In this episode, we sit down with Dirk Scheumann, the Founder of Schneestern, to discuss building the best parks and competitive courses in skiing. Among their many projects, Schneestern is responsible for the courses at Nine Knights, the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, and now the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Tune in to find out how their CEO Dirk Scheumann went from a professional skier in Germany to building parks for a living.

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Show Notes:

0:00:00 Line Skis Ad Read

0:00:30 Intro

0:01:45 Dirk's background, Influences

0:09:00 Riding for Atomics first Freeski Team, Snowboardings influence

0:16:30 The start of Schneestern, Challenges of building parks

0:28:30 The Nines, The process from start

0:38:30 Getting involved with the Olympics Games, Shredsauce, involving the Great Wall of China, Rails vs jumps, Weather

1:00:45 Calculating trajectories, Permanent Big Air stadium in Beijing

1:09:00 The Best park? Plans for North America, Advice

1:15:40 Closing