Joss Christensen was on the bubble to make the US Olympic Team in 2014 when he lost his dad.  When he was selected to the US Team with the discretionary spot, skiers all over the internet were outraged and Joss was put down, harassed, bullied, and even asked to give up his Olympic spot for someone else.   While this hurt Joss’s pride, it also gave him something to prove…And he did by becoming the first ever Ski Slopestyle Olympic Gold Medalist.  Fast forward 4 years and Joss is on the bubble to make the team again.  He’s coming off a horrific knee injury and has only been on snow for a month.  Will he qualify?  That and a deep dive into his while career on the podcast.

Joss Christensen Show Notes:

2:00:  The knee injury, the complications, and the rehab

14:22:   Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) and  RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack) 

15:50:  Born into a family of ski bums and growing up skiing in Park City

20:20:  Being a skier grom and stalking Tanner Hall and The Winter School

24:00:  The enigma of Kerry Miller and young skiers today

30:00:  Making a name for himself in 2011

32:15:  10Barrel Brewery and The Summit at Snoqualmie

34:29:  Getting product from Line, trying to work his way into 4bi9 and being a tall skier

38:44:  Olympics vs X-Games.  What is the discretionary spot?

42:11:  Making the team and being hated on online

45:12:  The experience of Sochi, that time Joss thought he was kicked off the team and learning triples

54:00:  Winning the Gold Medal

59:11:  Losing his dad before the Olympics

100:04:  The media tour and becoming a boy band.

107:40:  Getting rabies in Bosnia

1:12:15:  Losing his ski sponsor after winning a Gold Medal

1:16:10:  String of injuries, signs with K2 and what will it take to get to the Olympics?