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The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast

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The Storm Skiing Podcast is an interview series exploring the business, history, and culture of skiing in the Northeastern United States. Subscribe to The Storm Skiing Journal Newsletter at skiing.substack.com. www.stormskiing.com

The Storm Skiing Podcast is an interview series exploring the business, history, and culture of skiing in the Northeastern United States. Subscribe to The Storm Skiing Journal Newsletter at skiing.substack.com. www.stormskiing.com

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United States

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The Storm Skiing Podcast is an interview series exploring the business, history, and culture of skiing in the Northeastern United States. Subscribe to The Storm Skiing Journal Newsletter at skiing.substack.com. www.stormskiing.com

Language:

English

Contact:

6463191553


Episodes

Podcast #44: West Mountain, N.Y. Owners/Operators Spencer and Sara Montgomery

4/18/2021
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored in part by: Mountain Gazette - Listen to the podcast for discount codes on subscriptions and merch. Helly Hansen - Listen to the podcast to learn how to get an 18.77 percent discount at the Boston and Burlington, Vermont stores. Who Sara Montgomery, General Manager of West Mountain and Spencer Montgomery, Co-Owner and Operator of West Mountain, New York Recorded on April 12, 2021 Sara and Spencer Montgomery took over West Mountain, N.Y. prior to...

Duration:01:35:14

Podcast #43: NSAA President & CEO Kelly Pawlak

4/12/2021
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored in part by: Mountain Gazette - Listen to the podcast for discount codes on subscriptions and merch. Helly Hansen - Listen to the podcast to learn how to get an 18.77 percent discount at the Boston and Burlington, Vermont stores. Who National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) President and CEO Kelly Pawlak Recorded on April 6, 2021 Why I interviewed her Because the NSAA saved our 2020-21 ski season. They did this by creating the Ski Well, Be Well...

Duration:01:29:04

Podcast #42: Alterra CEO Rusty Gregory

3/25/2021
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored in part by: Mountain Gazette - Listen to the podcast for discount codes on subscriptions and merch. Helly Hansen - Listen to the podcast to learn how to get an 18.77 percent discount at the Boston and Burlington, Vermont stores. Who Rusty Gregory, CEO of Alterra Mountain Company Recorded on March 24, 2021 Why I interviewed him Because Alterra and its Ikon Pass sit at the center of the lift-served skiing universe. The very fact of the pass’...

Duration:01:10:45

Podcast #41: Eric Wilbur, Coauthor of “30 Years In A White Haze” with Dan Egan

3/21/2021
Listen now | The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored in part by: Mountain Gazette - Listen to the podcast for discount codes on subscriptions and merch. Helly Hansen - Listen to the podcast to learn how to get an 18.77 percent discount at the Boston and Burlington, Vermont stores. Get on the email list at www.stormskiing.com

Duration:01:36:35

Podcast #40: Montage Mountain Managing Owner Charles Jefferson

3/3/2021
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored in part by: Mountain Gazette - Listen to the podcast for discount codes on subscriptions and merch. Helly Hansen - Listen to the podcast to learn how to get an 18.77 percent discount at the Boston and Burlington, Vermont stores. Who Charles Jefferson, Managing Owner of Montage Mountain, Pennsylvania Recorded on February 23, 2021 Why I interviewed him Pennsylvania skiing is an exercise in the technological and improbable. Winters deliver marginal...

Duration:01:22:49

Podcast #39: Granite Peak, Wisconsin GM & Marketing Director Greg Fisher

2/28/2021
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored in part by: Mountain Gazette - Listen to the podcast for discount codes on subscriptions and merch. Helly Hansen - Listen to the podcast to learn how to get an 18.77 percent discount at the Boston and Burlington, Vermont stores. Who Greg Fisher, General Manager and Marketing Director of Granite Peak, Wisconsin Recorded on Feb. 22, 2021 Granite Peak sprawls across a ridge on 700 vertical feet. All photos courtesy of Granite Peak. Why I interviewed...

