, you might want to update your resume. This week, we interviewed Anelise Bergin, Director of Communications at Ski Utah. We had a great conversation, but she had trouble picking a favorite place to ski in Utah. With all that great snow and terrain, it truly is Snowphie's Choice.
We've all had that dream. You know, the one where you actually play the hero in the movie that is your life and make that bold choice to leave your job and your commute and move to the mountains. While most of us just wake up and plug back into the Matrix, some people actually follow their dream. On this week's podcast we talk to one of those people, our new friend, Hunter Roberts who's packing up his family, leaving Brooklyn and moving out to Squaw Valley.
Doing this podcast has allowed us to meet some very cool people in the ski and snowboard industry. Recently, Brian met Ryan from Till I Die and now we have another awesome person to add to that list. He was so cool, he even took the time to join us for an interview. If you want to hear a tale of ups, downs and backflips then you'll enjoy our chat with Ryan.
"A family that skis together, stays together." That's the motto of our guests these weeks, our friends Ray, Alicia, Sandro and Nevada from Alba Adventures. They ski all winter, travel all summer and document their adventures for all of us to enjoy. It's the family you wish you were part of when you were growing up. They've been traveling the film festival circuit, but found some time to chat with us. We think you'll enjoy it.
Resorts have started to open out west, snow has started falling here in the east and everyone is getting excited for ski season. This year, we partnered with our friends, Rich from All About Aprés and Jill from Jill Beth Travel, to get some friends together and throw a party to kick off the season.
Last time we checked, no one has control over the weather. As snowsports enthusiasts, we would certainly drop the temperatures and crank up the precipitation so that we could ski and snowboard our favorite mountains all year long. The next best thing we have is man-made, snow-making technology. It's something that's easy to take for granted, but a lot of time and energy goes into getting that extra slippery white goodness that we need. We look at some of the constraints and capabilities that go into making sure we can maximize the number of turns we make, all winter.
Panic is starting to set in as Boston sports teams are stuck in a historic championship drought of almost 8 months. The good news is, we finally get to catch up with our pal Matt Pepin, Sports Editor of the Boston Globe. He is also the curator of the It's All Downhill" newsletter that you should subscribe to more ski news, information and stories, every week during the ski season.
Rumor has it, Oktoberfest was started 186 years ago by King Ludwig as a celebration of the end of summer and a welcoming of the beginning of ski season. As excited as Mad King Ludwig, it pales in comparison to Mario's excitement this year. Not only does he have some epic ski trips already planned, he's about to head out to Germany and attend the final weekend of Oktoberfest! It's not his first time, so he's got some tips and advice for those looking to celebrate.
The snow continues to fall all around the Northern Hemisphere and everyone is itching to get their boots on and get on the mountain. Patience, our friends, there's still a little time before we all go wooshing down the mountain. There is planning, conversations and schmoozing to be completed. We talk about the ski.com event last week in NYC and the other events we have coming up in the weeks.
It's our first podcast after the big Labor Day weekend! If you followed us on Instagram, you would've seen that Brian was busy building a dope ass Adirondack chair made out of skis (as well as a shot ski). What you may not have known, was that Brian also went on a 3-day cleanse after the Labor Day weekend because of all the margaritas, pizza and ice cream pizza (yes, it's a thing) that he ate. Want to know more? Listen to this week's epsiode, which is all about Brian!
Summer is wrapping up and we chat about what's ahead for us this ski season as Mario hunkers down for hurricane. The Farmer's Almanac is calling for a "Polar Coaster" winter and our beloved Zermatt goes on the Ikon Pass. Take a listen and celebrate the end of summer with your pals!
If you enjoyed our last episode, you'll love this one. It's part 2 of our chat with Rich from AllAboutApres.com. This episode is the Main Topic, which was chatting with Rich and Under The Ropes. We get philosophical about skiing, apres ski and tomahawk steaks.
It's been a long hot summer and often we spend time, by ourselves pondering life, the previous ski season and the upcoming ski season. As much fun as it is to ponder by oneself, sometimes, it's even more fun to have a conversation with a buddy. This week, that's exactly what we do, as we sat down with our pal Rich from All About Apres. We talk about why we do what we do and where we all want to go.
