Interviews/Profiles

Charley Ager Lives!!!

by PowellMovement
Feb 11th 2019 - 9 comments

Gnarly Charley Ager is one of the biggest mysteries in skiing. He came up from no-where to set the ski world on fire with his loose, sometimes scary style and switch landings that were way ahead of his time. As fast as Charley’s career evolved, it disappeared in the same speed. Charley walked away from skiing and into some personal issues and injury that we discuss on the podcast. The good news is, this story has a happy ending and Charley Ager is alive. Charley Ager Show Notes: 2:00: Charley is a mystery coming from White Rock with a hint of Vegas and gold mining 6:00: Getting into skiing, school, and taking a year off 11:00: Whistler, couch surfing, and snowboarding 17:00: Evo: The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack) 18:45: Back to Whistler for season 2 in his truck, life hacks in whistler, and focusing on skiing 28:00: Rex Thomas, Atomic and Jeff Thomas 38:00: Spy Optic: Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20 The 10 Barrel Brewery: My favorite is 'Out of Office' Pilsner 39:30: K2 and Poor Boys 45:30: Charley falls off the radar, Alcohol, Cocaine and Gambling 52:00: The Accident 57:00: Inappropriate Questions

Chris Booth Podcast

by PowellMovement
Feb 4th 2019 - 3 comments

Chris Booth is positioned to light the ski world on fire again with his new gig at Awayco. And when I say again.... once upon a time, this former X-Games level athlete put skiing in the rear view mirror--to practice law. After a few years, he wasn't happy, quit the law firm, and jumped into the world of brand building as the Commercial Director of Black Crows. He killed it and instead of enjoying the fruits of his labor, he walked away for something he sees as the future of ski, snowboard, surf and...travel. Chris Booth Show Notes: 2:00: Awayco and Black Crows 12:00: Growing up in Australia in a ski family who own a ski shop 16:00: Bump skiing, ski videos, 20:00: Evo: The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack) 21:45: High North Ski Camp, trampoline, trampolines and taking tricks to snow 24:30: Freeze Magazine, getting on K2 and X Games 34:00: MSP, skiing for an American company, 45:00: Spy Optic: 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: Finding Black Crows and the Rip Raw Series 52:00: Becoming a lawyer and then quitting 60:00: Getting hired by Black Crows and Chamonix 65:00: Building the brand in a unique way 70:00: Inappropriate Questions with Christian Sirainni Listen here: http://bit.ly/chrisboothpodcast Or on Spotify: http://bit.ly/TPMSpotify Or Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/2gctdqe

The Alex Hackel Interview

by MattMasson
Jan 29th 2019 - 10 comments

From competition-skier, to street-skier, from skiing on a team with people he grew up with, to joining the hottest team in skiing in 2019. At just 22, Alex Hackel has squeezed a lifetime of experiences into just a few years. He tells us the story behind the twists and turns.

Josh Malczyk Podcast

by PowellMovement
Jan 14th 2019 - 6 comments

Josh Malczyk is one of the most influential, behind the scenes players in the world of skiing. His brands, Line and Full Tilt have achieved cult status and are arguably mainstream these days. Josh’s path to his desk job involved a lot of skiing and a lot of working for free. Nothing in life is handed to you and Josh’s story is a great example of how to make things happen in a world you are passionate about. Josh Malczyk Show Notes 2:00: His name, travel and CT 6:00: Okemo, skiing, and traveling to NE 13:00: Crashing a car and learning a lesson and picking a college 16:00: UVM, East Coast contests, 17:20: Evo: The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack) 19:20: Rightside Productions, video parts, and sponsorship 25:50: Jason Levinthal, Reactor binding, and Line 33:00: The Meatheads, retail, and graphic design 36:00: Getting hired by Line, the K2 reaction, and not taking time off after college 40:10: Putting in hours, 42:00: 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 44:00: Not being a huge fan of Pollard, like-minded people 45:30: How much control does Josh have and Full Tilt Boots 52:00: Planet Earth Clothing 56:00: Jason is leaving, Josh is Global Brand Director 57:00: Made in China and what it’s really like 59:00: Tom Wallisch and skiers are dorks 103:00: Line for life? 64:30: Inappropriate Questions with Jason Levinthal

Kye Petersen Podcast

by PowellMovement
Jan 7th 2019 - 5 comments

Kye Petersen was born to be a skier. His father, Trevor Petersen, was the ski mountaineer that all the skiers were talking about and whistler was home. What looked to be a ski fairy tale of a life for Kye, all of a sudden wasn’t…Trevor was killed in an avalanche in France. Kye was six years old. The podcast is the story of a kid, who once had a lot of attitude, finding his way, for the most part on his own. Do not miss this one. Kye Petersen Show Notes: 2:00: Pemberton compound, injury, 4FRNT Skis, and a new sponsor 9:00: Growing up in Whistler without his Dad 15:00: The new school ski movement 19:00: Evo: The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack) 21:15: Moving to Hawaii, The Pettit’s, and sponsorship 28:00: Weed and High School 37:00: Contests and more 40:40: 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 42:00: 2005, The Edge of Never, Chamonix and filming 55:00: Money 61:00: Inappropriate Questions with Sean Pettit

The Mike Hornbeck Interview

by MattMasson
Dec 19th 2018 - 5 comments

After a weekend of watching the superstars at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, we sit down with “normal guy” Mike Hornbeck, to talk about being a different sort of pro.

The Powell Movement's 100th Podcast: Tanner Hall

by PowellMovement
Dec 17th 2018 - 10 comments

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. Tanner Hall Show Notes 2:00: Oakley 6:00: Montana, family skiing, and ski racing 10:00: Being cocky, Mom being a superfan, and his brother 16:00: School 17:00: Evo: The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up 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) 19:30: Living with coaches, moving out, host families 23:00: Partying, getting kicked out of school, winning everything 30:00: Mammoth, sponsorship, and Armada 37:00: C Crew, Boznutz,,and skydiving 41:00: Contests, emotions, and arrested in Vail 46:00: 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 47:30: Does being popular change him, big injury #1 and the comeback 52:30: CR’s injury, special wins, and Simon Dumont 56:00: Toys, big injury #2, and opiates 60:00: CR passes away, how does he deal with that, and who he hasn’t filmed with 64:00: Sober skiing, posting on the internet in capital letters, and the Freeride World Tour 68:00: Inappropriate Questions with Eric Iberg Follow The Powell Movement on instagram @thepowellmovement

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