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March 5, 2017  

44 - Local Flavor: How Two CNY Skiers Bought Their Home Mountains

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While the news swirls about Vail Resorts east coast arrival, a pair of local skiers/businessmen from the Finger Lakes Region are a few years into ramping up operations at their recently acquired local ski areas, Greek Peak (2013) and Toggenburg (2015).

Episode 44 is a discussion with co-owner Marc Stemerman, who together with his business partner John Maier, has been navigating this new industry after acquiring Greek Peak out of bankruptcy. After decades skiing the place, now they own the place.

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February 16, 2017  

43 - The VTSP: Vermont’s Original Snowboard Crew

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The Vermont Slope Posse (VTSP) found each other in Burlington in 1985 thanks to skateboarding. The rest is history. In this episode, AK sits down with Greg Manning, Mike Hayes and calls up Kris Swierz to recollect the days when snowboarding was a seed of the tree it would grow up to be.

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Left to right pictured: Matty L - GMan - Cole B. - Josh Brownlee aka (JAB)

February 1, 2017  

42 - Pod Pow Mission: Boston to SLC After 7 Feet

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It's not easy to book flights 3 weeks out and still nail a storm cycle. In this episode AK and Adam spend day 1 of the #podpowmission stuck in the lodge at Snowbird waiting for the storm to clear prior to hammering the tail end of a seven foot cycle for three days in a row. Best. Pow. Ever.

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January 19, 2017  

41 - Chris Diamond: Four Decades of Ski Biz in One New Book

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Since entering the ski business in 1972 at Killington, Chris Diamond led Mount Snow and Steamboat through multiple ownership changes and countless upgrades.

Upon retiring in 2015, Diamond set out to document his decades in skiing and has recently released a new book entitled "Ski Inc. My journey through four decades in the ski resort business, from the founding entrepreneurs to mega companies."

In episode 41 AK and Chris delve into some anecdotes from the book, his years working with and for Les Otten and what he thinks about the future of skiing.

You can purchase the book here: https://skidiamondconsulting.com

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January 9, 2017  

40 - Since 1997: Denver Post Reporter Jason Blevins

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Discussing I-70, Vail Resorts, marijuana, affordable housing, new ski areas and other mountain stuff with veteran Denver Post reporter Jason Blevins.

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December 27, 2016  

Storm Track: Eric Fisher on Holiday Week Nor’easter

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The season's first bonafide coastal storm is primed to deliver snow and wind to a large chunk of the northeast to bring 2016 to a close. This Storm Track episode grabs Eric Fisher from CBS Boston to chat possibilities and get some takes on naming storms, hoax weather and other hot topics.

Storm Track episodes are special episodes that catch up with weather pros when a big snowfall is imminent. Episode 39 is a more traditional episode. Catch that one too.

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December 23, 2016  

39 - Wheels of Winter: Fat Biking Shifts Into High Gear

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Fat bikes. Every year there's more. Episode 39 catches up with Dave Ochs, organizer of the Fat Bike World Championships in Crested Butte, Colorado, and Vermonter Brooke Scatchard who has been perfecting his Fat Bike Ski design since high school. Caroline the intern is back too in this wide ranging fat bikes discussion.

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December 11, 2016  

38 - Got Supplies? 25 Years of Serving Racing and Resorts

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I don't know enough about ski racing. I came up in moguls and pipe. Thankfully Brad Williams and Bob Kimball from World Cup Supply are down to help. Chatted with them at their Bradford, Vermont office and got a tour of the warehouse to learn more about their resort and event supplies business model as well as the state of ski racing from a newbs perspective.

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November 30, 2016  

37 - World Cup Afterglow: The Beast Deserved A Beer

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There hasn't been a more deserved "beer thirty" than the one enjoyed by Killington staffers on the Sunday afternoon after the massive World Cup crowds departed. They earned it.

AK hung out in the VIP zone chatting up the key resort players / former colleagues while consuming a few frosty beverages. This was a euphoric moment in time worth capturing. Enjoy.

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November 17, 2016  

Storm Track: Josh Fox on Thanksgiving Week Snow

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Our second 'Storm Track' of the season catches up with Josh Fox of the popular Single Chair Weather Blog. A weather pattern change is afoot so meet Josh and get the chilly details for the next few days and weeks.

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And here's a link to his blog. http://madriverglenweather.blogspot.com

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