EPISODE 100: TANNER HALL

EPISODE 100: TANNER HALL

Tanner Hall is arguably the best skier of all time.   From contests wins to video parts, Tanner has continued to re-invent his game for over 20 years.  This 100th episode is a look into Tanner’s life, career and all the things that make Tanner Hall, Tanner Hall.  It’s not always pretty and his emotions get the best of him sometimes, but Tanner Hall is one of the G.O.A.T.’s and his story is one that everyone should hear. 

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EPISODE 99: ANNA SEGAL

EPISODE 99: ANNA SEGAL

Anna Segal came to America with a dream of ski greatness.  This determined Aussie had some raw talent, but was never the best skier on the mountain, but she outworked everyone.  The combination of the talent she had and the work she put in to develop that talent even further, took her to the top.  And while there were a lot of tears and breaks along the way,  Anna made her dreams come true.  Now Anna is at a different phase of her career and we talk about it all.

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EPISODE 97: CALLUM PETTIT

EPISODE 97: CALLUM PETTIT

Callum Pettit’s early life was spent in the shadows of his little brother’s pro ski career.  While the brothers were a package deal for sponsors, Sean Pettit was the draw.  Eventually, Cal and Sean’s sponsorship paths went separate ways, which left Cal figuring out what was next.  Which was new sponsors and a blue collar career compared to Sean’s white collar lifestyle.  Throughout it all, there was never any drama between Cal and Sean and it’s cool to hear the story from both sides.  This podcast is Cal’s version.

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EPISODE 95: TOM WALLISCH

EPISODE 95: TOM WALLISCH

Tom Wallisch is first return guest to The Powell Movement and there’s a reason for that…..He’s Tom Wallisch…..He sits on the board of directors for the US Ski and Snowboard Team, he’s all about giving back to the sport, he’s a living legend, and even as he’s gotten older, he’s kept his finger on the pulse of all ski media while continuing to  create his own. Wallisch always makes for an entertaining podcast.

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EPISODE 94: MIKE DOUGLAS

EPISODE 94: MIKE DOUGLAS

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.

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EPISODE 89: ANGEL COLLINSON

EPISODE 89: ANGEL COLLINSON

Angel Collinson was born into the ski world.  She grew up in Snowbird employee housing, where she honed her race skills enough to barely not make the US Ski Team.  With racing over, college and big mountain skiing competitions took over.  Skiing won.  Over the years there have been a lot of women who have pushed the envelope on snow but Angel transcends gender….she’s just a bad ass skier who charges harder than anyone these past few years…guy or girl.  Her story is not what you expect…..

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S2 / EP86: SCOTT GAFFNEY

S2 / EP86: SCOTT GAFFNEY

Scott Gaffney is a Sherpa in the world of elite athletes.  He carries a 40 pound backpack through some of the more remote places in the world all in the name of “getting the shot”.  Like many before him, the ski dream was only achieved through hardships that a lot of us don’t know.  Sleeping in cars, taking showers in local sprinkler systems and doing whatever it takes to make it.  And for Scott, “making it” became a sort of groundhog day of filming, editing and producing rad ski movies.  Hear the whole story on the podcast.  

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S2 / EP85: GIRAY DADALI

S2 / EP85: GIRAY DADALI

Giray Dadali spent his whole life in the shadow if his older brother, pro skier Ahmet Dadali.  While working to create a name for himself in the ski world, Giray realized he already had a name that everyone knew, Ahmet’s Brother.  Fast forward to today and Giray has had 3 signature Ahmet’s Brother Pro Model Skis and has finally stepped out from his brother’s shadow, kind of.  On top of all that, Giray is a schooled engineer who created and is currently selling the often sold out Daymaker Touring System.  His story is awesome and his experience, totally different than his brothers. 

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S2 / EP84: ERIC IBERG

S2 / EP84: ERIC IBERG

Eric Iberg grew up in Edina, MN, but there was no cake-eating in his life.  It was all about skiing and baseball...and baseball didn't work out.  This legendary filmmaker is also a true ski historian.  He’s a creative who’s also a people person that used film-making as his launch into the ski world.  Over the years, there were a lot of companies, movies and experiences…everything but a big payday for Eric and we talk about it all on the podcast.

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S2 / EP83: AHMET DADALI

S2 / EP83: AHMET DADALI

Ahmet Dadali knows -better than most- that to make it as a pro skier, coming from the East Coast, you have to have that one-track mind, the drive to push though the bs and make it happen for yourself.  Ahmet and his 'I hate NY Crew', not only came form the East but helped shape the game in the world of street skiing.  Ahmet is opinionated and has no problem saying what he's thinking. 

