"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.