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The SnowBrains Podcasts interviews the most intelligent people in the snowsports industry and passes their fascinating knowledge onto you, our listeners. With our listeners, we explore skiing, snowboarding, snowsports, avalanches, technology, climate, snow science, medicine, nutrition, fitness, technique, and cutting edge adventure.  
The SnowBrains Podcast is hosted by professional freeskier, professional mountain guide, UC Berkeley Molecular Cell Biology graduate, and founder and CEO of SnowBrains, Miles Clark.
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Johnny Collinson - Pro Freeskier, Ski Movie Star, Youngest to Climb The 7 Summits, Fitness Guru Episode #50 Brought to you by LEKI & Northern California Toyota Dealers My guest today is Johnny Collinson: John had climbed all of the 7 summits by the age of 17 making him the youngest to have done so He is a professional freeskier who won the Junior Freeskier World Tour, has competed on the Freeride World Tour, has been in TGR movies, Sherpa Cinema movies, and skis for Red Bull Johnny has also struggled with some difficult injuries and has overcome them all John is also a fitness professional and is more ripped than just about anyone I've ever seen This episode of the SnowBrains Podcast is brought to you by LEKI: LEKI has been making ski poles since 1948 and has learned a thing or two over the last 75 years. Whether you are an Olympic-caliber ski racer, weekend warrior, or aspiring backcountry skier, LEKI has the perfect pair of poles for every skier. Experience the innovative LEKI Trigger grip system that provides the ultimate interface between glove and pole providing exceptional comfort, performance, and security. Learn more about LEKI poles and gloves at LEKI.com This episode is brought to you by your Northern California Toyota Dealers Whether you’re conquering the commute to town or answering the call of some freshly powdered slopes, the new Rav4 Hybrid is there for all your Tahoe adventures. Featuring Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive and a 219 horsepower hybrid engine with a forty mile per gallon combined rating. It’s made for action. And made for the mountain. Visit BuyaToyota.com/norcal for more details and start your next adventure in a brand new Toyota, the official vehicle of Palisades Tahoe. Please enjoy! *** If you enjoyed this podcast, please share with friends & family, and please subscribe. Follow SnowBrains: SnowBrains.com Facebook: facebook.com/snowbrains Instagram: instagram.com/snowbrains Twitter: twitter.com/snowbrains *** The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #50 - Johnny Collinson - Pro Freeskier, Ski Movie Star, Youngest to Climb The 7 Summits, Fitness Guru Recorded on September 27, 2022, in the Tahoe City, CA (Miles Clark) and Salt Lake City, UT (Johnny Collinson). This episode was edited by Jared White Music by Chad Crouch Host, producer, and creator = Miles Clark
Nina Aragon - Climate Scientist Discusses The State Of The Western US Snowpack  Episode #49 Brought to you by Northern California Toyota Dealers & Leki My guest today is Nina Aragon Nina is the team captain of the Protect Our Winters Science Alliance Nina has a masters in science from Portland State University Nina is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Oregon State University Nina deeply studies our Western US Snowpack and how it affects us all in all kinds of ways This episode is brought to you by your Northern California Toyota Dealers: Whether you’re conquering the commute to town or answering the call of some freshly powdered slopes, the new Rav4 Hybrid is there for all your Tahoe adventures. Featuring Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive and a 219 horsepower hybrid engine with a forty-mile per gallon combined rating. It’s made for action. And made for the mountain. Visit  buyatoyota.com/norcal for more details and start your next adventure in a brand new Toyota, the official vehicle of Palisades Tahoe. Hit the trail and discover your next Tahoe adventure in a Toyota Tundra TRD PRO Hybrid. Featuring an available i-FORCE MAX hybrid engine that generates an electrifying 437 horsepower with 583 pounds per foot of torque. The TRD PRO also tows up to 12,000 pounds, so you can take the adventure with you. It’s made for endurance. And made for the mountain. Visit  buyatoyota.com/norcal for more details and start your next adventure in a brand new Toyota, the official vehicle of Palisades Tahoe. This episode is brought to you by LEKI: LEKI has been making ski poles since 1948 and has learned a thing or two over the last 75 years. Whether you are an Olympic-caliber ski racer, weekend warrior, or aspiring backcountry skier, LEKI has the perfect pair of poles for every skier. Experience the innovative LEKI Trigger grip system that provides the ultimate interface between glove and pole providing exceptional comfort, performance, and security. Learn more about LEKI poles and gloves at LEKI.com While LEKI is known around the world as the leader in poles, did you know that LEKI makes some of the best gloves and mittens in the industry? Top-quality gloves and mittens crafted from 100% goatskin leather deliver exceptional comfort, craftsmanship, warmth, and durability. All LEKI gloves work in perfect harmony with LEKI Trigger poles but also work seamlessly with any brand pole on the market. Experience LEKI gloves and mittens today. Learn more at LEKI.com *** If you enjoyed this podcast, please share with friends & family, and please subscribe. Follow SnowBrains: SnowBrains.com Facebook: facebook.com/snowbrains Instagram: instagram.com/snowbrains Twitter: twitter.com/snowbrains *** The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #49 - Nina Aragon - Climate Scientist Discusses The State Of The Western US Snowpack  Recorded on September 30, 2022, in the Park City, UT (Miles Clark) and Bend, OR (Nina Aragon) This episode was edited by Jared White Music by Chad Crouch Host, producer, and creator = Miles Clark
Kelly Pawlak - CEO of the National Ski Areas Association Episode #48 Brought to you by Northern California Toyota Dealers & Vail Mountain My guest today is Kelly Pawlak Kelly has been the CEO of the National Ski Area Association since 2018 Kelly has occupied a variety of executive positions in the ski industry over the past 30-plus years including 12 years as Mount Snow, Vermont's Vice president & General Manager This episode is brought to you by your Northern California Toyota Dealers: Whether you’re conquering the commute to town or answering the call of some freshly powdered slopes, the new Rav4 Hybrid is there for all your Tahoe adventures. Featuring Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive and a 219 horsepower hybrid engine with a forty-mile per gallon combined rating. It’s made for action. And made for the mountain. Visit  buyatoyota.com/norcal for more details and start your next adventure in a brand new Toyota, the official vehicle of Palisades Tahoe. Hit the trail and discover your next Tahoe adventure in a Toyota Tundra TRD PRO Hybrid. Featuring an available i-FORCE MAX hybrid engine that generates an electrifying 437 horsepower with 583 pounds per foot of torque. The TRD PRO also tows up to 12,000 pounds, so you can take the adventure with you. It’s made for endurance. And made for the mountain. Visit  buyatoyota.com/norcal for more details and