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 Air Force, 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)

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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 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