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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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November 13, 2016  

36 - Showing Love: Boston Ski Expo 2016

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We've got some healing to do. The recent Boston Ski and Snow Expo had a weird vibe, sort of like America, in the days immediately following the election.

Episode 36 serves as a reminder that we'll all do better if we lay off the cruelty and division. Be hopeful. Be kind. Be vigilant. And let's get some snow soon please.

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Closing music by Tony Lee Thomas Band.

November 2, 2016  

35 - Skis on Wheels: Utah Company Reinvents Equipment Rentals

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Bryn Carey is CEO and founder of Park City based Ski Butlers, which offers delivery of ski and snowboard equipment rentals in ski regions across the western US and Canada.

In Episode 35 AK and Bryn discuss launching a new business based on an idea of how to improve on this very common transaction (renting skis). We also touch on what it's like to roll into everyone's condos at all hours of the night.

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October 24, 2016  

34 - Mount Ascutney: Locals Lead Community Ski Hill Revival

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There are plenty of well equipped New England ski areas including Saddleback, The Balsams and Tenney that haven't stayed open consistently. Ascutney had been dormant since 2010, but thanks to land grants and community spirit there's a new future of recreation on this historic ski mountain.

Episode 34 catches up with Laura Farrell of Ascutney Outdoors, the non-profit leading the effort, on a recent community volunteer day.

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October 20, 2016  

Storm Track: AK and Tim Kelley on First Widespread Eastern Snow

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Incoming! New as part of season 3 are "Storm Tracks" where I catch up with regional meteorologists when incoming winter weather warrants. In our first attempt I grabbed Tim Kelley of NECN and Ski The East fame to discuss the first useful dump of the year.

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October 12, 2016  

33 - Voting Outdoors: Vermont Governor’s Race Mimics National Trend

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Raising awareness is so 2010.

Climate, public lands, and attracting outdoorsy businesses seem to be the three key pillars of the recent surge in outdoor activism aiming to influence the state and national political landscape. Non-profits like Protect Our Winters and the Outdoor Industry Association head to Washington while individual states navigate their own local priorities influenced by their increasingly engaged outdoor industry citizenry.

Episode 33 is an evening behind the scenes at a Sue Minter For Governor fundraiser with an outdoor industry focus. Candidate seeks donors and support. Donors seek policies that can help grow their industry. It's not always so scary, and it's happening nationwide on a variety of issues. And yes I tried to get both Vermont campaigns to talk outdoor biz for episodes, but Minter's was only one to respond.

Creative Commons photo by https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathan_king/

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September 19, 2016  

32 - Winter Preview: Killington, Sunday River, Vail and Mount Snow Q&A

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In the final episode of Season 2, Alex catches up with reps from resorts in Vermont, Maine and Colorado to get a glimpse of winter operations as October and November approach.

There's also a bit of a tease as to what is to come in Season 3, which will see a bit of tweak in the format of the podcast as it enters the second year. Expect some more timely storm/weekend content as well as the occasional long form interviews. Does your brand want to partner in season 3? Hit me up asap.

Season 2 of Wintry Mix is made possible by www.Inntopia.com.

Additional support from www.snowbird.com, www.skivermont.com, www.peakresorts.com and www.llbean.com.

Photo by http://www.shelleybcreative.com

September 1, 2016  

31 - The Snurfer: Vermont Company Revisits Roots of Snowboarding

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Brew Moscarello and Dave Schmidt are some OGs. These dudes were part of the group behind Burton in the 80's. Fast forward 30 years and they're the guys behind Balance Designs which sells the popular Vew-Do Balance Boards and more recently, The Snurfer, from their headquarters in Manchester, Vermont.

In this episode we'll talk old school Burton, running a small business, the early days of snowboarding and how to ride a Snurfer.

FMI: https://www.snurferboards.com

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Additional support from www.snowbird.com, www.skivermont.com, www.peakresorts.com and www.llbean.com.

August 18, 2016  

30 - Foursome Fodder: High Fives Foundation

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Golf is hard if you take it serious.

The High Fives Foundation, which supports injured mountain action sports athletes and injury awareness, keeps it light. As part of their national fundraising activities, they host an annual east coast charity golf tournament which attracts a cross section of mountain sports industry participants.

Episode 30 is a camp out on the 7th tee, chatting with passing groups and dodging raindrops. Might be fun.

Season 2 of Wintry Mix is made possible by www.Inntopia.com.

Additional support from www.snowbird.com, www.skivermont.com, www.peakresorts.com and www.llbean.com.