The title might be somewhat misleading as it smacks of ‘New Hollywood Couple’ headlines, so it’s my regret to inform you that Mike Douglas is not marrying or in some sort of relationship with Whistler Mountain. He is doing something quite interesting though?Come November, Mike Douglas will be grabbing his gear and heading for complete seclusion atop Whistler Mountain as he watches the storms surround him. The majority of Whistler residents watch the storm roll in from the Valley floor but this is set to give us a completely new perspective. Douglas’ new home will be the patrol shack and he’ll be all alone, so here’s hoping he gets some good footage and not cabin fever? oh, and that he’ll be alright of course!?Embedded is a once in lifetime experience. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to step right inside winter at the beginning of the season when the stoke level is at its highest point,? notes Douglas. ?It will be a challenge to document the experience, but it’s the kind of challenge I love. I can’t wait to get up there.? For more info on the whole trip then head over to whistlerblackcomb.com/embedded and you’ll get loads more info. You can sign up for an email so you’re notified of his return (kinda stalker-ish) and there’s rumour that people who sign up could win gear from GoPro, Can-Ski and GORE-TEX.EMBEDDED TEASER – Whistler Blackcomb inside the story from Whistler Blackcomb on Vimeo.Related posts:Whistler Mountain Gorilla Have you heard about the Whistler Mountain Gorilla? Ok,...Mike Hornbeck: May 2011 Ahhh Mr Hornbeck. You know it's summer when you crave...Armada: A Day in Breck with Mike Hornbeck When a ski company makes a new pair of...
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 4th Annual JP Memorial (JPM4) will be held once again in Whistler Blackcomb, April 11- 13, 2018. JP was not only one of the greatest skiers to ever live, he also gave back to the mountain community by starting the non-profit organization, Alpine Initiatives.