start your next adventure in a brand new Toyota, the official vehicle of Palisades Tahoe. Fun family adventures begin at Palisades Tahoe, and the best way to get there is the Sequoia TRD PRO Hybrid. The i-FORCE MAX Twin Turbo V6 Hybrid engine packs a punch with 437 horsepower while still giving you up to an EPA-estimated twenty-two miles per gallon. So you can feel the power without feeling it at the pump. It’s made for adventure. And made for the mountain. Visit buyatoyota.com/norcal for more details and start your next adventure in a brand new Toyota, the official vehicle of Palisades Tahoe. This episode is brought to you by Vail Mountain: Vail is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary this season. That’s sixty years of powder days, back bowl skiing, ice bars, and new experiences. No matter how many times you’ve skied these slopes, this season is all about celebrating then, now, and forever. And as a part of the celebrations, Vail will be hosting the National Brotherhood of Skiers for their annual summit in February. So, go ahead ... plan your next visit to Vail. And help them celebrate what’s shaping up to be a legendary season. Please enjoy! *** If you enjoyed this podcast, please share with friends & family, and please subscribe. Follow SnowBrains: SnowBrains.com Facebook: facebook.com/snowbrains Instagram: instagram.com/snowbrains Twitter: twitter.com/snowbrains *** The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #48 - Kelly Pawlak - CEO of the National Ski Areas Association Recorded on September 28, 2022, in the Park City, UT (Miles Clark) and Colorado (Kely Pawlak). This episode was edited by Jared White Music by Chad Crouch Host, producer, and creator = Miles Clark
Dr. Robb Gaffney M.D. - The G in G.N.A.R., Ski Movie Star, Former Pro Freeskier, Activist, Medical Doctor of Psychiatry, Cancer Survivor Episode #47 Brought to you by CARV & Gunnison Crested Butte My guest today is Dr. Robb Gaffney M.D. - The G in G.N.A.R., Ski Movie Star, Former Pro Freeskier, Activist, Medical Doctor of Psychiatry Robb is one of the best skiers I've ever witnessed He's is a former professional freeskier Robb is a medical doctor of psychiatry He's the author of the book Squallywood a guide to Squaw Valley's most exposed lines where the legendary game of GNAR was created Ski movie star Cancer survivor Environmental activist Hardcore backcountry skier Father of 2 This episode is brought to you by CARV: Want to know the secret to better skiing this winter? Carv's digital ski coach is a totally new way to improve. It fits in any ski boot and analyses your technique using 72 pressure and motion sensors. You'll get personalised coaching to help you master your balance, edging, rotation, and pressure. Real-time audio, designed by top instructors, tells you how to improve, as you ski. Find out more at getcarv.com Unlock your perfect turn, with a revolutionary new wearable that dramatically improves your technique. With Olympic-level data, Carv fits in any ski boot, analyses your skiing and tells you which skills to practice to improve with real-time audio feedback, developed by world-class coaches. Find out more at getcarv.com This episode is brought to you by Gunnison Crested Butte: If you're looking for a heart-pounding Colorado ski trip this winter, check out Gunnison and Crested Butte. Ski Crested Butte’s legendary extreme terrain for glades, bowls, chutes and cliffs that will challenge your abilities and keep you coming back for more. After lifts close, explore the Gunnison Valley’s mountain towns for unique restaurants and historic Colorado charm. Visit gunnisoncrestedbutte.com to start planning your trip! Searching for a university? Love to ski? Check out the Mountain Sports program at Western Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. The Western Colorado University Mountain Sports program allows you to compete in skiing, snowboarding or other outdoor sports while getting a degree in a tight-knit, hands-on learning environment. Learn more at western.edu. Please enjoy! *** If you enjoyed this podcast, please share with friends & family, and please subscribe. Follow SnowBrains: SnowBrains.com Facebook: facebook.com/snowbrains Instagram: instagram.com/snowbrains Twitter: twitter.com/snowbrains *** The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #44 -  Dr. Robb Gaffney M.D. - The G in G.N.A.R., Ski Movie Star, Former Pro Freeskier, Activist, Medical Doctor of Psychiatry, Cancer Survivor Recorded on October 5, 2022, in the Park City, UT (Miles Clark) and Tahoe City, CA (Robb Gaffney). This episode was edited by Jared White Music by Chad Crouch Host, producer, and creator = Miles Clark
Henri Rivers - President of the National Brotherhood of Skiers Episode #46 Brought to you by Vail Mountain: My guest today is Henri Rivers Henri Rivers is the President of the National Brotherhood of Skiers, as well as a native New Yorker and an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast for over 45 years. He is a professional ski instructor, certified master teacher and children’s specialist as well as a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine coach, jury advisor, referee and official. He coaches in the Alpine race program at Windham Mountain in the Catskill region of New York. Henri became involved with the National Brotherhood of Skiers in 1996 and has held many positions within the organization. He started as a club president and moved on to become the mid-west regional competition director. In 2003 he became a coach for the national team of NBS and in 2008 was appointed the Olympic Scholarship Fund Administrator. During his tenure as OSF administrator, he grew the national team to 15 athletes. In 2016 he was appointed the National Competition Director and in 2018 was voted in as the Executive Vice President of the National Brotherhood of Skiers. He served for two years and was elected National President of the NBS in March of 2020. This episode is brought to you by Vail Mountain: Vail is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary this season. That’s sixty years of powder days, back bowl skiing, ice bars, and new experiences. No matter how many times you’ve skied these slopes, this season is all about celebrating then, now, and forever. And as a part of the celebrations, Vail will be hosting the National Brotherhood of Skiers for their annual summit in February. So, go ahead ... plan your next visit to Vail. And help them celebrate what’s shaping up to be a legendary season. Please enjoy! *** If you enjoyed this podcast, please share with friends & family, and please subscribe. Follow SnowBrains: SnowBrains.com Facebook: facebook.com/snowbrains Instagram: instagram.com/snowbrains Twitter: twitter.com/snowbrains *** Henri Rivers - President of the National Brotherhood of Skiers Recorded on July 27, 2022, in the Park City, UT (Miles Clark) and New York (Henri Rivers). This episode was edited by Jared White Music by Chad Crouch Host, producer, and creator = Miles Clark
