This is our episode with ex-pro skier, Ian Compton. Ian spends his time now off in the middle of Vermont, building houses, and making some extremely nice kitchen accessories out of wood. This is my new favorite episode to date.
Hint, the lineup is stacked.
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 interesting conversation. Tom Wallisch Show Notes: 2:00: His knee injury and the road to recovery 14:00: Getting back on snow and his mentality after injury 18:30: Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack) Outdoor Research: (Get 15% off you’re order with the checkout code POWELL15) 20:30: Joss, the Olympic dilemma, and popularity 26:00: The 2018 Olympics, the ads, and honesty with brands 30:30: Being on the Board of Directors of the US Ski and Snowboard Team 35:00: Resigning with Line for 3 more years and social media in contracts 38:45: 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 41:15: Internet skiers, video projects, creating Good Company, and company plans for next year 55:00: Delta’s special treatment of Tom and wedding planning 57:00: Inappropriate Questions with Line Skis Josh Malczyk
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) RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack) Outdoor Research: (Get 15% off you’re order with the checkout code POWELL15) 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
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