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Locals and visitors. Originally Vermont. Now Colorado. Half skiing half not skiing. Subscribe.

Listeners and @wintrymixcast gram followers tagged me up with Michael Walsh after he tuned their skis, and bam, a few weeks later The Ski Doctor was in my driveway showing us around his tuning mobile.  

And three cheers to Beau Jo's for supporting the podcast. Podcasting for pizza!

Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com. Leave the pod a voicemail/text at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow and/or pester me on instagram @wintrymixcast

Visit patreon.com/wintrymixcast to join the podcast listeners pooling their spare change to keep me from quitting and support local causes (and help me pay for the $800 I just dropped on audio equipment). As little as $1 per month. 

AK

 

I promised the panel episodes would improve with practice. Episode 75 with Morgan, Matty and Andrew from Powder7.com tests that theory. And three cheers to Beau Jo's for supporting the podcast. Podcasting for pizza!

Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com. Leave the pod a voicemail/text at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow and/or pester me on instagram @wintrymixcast

Visit patreon.com/wintrymixcast to join the podcast listeners pooling their spare change to keep me from quitting and support local causes (and help me pay for the $800 I just dropped on audio equipment). As little as $1 per month. 

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Colorado skiing is off to a fast start thanks to an historically cold October. 

Eldora grabbed that cold (and snow) and ran with it achieving a Nov 1st opening day. This episode is live from the base lodge, bar and liftline on opening day. Staff, guests, unicorns, etc. 

Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com. Leave the pod a voicemail/text at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow and/or pester me on instagram @wintrymixcast

Visit patreon.com/wintrymixcast to join the podcast listeners pooling their spare change to keep me from quitting and support local causes (and help me pay for the $800 I just dropped on equipment). As little as $1 per month. 

AK

Battle of the backcountry?

David Ollila had been manufacturing and selling Marquette Backcountry skis since 2010. In 2019 he got served by lawyers from Backcountry.com. And it sounds like he's not the only one. Where this goes nobody knows. 

Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com. Leave the pod a voicemail/text at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow and/or pester me on instagram @wintrymixcast

Visit patreon.com/wintrymixcast to join the podcast listeners pooling their spare change to keep me from quitting and support local causes (and help me pay for the $800 I just dropped on equipment). As little as $1 per month. 

AK

The VT to CO podcast transition continues.

It's hard, but not as hard as forecasting snow. Episode 72 is a lightly edited version of Joel Gratz, founder of OpenSnow, doing a winter forecasting pep talk to the hometown crowd at Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder on Oct 24. He's doing more of these throughout the fall so get to one if you can. 

Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave the pod a voicemail/text at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow and/or pester me on instagram @wintrymixcast

Visit patreon.com/wintrymixcast to join the podcast listeners pooling their spare change to keep me from quitting and support local causes (and help me pay for the $800 I just dropped on equipment). As little as $1 per month. 

AK

 

Pod's back. New format. New Colorado home base. Same questionable taste. 

Episode 71 panel guests include Donny O'Neill of Freeskier Magazine, Liz Millikin who solves problems at Slack in Denver when not skiing with her dog, and Dave Belin or Boulder's RRC Associates.

This episode recorded from the studios of KGNU in Boulder. Visit patreon.com/wintrymixcast to join the podcast listeners pooling their spare change to keep me from quitting and support local causes (and help me pay for studio time) every time we hit $200. As little as $1 per month. 

Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave the pod a voicemail/text at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow on instagram @wintrymixcast

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Most of episode 70 is a family reunion of sorts with my cousins that live and work in Winter Park, Colorado. Maybe you'd like to run a bar in a ski town. They have some tips. 

Wintry Mix is usually Stowe, Waterbury, MRV locals and visitors supported by the Town and Country of Stowe. Recorded from my office/studio in Waterbury Center, for now. 

Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave the pod a voicemail at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow on instagram @wintrymixcast

On hiatus for a while after this one. TBD. 

AK

Way up in the Panhandle of Idaho is a town called Sandpoint and a ski mountain known as Schweitzer. Episode 69 takes us there and back. Buckle up. 

