The Powell Movement Action Sports Podcast

Mike Powell

This podcast is creating a living history of action sports on a weekly basis. Think ski, snowboard, skate, bike, behind the scenes players, musicians, and more.... It has all the players and gets you the details you won't find anywhere else. read less
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TPM Episode 377: Colter Hinchliffe, Pro Skier
1w ago
TPM Episode 377: Colter Hinchliffe, Pro Skier
Colter Hinchliffe is living proof that the Aspen rockstar ski bum dream not only exists but it can thrive if your heart is in the right place. Colter spent his life surrounding himself with the only thing that mattered to him - Skiing.  And between growing up near Aspen, dropping out of college to shred, moving to Alta, and returning to Aspen, he made the right contacts to make the dream come true. He was tending bar in Aspen, making handfuls of cash, allowing him to travel anywhere in the world at a minute's notice...That lifestyle put him in AK and eventually in a helicopter with the TGR crew when he was 25 years old, and that, combined with an unexpected Powder Magazine cover, helped Colter graduate from ski bum to pro skier pretty late in the game. It's a real-life Aspen Extreme Ski Bum Story. Colter Hinchliffe Show Notes 3:00:  Ski gangs of Aspen, Basalt, no ski programs, X in Aspen, Aspen rich person stuff   18:00  Stanley:  Get up 60% off at Stanley1913.com Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 21:00:  Cloud 9, Mesa State, dropping out, Alta, always moving his career forward, chasing powder, and  contest drama   38:30:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.  Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products) 40:30:  Powder Cover, sponsors, why he likes Aspen better than Jackson, money, and his life-changing AK trip 59:00:  Finding out he was in TGR, and stories worth hearing 98:00:  Inappropriate Questions with  Brad Bell
TPM Episode 376: McConkey PMS Recap and Shane Stories
Apr 1 2024
TPM Episode 376: McConkey PMS Recap and Shane Stories
The Pain McShlonkey Classic is arguably the most important event in all of skiing. The coveted Golden Saucer is up for grabs, and this year, 60 ski bladers had KT early ups on a Saturday pow day. The weekend's goal is to raise money in the name of our time's most important skiers and personalities. While Shane McConkey didn't look like an elite level athlete, he was way more than that: the funniest guy everyone knew, the most inclusive, the most awesome, and McShlonkey weekend is a way to celebrate his life and times with his friends at his home of Palisades. I put out a yearly podcast recapping the event and digging up old McConkey stories for your entertainment. This year, while you don't know all the names, the McConkey stories do not disappoint. PMS Classic Show Notes: 3:00:  The Trip 8:00:  Mike Gutt 14:00:  Mike Rosen   17:00 Stanley:  Get up 60% off at Stanley1913.com Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 20:00:  Sherry McConkey 23:00:  Luke Jacobson 27:00:  Donny Pelletier 30:00:  Fritz Renner 33:00:  George Hjelte 35:00: Emma Bryan   36:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.  Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products) 38:00:  LP 39:00:  Chris Boyle 40:00: Andy Miller 44:00: Steven Kotler 46:00: Mike Rosen
TPM Episode 375: Elyse Saugstad, Pro Skier
Mar 25 2024
TPM Episode 375: Elyse Saugstad, Pro Skier
Elyse Saugstad is not only a Powder Award-winning skier known for her impressive movie segments over the years, but she’s also a woman who’s put her career on the line to better the treatment of women in big mountain ski competitions. Throughout Elyse’s career, people have said no to her, but she’s never taken no as the final answer. On the podcast, we talk about growing up in Alaska, ski racing, college in New Mexico, ski bumming turning into a pro career, and a whole lot about gender and equality. It’s a good one, and Jackie Paaso asks the Inappropriate Questions Elyse Saugstad Show Notes: 3:00:  Super Bowl, Duck Farts, “Here, Hold My Kid” movie, and competing for athlete spots. 11:00:  Social media, growing up in AK, skiing in AK    20:30  Stanley:  Get up 60% off at Stanley1913.com Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories, and sugar. Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 23:30:  Ski Racing, US dev team, powder, scholarship, Tahoe, her first comp, dominating the FWT, the women’s demotion fiasco. 40:30:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.  Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products) 42:30:  Risking her career for all women when risk doesn’t pay off, is anyone good at inclusion, Taylor Swift, and leaving the FWT to film 52:00:  Powder Awards goal journey, achieving goals, risk, shooting with Cody, the “All In” dynamic, developing new spaces, and having a kid as a pro athlete 75:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Jackie Paaso
TPM Episode 374: Jess Kimura, Pro Snowboarder
Mar 18 2024
TPM Episode 374: Jess Kimura, Pro Snowboarder
