Interviews/Profiles

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 - 7 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

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The Tanner Hall Interview

by MattMasson
Oct 2nd 2018 - 13 comments

After winning more X Games medals than any other skier, Tanner his hand at a totally new style of competition this year. We talked to the legend about his new lease of life, going sober and taking on the Freeride World Tour.

Angel Collinson Podcast

by PowellMovement
Oct 1st 2018 - 1 comments

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…..

Angel Collinson Show Notes:

2:00: What is she up to in AK, Social media and tinder

8:00: Growing up in Snowbird Employee Housing, missing out on stuff, and raising her kids

14:00: Ski racing

16:40: 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)

18:00: Home schooling, not making the US Ski Team, College, and partying

31:40: Freeskiing

35:40: 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

37:00: The difference between racing and freeskiing, sponsorship, and dropping out of school

44:00: Ryan Hawks, Tanner Hall, and graduating to film

49:00: TGR, the difference between guys and girls in the mountains and her role in skiing

57:00: Singing and burning man

60:00: Inappropriate Questions with Hadley Hammer