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Sharing stories from a diverse range of people who have something to do with mountain life. The mountains have a strong pull for many people. Everyone has their own story of how they come to live in the mountains or choose to escape to the mountains casually. Some people are born in the mountains and do not know any other way of life, others come from big cities, boring flat lands and everything in-between. There are some pretty awesome people out in these places.

Sharing stories from a diverse range of people who have something to do with mountain life. The mountains have a strong pull for many people. Everyone has their own story of how they come to live in the mountains or choose to escape to the mountains casually. Some people are born in the mountains and do not know any other way of life, others come from big cities, boring flat lands and everything in-between. There are some pretty awesome people out in these places.

Location:

Australia

Description:

Sharing stories from a diverse range of people who have something to do with mountain life. The mountains have a strong pull for many people. Everyone has their own story of how they come to live in the mountains or choose to escape to the mountains casually. Some people are born in the mountains and do not know any other way of life, others come from big cities, boring flat lands and everything in-between. There are some pretty awesome people out in these places.

Language:

English


Episodes

Helping Form Snowboarding In Australia - Peter Rob-O

9/22/2020
After reading out the story 'Why Don't You Come Over?' from Snowboarders Edge -The Magazine For Shredders , in an earlier episode the writer Peter Rob-O got in contact. Sparking an episode about early days snowboarding in Australia and around the world. As well as skiing. Some surprising and colourful stories in there, of travels, early days in the Australian ski resorts, North American experiences, freestyle skiing, surf culture, innovation and the attitude towards snowboarding in the early...

Duration:00:49:17

Two Time Winter Olympian Sami Kennedy-Sim - Ski-Cross & Training As A Lifestyle

9/15/2020
Sami Kennedy-Sim, is a 2 time Winter Olympian for Australia having competed in ski-cross in the 2014 Sochi and 2018 PyeongChang games. We chat about a lot of things from skiing as a kid to life as an athlete, Sami’s stroke, going to Olympic Games, women in sport and in general what life is like at the moment. As everyone knows 2020 is a bit of a hectic year. Follow Sami on Instagram. Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram and Facebook. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle...

Duration:00:51:06

SnowsBest Founder Miss Snow It All - Life In Snow Media - Rachael Oakes-Ash

9/8/2020
The story of how Rachael Oakes-Ash became Miss Snow It All, which lead to starting SnowsBest.com. From being a long time travel and lifestyle journalist turned ski writer. But like any journey there is more to the story than just starting a website reporting on snow life. SnowsBest is the number 1 snow website in Australia. Though this chat covers a lot of topics including: And a lot more stories... Get in on the action: Instagramsnowsbest.com Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram and...

Duration:00:56:22

RETRO READS - Snowboarders Edge - Why Don't You Come Over?

9/1/2020
The Magazine For Shredders - Snowboarders Edge, a historical snapshot of early snowboarding. The snowboarding print publication was printed between 1988 and 1990, it focused on snowboarding in Australia with some overseas features. After receiving a package of Australian retro snowboarding treasures from Thor Prohaska, including some copies of the Snowboarders Edge magazine. Rouchelle has decided to read out older stories periodically. Story read out was 'Why Don't You Come Over?' and...

Duration:00:12:21

Embracing The Moment You Are In - Mountain Monica

8/25/2020
Mountain Monica or a.k.a Monica Fedrigo, fellow creator, blogger, and ski instructor sharing her thoughts on life. A quote pulled straight from this podcast ‘how you do one thing is how you do everything’ sets the tone for this chat. Monica is one of the most positive people you will hear. She shares her love for the mountains, and her all round outlook on life amongst some great stories. Find Monica Fedrigo on Instagram or her blog. Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram and...

Duration:00:45:20

Fighting Fires Around Dinner Plain And A Passion For Mountains - Cam Walker

8/18/2020
The Australian mountains are a magical region according to Cam Walker, he shares his connection. He has a blog called the Mountain Journal, which captures a lot of Australian mountain related topics. The Australian Backcountry Festival out of Mt Hotham, in Victoria is run by Cam. This chat also discusses some environmental issues which affect the Australian Alpine region. This leads to Cam sharing of his experiences as a volunteer firefighter for the CFA where he helped defended the fires...

Duration:00:44:17

Starting Australian Snowboarding History: A Political Experience - Thor Prohaska

8/11/2020
From seeing a snowboard in Tracks Surf Magazine to inventing snowboards for Australian mountains, to fighting for snowboarding to be allowed in resorts. Thor Prohaska had a vast influence in the evolution of snowboarding becoming mainstream in Australia. His journey started out with inventing snowboards in Australia in the early 1980s which lead to fighting for snowboarding to be allowed in the Victorian resorts in Australia. They were banned. Causing the formation of the Snowboard Riders of...

Duration:00:51:12

Skiing Is Good For The Soul and I Ski For Squirrel - Buller Rork

8/4/2020
Ski friends are the best friends. Buller Rork grew up in Jackson, WY, America and is stoked on skiing. A conversation covering topics in relation to what it is like to live and grow up in a mountain town, moving away for college, Buller's head injury, his stint as a ski instructor for one season, when he got his Jackson Hole Air Force patch and what the whole movement means to him. As well as the idea of the Rendezvous Mountain Pirates, the ski group Buller and his other friends...

Duration:00:52:57

Australian Apre Snow Clothing Brand - Shaka Snow Co with Founder Carson Haynes

7/28/2020
The Australian ski culture is unique, and Shaka Snow Co aims to capture the essence of the Australian alpine in a fun way. The small Australian snow clothing brand mostly sells t-shirts, hoodies, beanies and stickers. But the products have some really cute Australian animals and other cool graphs printed onto them. In this chat Carson Haynes, the founder of Shaka Snow Co discusses how he became a snowboarder and how that lead him to starting the company. We get to know Carson and what it is...

