Wanna be on TV?Have you ever partied at the GLC all night in your ski boots and still got first chair? Are you willing to work for lift operator wages but travel like a rock star? Do you shred the pow and rip the trails? Can you talk out loud? Ride Guide Productions is looking for a new microphone holder. We are looking for a candidate that has the ability to regurgitate lines while presenting physical assets into a camera. If you have the ability to memorize a handful of lines, look good in free swag, know what’s going on in the industry and who’s doing what and not waste our time, then send us your bio and photos to email@example.com. If you make the first cut you will need to send a video reel to the office on DVD or Mini DV.
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