Mike Douglas - The Godfather of Freeskiing Episode #45 Brought to you by Elevenate & Brian Head Resort, UT My guest today is Mike Douglas - The Godfather of Freeskiing This episode of the SnowBrains Podcast is brought to you by Elevenate: Not ready to compromise on quality, fit, and function? Elevenate ski gear is designed by athletes for athletes to feel like a second skin, infinitely comfortable to ski in, dependable and protective when nature shows its harshest side. Technical ski gear that allows you to discover the mountain without compromising. Designed and developed in Åre, Sweden. Discover this year's collection at elevenate.com Elevenate was founded by professional skier Sara Rönngren and Professional mountain guide Jimmy Odén. They wanted to create the best ski gear. So, in 2010 they founded Elevenate. Designed in Åre, Sweden, combining the freeskier’s playful spirit with the mountain guide’s uncompromising attitude to gear. Tested on the mountains of their doorstep, with decades of skiing and curiosity going into every stitch and detail. Find your favorites at elevenate.com Damn it feels good to be a skier. right? Elevenate enhances the experience of freedom and exploration of the mountain with trustable gear. They never compromise when creating gear for long-term use in the mountains, whether this relates to the design process, the choice of materials, or production. Find the gear you can trust for years to come at elevenate.com This episode is brought to you by Brian Head Resort, UT Lift tickets are as low as $29 at Brian Head Resort located in Southeastern Utah. You'll also enjoy FREE $10 resort credit on select dates! Use your Couduroy Cash on resort restaurants, snow tubing, ski lessons and much more! While supplies last get $29 lift tickets with a bonus $10 Corduroy Cash, only at brianhead.com Did you know kids ages 12 and younger SKI FREE at Brian Head Resort? Brian Head Resort is located in southern Utah where little rippers ski FREE - no purchase required! That's FREE. F-R-E-E. Learn more at brianhead.com. That's brianhead.com Get FREE lodging this season at Brian Head Resort! Stay minutes from the slopes and wake up rested to ski Utah's famous powder. This deal won't last long. Book your today at brianhead.com Please enjoy! *** If you enjoyed this podcast, please share with friends & family, and please subscribe. Follow SnowBrains: SnowBrains.com Facebook: facebook.com/snowbrains Instagram: instagram.com/snowbrains Twitter: twitter.com/snowbrains *** The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #44 - Mike Douglas - The Godfather of Freeskiing Recorded on September 27, 2022, in the Park City, UT (Miles Clark) and Whistler, BC (Mike Douglas). This episode was edited by Jared White Music by Chad Crouch Host, producer, and creator = Miles Clark
Zahan Billimoria - IFMGA Mountain Guide, TGR Ski & Snowboard Movie Guide, Samsara Experience CEO, Jackson Hole Local  Episode #44  Brought to you by Brian Head Resort & Elevenate  My guest today is Zahan Billimoria:  Zahan is a fully certified IFMGA mountain guide who has been the guide of the famous TGR movies including guiding Jeremy Jones and crew on the legendary 13,000' Grand Teton in Wyoming  TGR even ended up making a full movie about Zahan called Solving for Z Z has some speed records in the Tetons including Grand, Middle, South Teton Ski Link Up in only 10 hours and 39 minutes  He is the founder and CEO of Samsara Experience an online training resource and community and more  Zahan was born in London, grew up in Switzerland and has been in the Tetons since he graduated from college  This episode is brought to you by Brian Head Resort, UT:  Lift tickets are as low as $29 at Brian Head Resort located in Southeastern Utah. You'll also enjoy FREE $10 resort credit on select dates! Use your Couduroy Cash on resort restaurants, snow tubing, ski lessons and much more! While supplies last get $29 lift tickets with a bonus $10 Corduroy Cash, only at brianhead.com  Did you know kids ages 12 and younger SKI FREE at Brian Head Resort? Brian Head Resort is located in southern Utah where little rippers ski FREE - no purchase required! That's FREE. F-R-E-E. Learn more at brianhead.com. That's brianhead.com  Get FREE lodging this season at Brian Head Resort! Stay minutes from the slopes and wake up rested to ski Utah's famous powder. This deal won't last long. Book your today at brianhead.com  This episode of the SnowBrains Podcast is brought to you by Elevenate: Not ready to compromise on quality, fit, and function? Elevenate ski gear is designed by athletes for athletes to feel like a second skin, infinitely comfortable to ski in, dependable and protective when nature shows its harshest side. Technical ski gear that allows you to discover the mountain without compromising. Designed and developed in Åre, Sweden. Discover this year's collection at elevenate.com  Elevenate was founded by professional skier Sara Rönngren and Professional mountain guide Jimmy Odén. They wanted to create the best ski gear. So, in 2010 they founded Elevenate. Designed in Åre, Sweden, combining the freeskier’s playful spirit with the mountain guide’s uncompromising attitude to gear. Tested on the mountains of their doorstep, with decades of skiing and curiosity going into every stitch and detail. Find your favorites at elevenate.com  Damn it feels good to be a skier. right? Elevenate enhances the experience of freedom and exploration of the mountain with trustable gear. They never compromise when creating gear for long-term use in the mountains, whether this relates to the design process, the choice of materials, or production. Find the gear you can trust for years to come at elevenate.com  Please enjoy!  ***  If you enjoyed this podcast, please share with friends & family, and please subscribe.  Follow SnowBrains:  SnowBrains.com  Facebook: facebook.com/snowbrains  Instagram: instagram.com/snowbrains  Twitter: twitter.com/snowbrains  ***  The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #44 - Zahan Billimoria - IFMGA Mountain Guide, TGR Ski & Snowboard Movie Guide, Samsara Experience CEO, Jackson Hole Local  Recorded on October 5, 2022, in the Park City, UT (Miles Clark) and Jackson Hole, WY (Zahan Billimoria).  This episode was edited by Jared White  Music by Chad Crouch  Host, producer, and creator = Miles Clark
Spot Insurance - US Health Insurance Sucks, Medical Bills Are The #1 Cause of Bankruptcy in America, Spot Can Help Episode #43 Brought to you by Peak Skis & Scarpa Boots  My guest today is Spot Insurance CEO Matt Randall The health insurance system we have in the USA today is broken and medical bills are the #1 cause of bankruptcy in America.  I personally have paid over $24K in the past 7 years for my skiing injuries and treatments. Spot has created an affordable health insurance system designed for the adventurous that pays 100% of your medical deductible.  