Duration:00:30:15

Starting The Ski Instructor Diaries, a necessary blog for ski instructors - with Oriane Lister & Georgina Cunningham

7/21/2020
Chat with Co-founders of the Ski Instructor Diaries, about why they started this website and why they are filling a necessary gap in the ski industry. Oriane Lister and Georgina Cunningham are two pretty new ski instructors who only have a couple of seasons under their belt but, don’t let that fool you. They have been writing about things which most if not all other snowsports instructors can relate to. There were no other independent websites about being a ski instructor. They launched the...

Duration:00:40:36

A Snowboarders Career, Snowboarding Early Days At Hotham and Starting Boardriders - Ashley Muller

7/14/2020
From growing up surfing, being a chef to ending up in Europe in the 1980s and becoming a snowboarder when snowboarding was just beginning. This chat is a real slice of what it was like to help snowboarding develop in the early days, particularly in Australia. We chat about starting the Hotham Boardriders a club for snowboarders, which is still going on at Hotham. We also talk about his career as a snowboarder and instructor spanning all over the globe from Europe, Australia, Vail in the US,...

Duration:00:58:19

Check-in And Promised Recommendations

7/6/2020
After a couple of months off podcasting it was time to deliver the recommendations promised in the last episode. Times have been pretty uncertain lately, so a short break was in order. But with the Australian winter going ahead it was time to get some stoke or at least some entertainment. Here are the basic recommendations: Videos The Fifty Project Beau MilesTrials of Miles - Running 650+km of the Australian AlpsThe Human Bean: 40 days on a tin-bean dietBooks Podcasts Lynsey DyerThe...

Duration:00:16:01

ISO activities and mountain dreaming

5/11/2020
It was time to share what this West-Aussie-mountain-loving-girl has been doing to keep sane during this time away from the mountains. 'Isolation' has gotten a little random at times. In this solo episode Rouchelle shares her thoughts on how she has been coping during this time. She shares how her relationship with running is changing and what she is missing about the mountains. There is a lot of speculation out there about what the winter in Australia might look like, but who really knows...

Duration:00:14:31

Australian Ski Instructors in The US and Luggage Wars - Zack Williams

4/24/2020
Throw in some funny ski-travel-stories about what it is like to travel with ski gear. It really is a bit of an ordeal... A few bratty kids and you've got a great little chat. Zack's home mountain is Thredbo in New South Wales, Australia. He has been ski instructing for a few years and has just completed his first winter in Jackson Hole. In this chat they talk about why be became a ski instructor and why ski instructing is for him. We both share some stories about the kinds of people you can...

Duration:00:38:47

Feeling lucky to be Australian and seasonal life - Anna Dillenbeck

4/15/2020
A couple of friends chatting about their experience of having to come home to Australia from their winters in the northern hemisphere. Anna was in Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan. The chat is about a few things; working for a small ski school in Japan, becoming a ski patroller at Perisher, New South Wales, Australia, Van Life, we wonder what is going to happen to our winter season in Australia, what we can do to keep ourselves entertained while in quarantine/isolation and how Anna become a skier...

Duration:00:28:27

New skier, a season in Japan and attempting to remain sane in iso - Darcy White

4/4/2020
Feel good chat about remaining sane in mandatory isolation after returning from Japan with Darcy White. Rouchelle and Darcy chat about how she become a skier, how she ended up in Japan, crossing over from other sports, the books they have been reading and what she had been doing to pass the time while she was in quarantine. They also have a bit of a little discussion about climate change and the the effect on our ski seasons in Australia. This was kinda sparked from a book Rouchelle, had...

Duration:00:26:23

Corona, changing plans and a career as a boot fitter - Dan the Boot Man

3/30/2020
Daniel Ragazzo, spends a lot of time in ski shops these days, but still loves life in the mountains. In this chat he talks about his path to become a senior boot fitter and how his career is unfolding. The beginnings of how he became a skier, originally from Perth, Western Australia, it can be challenging. Snow lovers from Perth are told this all the time, because there are no mountains in West Aus... This chat came about from a post on the Mt Hotham Seasoners page on FaceBook, having just...

Duration:00:28:59

Ski All Day, Party All Night - DJ EDDY, Mt Hotham Party King

3/5/2020
When people think about Mt Hotham and partying, they think DJ Eddy. Everyone knows the mountains are not just about sliding on planks and boards, it is also about the fun of being together and hitting the dance floor should the occasion arise. In this chat we get to know him, why he ended up at Hotham, how his style as a DJ has evolved, spa parties, The General or The Genny, the leaf blower and his opinions on some important questions. *This episode is light hearted, and should be...

Duration:00:37:19

Queen of Corbets Caite Zeliff - Life as a Pro Skier

2/6/2020
Two-time-Winner of The Queen of Corbets competition in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Caite Zeliff. She has been pursuing a career as a big mountain free-skier. In this chat Rouchelle and Caite talk about life in the mountains, how things have changed since winning the first Queen of Corbets, filming with Warren Miller, hold it wide open, fear and over coming it, skiing in the Freeride World Qualifier Tour, as well as getting to know Caite a little better all round. Follow Caite on Instagram:...

Duration:00:45:02

Three Time Winter Olympian Jenny Lyons (Owens) - Life As An Athlete

12/1/2019
Jenny Owens now Jenny Lyons is a three time Winter Olympian for Australia. She competed in the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics as an alpine ski racer, and then went on to race ski cross in Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014. Jenny shares an honest chat of how she became a skier, the evolution of her competitive ski career, what the olympics was like, overcoming injuries, goals, what life is like after hanging up her skis and being a new mother. Follow The Mountain Cosmos journey on Instagram......

Duration:00:36:35