If you haven’t heard about Prospecting Idaho then you must’ve been living under a rock or something else of equal size, weight and seclusion from the outside world. Here we have season 2 of P.I. that is explained wonderfully by the teaser itself:What do you get when you take one of the worlds leading eyewear companies, combine it with a 900 acre backcountry training facility, and sprinkle in some of the worlds best skiers and snowboarders? Well, Prospecting Idaho of course! Deep in the wilderness of Idaho’s Sawtooth Range lies Smiley Creek Lodge, a small wilderness lodge/restaurant/outfitter. It is here that Smith has created the ultimate backyard park. 900 acres of former mining property make up what can only be described as every snow slider’s dream come true. The tailing piles from the mine make perfect landings for big kickers, kickers built by a big, bad Prinoth Snowcat. The upper “cirque” area has cliff drops, cornices, and windlips. The trees are thick and deep, and the back side has a seemingly endless expanse of sunny pow fields. What more could one ask for? How about an eight-person cat waiting at the bottom to zip you right back up to the top of the ridge.Introduce a handful of the worlds best winter athlete’s, and the stage is set for one heck of an expression session. Skiers Bobby Brown, Tim Durtschi, and Tyler Ceccanti joined snowboarders Austin Smith, Iris Lazzareschi, Shayne Pospisil, Yancy Caldwell, Tim Humphreys, and a handful of other notable shreds for some serious winter action.Need I say more? Yes, yes I do, but not much. Here are episodes 1 and 2 from season 2 of Prospecting Idaho and I think you’ll like it. If you don’t, let me know and we’ll try to arrange some sort of compensation. Be warned though, that compensation may be thought based and give you no material goods whatsoever.More Ski VideosMPORA Action SportsRelated posts:Smith Optics Team Here’s the trailer from the Smith Optics team DVD with...Teton Gravity Research: Almost Live: Idaho We’d all wish for the life that some of these...
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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
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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
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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