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Wintry Mix

Skiing’s variety show since 2015. CO, VT and beyond. Produced by AK former dirt ski bum and resort exec. VM/text line (802) 560-5003.

AK is joined by Doug Stenclik of Aspen, Carbondale and Vail based Cripple Creek Backcountry, Rebecca Kaufman who runs Ullrs Tavern and Wake N Bacon in Winter Park, and Matt Gebo of Visit Mammoth

This episode is supported by Beau Jo's Colorado Style Pizza and 10 Barrel Brewing Company

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. All the links are on the sidebar of WintryMixCast.com too. 

AK

AK is joined by Mountain Outfitters Doug and Cindy of Breckenridge from Quickpod 4, Dave Amirault of SLC from Quickpod 3 and Clinton Desveaux from Atlantic Canada. This is the final Quickpod for now. We all grasp we're screwed and now it's just a question of to what degree and for how long. So we start to look at some of those questions. 

Recorded at 4pm Mountain Time on Wednesday, March 18.

Follow the podcast @wintrymixcast on instagram or twitter. Leave a voicemail at 802 560 5003. And toss me pile of 5 star apple podcast reviews if you appreciate what I delivered for everyone over the last week of wild times. 

AK is joined by his mom as well as Senior VP at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Matt Mosteller. 

Recorded at 5pm Mountain Time on Tuesday, March 17. 

Reach out @wintrymixcast if you want to be on future Covid Quickpods. 

AK is joined by Doug Bittinger and Cindy Reese, proprietors of Mountain Outfitters in Breckenridge right as Summit County, Colorado announced nearly all business will be closed and all visitors are to leave (and all recent visitors to the area should distance themselves). 

Recorded at 4:30pm Monday, March 16th. 

Reach out @wintrymixcast if you want to be on future Quickpods. 

AK is joined by Maddy Grainger, Mark Warner, Dave Amirault and Katie Clifford as we all come to grips with our future in and out of the mountains. Recorded Sunday, March 15 at 6pm Mountain Time. 

Reach out @wintrymixcast if you want to be on future Covid Quickpods. 

 

Joining AK is Jay Peak's Steve Wright, SAM Magazine's Dave Meeker and Mike Rogge of Verb Cabin and Mountain Gazette.

Recorded moments after Alterra and Vail Resorts (and others) announced indefinite closures. 

Reach out @wintrymixcast if you want to be on future Covid Quickpods. 

 

A few minutes on the horn with the News Director at Krystal 93 in Dillon, Colorado about life and times in ski country while a pandemic spreads. Recorded Friday, March 13 at about 5pm. 

 

Episode 83 will come out once this storm passes. 

On Feb 22 Sugarbush hosted a compelling Protect Our Winters ski industry focused climate panel that deserved the Wintry Mix podcast treatment so the humans can consume it on their schedule. 

Win Smith, President, Sugarbush Resort. Panel Moderator.

Cameron Wake, PhD, University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute, Research Professor & Climate Scientist.

David Perry, Executive Vice President, Sustainability & Special Projects, Founding President & COO, Alterra Mountain Company.

Heather Furman, The Nature Conservancy, Vermont State Director.

Aaron Rice, POW Athlete Alliance, Ski-Touring World Record Holder.

If you have time/interest you can also view the 2hour plus youtube video.

This episode is supported by Beau Jo's Colorado Style Pizza and 10 Barrel Brewing Company

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. All the links are on the sidebar of WintryMixCast.com too. 

AK

Mark Warner, Mike Powell, Adam Jaber and I had never been in the same room at the same time.

When we finally gathered this shit happened. We apologize. 

This episode is supported by Beau Jo's Colorado Style Pizza and 10 Barrel Brewing Company

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. All the links are on the sidebar of WintryMixCast.com too. 

AK

A former Aspen Skiing Company executive has recently been sentenced to 6 years in prison for stealing from the company. It's quite the story. Jason Auslander of the Aspen Times helps us understand what happened.

This episode is supported by Beau Jo's Colorado Style Pizza and 10 Barrel Brewing Company

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. All the links are on the sidebar of WintryMixCast.com too. 

AK

Mike Hayes (@mhayes) takes nice photos, wakes up wicked early, and ensures the planet eats enough Ben and Jerry's. 

This episode is supported by Beau Jo's Colorado Style Pizza and 10 Barrel Brewing Company

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. All the links are on the sidebar of WintryMixCast.com too. 

AK

Interstate 70. Right!?!

Margaret Bowes is the Director of the I-70 Coalition, a non-profit organization representing 28 local governments and businesses along Colorado’s I-70 mountain corridor. She's on episode 78 to explain to us some past, present and future of everyone's favorite or maybe least favorite section of interstate highway. 

This episode is supported by Beau Jo's Colorado Style Pizza and 10 Barrel Brewing Company

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. All the links are on the sidebar of WintryMixCast.com too. 

AK

Nelson Carmichael and Caroline Lalive are US Olympians, Steamboat residents, parents, entrepreneurs and more. They are also a married couple and on the podcast at the same time. 

This episode is supported by Beau Jo's Colorado Style Pizza. 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. Support the underdog that doesn't sustain on celebrity influencer interviews if you want it to survive. 

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

AK

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. 

AK

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

AK

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

AK

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

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