Duration:01:30:31

Podcast #38: Waterville Valley President and GM Tim Smith

2/23/2021
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored in part by: Mountain Gazette - Listen to the podcast for discount codes on subscriptions and merch. Helly Hansen - Listen to the podcast to learn how to get an 18.77 percent discount at the Boston and Burlington, Vermont stores. Who Tim Smith, President and General Manager of Waterville Valley, New Hampshire Recorded on Feb. 22, 2021 Why I interviewed him Because Waterville Valley is one of a half-dozen or so leading ski areas in one of the...

Duration:01:22:00

COVID-19 & Skiing Podcast #12: Ski Vermont President Molly Mahar

2/14/2021
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored in part by Mountain Gazette. Listen to the podcast for discount codes on subscriptions and merch. The podcast is also sponsored in part by Helly Hansen. Listen to the podcast to learn how to get an 18.77 percent discount at the Boston and Burlington, Vermont stores. Recorded on Feb. 8, 2021 What this is This is the 12th in a series of conversations exploring the fallout to the ski industry from Covid-19. Click through to listen to the first 11:...

Duration:01:07:30

Podcast #37: Sunday River General Manager Brian Heon

2/10/2021
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored in part by: Mountain Gazette - Listen to the podcast for discount codes on subscriptions and merch. Helly Hansen - Listen to the podcast to learn how to get an 18.77 percent discount at the Boston and Burlington, Vermont stores. Who Brian Heon, General Manager of Sunday River, Maine Recorded on February 2, 2021 Why I interviewed him Because if you’re listening to this podcast, you can probably never get enough Sunday River. It’s big. It’s...

Duration:01:18:51

Podcast #36: Windham Mountain President Chip Seamans

1/31/2021
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored in part by: Mountain Gazette - Listen to the podcast for discount codes on subscriptions and merch. Helly Hansen - Listen to the podcast to learn how to get an 18.77 percent discount at the Boston and Burlington, Vermont stores. Who Chip Seamans, President and General Manager of Windham Mountain, New York Recorded on January 25, 2021 Why I interviewed him Because there it sits, 1,600 vertical feet of fall-line skiing within day-trip distance of...

Duration:01:08:08

Podcast #35: Bolton Valley President Lindsay DesLauriers

1/22/2021
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored in part by: Mountain Gazette - Listen to the podcast for discount codes on subscriptions and merch. Helly Hansen - Listen to the podcast to learn how to get an 18.77 percent discount at the Boston and Burlington, Vermont stores. Who Lindsay DesLauriers, President of Bolton Valley, Vermont Recorded on January 15, 2021 Why I interviewed her Because while plenty of independent, family-run ski areas remain in the Northeast, few have Bolton Valley’s...

Duration:01:01:38

COVID-19 & Skiing Podcast #11: Schweitzer Mountain President and CEO Tom Chasse

1/20/2021
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored in part by: Mountain Gazette - Listen to the podcast for discount codes on subscriptions and merch. Helly Hansen - Listen to the podcast to learn how to get an 18.77 percent discount at the Boston and Burlington, Vermont stores. Recorded on Jan. 19, 2021 What this is This is the 11th in a series of short conversations exploring Covid-19’s effects on the ski industry. Click through to listen to the first 10: author Chris Diamond, Boyne Resorts CEO...

Duration:00:39:00

Podcast #34: Gunstock President and General Manager Tom Day

1/13/2021
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored in part by Mountain Gazette. Listen to the podcast for discount codes on subscriptions and merch. The podcast is also sponsored in part by Helly Hansen. Listen to the podcast to learn how to get an 18.77 percent discount at the Boston and Burlington, Vermont stores. Who Tom Day, President and General Manager of Gunstock, New Hampshire Recorded on January 11, 2021 Why I interviewed him Because Gunstock is everything you could want from a New...

