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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

Peter Zirknitzer - Hotham Legend, Ski History From Australia & The World

9/26/2021
In this episode, we chat with Peter Zirknitzer who is a Hotham legend. We talk about a lot of things from how he ended up in Australia as a ski instructor in the 1960s, how Zirky's started (which is a hotel and bar so many of Hotham skiers love to go to), stories of his travels, and ski racing, to what skiing and growing up was like in Austria. As well as many other great stories. This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore. Proudly supported Sherbrooke Design And...

Duration:00:49:53

Sami Kennedy-Sim - 2-Time-Winter Olympian In Ski-Cross & A Lifelong Skier

9/17/2021
In this episode we chat with Sami Kennedy-Sim, she is a two-time-winter Olympian for Australia who has competed in ski-cross and she is well on her way to competing in next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing. We talk about a lot of things from how she started skiing and her journey so far, what the next couple of months are going to look like in the lead up to the games, to embracing life away from being an athlete and there is a lot of helpful insight and tips in this chat. The Mountain...

Duration:00:47:23

Snow Australia Alpine Director Shawn Fleming - Creating Strong Skiers & Athlete Pathways

9/9/2021
In this episode, we chat with Snow Australia Alpine Director and OWIA Ski Cross Head Coach Shawn Fleming. Covering a lot of different topics in this chat from his evolution as a coach, athlete development, the benefits of ski-cross and learning to be able to ski everything, how to be an athlete, the different pathways athletes can take at different ages, and his philosophy on these topics as well as coach development in Australia. Shawn gives some very important and insightful information....

Duration:00:45:02

Greta Small - Two-Time Winter Olympian - Staying Motivated & Adapting

9/2/2021
In this episode, we chat with two-time Winter Olympian Greta Small who has represented Australia at Sochi and the Pyeongchang Olympics. She is also a former athlete for Team Hotham. We chat about her journey so far in skiing from growing up skiing in Australia to competing in world cups and the Olympics, as well as her goals for the future. We also talk about how she has kept motivated when during injuries. She also shares some tips on how to stay motivated through challenging times, and a...

Duration:00:33:56

Backcountry Women Of Australia - Leonie Wohl

8/31/2021
This episode is a chat with Leonie Wohl, she is avid backcountry split boarder and she also helps run the Facebook group Backcountry Women Of Australia. We talk about a lot of different things in relation to the backcountry, what she carries in her pack, how to get into the backcountry, women in the backcountry, choosing appropriate gear, and a few other hot tips. Follow Leonie on Instsgram: @littlewohl Important links and resources: Backcountry Women Of Australia Facebook group Snow...

Duration:00:34:21

Harry Laidlaw - Life Of An Athlete, Winter Olympics & Gratitude

8/25/2021
In this episode we chat to former Team Hotham athlete Harry Laidlaw. He went to the 2018 winter Olympics and has been racing on the Europa Cup and World Cup circuit for Australia. He shares a lot of interesting and insightful things in this chat ranging from tuning to mindset, what his day to day looks like as an athlete, how he grew up skiing and his journey to being an elite alpine ski racer and so much more. This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore. Proudly supported by...

Duration:00:41:07

Head Freeride Coach Al Clay - Freeride And The Love Of Skiing

8/18/2021
In this chat, we talk to Team Hotham's Head Freeride Coach Al Clay about his journey as a skier and coach. We talk about his coaching history, his motivation to coach freeride, what makes him passionate about coaching, some of his ideas on motivation for athletes, what he thinks makes a good athlete, how freeride has evolved, and much more. This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore. Proudly supported by Charter Keck Cramer Property Valuers.

Duration:00:30:04

Program Director Hugh Brooks - A Performance Attitude

8/12/2021
In this chat, we talk to Team Hotham's Program Director Hugh Brooks about his journey as a skier and coach. We talk about his history at the club, going from an athlete himself within the club and his journey to where he is now, what makes him passionate about coaching, some of his ideas on motivation for athletes, his work in the northern winters with global racing, and much more. This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore. Proudly supported by Penfold Audi Motors.

Duration:00:34:56

Ski-Cross and FIS Head Coach Jeff Books - Instilling Passion, Athlete Development And Equipment Selection

8/4/2021
In this chat, we talk to Jeff Books, Head Ski-Cross and FIS Coach for Team Hotham about his journey so far as a coach. He shares some valuable insights on a range of topics from athlete development, his coaching philosophy, what makes a good coach, how to select equipment for athletes at various ages, and making choices on how to make decisions based on goals and training requirements for athletes at different stages. We cover a lot of different topics and it is a valuable listen. This...

Duration:00:38:40

Louis Muhlen - Mindset, Setting Goals And Aiming High

7/28/2021
In this chat, we talk to Louis Muhlen, former Team Hotham athlete about his journey so far as an athlete. He shares some valuable insights into what it is actually like to be a ski racer from Australia. Louis is on his way to qualifying for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Alpine to compete for Australia and has a lot of experience under his belt already. We chat about a lot of different topics but focus on mindset. This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore. Proudly supported by...

Duration:00:37:55

Creating A Women's Empowerment Snow Community - Tough Tits Co - Bridie Rawson

7/27/2021
In this episode, we talk to Bridie Rawson the Founder of Tough Tits Co, a women’s empowerment community to make a stronger snow community for women here in Australia. We chat about a lot of different topics from snow culture and where the inspiration for Tough Tits Co came from. Follow and become part of the community: Instagram @tough_tits_co Website Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram and Facebook. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.

Duration:00:33:11

Alpine Head Coach Kaela Glasbrenner - Nutrition Suggestions For Skiers

7/21/2021
We meet Team Hotham's Head Alpine Coach, Kaela Glasbrenner. She discusses her background as a skier before stepping into her role at the club and her journey till now. This episode's special topic is nutrition. We discuss good food options for time on the hill to sustain the athletes while training with some food suggestions for breakfast, lunch, and choosing healthy snacks. How many plants do you eat in a week? This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore.

Duration:00:24:20

Welcome To The Edge

7/21/2021
Introducing the new Team Hotham Winter Sports Club Podcast, The Edge. Listen on those long drives to the mountains and learn how to get 'The Edge'.

Duration:00:01:00

Dog Friendly Mountain Adventures - Mark and Mya's Adventures

7/11/2021
The Australian duo Mark and Mya love the mountains and in this episode, Mark gives some insight into how he has been able to travel with his dog Mya. They have even spent nearly 2 years in North America and are based at Mt Buller in Victoria, Australia. They are also pretty well known in the Instagram world with about 44-thousand-followers, check them out: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mark_and_myas_adventures/?hl=en Website: https://markandmyasadventures.com.au/ Follow The...

Duration:00:18:21

Making Snow Pants That Fit - Nobody's Princess - Maria Baker

6/30/2021
Nobody's Princess is an Australian-based snow clothing brand. Company Founder Maria Baker is on a mission to make snow pants that fit more women. In this chat, she talks about the inspiration for the brand and company. Check out the journey Website: https://www.nobodysprincess.com.au/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nobodysprincessapparel/ Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram and Facebook. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.

Duration:00:29:34

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