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S2 / EP66: SCOT CHRISMAN

S2 / EP66: SCOT CHRISMAN

Scot Chrisman grew up with the dream of a pro skier and it never happened.  He was close as a racer, then competed for a few years and nothing really materialized.  Along the way there was drugs, alcohol, legal issues but things worked themselves out and today, Scot is an aspiring entrepreneur with his hands in just about everything.  He’s of interest to me for one reason in particular, he has a podcast that went from zero to number 1 on itunes and I wanted to find out who he is and how he did it.

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S2 / EP65: MIKE WILSON

S2 / EP65: MIKE WILSON

Mike Wilson is an athlete with elite ability and you can say he "made it" in the world of action sports.  You can also say that Mike didn’t achieve his full potential. Mike has always marched to the beat of his own drummer and while some athletes choose to  be team players, Mike was more of a lone wolf.  People thought he was a loose cannon and maybe he is. On the podcast Mike tells his story and he has no filter.

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S2 / EP62: MATTHIAS GIRAUD

S2 / EP62: MATTHIAS GIRAUD

Matthias Giraud aka Super Frenchie, is one of those passionate people who has way too much energy.  He’s also pro skier/BASE jumper  who travels the world creating insane videos for a living.  We talk getting into BASE jumping without proper experience, a lifetime of gnarly things, how his perspective on risk has changed over time and how he’s still alive after hitting a cliff at 70 MPH.  Hear the whole, crazy story on the podcast.

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S2 / EP60: MURRAY WAIS

S2 / EP60: MURRAY WAIS

Murray Wais was a punk rock kid who left Seattle for a community college that put him in the mountains.  He fell in love with that life, became an instructor and then graduated to studying journalism at the University of Oregon.  Fast forward to being laid off by Microsoft,  he decided to work for free and follow his ski bum dreams.  He ended up kitting gold with a lot of hard work, some amazing skiers and what was to become matchstick productions.   Listen to Murray tell it how it is on the podcast.

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S2 / EP59: STEELE SPENCE

S2 / EP59: STEELE SPENCE

Olympic Judge Steele Spence has a storied history in the ski industry.  He was part of the second wave of new school skiers and one who had a knack for greasing the burliest of rails.  His urban game was top notch before most people knew that urban skiing was a thing.  When pro skiing wasn’t an option anymore, Steele moved in-house and designed skis and products for 4FRNT.  The life of a desk jockey was not for Steele and he quickly found himself in a new role, as a judge.  Countless events later, Steele is an Olympic judge and with judging comes criticism.  Listen to the podcast to hear Steel address everything around the scoring at the Olympic Games.  

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S2 / EP58: DEVIN LOGAN

S2 / EP58: DEVIN LOGAN

Devin Logan is the youngest of 5 kids and was treated like a little brother by her two closest siblings, Sean and Chris.  Chasing her brothers around in between runs at contests and their general influence on her has given her the relaxed confidence that she uses to reach the podium at places like the Olympics….which she is about to do so tune in to watch Devin go for Gold in Slopestyle and Halfpipe in South Korea.

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S2 / EP57: DAVID WISE

S2 / EP57: DAVID WISE

David Wise is the most decorated halfpipe skier of all-time.  Going into the Olympic Games, he is on fire and is everyone’s favorite to win back to back gold medals.  He’s a likable 27 year old going on 40.  He has a wife, 2 kids, and likes to spend a lot of time alone in the woods bowhunting.  In a world of rock stars, he’s a man of faith with nothing to prove to anyone other than himself.  We talk life, getting dropped from 4FRNT and more on the podcast

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S2 / EP56: BRITA SIGOURNEY

S2 / EP56: BRITA SIGOURNEY

Brita Sigourney has spent most of her ski career in two places:  Standing on the podium and laying in a hospital bed.  She’s going into the Olympics with a clean bill of health and the some of the best results she’s ever had as a professional skier.  On the podcast Brita and I talk about her whole life and focus on the multitude of injuries she has experienced over the past 8 years, coming back to podiums each time and more.  It’s another good one!

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S2 / EP55: TORIN YATER-WALLACE

S2 / EP55: TORIN YATER-WALLACE

Torin Yater-Wallace had to overcome more challenges than anyone I’ve talked to.  From growing up with a dad in prison, to moving countess times as a kid, to injuries, to a sickness that became so bad that he was medically paralyzed for 10 days.  Through all of this, Torin had skiing and all his dreams revolved around becoming a professional.  With all the cards stacked against him, Torin never quit or felt sorry for himself and made his dreams happen.  The funny thing is, listening to the podcast, it doesn’t even sound like he likes halfpipe skiing.

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