Sure it's the middle of August and we're all trying to keep from melting, but did you know the next solstice is the winter solstice? Believe the hype, it is true. While most people are shopping for pencils and Trapper Keepers for back to school, you should be thinking about you're kids and when are you going to get them skiing or snowboarding! Don't worry, we've got some articles and thoughts to help you get ready!
Haven't we all dreamed of owning our ski resort? We certainly have and now, low-and-behold, Soldier Mountain in beautiful Fairfield, ID, is on the market. Did you know that Bruce Willis was once the owner? Yipee-ka-yeh-mothafucka. Does it get sweet dumps, yes, then why are the current owners selling? Could be gambling debts, could be they'd rather just move Arizona and phone it in...who knows? We're going to discuss what it would take to actually buy these glorious beast and what it would take to turn her into a winner.
Part 2 of our conversation with our pal, Frank. We discuss the most recent acquisition by Vail Resorts, purchasing Peak Resorts. We discuss the pros and cons and how it will affect skiers and snowboarders.
It's the end of July. As skiers and snowboarders, we're all starting to get a little sick of this hot and humid weather. What are skiers and boarders to do in such times? We talk or our buddy Frank about skiing and whatever other madness manifests when we get together.
It's almost ski season, so what are two ski bums to do? Travel, of course. Even though there is no snow, we both went to countries that are well known skiing and snowboarding hotbeds, Italy and Norway. Now we are back home to discuss.
Freedom, fireworks, independence, bbqs...these are all things people think about when they think of the 4th of July. While all those things are wonderful, your pals are also thinking about skiing. We take a look at where you can still ski or snowboard this 4th of July weekend.
Ahhhhhhh, AlmostSkiSeason, time to kick back and unwind. Our opinions of summer have changed over time, from dread, to embracing what is possible and how to better prepare for ski season. We thought we were going to have nothign to talk about, but this ended up turning into an epic think tank podcast episode. So much so, we had to break it into two part. Here's the first part, we hope you enjoy it!
Ahhhhhhh, AlmostSkiSeason, time to kick back and unwind. Our opinions of summer have changed over time, from dread, to embracing what is possible and how to better prepare for ski season. We thought we were going to have nothing to talk about, but this ended up turning into an epic think tank podcast episode. So much so, we had to break it into two part. Here's the first part, we hope you enjoy it!
It's been over a year since Mario and Brian were together in the same room recording a podcast together. It was no simple feat. Mario had to overcome weather delays, airport drama and a slow train that had police activity due to a drug overdose. None of that could stop him and we were able to hang out and record a podcast before Mario started his NYC mini-vacation.
Some people are born wealthy, some people are born connected and some people are born both. Most of us need to grind our way to the top. Good thing there's services like Kickstarter to help folks with great ideas raise money and connect to new customers. We take a look at some of the cool ski-related (and other) projects that are going on right now.
If you listened to the last two episodes of the podcast, you may be convinced that both Brian and Mario suffer from some sort of brain damage. We cannot completly disagree with your assessment. CTE was big on a lot of radars after a great movie with Will Smith, but the issue doesn't go away after the box office sales go away. Every sport all the time, it's still an issue. We share some information we've found to help you avoid damaging your beautiful brains.
If you missed part 1, you'll want to check out episode 162. You listened and you're still back for more? God bless ya, you're one of us! I'm not sure if I'd say this episode is 'art' in the purest sense of the word, but there is something beautiful about it. In the same way two vintage Ferraris crashed into each other is also beautiful. Take a listen and you'll see what we mean.
As the season winds down we chat with one of the OG pioneers of the podcast. You know him (and love him) from the bean of he week, our pal, Frank.
Every great farmers knows that a bountiful harvest begins with careful preparation. The most critical step in that preparation is planting of seeds. We are metaphorical farmers planning for the methaphorical planting of our ski seeds. Join us on our journey.
As the ski and snowboard season winds down, many of us are starting to battle with seasonal depression. Yes, the plebs say you get that in the winter, but we're different. After seeing all our precious, glorious snow melt away we need to find a way to go on and make it to next season. We're here to help, but first jump in your bathtub and pop a Skialis!
As we start looking at the ski season wrap up, it becomes necessary to start taking a look at what was great, not so great, and what is still on that bucket list. Join us for a stroll through our season and thoughts for making next season that much better.