Wintry Mix is Stowe, Waterbury, MRV locals and visitors supported by the Town and Country of Stowe. Recorded from my office/studio in Waterbury Center. Visit patreon.com/wintrymixcast to join the podcast listeners pooling their spare change to support local causes every time we hit $200. It's the best way to make sure I don't quit. As little as $1 per month. 

Episode 55 - 68 dropped right before this one to re-launch the pod for 18/19. So be sure to catch those too. Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave the pod a voicemail at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Wintry Mix is also now partnering with Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine (watch for Zander Basedepth's return). Sign up for free digital subscription to Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine at vtskiandride.com and look for print copies at your local outdoor retailer, bars, coffee shops and more. 

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow on instagram @wintrymixcast

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John Stafford grooms on first shift at Stowe Mountain Resort. There's more to that story. 

Wintry Mix is Stowe, Waterbury, MRV locals and visitors supported by the Town and Country of Stowe. Recorded from my office/studio in Waterbury Center. Visit patreon.com/wintrymixcast to join the podcast listeners pooling their spare change to support local causes every time we hit $200. As little as $1 per month. 

Episode 55 - 67 dropped right before this one to re-launch the pod for 18/19. So be sure to catch those too. Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave the pod a voicemail at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Wintry Mix is also now partnering with Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine (watch for Zander Basedepth's return). Sign up for free digital subscription to Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine at vtskiandride.com and look for print copies at your local outdoor retailer, bars, coffee shops and more. 

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow on instagram @wintrymixcast

AK

This mountain minded Harwood grad went out west after college for work and skiing then returned to Waterbury years later and now runs an upcycled jewelry business. Husband Hans helps us out along the way. 

Wintry Mix is Stowe, Waterbury, MRV locals and visitors supported by the Town and Country of Stowe. Recorded from my office/studio in Waterbury Center. Visit patreon.com/wintrymixcast to join the podcast listeners pooling their spare change to support local causes every time we hit $200. As little as $1 per month. 

Episode 55 - 66 dropped right before this one to re-launch the pod for 18/19. So be sure to catch those too. Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave the pod a voicemail at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Wintry Mix is also now partnering with Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine (watch for Zander Basedepth's return). Sign up for free digital subscription to Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine at vtskiandride.com and look for print copies at your local outdoor retailer, bars, coffee shops and more. 

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow on instagram @wintrymixcast

AK

Bruce Hennessey has logged a great many days in the backcountry all over the planet. He also tends to Maple Wind Farm in Huntington and Richmond, VT. I was more interested in the farm. 

Wintry Mix is Stowe, Waterbury, MRV locals and visitors supported by the Town and Country of Stowe. Recorded from my office/studio in Waterbury Center. Visit patreon.com/wintrymixcast to join the podcast listeners pooling their spare change to support local causes every time we hit $200. As little as $1 per month. 

Episode 55 - 65 dropped right before this one to re-launch the pod for 18/19. So be sure to catch those too. Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave the pod a voicemail at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Wintry Mix is also now partnering with Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine (watch for Zander Basedepth's return). Sign up for free digital subscription to Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine at vtskiandride.com and look for print copies at your local outdoor retailer, bars, coffee shops and more.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow on instagram @wintrymixcast

AK

Will Romeo of Powe. Snowboards thought it would be fun to be a guest on the local podcast he'd been listening to. It was fun, but it was also other things.

Wintry Mix is Stowe, Waterbury, MRV locals and visitors supported by the Town and Country of Stowe. Recorded from my office/studio in Waterbury Center. Visit patreon.com/wintrymixcast to join the podcast listeners pooling their spare change to support local causes every time we hit $200. As little as $1 per month. 

Episode 55 - 64 dropped right before this one to re-launch the pod for 18/19. So be sure to catch those too. Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave the pod a voicemail at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Wintry Mix is also now partnering with Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine (watch for Zander Basedepth's return). Sign up for free digital subscription to Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine at vtskiandride.com and look for print copies at your local outdoor retailer, bars, coffee shops and more.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow on instagram @wintrymixcast

AK

Kristine Keeney gets in 100+. She's also invested serious brian power into the issues surrounding affordable housing in ski towns, specifically in the Mad River Valley. 

