The End of Independancy
The End of Independancy
Welcome to the team Sammy!
Faction Skis welcomes Eileen Gu to its professional athlete team.
Nick Martini was supposed to be the biggest thing in skiing, and when he was healthy, he was going in that direction, but injuries got the best of Nick’s ski career. Good thing he was also an award-winning filmmaker who had plenty of downtime to hone his craft. These days, Nick’s Stept Productions has evolved into Stept Studios and what was a small crew based out of Colorado is now a thriving studio, employing 40+ people and continuing to live the dream. It’s an awesome conversation.
Nick Martini Show Notes:
2:00: Wallisch Wedding and how things have changed for Stept
9:00: Growing up outside of Boston, Ski racing and finding the darkside
18:45: Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30
Evo: The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up
20:45: His skin condition, other sports, and Holderness Academy
29:00: Professional at a young age, DVD’s, and the tumor
35:00: Salomon Jib Academy, people knowing about Stept, and other athletes
40:45: Spy Optic: Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20
10 Barrel Brewery: Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone
42:30: College, career starts exploding, and being a tall skier
47:00: Stept’s group mentality, dealing with cops, and sponsors
57:00: First knee injury, focusing on the art of filmmaking, and more injuries
68:00: Is it worth it? And regrets
71:00: Inappropriate Questions with Clayton Vila
Killington's early-season parks are already open. The rails may now be yellow but they're still crushing it. And there's plenty more to come...
SKI BOSS IS GOING FULL TURBO.
The X-Games will no longer be hosted in Calgary from 2020 to 2023
Ikon pass, Epic Pass, Local passes… & what it means going forward.
686 announces it's newest film, which will never be available online or on DVD, so you'll have to make it to a premiere to check it out!
While you were busy wishing you were at Windells, pretending you can skateboard and proclaiming Newschoolers is dead...again, we were busy updating the site.
Episode # 73 of the Out of Bounds podcast is a phenomenal conversation with Comedian, Skier, "Influencer" , and overall awesome human being, Katie Burrell. Katie's new short film "DREAM JOB" is showing all over the country, and features cameos from Leah Evans, the Blondes, and more.
Episode available on iTunes, Spotify, and whatever else.
... and begins work on pro-model ski.
Simon Dumont is a legendary figure in the world of freeskiing. Known for boosting higher than almost anyone else in the halfpipe, Simon’s career was full of podiums and video parts. While he is a legend in the sport, things didn’t come easy for Simon. He was always too small and told he would never make it and he never listened. He willed and worked himself to success and it’s something he believes anyone can do, if they put in the work
Ski Boss, Isaac Freeland and more.
The Ikon Pass resorts are upping the ante on why you should check out their resorts.
The first major ski film awards of the season have been announced, and they go to...
Editor of Forecast Ski Magazine and head judge for the IF3 Festival, Jeff Schmuck returns to the LPP! We're talking about all the early season hype, how he's going to be watching dozens of ski films for IF3 and about his good friend JP.
The Freeride World Tour has announced the five stops for 2020.
Pep Fujas is arguably one of the most influential skiers of our time, I’ve had so many guests bring him up on the show as the person they looked up to. Known for his style, Pep has always seen terrain differently, which has always shown in his skiing. On the podcast we talk about growing up in a yurt, contests, Tanner, Plake, Afterglow, K2, and his new venture WNDR Alpine. It’s a do not miss episode with a legend.
Vote for the High of the Tiger Award at High Five Fesitval. Alex Hall, Kelly Sildaru, Markus Eder and more take on the greats of ski racing.