Interviews/Profiles

Anna Segal Podcast

by PowellMovement
Dec 10th 2018 - 0 comments

Anna Segal is on the show this week. I've known Anna for a long time, I singed her to K2, and when I know people, the podcasts can get personal and more fun than usual. This is the case with my chat with Anna.

The Jason Arens Interview

by MattMasson
Dec 6th 2018 - 6 comments

Jason Arens is one of skiing’s top judges, but first and foremost, he’s a skier. The Tahoe native tells us about how most ski judges still ride the courses themselves and more...

The Tom Wallisch Interview

by MattMasson
Nov 27th 2018 - 15 comments

Tom Wallisch has come a long way since winning Superunknown IV back in 2007. The “King of Afterbang” has just kept on innovating in the 12 years since that game-changing video. He sits down, for an extended interview, to talk about everything from how he got started to how skiing has changed throughout his career, with so much in between. The 31-year-old is now a veteran of Newschool skiing and he talks a lot of sense about some of the biggest issues in our sport.

Callum Pettit Podcast

by PowellMovement
Nov 26th 2018 - 0 comments

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. Callum Pettit Show Notes: 2:00: New Zealand and Sean 7:30: Quebec, moving to Whistler, and his parent dynamic, time with dad 14:00: The Pettit sponsor package 16:00: Evo 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) 18:00: Cutting Cal from K2, The North Face and Orage 26:00: TGR, heading out in the backcountry, mentors 32:00: Callum’s Hole in One, wet dreams and The Great Siberian Traverse 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 44:16: Into the Mind, no more Sherpas, and Superproof 49:00: Numinous and Kye Peterson 51:00: Inappropriate Questions

The Daniel Hanka Interview

by MattMasson
Nov 14th 2018 - 9 comments

Dan talks about growing up in the Czech Republic, the sport that convinced him to take his skiing to the next level, how a dream trip to Japan turned into a nightmare and tells us what’s wrong with every ski-party these days.

Tom Wallisch on the Powell Movement

by PowellMovement
Nov 12th 2018 - 0 comments

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

The Godfather Podcast. A sit down with Mike Douglas

by PowellMovement
Nov 5th 2018 - 1 comments

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

The Sämi Ortlieb Figuration

by Twig
Nov 1st 2018 - 2 comments

Sämi is responsible for some of the most exciting and unique video content in skiing right now. Yet he's one of the most media-shy, least known figures in the game. I chatted to him and then filled in the gaps... get learned.

The Parker White Interview

by MattMasson
Oct 9th 2018 - 14 comments

Parker White has had a pretty busy year, culminating in the ender in Level 1's new movie Zig Zag. We chatted about rejoining Level 1, designing new skis and where he's at in life right now...

Sean Pettit Podcast

by PowellMovement
Oct 8th 2018 - 1 comments

Pro Skier Sean Pettit’s career started with a move from Quebec to Whistler.  From there, he became a child prodigy, the freeride kid who could do anything on his skis.  We pick up our conversation from 2016 (I include 10 minutes of our old conversation for background) and talk about his focus from skiing to snowboarding, injury, his lifestyle clothing brand and more.  Sean Pettit Show Notes 2:00:  How quickly he became pro and how that happened 5:00:  Struggling in Whistler, getting sponsored and being smaller 13:00:  Superproof and Red Bull 16:45:  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) 19:00: Sean’s house today, cliffhangers, and hurting his knee snowboarding 27:38:  Skipping a movie part for Instagram and what his sponsors thought of it 33:00:  Superproof, his ‘Keep your Tips Up’ reality show, and working the carnival circuit 40:00:  Contracts and snowboarding 45:00:   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 46:30:  Powder’s article about Pettit and sponsors thoughts on snowboarding 52:30:  Michael Jordan comparison and what’s next 57:00:  Inappropriate Questions Follow The Powell Movement on Instagram @thepowellmovement