We talk a lot about cannabis on the show (I mean, we have a whole Gonjola section, every week). It's almost April 20th, pretty much Christmas for cannabis enthusiasts, but do you know why 420 has become synonymous with cannabis? How about why cannabis is illegal in the first place? Why does a skiing podcast care so much? All these questions and more will be answered when you check out this week's episode.
We don't want to say it, but we're all aware that the end of the ski and snowboard season is approaching. The bums aren't ready to hang their skis up yet, so last weekend we went up to Killington to check out the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge. Part serious amateur mogul competition, part serious party atmosphere. We had a great time and want to tell you all about it.
This week we chat with Alicia and Ray from Alba Adventures, a family that creates short films about their on-snow (and off-snow) adventures. Their motto is "A Family That Skis Together Stays Together," and you can see, hear and feel that in the work created by these award-winning filmmakers. We had a wonderful conversation with them and hope you enjoy it!
"There's no place like home," as the old saying goes. Then again those same people also say "you can't go home again." When it comes to skiing and snowboarding these both hold true for our home mountain, Killington, Vermont. Travel and experience can give you perspective and after partaking in the former and acquiring the latter, we still love our home mountain and give you some thoughts and tips to help you enjoy it as well.
It's St. Patrick's Day weekend! That can mean very different things to us skiers and snowboarders depending on the snowpack. This year it's safe to say most of North America will be able to grab some green beer and plenty of sweet turns. We discuss 5 St. Patrick's Day festivals around the country that are worth checking out from our buddy Rich at All About Apres.
Skiing and snowboarding are tough sports. You can crash into trees, fall off cliffs or just tweak something popping through sweet bumps on a powder day. Injuries happen and unfortunatley it happened to our buddy Nick who's drops by the podcast to tell us how his rehab is going and what we can do to prevent it from happening next time.
Sometimes money is tight. This isn't a big deal in the summer, but during ski and snowboard season, it's a real problem. Brian and Mario discuss ways to make and save some money so you can maximize your season.
Brian is finally back from his trip to the magical state of Colorado doing some skiing at both Vail and Beaver Creek. It was his first time there and Mario was there two years ago so we chat about what it's like to ski like the other half do at Fabulous Beaver Creek and Vail.
What a crazy week, Mario is just getting back from St. Moritz and Brian is just getting ready to head out to Colorado. There was a slight chance of us not putting out a podcast for 2+ weeks, but we couldn't do that you, our loyal listeners. We're doing a quick recap of Mario's trip to St. Moritz Switzerland.
Someone's getting ready to go to Switzerland. That's right, your pal Mario is packing his skis and alpenhorn and heading out to St. Moritz. He's going to talk a little bit about what he's got on his itinerary and how to follow him during his trip.
This week we chat with our favorite ski buddy, Nick. We had an initial idea about what we were going to talk about, but instead we discussed Kenny G, the ideal ski mountain and town, what is a classic Gibson martini and Taylor Ham vs. pork roll. Strap in, because this is a fun episode.
What skier doesn't think about having a little help getting out to new terrain? Jim Maidment, inventor of the Skizee not only thought about it, but he created a way to make it happen. As soon as we found out about it, we were interested in finding out more. Fortunately for us, we were able to talk to Donna Paddon and Ryan Williams from Skizee and get the inside scoop on what it is and what it does.
Another year in the books, which means it's time to reflect on the past year, but also to look ahead. We chat about some of the things we are looking to do in this upcoming year including both skiing and what we're going to do to make this podcast even more awesome (and you didn't think it was possible!)
When most people think of skiing in Europe, they think of skiing in the Alps. Sure, Switzerland, Austria, France & Italy are awesome, but what about going a little further north to place that held the olympics about 20 years ago? We have a special guest this week, Brian's father-in-law Til, who lives in Norway. He tells us where to and what to expect if you decide to be a little adventurous and head there to do some skiing.
Preparing for a trip can be stressful - what to bring, how much to pack and be careful that your luggage isn't over the weight limit! We're hear to help with some tips to make sure your preparation process is smooth and easy, High Falutin Ski Bum Style.
It's the holiday season, and in order to get some good snow karma, you have to be kind to your friends and family and show your love, by purchasing them some gifts. If you're going to do it, you should do it right and we have a few good ideas to help.