Jess Kimura’s life has never been easy. Yeah, she’s a pro snowboarder who travels the world to ride, which sounds like a dream - But, hearing about the path that led Jess to snowboard superstardom, I doubt many people would trade places with her. What she has achieved is incredible. On the podcast, we talk about life lessons of the skatepark, leaving home at 16, being broke, snowboarding, mental health issues, losing snowboarding, love, losing love; oh, there is so much in this must-listen episode. Marie-France Roy asks the Inappropriate Questions Jess Kimura Show Notes: 3:00:  Alpenglow Speaker Series, Flipping her truck, early life of gymnastics and team sports, and skiing at Silverstar 12:00:  Skateboarding, bad stuff at the skatepark, leaving home at 16 and getting a place with a boyfriend, alternative school, and societies stereotypes   21:00:  Stanley:  Get up 60% off at Stanley1913.com Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 24:00:  Snowboard culture, inspiration, her contest mentality, traveling on Wendy’s paychecks, Nationals, her attitude and look, traveling to Switzerland for her first World Cup, and the start of mental health battles 40:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.  Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products) 43:00:  Getting on powerful meds, getting put in a group home for kids with psychosis, losing snowboarding, getting off meds, and getting her life back 50:00:  Picking up hitchhikers, trying to go to SuperPark with a lacerated liver, moving to Whistler, concussions, and cameramen not shooting her because she’s a girl 61:00:  Sexismin the mountains, sponsorship, finding love, finding inspiration, losing love, and The Uninvited 72:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Marie-France Roy
TPM Episode 373: Maggie Voisin, Pro Skier, X Games Gold Medalist, 3X Olympian
Mar 11 2024
TPM Episode 373: Maggie Voisin, Pro Skier, X Games Gold Medalist, 3X Olympian
Maggie Voisin’s life has been defined by skiing, family, and the highs and lows that come with both. A three-time Olympian and 7-time X Games medalist, Maggie knows what it’s like to achieve her goals and experience the highest of highs. But, between losing a brother to suicide, untimely injuries, and countless knee surgeries, she’s also experienced the lowest of lows. Throughout it all, Maggie innovated, inspired, and spent a lot of time on podiums. Inappropriate Questions asked by Ashley Battersby and Parkin Costain Maggie Voisin Show Notes: 3:00:  X-Games, Whitefish, figure skating, wanting to be a pro skier, Windell’s, and moving out as a teenager. 21:00:  Stanley:   Get up to 60% off at Stanley1913.com Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories, and sugar. Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 23:30:  World traveling young (she said dank meal), WSI,  Dew Tour, X Games, Sponsors, the Sochi Olympics, and her injury 40:3 0:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.  Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products) 43:30:  More sponsors, more injuries, winning X Games, Olympics part 2, and losing her brother 60:00:  The aftermath of loss, a final Olympic run, the Covid Games,  68 :00:  Inappropriate Questions with Ashley Battersby and Parkin Costain
TPM Episode 372: Kaitlyn Farrington, Pro Snowboarder, Olympic Gold Medalist
Mar 4 2024
TPM Episode 372: Kaitlyn Farrington, Pro Snowboarder, Olympic Gold Medalist
Kaitlyn Farrington grew up on a cattle ranch in Bellevue, Idaho. Life growing up was all about hard work, rodeoing, and, if there was fresh snow, skipping school to head to her home mountain of Sun Valley.  Eventually, she switched from skiing to snowboarding, earned a scholarship for the Sun Valley Team, and things happened quickly. She went from being nobody to the World Cup to being named to the stacked US Team in a matter of years- she was always the underdog. But, in her biggest moment, she rode away with Olympic gold…and an injury took it all away. On the podcast, we talk about ranch life, making the US Team at 17, becoming a privateer, winning, a new reality, becoming an astronaut, and more. Kaitlyn Farrrington Show Notes: 3:00:  Parents were ski bums, birthing horses, isolation, the old money of Sun Valley, and snowboarding. 12:00:  Joining the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Freestyle Snowboard Team late, casually competitive, getting on the US Team fast, Barrett Christy, Europe,  and specializing in halfpipe. 21:00  Stanley:  Get up 60% off at Stanley1913.com Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 24:00:  Selling cattle to get money for contests, X-Games, Gold at Euro X, leaving the US Team, sponsors, money, making the Olympic Team in dramatic fashion, and winning gold 41:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.  Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products) 43:00:  Daytona, parades, The Oscars, her injury, accepting reality, misleading sponsors, and The Dear Moon Project 56:00:  Inappropriate Questions
TPM Episode 371: Mark Mackay, From Ski Rep to Country Music Star
Feb 26 2024
TPM Episode 371: Mark Mackay, From Ski Rep to Country Music Star
