Mike Douglas is a living legend in the ski industry.  He’s known in the ski world as “The Godfather”, he was one of the behind the scenes leaders of the New Canadian Airforce, a group that takes credit for the development of the first modern twin tip.  Nowadays, he’s still a paid, pro skier but his focus is on filmmaking and his production company Switchback Entertainment has been killing it for over a decade.  We talk about it all on the podcast.

Mike Douglas Show Notes:

2:00:  Canada, getting into skiing, and taking photos

5:30:  Dropping out of college, Whistler and bumps

12:45:  The New Canadian Air Force, mogul demos, and 1080 proposal

20:00:  Mingo, the first 1080, and other skis he’s made

 28:45: Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

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31:00:  Climate Change, POW Summit, and still being a pro skier

39:30:  Davenport, Seth and The Back 9

48:40: Spy Optics:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20.

The 10 Barrel Brewery:  My favorite is 'Out of Office' Pilsner

50:15:  Switchback Entertainment, Salomon Freeski TV, and growth

59:00:  Being in his own productions, features and winning awards

67:00  Death:  Shane, Sarah, JP, and Andreas

72:00:  Inappropriate Questions