The viewing of a new Warren Miller film is the kick-off of ski and snowboard season for most. The bums were lucky enough to get tickets to the Morristown, NJ showing and on this episode, discuss the new film "Face of Winter."
What happens when you combine ice hockey and ski cross? Well, you have one of the fastest, most exciting new sports that Red Bull calls Crashed Ice. At the Boston Ski & Snowboard show, we were lucky enough to chat with 2x RedBull Crashed Ice Champion Cameron Naasz.
It's the return of our pal, Rich, from @allaboutapres. We talk about what he's been up to getting ready for the season and gives a sneak peak about how to win a trip to the upcoming Winter Wondergrass Festival in Stratton, VT.
Is skiing in October a trick or a treat? We're so all so eager for the summer to be over and get on the snow, but is it worth it? We take a look an article on theskidiva.com to weigh the pros and cons.
6 numbers. All it takes to make your wildest dreams come true. This week's Mega Millions jackpot was over $1.6 Billion (let's call it $600 million after taxes), so we decided to break down what, as skiers, we would do with that kind of cash and in a few different scenarios.
We chat with our friend Matt Pepin, Sports Editor of the Boston Globe about the upcoming ski season and the Boston Ski & Snow Expo.
We launched our new site and we're heading up to Boston in November for the SKISNOW EXPO
The bums are back and they chat with their new friend, mountaineer Robert Lester aka Mountain.King97, who is living the dream out in Bozeman, MT.
The bums are back and they're quoting the great Warren Miller and talking about "The Gift of Skiing"
The bums are back and we made it through Labor Day and now the fun begins. Brian went to the ski.com kickoff the season event in NYC and wants to talk about it.
The bums are back and they're trying to contain their giddyness that summer is coming to an end. They've got their pal Rich from All About Apres to join them to reflect on the summer that was.
The bums are back and we're sick of summer. Luckily, we're nearing the end and we have some tips and ideas to help get you through it.
The bums are back and they're chatting with their old pal Steve who's talking about his new favorite toy, the One Wheel.
The bums are back and they're chatting with their friend Matt Pepin who's the Sports Editor at the Boston Globe. Matt also has a skiing newsletter called "It's All Downhill" that you should subscribe to.
With products like the Ring and Nest and Alexa starting to dominate the market, planning security, surveillance, and efficiency or running your main house, beach house, or ski house has become increasingly easy to maintain while being more complicated on the initial setup.
It's halfway through July and we're all sweating and complaining about the heat. Fear not friends, winter is right around the corner and the bums are back to help drop some health knowledge on you, so you can get ready for ski season NOW!
It's officially summer and we're about to celebrate the 4th of July in the states.
The bums are back and we're talking the other World Cup. You know the one that happens only every 4 years and has people falling down on purpose.
The bums are back and we are remembering the great Anthony Bourdain, someone who's inspired us to this podcast - taking what you love and sharing it with others. For us, that's skiing, food and booze.
The bums are back and this week, they're chatting with their pal Frank about his trip to Tuckerman's. Wait, you mean Frank as in "Frank's Bean of the Week"? Yes, that Frank.
The bums are back and we've got our friend Rich from All About Apres Ski as a guest.
The bums are back and we kinda screwed up. Instead of having an interview, life made us "yard sale" so we're talking about what's going on and what we have planned over the next few weeks.
The bums are back and after declairing it "Almost Ski Season" we need to figure out a new plan. Ski season creeps up pretty quick (especially when lottery tickets and South America are always possible), so why no get yourself in the best shape possible as soon as possible. The bums are doing their best and we're sharing what we're doing with you.
The bums are back and they are saying sayonara to another ski season and welcoming "almost ski season."
Chicago, our kind of town.
The bums are back and we're conflicted. The end of the ski season is coming upon us so we debate the pros and cons of spring skiing.
The bums are back and they're recapping their trip to Whistler.
The bums are back and this week they have a special guest interview, Mark Wallace from Parlor Skis.
The bums are back and they've got another special guest. This week we speak to Andy Liebner, the Founder of U.S. Ski Pole Company.
The bums are back and they're talking to their friend Jaen about his new product, the Lift Leash.