Wintry Mix is Stowe, Waterbury, MRV locals and visitors supported by the Town and Country of Stowe. Recorded from my office/studio in Waterbury Center. Visit patreon.com/wintrymixcast to join the podcast listeners pooling their spare change to support local causes every time we hit $200. As little as $1 per month. 

Episode 55 - 63 dropped right before this one to re-launch the pod for 18/19. So be sure to catch those too. Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave the pod a voicemail at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Wintry Mix is also now partnering with Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine (watch for Zander Basedepth's return). Sign up for free digital subscription to Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine at vtskiandride.com and look for print copies at your local outdoor retailer, bars, coffee shops and more.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow on instagram @wintrymixcast

AK

Green Mountain Club Executive Director Mike DeBonis is our guest for episode 63. If you've ever hiked in Vermont there's a good chance you've enjoyed this non-profit's handiwork. 

Wintry Mix is Stowe, Waterbury, MRV locals and visitors supported by the Town and Country of Stowe. Recorded from my office/studio in Waterbury Center. Visit patreon.com/wintrymixcast to join the podcast listeners pooling their spare change to support local causes every time we hit $200. As little as $1 per month. 

Episode 55 - 62 dropped right before this one to re-launch the pod for 18/19. So be sure to catch those too. Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave the pod a voicemail at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Wintry Mix is also now partnering with Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine (watch for Zander Basedepth's return). Sign up for free digital subscription to Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine at vtskiandride.com and look for print copies at your local outdoor retailer, bars, coffee shops and more.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow on instagram @wintrymixcast

AK

Caleb Magoon has the goods. The sporting goods. Episode 62 is a sit down with the owner of Power Play Sports in Morrisville and one of the owners of Waterbury Sports for a chat about life, skiing and business along Route 100.

Wintry Mix is Stowe, Waterbury, MRV locals and visitors supported by the Town and Country of Stowe. Recorded from my office/studio in Waterbury Center. Visit patreon.com/wintrymixcast to join the podcast listeners pooling their spare change to support local causes every time we hit $200. As little as $1 per month. 

Episode 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 and 61 dropped right before this one to re-launch the pod for 18/19. So be sure to catch those too. Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave the pod a voicemail at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Wintry Mix is also now partnering with Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine (watch for Zander Basedepth's return). Sign up for free digital subscription to Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine at vtskiandride.com and look for print copies at your local outdoor retailer, bars, coffee shops and more.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow on social @wintrymixcast. 

AK

Nate Gardner is Stowe Mountain Resort's Ski and Snowboard School Training Manager. In episode 61 he walks us through the business of ski instruction and the PSIA. 

Wintry Mix is Stowe, Waterbury, MRV locals and visitors supported by the Town and Country of Stowe. Recorded from my office/studio in Waterbury Center. Visit patreon.com/wintrymixcast to join the podcast listeners pooling their spare change to support local causes every time we hit $200. As little as $1 per month. 

Episode 55, 56, 57, 58, 59 and 60 dropped right before this one to re-launch the pod for 18/19. So be sure to catch those too. Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave the pod a voicemail at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Wintry Mix is also now partnering with Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine (watch for Zander Basedepth's return). Sign up for free digital subscription to Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine at vtskiandride.com and look for print copies at your local outdoor retailer, bars, coffee shops and more.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow on social @wintrymixcast. 

AK

If you're thinking about buying a condo in the MRV Doug's your guy. He also fights fires and formerly ran the lift operations department at Sugarbush. We dig into some history, local real estate trends, fighting fires in cold temps, and being the lifty at Castlerock watching a young John Egan lap the place. 

Wintry Mix is Stowe, Waterbury, MRV locals and visitors. Recorded from my office/studio in Waterbury Center. 

