Archive for the 'Backcountry' Category

Are you ready Colorado?

Joel Gratz of OpenSnow and Jason Maurer of Colorado Mountain School live from Neptune Mountaineering's Virtual Kicking Into Winter Party. 

Use code WINTRYMIX to get $10 off ski shop work at Neptune through Nov 30.  

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. 

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Image courtesy of Colorado Ski Country by Carl Frey 

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Uphill equipment is flying off shelves in our new Covid world. 

My guest is Erik Lambert, co-founder of Bluebird Backcountry heading into year 2 of their hybrid ski area concept in a reshaped world no one saw coming. 

The time is right for the new ski area slash backcountry education operation that caters to this booming audience in need of a fitting place to get started.

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. 

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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

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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

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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

 

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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. 

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AK

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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.

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AK

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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

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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

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