I know that it sounds too good to be true, so I'll let you hear from Matt on where Spot is, who they cover, and what the future holds for Spot and America's messed up health insurance system. This episode of the SnowBrains Podcast is brought to you by Peak Skis: Can a ski change your life? Peak’s new all mountain skis by Bode Miller and sidecountry skis by Chris Davenport just might. That’s not marketing hype. The all new Peak Ski Company didn’t launch last spring to improve versatility incrementally—the company is built on innovation. Peak Skis take versatility to a new dimension. It begins with KeyHole Technology™, a winning innovation that Bode stumbled upon during his World Cup days that allows for a more manageable ride off trail but more underfoot beef when you want to push the pace. Paired with Peak’s reduced sidecuts, which allow for fluid turns of all shapes without that hooky feel, Peak Skis make skiing more fun. And fun is life changing. Snowbrainers understand the powder skier’s conundrum: You bring the fat skis to the hill to float and surf in the trees—but on the frontside hardpack the big skis skitter. Meet the Peak 104 with Bode Miller’s KeyHole Technology™. They’re playful, and buoyant, but you can charge groomers on ’em, too. It’s Bode’s daily driver at Big Sky. The storms are rolling into Tahoe. In Montana, home to Peak Ski Company, new snow and a deep freeze is preserving the early dumps. In Utah, the zealots are hiking for turns at Alta. You know all this, which is why you’re asking yourself: “Are my skis going to get me through another season?” If the answer is no—and the answer is often no—you need to check out the madly versatile Peak 98SC by Chris Davenport. It leaves trenches inbounds, but it’s light and forgiving enough for the backcountry, too. This episode is brought to you by Scarpa Boots: Power, precision, and sustainability come together to create the Quattro XT by SCARPA – a perfect boot for hard chargers, looking to ski both in and out of the ski area boundary. The Quattro XT is the lightest, GripWalk ski boot in the hybrid class and with a flex index of 130 for men and 110 for women, performance is not sacrificed with weight savings.  The QUATTRO XT’s cuff and shell are made from renewable plant based sources which hold up to aggressive skiing, while treading light on the planet. Creating a ski boot to fit both the needs of one of the world’s most accomplished big mountain skiers and a World Cup ski
Utah Avalanche Center - Should We Use Avalanche Airbag Backpacks?, How To Stay Out of Avalanches, Updated "Know Before You Go" Episode #42 Brought to you by Alta Ski Area & Gunnison Crested Butte My guest today is the Utah Avalanche Center's Executive Director, Chad Brackelsberg: Chad joined the Utah Avalanche Center as Executive Director in July 2017.  He is responsible for communications, marketing, fundraising, strategy, and UAC business operations.  Chad brings more than 20 years of corporate experience in technology consulting and program/project management, has been a volunteer observer for the UAC for 8 years, and has worked with the local Utah outdoor community for the past 10 years.  Chad is active in the UT outdoor community and is an avid backcountry skier, ski mountaineering racer, ultrarunner, and mountain biker.  Chad and his wife Emily have been organizing the Wasatch Powder Keg ski mountaineering race for 10 years and he is a founding member of Utah Ski Mountaineering a local nonprofit geared at growing the sport of ski mountaineering and organizing races.  Chad has been on the board of the US Ski Mountaineering Association the past 6 years and has acted as coach of the US National Ski Mountaineering Team at the Ski Mountaineering World Championships since 2013.  He recently bought a snowmobile for exploring the snow outside the Central Wasatch.    This episode of the SnowBrains Podcast is brought to you by Alta Ski Area There are few precious places in the world like Alta, an independently-owned ski area since 1938. Nestled at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon deep in the Wasatch, Alta is a skier’s-only mountain, known around the globe for its powder skiing. With an annual snowfall average of 538 inches, powder days are a way of life. Alta Ski Area, home to one of the first ski areas to open in the United States and the birthplace of avalanche forecasting and mitigation in North America. The skiing technique, lifts, lodges and ski gear have changed with the times, but there is a timeless spirit at Alta that remains. Perhaps it is because generations of skiers have been able to pass on their love for the mountain. Alta Ski Area, home of the biggest average annual snowfall in the Rocky Mountains. This episode is brought to you by Gunnison Crested Butte: If you're looking for a heart-pounding Colorado ski trip this winter, check out Gunnison and Crested Butte. Ski Crested Butte’s legendary extreme terrain for glades, bowls, chutes and cliffs that will challenge your abilities and keep you coming back for more. After lifts close, explore the Gunnison Valley’s mountain towns for unique restaurants and historic Colorado charm. Visit gunnisoncrestedbutte.com to start planning your trip! Searching for a university? Love to ski? Check out the Mountain Sports program at Western Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. The Western Colorado University Mountain Sports program allows you to compete in skiing, snowboarding or other outdoor sports while getting a degree in a tight-knit, hands-on learning environment. Learn more at western.edu. If you're a diehard skier, you've probably heard of Crested Butte, Colorado. Located deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at the literal end of the road, the Gunnison Valley looks like a scene in a snow globe. The extreme terrain of Crested Butte Mountain Resort has been the
Kit DesLauriers - The 1st Person to Ski All of the "Seven Summits", National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, 2-Time Freeskiing Champion Episode #41 Brought to you by Gunnison Crested Butte & Alta Ski Area   My guest today is Kit DesLauriers: Kit was the very first person to ski from each of the legendary Seven Summits - the highest peaks on every continent She was the first woman to have won 2 consecutive World Freeskiing Champion titles, in 2004 and 2005 Kit was the 2015 National Geographic Adventurer of the year In 2019 she was inducted into the US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Kit has been on the North Face Global Athlete Team since 2005 This episode is brought to you by Gunnison Crested Butte: If you're looking for a heart-pounding Colorado ski trip this winter, check out Gunnison and Crested Butte. Ski Crested Butte’s legendary extreme terrain for glades, bowls, chutes and cliffs that will challenge your abilities and keep you coming back for more. After lifts close, explore the Gunnison Valley’s mountain towns for unique restaurants and historic Colorado charm. Visit gunnisoncrestedbutte.com to start planning your trip! Searching for a university? Love to ski? Check out the Mountain Sports program at Western Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. The Western Colorado University Mountain Sports program allows you to compete in skiing, snowboarding or other outdoor sports while getting a degree in a tight-knit, hands-on learning environment. Learn more at western.edu. If you're a diehard skier, you've probably heard of Crested Butte, Colorado. Located deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at the literal end of the road, the Gunnison Valley looks like a scene in a snow globe. The extreme terrain of Crested Butte Mountain Resort has been the stuff of legend for decades. But don’t take our word for it—come ski it for yourself! Learn more at gunnisoncrestedbutte.com. This episode of the SnowBrains Podcast is brought to you by Alta Ski Area   There are few precious places in the world like Alta, an independently-owned ski area since 1938. Nestled at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon deep in the Wasatch, Alta is a skier’s-only mountain, known around the globe for its powder skiing. With an annual snowfall average of 538 inches, powder days are a way of life. Alta Ski Area, home to one of the first ski areas to open in the United States and the birthplace of avalanche forecasting and mitigation in North America. The skiing technique, lifts, lodges and ski gear have changed with the times, but there is a timeless spirit at Alta that remains. Perhaps it is because generations of skiers have been able to pass on their love for the mountain. Alta Ski Area, home of the biggest average annual snowfall in the Rocky Mountains Please enjoy! *** If you enjoyed this podcast, please share with friends & family, and please subscribe. Follow SnowBrains: SnowBrains.com Facebook: facebook.com/snowbrains Instagram: instagram.com/snowbrains Twitter: twitter