Episode 55, 56, 57, 58 and 59 dropped right before this one to re-launch the pod for 18/19. So be sure to catch those too. Want to be on the pod? Or sponsor it (hint Stowe/Waterbury restaurants)? Or say anything at all? Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave the pod a voicemail at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow on social @wintrymixcast. 

AK

Paul McCarthy is a mechanic at Girlington Garage in Burlington. He's also a backcountry skier, budding ski patrol candidate and longtime Wintry Mix listener. Result? It was obviously time to conduct a car talk episode. 

Wintry Mix is Stowe, Waterbury, MRV locals and visitors. Recorded from my office/studio in Waterbury Center. 

Episode 55, 56, 57 and 58 dropped right before this one to re-launch the pod for 18/19. So be sure to catch those too. Want to be on the pod? Or sponsor it? Or say anything at all? Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave the pod a voicemail at 802 560 5003. Questions. Rants. Anything. 

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow on social @wintrymixcast. 

AK

After eight years in the army and two deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Alek Jadkowski is flying helicopters for a living back in the states. He calls Bolton Valley home and is putting together a special backcountry course just for veterans

Wintry Mix is Stowe, Waterbury, MRV locals and visitors. Recorded from my office/studio in Waterbury Center. 

Episode 55, 56 and 57 dropped right before this one to re-launch the pod for 18/19. So be sure to catch those too. Want to be on the pod? Or sponsor it? Or say anything at all? Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave a voicemail at 802 560 5003. Right now that voicemail is for leaving your car related questions for the upcoming Wintry Mix Car Talk episode. But you can always leave a rant. 

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow on social @wintrymixcast. 

AK

Another new episode? Damn right. 

Ryan Dunfee of Portland, Maine visited our neighborhood in September to do some mountain biking and boondocking. Even if you don't know him you've likely clicked on something that was his fault during his Teton Gravity Research days. True to form we talk skiing and not skiing. 

Wintry Mix is Stowe, Waterbury, MRV locals and visitors. Recorded from my office/studio in Waterbury Center. 

Episode 55 and 56 dropped right before this one to re-launch the pod for 18/19. So be sure to catch those too. Want to be on the pod? Or sponsor it? Or say anything at all? Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave a voicemail at 802 560 5003. Right now that voicemail is for leaving your car related questions for the upcoming Wintry Mix Car Talk episode. 

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Now on Spotify too. Follow on social @wintrymixcast. 

AK

The pod is back! Episode 55 also just dropped so get both of them. 

Aaron Rice decided to ski the most human powered vertical feet in a year. Then he did it. How and why he did it is pretty damn interesting. As is what life is like after accomplishing such a life altering goal. Lucky for us he's doing it in Waterbury so he's on Wintry Mix. 

The future of Wintry Mix will be all locals and visitors. Recorded from my office/studio in Waterbury Center. 

Episode 55 dropped right before this one to re-launch the pod for 18/19. So be sure to catch that one too. Want to be on the pod? Or sponsor it? Or say anything at all? Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave a voicemail at 802 560 5003. 

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Follow on social @wintrymixcast. Links on the right ya'll. 

AK

 

Happy Halloween. No joke.

People get spooked. When they do they call a paranormal investigator to help them get answers. Stowe's Karen Keene is the Assistant Director and Case Manager for Paranormal Investigators of New England

In the first episode of the locals and visitors format of Wintry Mix I sit down with Karen to learn about her other local pursuits, which are many, as well as what it means to be a ghost hunter. If you want to take one of Karen's (or my wife's) indoor cycling classes check out Ride in Stowe

The future of Wintry Mix will be all locals and visitors. Recorded from my office/studio in Waterbury Center. 

Another episode is dropping right on top of this one to re-launch the pod for 18/19. Want to be on the pod? Or sponsor it? Or say anything at all? Email me alex@wintrymixcast.com or leave a voicemail at 802 560 5003. 

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Play or elsewhere. Follow on social @wintrymixcast. Links on the right ya'll. 

AK

The hiatus is over. August pod. Listen if you can.