Duration:01:15:00

Podcast #33: 'Powder Magazine' Editor-in-Chief Sierra Shafer

12/11/2020
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored by Mountain Gazette. Get 10 percent off subscriptions with the code “GOHIGHER10” at check-out. Get 10 percent off everything else with the code “EASTCOAST.” Who: Sierra Shafer, Editor-in-Chief of Powder Magazine Recorded on: December 9, 2020 Why I interviewed her: Because over the half past century, no single entity has better defined how we ski, what we ski, and the way that we think and talk about skiing than Powder Magazine. It is a guidebook and a...

Duration:01:13:19

Podcast #32: Hermitage Club General Manager Bill Benneyan (+ a Mountain Creek Bonus)

12/4/2020
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored by Mountain Gazette. Get 10 percent off subscriptions with the code “GOHIGHER10” at check-out. Get 10 percent off everything else with the code “EASTCOAST.” Who: Bill Benneyan, General Manager of Hermitage Club, Vermont, and former President, COO, and General Manager of Mountain Creek, New Jersey. Recorded on: December 1, 2020 Why I interviewed him: So you’re profiling a mountain with a 50K buy-in and another 15 grand a year to keep playing in the...

Duration:01:35:22

Podcast #31: Bousquet Owners & Management

11/20/2020
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored by Mountain Gazette. The first issue drops in November, and you can get 10 percent off subscriptions with the code “GOHIGHER10” at check-out. Get 10 percent off everything else with the code “EASTCOAST.” Who: Mill Town CEO and Managing Director Tim Burke, Bousquet General Manager Kevin McMillan, and Pittsfield native and Olympic Skier Krista Schmidinger Recorded on: November 16, 2020 Why I interviewed them: Because lift-served skiing is not just a few...

Duration:01:07:32

Podcast #30: Saddleback GM and CEO Andy Shepard

11/13/2020
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored by Mountain Gazette. The first issue drops in November, and you can get 10 percent off subscriptions with the code “GOHIGHER10” at check-out. Get 10 percent off everything else with the code “EASTCOAST.” Who: Andy Shepard, General Manager and CEO of Saddleback, Maine Recorded on: Nov. 9, 2020 Why I interviewed him: Because this is one of the best pure skier’s mountains in the Northeast. Classic New England steep and twisty shots run between broad...

Duration:01:02:53

Podcast #29: Mount Snow General Manager Tracy Bartels

11/10/2020
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored by Mountain Gazette. The first issue drops later this month, and you can get 10 percent off subscriptions with the code “GOHIGHER10” at check-out. Get 10 percent off everything else with the code “EASTCOAST.” Who: Tracy Bartels, Vice President and General Manager of Mount Snow, Vermont Recorded on: November 2, 2020 Why I interviewed her: Because Mount Snow is where big-time Northeast skiing begins. As the southern-most major Vermont ski area, it is a...

Duration:00:57:04

Podcast #28: Sugarbush President and General Manager John Hammond

11/2/2020
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored by Mountain Gazette. The first issue drops in November, and you can get 10 percent off subscriptions with the code “GOHIGHER10” at check-out. Get 10 percent off everything else with the code “EASTCOAST.” Who: John Hammond, President and General Manager of Sugarbush, Vermont Recorded on: October 30, 2020 Why I interviewed him: Because after a transformative 19-year run, in which he once again fused Sugarbush with the community that surrounded it...

Duration:01:02:45

Podcast #27: Jay Peak President and General Manager Steve Wright

10/19/2020
The Storm Skiing Podcast is sponsored by Mountain Gazette. The first issue drops in November, and you can get 10 percent off subscriptions with the code “GOHIGHER10” at check-out. Get 10 percent off everything else with the code “EASTCOAST.” Who: Steve Wright, President and General Manager of Jay Peak, Vermont Recorded on: October 19, 2020 Why I interviewed him: Because there it sits, towering off the top of America, an unlikely snow trap that is the spiritual center of Northeast skiing....

Duration:01:04:52