Connery Lundin - Naked on Cover of Powder Magazine, Freeskiing World Tour Champ, MSP & Warren Miller Ski Movie Star Episode #40 Brought to you by Ikon Pass & Valle Nevado, Chile My guest today is Connery Lundin: Connery is fully naked on the cover the 2nd to last ever Powder Magazine cover He was the overall champion of the Freeskiing World Tour in 2015 Connery has been in 7 ski movies including Warren Miller - "Winter Starts Now" (2021) Matchstick Productions - "Huck Yeah!" (2020) Warren Miller - “Timeless" (2019) Matchstick Productions - “Drop Everything” (2017) Matchstick Productions - “Ruin and Rose” (2016) Powder Magazine - “Monumental: Skiing Our National Parks” (2016) Connery grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, went to Colllege at the University of California at Boulder, was raised on Squaw Valley Palisades Tahoe, is addicted to Jackson Hole, is a summertime cliff diving genius, and is one of the smoothest freeskiers on Earth.  This episode is brought to you by Ikon Pass: It all starts now – Ikon Pass is on sale for the 22/23 season. It’s time to keep the stoke alive, seek a season of fun in the mountains, and DO YEWWW across 50 of the best ski destinations in the world. Whether it’s the immediate spring access, hooting and hollering down your favorite runs next season, or connecting with the crew for an afternoon brew, there’s always an adventure for how you ride. This year – DO YEWWW with an Ikon Pass in hand – whether you’re hunting bluebird days, scoring après scenes, or tearing through cold smoke, however your ride, there’s an adventure waiting for you. Score the best prices on winter 22/23 and get all the early season goods: Upon purchase, Buy Now Ride Now with immediate spring access to 3 mountains, and a total of 10 destinations by April 11. Save up to $200 in child passes with the purchase of an adult pass. 21/22 pass holders can claim up to $100 off in renewal discounts for 22/23. And, pay it all forward with a payment plan as low as $0 down and 0% APR. Claim your pass at IkonPass.com. For 22/23, Ikon Pass is dialing up the stoke and welcoming 3 new legendary destinations to its family of mountains. Get ready to explore the storied slopes of Chamonix in France, the sun-drenched scenes of Sun Valley in Idaho, and the powder-pillow deep history of Snowbasin in Utah. With so much to explore, it’s time to DO YEWWW. Claim your pass at Ikon Pass.com.  This episode of the SnowBrains Podcast is brought to you by Valle Nevado, Chile: Valle Nevado, Chile’s premier ski resort located 90 minutes from Santiago with the largest skiable domain in South America and world-class heli-skiing deep in the Andes Mountains. Valle Nevado celebrates 34 years of offering North Americans summer skiing from June to September. Spectacular Andean views, empty slopes, no lift lines, and delicious cuisine paired with Chile’s famous wine are all the hallmarks of a Valle Nevado vacation. Valle Nevado is a member of Ikon and Mountain Collective and offers all-inclusive packages for every price point. It’s no wonder so many international ski teams and pro skiers and snowboarders call Valle Nevado home every summer. Live the Endless Winter! And don’t let your skis get lonely. Ski and ride the magical Andes this summer at Valle Nevado starting June 17.  Please enjoy! ***</
Jonny Moseley - Olympic Gold Medalist, Skiing Pioneer, Voice of Warren Miller, TV Personality Episode #39 Brought to you by Valle Nevado, Chile & Ikon Pass My guest today is Jonny Moseley: Jonny Grew up skiing at Squaw Valley/Palisades Tahoe, CA He made the US Ski Team at 18 years old in 1993 Jonny Won the Olympic gold medal in moguls in 1998 with the 360º mute grab that hugely changed skiing He won a silver medal at the 1999 X Games in big air, making him the first skier to win medals at both an Olympics and X Games Jonny won 2000 U.S. Freeskiing Open slopestyle At his second Olympics in Salt Lake in 2002, he earned a fourth-place finish in the moguls competition and gained notoriety for performing his signature move, the Dinner Roll, a 720-degree off-axis spin that did not have a high point value at the time but was influential in pioneering the sport Jonny Won 15 World Cup events during his career and 4 overall titles He's in the US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Rolling Stone added Jonny to their Sports Hall of Fame In 2007 he was inducted into the US National Ski Hall of Fame Jonny Took over the voiceovers in the legendary Warren Miller movies Jonny is also a major television personality who has hosted MTV's Real World and Road Rules, he's announced at least 3 Olympics with NBC, he's announced many World Cup events with NBC, he's hosted Saturday Night Live, he's hosted American Ninja Warrior, and much more  This episode of the SnowBrains Podcast is brought to you by Valle Nevado, Chile: Valle Nevado, Chile’s premier ski resort located 90 minutes from Santiago with the largest skiable domain in South America and world-class heli-skiing deep in the Andes Mountains. Valle Nevado celebrates 34 years of offering North Americans summer skiing from June to September. Spectacular Andean views, empty slopes, no lift lines, and delicious cuisine paired with Chile’s famous wine are all the hallmarks of a Valle Nevado vacation. Valle Nevado is a member of Ikon and Mountain Collective and offers all-inclusive packages for every price point. It’s no wonder so many international ski teams and pro skiers and snowboarders call Valle Nevado home every summer. Live the Endless Winter! And don’t let your skis get lonely. Ski and ride the magical Andes this summer at Valle Nevado starting June 17.  This episode is brought to you by Ikon Pass: It all starts now – Ikon Pass is on sale for the 22/23 season. It’s time to keep the stoke alive, seek a season of fun in the mountains, and DO YEWWW across 50 of the best ski destinations in the world. Whether it’s the immediate spring access, hooting and hollering down your favorite runs next season, or connecting with the crew for an afternoon brew, there’s always an adventure for how you ride. This year – DO YEWWW with an Ikon Pass in hand – whether you’re hunting bluebird days, scoring après scenes, or tearing through cold smoke, however your ride, there’s an adventure waiting for you. Score the best prices on winter 22/23 and get all the early season goods: Upon purchase, Buy Now Ride Now with immediate spring access to 3 mountains, and a total of 10 destinations by April 11. Save up to $200 in child passes with the purchase of an adult pass. 21/22 pass holders can claim up to $100 off in renewal discounts for 22/23. And, pay it all forward with a payment plan as low as $0 dow