The deadline for submissions for the September episode will be Aug 31. Send your audio to alex@wintrymixcast.com to get in the Mix or call (802) 560-5003 to leave a voicemail. Click the "audio tips" page on wintrymixcast.com for inspiration. 

Suggest rant topics and get ideas for submissions on the facebook page. Get newsy updates and jokes on the twitter feed. Watch me parent questionably on the instagram

Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes if you want this to survive. I'll owe you a beer. 

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AK's off season partnership podcast is live. Go subscribe to PodSAM if you want to hear some serious inside baseball from some of the ski industry's most accomplished resort leaders.

The teaser is live and a 6 episode run will begin in April. 

Wintry Mix will be back in late summer or early fall, hopefully. 

Listen. I explain. 

Episode 53 supported by The Alpine Shop. Get 10% off your order and free shipping with code MIX. Or mention the pod in store for your 10% hook up. 

More information about the Summit Series podcast release will be forthcoming in April via both Wintry Mix and SAM channels. 

Stay in touch with the show or AK's other audio projects at the facebook page. Get newsy updates and jokes on the twitter feed. Watch me parent questionably on the instagram

Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes if you want this to come back to life in 2018.

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February pod. Listen if you can.

Episode 52 supported by The Alpine Shop. Get 10% off your order and free shipping with code MIX. Or mention the pod in store for your 10% hook up. 

I don't do show notes for cheaters. Listen or don't and live with your decision. 

The deadline for submissions for the March episode will be March 9. Send your audio to alex@wintrymixcast.com to get in the Mix. Listen to this episode and/or 46 before you submit audio so you know how this works. The rules are limited/non-existent. Click the "audio tips" page for inspiration. 

Suggest rant topics and get ideas for submissions on the facebook page. Get newsy updates and jokes on the twitter feed. Watch me parent questionably on the instagram

Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes if you want this to survive. 

Comment below because it's easy.

January pod. Listen if you can.

Episode 51 supported by The Alpine Shop. Get 10% off your order and free shipping with code MIX. Or mention the pod in store for your 10% hook up. 

I don't do show notes for cheaters. Listen or don't and live with your decision. 

The deadline for submissions for the February episode will be Feb 2. Send your audio to alex@wintrymixcast.com to get in the Mix. Listen to this episode and/or 46 before you submit audio so you know how this works. The rules are limited/non-existent. Click the "audio tips" page for inspiration. 

Suggest rant topics and get ideas for submissions on the facebook page. Get newsy updates and jokes on the twitter feed. Watch me parent questionably on the instagram

Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes if you want this to survive. 

Comment below because it's easy.

50 episodes! Damn. The new format is getting better every month.

I don't do show notes for cheaters. Listen or don't and live with your decision. 

The deadline for submissions for the Januray episode will be Jan 5. Send your audio to alex@wintrymixcast.com to get in the Mix. Listen to this episode and/or 46 before you submit audio so you know how this works. The rules are limited/non-existent. Click the "audio tips" page for inspiration. 

Suggest rant topics and get ideas for submissions on the facebook page. Get newsy updates and jokes on the twitter feed. Watch me parent questionably on the instagram

Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes if you want this to survive. 

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Behold the third round of the new format. Gettin' wild. 

The deadline for submissions for the December episode will be Dec 1. Send your audio to alex@wintrymixcast.com to get in the Mix. Listen to this episode and/or 46 before you submit audio so you know how this works. The rules are limited/non-existent. 

Suggest rant topics and get ideas for submissions on the facebook page. Get newsy updates and jokes on the twitter feed. Watch me parent questionably on the instagram

Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes if you want this to survive. 

Comment below because it's easy.

Yes that's the new title format. One random word from each submission topic. You're invited.

The deadline for submissions for the November episode will be Nov 3. Send your audio to alex@wintrymixcast.com to get in the Mix. Listen to this episode and/or 46 before you submit audio so you know how this works. The rules are limited/non-existent. 

Suggest rant topics and get ideas for submissions on the facebook page. Get newsy updates and jokes on the twitter feed. Watch me parent questionably on the instagram

Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes if you want this to survive. 

Comment below because it's easy.

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