H.A.P.E. & The Ghost of La Anciana - Mexican Ghost Stories From 18,000 Feet Episode #38 Brought to you by Valle Nevado, Chile This episode is going to be a little different: I'm going to tell you a ghost story. A ghost story from 18,000 feet up.  A ghost story I first heard while evacuating a patient off a high volcano in Mexico.  This story still gives me the shivers when I think of it... This episode of the SnowBrains Podcast is brought to you by Valle Nevado, Chile: Valle Nevado, Chile’s premier ski resort located 90 minutes from Santiago with the largest skiable domain in South America and world-class heli-skiing deep in the Andes Mountains. Valle Nevado celebrates 34 years of offering North Americans summer skiing from June to September. Spectacular Andean views, empty slopes, no lift lines, and delicious cuisine paired with Chile’s famous wine are all the hallmarks of a Valle Nevado vacation. Valle Nevado is a member of Ikon and Mountain Collective and offers all-inclusive packages for every price point. It’s no wonder so many international ski teams and pro skiers and snowboarders call Valle Nevado home every summer. Live the Endless Winter! And don’t let your skis get lonely. Ski and ride the magical Andes this summer at Valle Nevado starting June 17. Please enjoy! *** If you enjoyed this podcast, please share with friends & family, and please subscribe. Follow SnowBrains: SnowBrains.com Facebook: facebook.com/snowbrains Instagram: instagram.com/snowbrains Twitter: twitter.com/snowbrains *** The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #3 - H.A.P.E. & The Ghost of La Anciana - Mexican Ghost Stories From 18,000 Feet Recorded on March 29, 2022 in the Valdez, AK Music by Chad Crouch Host, producer, editor, and creator = Miles Clark
Elyse Saugstad - Ski Movie Star, Freeride World Tour Champion, Skier of the Year, 3X Best Line of the Year, In ESPN's Top 50 Women in Action Sports Episode #37 Brought to you by Ikon Pass My guest today is Elyse Saugstad: Elyse won the Freeride World Tour in her 1st year on tour, in 2008 She won the Freeride World Tour's "Best Female Line of the Year" in 2009 Elyse won Powder Video Awards "Best Female Performance" twice! 2013, 2018 She was Freeskier Magazine's "Female Skier of the Year" in 2018 Elyse won the IF3 International Freesport Film Festival's "Best Female Freeride Performance 3 times in 2014, 2018, and 2019 She was nominated for Powder Video Awards' "Best Female Performance" 8 times. 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Elyse was Voted Top 5 Overall in Teton Gravity Research's Co-Lab contest in a field of over 40 men and was the only female to make it into the final She was even named one of ESPN's "Top 50 Women in Action Sports" in 2014 Elyse has seen a lot in her skiing career and her perspective into how this industry works is one of a kind This episode is brought to you by Ikon Pass: It all starts now – Ikon Pass is on sale for the 22/23 season. It’s time to keep the stoke alive, seek a season of fun in the mountains, and DO YEWWW across 50 of the best ski destinations in the world. Whether it’s the immediate spring access, hooting and hollering down your favorite runs next season, or connecting with the crew for an afternoon brew, there’s always an adventure for how you ride. This year – DO YEWWW with an Ikon Pass in hand – whether you’re hunting bluebird days, scoring après scenes, or tearing through cold smoke, however your ride, there’s an adventure waiting for you. Score the best prices on winter 22/23 and get all the early season goods: Upon purchase, Buy Now Ride Now with immediate spring access to 3 mountains, and a total of 10 destinations by April 11. Save up to $200 in child passes with the purchase of an adult pass. 21/22 pass holders can claim up to $100 off in renewal discounts for 22/23. And, pay it all forward with a payment plan as low as $0 down and 0% APR. Claim your pass at IkonPass.com. For 22/23, Ikon Pass is dialing up the stoke and welcoming 3 new legendary destinations to its family of mountains. Get ready to explore the storied slopes of Chamonix in France, the sun-drenched scenes of Sun Valley in Idaho, and the powder-pillow deep history of Snowbasin in Utah. With so much to explore, it’s time to DO YEWWW. Claim your pass at Ikon Pass.com. Please enjoy! *** If you enjoyed this podcast, please share with friends & family, and please subscribe. Follow SnowBrains: SnowBrains.com Facebook: facebook.com/snowbrains Instagram: instagram.com/snowbrains Twitter: twitter.com/snowbrains *** The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #37 - Elyse Saugstad - Ski Movie Star, Freeride World Tour Champion, Skier of the Year, 3X Best Line of the Year, In ESPN's Top 50 Women in Action Sports Recorded on February 15, 2022, in the Park City, UT (Miles Clark) and Tahoe City, CA (Elyse Saugstad). This episode was edited by Jared W
Scot Schmidt - The Original Freeskier Episode #36 Brought to you by Ikon Pass  My guest today is the legendary Scot Schmidt: Scot was the very 1st professional freeskier in North America He created the genre and he did it with style Scot's intro into the ski industry was him dropping a 100' cliff at Squaw Valley Palisades Tahoe, California in the 1983 Warren Miller Ski Movie and as he drops the monstrous cliff Warren says:  "Scot Schmidt, his parents raised him wrong." Scot has been in at least 46 ski movies His style is smooth and tight and cameramen ate it up upon first sight Scot was discovered by a Warren Miller filmmaker who was visiting Squaw Valley in 1983 - all the filmmaker had to do was say:  "I wanna film whoever it is making those tracks" It was Scot who was making "Those tracks" the tracks that stood out and took him to the highest heights of ski stardom Scot traveled the world making ski movies for 25-years before settling down in Big Sky, Montana so he could ski more (there's a lotta standing around in ski movie making) Scot was even a stunt double for Dexter Rutecki in the legendary Hollywood ski movie:  "Aspen Extreme" Scot has been sponsored by the North Face for 30-years and while there he designed a line of ski mountaineering clothing called Steep Tech that is worth 3 times more than what it sold for back in the 80s and 90s. Scot has seen it all in this industry and he helped reinvent it. His stories of skiing all over the world are truly an inspiration This episode is brought to you by Ikon Pass: It all starts now – Ikon Pass is on sale for the 22/23 season. It’s time to keep the stoke alive, seek a season of fun in the mountains, and DO YEWWW across 50 of the best ski destinations in the world. Whether it’s the immediate spring access, hooting and hollering down your favorite runs next season, or connecting with the crew for an afternoon brew, there’s always an adventure for how you ride.   This year – DO YEWWW with an Ikon Pass in hand – whether you’re hunting bluebird days, scoring après scenes, or tearing through cold smoke, however your ride, there’s an adventure waiting for you. Score the best prices on winter 22/23 and get all the early season goods: Upon purchase, Buy Now Ride Now with immediate spring access to 3 mountains, and a total of 10 destinations by April 11. Save up to $200 in child passes with the purchase of an adult pass. 21/22 pass holders can claim up to $100 off in renewal discounts for 22/23. And, pay it all forward with a payment plan as low as $0 down and 0% APR. Claim your pass at IkonPass.com. For 22/23, Ikon Pass is dialing up the stoke and welcoming 3 new legendary destinations to its family of mountains. Get ready to explore the storied slopes of Chamonix in France, the sun-drenched scenes of Sun Valley in Idaho, and the powder-pillow deep history of Snowbasin in Utah. With so much to explore, it’s time to DO YEWWW. Claim your pass at Ikon Pass.com. Please enjoy! *** If you enjoyed this podcast, please share with friends & family, and please subscribe. Follow SnowBrains: SnowBrains.com Facebook: facebook.com/snowbrains Instagram: instagram.com/snowbrains Twitter: twitter.com/snowbrains ***
Lel Tone - Alaska Heli-Ski Guide for 23-Years, Winner of National Geographics "Ultimate Survival Alaska", Ski Patroller for 28-Years, Avalanche Professional Episode #35 Brought to you by A Golden State & Killington My guest today is Lel Tone: Lel has been an Alaska heli-ski guide for 23-years She won the National Geographic Reality Show "Ultimate Survival Alaska" in 2015 Lel's been a Squaw Valley Palisades Tahoe ski patroller for 28 years She's been an EMT for 33 years! Lel is an avalanche professional and does avalanche forecasting for the Union Pacific Railroad She grew up in Switzerland speaking Italian before moving to the US at the age of 10 And Lel is an incredibly empathetic, kind, and tough as hell human being who has so much to teach us This episode is brought to you by A Golden State: Today’s SnowBrains Podcast is brought to you by A Golden State, the California leader in premium cannabis flower. Born in Northern California under the watch of the Cascade Mountains, A Golden State's plants are hand-watered with snowmelt from Mount Shasta, and sustainably grown in their carbon-neutral, hydroelectric cultivation facility. What started from humble beginnings, long before the cannabis renaissance, is now California’s highest quality flower. A Golden State’s proprietary, exotic strains are carefully curated for recreation or relaxation, sharing with friends, or unwinding solo. Their artisanal whole flower is available in eighths and pre-rolls at dispensaries across California. Find the perfect headspace for euphoric enjoyment. A Golden State is not a brand or a place, it’s a state of being. This episode is brought to you by Killington: Make the most of any spring weekend—head to Killington, the East Coast’s biggest mountain resort. The Beast of the East has everything you need to enjoy a winter getaway—from the best ski and snowboard terrain to one-of-a-kind dining options and fabulous apres-ski experiences. Vacation packages are available now, visit Killington.com to learn more. Big mountain skiing and riding meet small mountain charm at Vermont’s Pico Mountain. Ski or ride Pico and save up to 40% off the ticket window rate when you purchase online in advance. Cancellations are always easy too, so save money and skip the line at the ticket window – purchase your tickets today at picomountain.com/tickets. Take advantage of the longest season in the East with the Killington Spring Pass. Pay just three-hundred and forty-nine dollars for unlimited ski and snowboard access to Killington Resort from March 18th through the end of the 2021-22 season. With Killington’s history of stretching the season into late May, that could be six weeks of prime spring skiing and riding, so grab your Spring Pass today, before prices increase on March 18. Learn more at killington.com. Please enjoy! *** If you enjoyed this podcast, please
Julian Carr - 210-Foot World Record Cliff Invert, Pro Freeskier, Discrete Founder, X-Games Gold Medalist, Cirque Series Founder Episode #34 Brought to you by Killington & A Golden State “Fear is very present. Fear’s a great thing, you should definitely listen to it most of the time. But I learned that just because something's scary, doesn't mean you can't do it.” - Julian Carr My Guest today is Julian Carr Julian is a professional freeskier who regularly hucks 100' cliffs including 2 world record cliff jumps to his name Julian won the George Mallory Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021 He won an X-Games gold medal Julian came in 3rd in Powder Magazine's most influential skier poll And Julian is a businessman Julian founded Discrete clothing in college and it flourished into a very successful brand Julian founded the Cirque Series 6 years ago and it has become a premier mountain running event spanning 7 mountain events each summer Julian's latest business, Blake Bronco, is centered around fixing up 1978 and 9 Ford Broncos and selling them Julian is a fascinating human being how changed the ski industry forever  This episode is brought to you by Killington: Make the most of any spring weekend—head to Killington, the East Coast’s biggest mountain resort. The Beast of the East has everything you need to enjoy a winter getaway—from the best ski and snowboard terrain to one-of-a-kind dining options and fabulous apres-ski experiences. Vacation packages are available now, visit Killington.com to learn more. Big mountain skiing and riding meet small mountain charm at Vermont’s Pico Mountain. Ski or ride Pico and save up to 40% off the ticket window rate when you purchase online in advance. Cancellations are always easy too, so save money and skip the line at the ticket window – purchase your tickets today at picomountain.com/tickets. Take advantage of the longest season in the East with the Killington Spring Pass. Pay just three-hundred and forty-nine dollars for unlimited ski and snowboard access to Killington Resort from March 18th through the end of the 2021-22 season. With Killington’s history of stretching the season into late May, that could be six weeks of prime spring skiing and riding, so grab your Spring Pass today, before prices increase on March 18. Learn more at killington.com.  This episode is brought to you by A Golden State: Today’s SnowBrains Podcast is brought to you by A Golden State, the California leader in premium cannabis flower. Born in Northern California under the watch of the Cascade Mountains, A Golden State's plants are hand-watered with snowmelt from Mount Shasta, and sustainably grown in their carbon-neutral, hydroelectric cultivation facility. What started from humble beginnings, long before the cannabis renaissance, is now California’s highest quality flower. A Golden State’s proprietary, exotic strains are carefully curated for recreati
Park City Professional Ski Patrol - Battling Vail Resorts For a Living Wage Episode #33 Brought to you by A Golden State & Killington  My guest today is Park City Professional Ski Patrol's business manager Patrick Murphy: Park City Pro Patrol has been battling Vail Resorts for a living wage and more for years They've been through 50 negotiating sessions with Vail Resorts in the past year Ski Patrollers are highly trained individuals and the most important people at any ski resort and we believe they deserve a living wage and more  This episode is brought to you by A Golden State:  Today’s SnowBrains Podcast is brought to you by A Golden State, the California leader in premium cannabis flower. Born in Northern California under the watch of the Cascade Mountains, A Golden State's plants are hand-watered with snowmelt from Mount Shasta, and sustainably grown in their carbon-neutral, hydroelectric cultivation facility. What started from humble beginnings, long before the cannabis renaissance, is now California’s highest quality flower. A Golden State’s proprietary, exotic strains are carefully curated for recreation or relaxation, sharing with friends, or unwinding solo. Their artisanal whole flower is available in eighths and pre-rolls at dispensaries across California. Find the perfect headspace for euphoric enjoyment. A Golden State is not a brand or a place, it’s a state of being.  This episode is brought to you by Killington:  Make the most of any spring weekend—head to Killington, the East Coast’s biggest mountain resort. The Beast of the East has everything you need to enjoy a winter getaway—from the best ski and snowboard terrain to one-of-a-kind dining options and fabulous apres-ski experiences. Vacation packages are available now, visit Killington.com to learn more. Big mountain skiing and riding meet small mountain charm at Vermont’s Pico Mountain. Ski or ride Pico and save up to 40% off the ticket window rate when you purchase online in advance. Cancellations are always easy too, so save money and skip the line at the ticket window – purchase your tickets today at picomountain.com/tickets.  Take advantage of the longest season in the East with the Killington Spring Pass. Pay just three-hundred and forty-nine dollars for unlimited ski and snowboard access to Killington Resort from March 18th through the end of the 2021-22 season. With Killington’s history of stretching the season into late May, that could be six weeks of prime spring skiing and riding, so grab your Spring Pass today, before prices increase on March 18. Learn more at killington.com.  Please enjoy! *** If you enjoyed this podcast, please share with friends & family, and please subscribe. Follow SnowBrains: SnowBrains.com Facebook: facebook.com/sn
Eddie Taylor - Member of "Full Circle Everest" 1st All-Black Team to Attempt Summit of 29,000' Mt. Everest Episode #32 Brought to you by Grand Targhee Resort & Scott Sports My guest today is Eddie Taylor: Eddie is a member of Full Circle Everest, the 1st all-black team to attempt to summit 29,000' Mt. Everest, the highest peak on Earth. There have been over 6,000 summits of Mt. Everest and only 10 of those were black people The 1st black person to summit Everest didn't occur until the year 2003, 40-years after the first American expedition reached the summit of Everest Full Circle's goal is to showcase the tenacity and strength of black climbers and highlight the barriers that continue to exist for Black communities in accessing the outdoors. This historic attempt will inspire the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts, educators, leaders, and mountaineers of color to continue chasing their personal summits Eddie Taylor has some very strong high altitude experience under his belt already He just summited and skied 18,700' El Pico de Orizaba in Mexico in November Eddie has skied from the summit of 20,000' Denali in Alaska He's skied off the summit of 14,000' Mt. Rainier in WA Eddie executed a 20-pitch rock climb to summit og 16,000' Mt. Kenya in Africa He's even been on top of 23,000' Aconcagua in Argentina Eddie was a decathlon athlete in college and is currently a high school teacher in Colorado   This episode is brought to you by Grand Targhee Resort. Home to the best snow in Wyoming. Delivering an average of 500 inches of snow annually, you’ll find uncrowded slopes and a unique Targhee vibe served on the daily. With good times served daily at Grand Targhee Resort; it’s time to embrace the vibe. Escape the crowds and get back to enjoying skiing and snowboarding the way it was meant to be. From our family-friendly Kids Adventure Zone and uncrowded runs, to the wide-open terrain for all abilities, the big mountain feel, and Western charm makes Grand Targhee a must-visit winter destination. With over 20 feet of snowfall to date, heading to the Tetons is a must-do. We invite you to experience and be part of the Targhee Vibe at Grand Targhee Resort! This episode is brought to you by Scott Sports: Technology, innovation and design is the name of the game and that’s exactly what SCOTT Sports is; It’s in their DNA. Skiing is about testing yourself – seeing the possibilities that you are presented with and pushing yourself to seize the greatest challenges. SCOTT Sports has the gear to help you do just that. To learn more check out scottsports.com and see what real innovation looks like. Skip the lift lines this year and get in the backcountry! With all the new SCOTT winter essentials, you’re set to have a safe and fun time in the mountains. Check out their new product line at scottsports.com Looking to test the boundaries but fearful of high-risk situations? SCOTT Sports knows the danger, that’s why they’ve developed the Patrol E1 Avalanche Backpack. It’s the ultimate freeskiing avalanche backpack, pushing the boundaries of innovation. The supercapacitor technology, along with exceptional design, results in one of the lightest electric airbag backpacks on the market to date! To learn more go to scottsports.com Ple
Dr. Russ Costa PhD - Why People Do Dumb Shit in the Mountains!! Episode #31 Brought to you by Grand Targhee Resort My guest today is Dr. Russ Costa: Dr. Russ Costa is a cognitive scientist, skier, and mountaineer who studies why people do dumb shit in the mountains! He's an expert on human attention and performance, he is interested in how distracted, fatigued, or otherwise impaired minds and brains perceive the world, particularly in high-risk, high-consequence environments - especially in the mountains and in avalanche terrain Russ loves to chat about decision-making in avalanche terrain, in the mountains in general, and at high altitudes. Russ' research work utilizes a broad range of methodologies, from electroencephalography (EEG) to applied behavioral analysis in the natural environment. After two decades of conducting primarily laboratory-based theoretical work on cognition, Russ has moved parts of his research program outside, studying cognition and neuroscience in the mountains. His current work examines how hypobaric hypoxia at high altitude affects human attention, decision-making, and error. Russ currently teaches a broad slate of courses in the Honors College and in the Neuroscience and Psychology programs at Westminster College in Salt Lake City.  This episode is brought to you by Grand Targhee Resort. Home to the best snow in Wyoming. Delivering an average of 500 inches of snow annually, you’ll find uncrowded slopes and a unique Targhee vibe served on the daily. With good times served daily at Grand Targhee Resort; it’s time to embrace the vibe. Escape the crowds and get back to enjoying skiing and snowboarding the way it was meant to be. From our family-friendly Kids Adventure Zone and uncrowded runs, to the wide-open terrain for all abilities, the big mountain feel, and Western charm makes Grand Targhee a must-visit winter destination. With over 20 feet of snowfall to date, heading to the Tetons is a must-do. We invite you to experience and be part of the Targhee Vibe at Grand Targhee Resort! Please enjoy! *** If you enjoyed this podcast, please share with friends & family, and please subscribe. Follow SnowBrains: SnowBrains.com Facebook: facebook.com/snowbrains Instagram: instagram.com/snowbrains Twitter: twitter.com/snowbrains *** The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #31 - Dr. Russ Costa PhD - Why People Do Dumb Shit in the Mountains!! Recorded on November 18, 2021, in Park City (Miles Clark) and Salt Lake City, UT (Dr. Russ Costa). This episode was edited by Jared White Music by Chad Crouch Host, producer, and creator = Miles Clark
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