Mark Mackay is a country music star in the making, but his background as a ski rep makes him the perfect new business episode. His road to Nashville included stints with Rossignol, Dynastar, and Atomic, all by the time he was 20. He was the head sales rep in California when Atomic started exploding, he had a dream job, he was young, and he left it all for the lucrative world of medical sales. Soon after, he had a life-changing epiphany on a paddleboard and, within an hour, quit his job, broke his lease, and went all in on being a country music star, and so far, it’s been working. Mark Mackay Show Notes: 3:00:  Not partying, sports, skiing, music, Rossignol, Dynastar, Atomic, O’Neill 20:30:  Stanley:  Get up 60% off at Stanley1913.com Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 23:30:  Amer Sports takeover, American Idol, leaving skiing for medical device sales, having a life epiphany, starting over with music in LA and the hustle or the music business. 41:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.  Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products) 44:00:  Toby Keith, selfishness, losing money on the road, singing the National Anthem AT&T Park, his Ted Nugent break via legend Doc McGee, the pandemic, signing with a major label, and revenue streams 66:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Craig Wingard
TPM Episode 370: Andy Hetzel, Legendary Snowboarder
Feb 19 2024
TPM Episode 370: Andy Hetzel, Legendary Snowboarder
Andy Hetzel is the Rick Kane of snowboarding. Hailing from Arizona, Andy’s first love was skateboarding, then punk rock. This eventually led to Andy finding snowboarding and moving his life to Breckenridge. He competed early and often and achieved pro status, but Hetzel won’t be remembered for contests, well maybe as the reigning World Mogul Champion. But, outside of that bump title, Andy and the skate-influenced crew he rode with, you know, the Palmer and Ranquet types, helped create the derelict culture of the sport when it wasn’t considered a sport, it was a lifestyle. It’s a fun history lesson, and Utah legend Benny Pelligrino asks the Inappropriate Questions.  Andy Hetzel Show Notes 3:00:  X-Games, contests, reigning World Mogul Champion, Arizona, skateboarding, punk rock, and snowboarding an AZ 20:00 Stanley:  Get up 60% off at Stanley1913.com Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 23:00:  Breckenridge, Worlds’s, sponsors, Jamie Salter/Kemper, Utah, MCA, Andy Brewer and Kemper Tour    40:30:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.  Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products) 42:30:  Bad sponsor choices, Pro model, Palmer, no moderation, and getting kicked out of Hood 53:00:  Covers, video parts, guns and Alaska, the wild west of AK, Japan, and how does his career end 65:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Benny Pelligrino
TPM Episode 368: Nick McNutt, Pro Skier
Feb 5 2024
TPM Episode 368: Nick McNutt, Pro Skier
Nick McNutt’s ski bum story is one of the best. After ten years of dirtbagging it, Nick became a big-name pro skier and one of the faces of TGR movies. When Nick moved to Whistler at 17, he quickly became the skier other skiers were talking about because of his huge switch landings…something that wasn’t too common back in the day. While he filmed with smaller production companies, TGR’s 100K Collab contest was the thing that changed his life…and he didn’t even win. On the podcast, we talk about his journey to pro skierdom, getting buried in an avalanche with a faulty beacon, the aftermath, and much more. One of Nick’s oldest, loose-cannon friends asks the Inappropriate Questions. Nick McNutt Show Notes 3:00:  His name, Quebec to BC, learning to ski, racing, and snowboarding.  10:00:  Twin Tips, skiing everything switch before anyone was doing that, being small in HS, and straight to Whistler at 17 20:00 Stanley:  Get up 60% off at Stanley1913.com Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 23:00:  Growing a foot in Whistler, the under the radar Whistler switch movement, Idea, ski tech creating his style, no poles, the Olympics, filming/TGR Collab and sponsors 41:00: Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there. Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products) 43:00:  Almost Ablaze, winning awards, Linecatcher, all-time trips, narrating “Far Out”, and money 53:00:  Ski films can make things feel more dramatic, getting buried, the transceiver fiasco, the injuries, and the aftermath 72:00:  Inappropriate Questions Tony Keller
TPM Episode 367: Ross Reid, Nerdy About Nature, Ski Filmmaker
Jan 29 2024
TPM Episode 367: Ross Reid, Nerdy About Nature, Ski Filmmaker
Ross Reid is known these days as the Nerdy About Nature guy, a modern-day Bill Nye, helping educate the digital world about what's happening in nature. But Ross isn't just an internet influencer; he's an award-winning filmmaker who spent 20 years in the ski industry, working with the best athletes in the world. On the podcast, we talk about growing up at White Pass, his brand Rime Knits, his time with Poor Boyz Productions, K2, his Tamashii project, Nerdy About Nature, and much more. The Inappropriate Questions are off the record and all-time! Ross Reid Show Notes 3:00:  Getting banned by Tik-Tok, growing up in Redmond, skiing, huge family, his early passions around animals and nature and who was Ross in HS 20:00  Stanley:  Get up 60% off at Stanley1913.com Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 23:00:  Montana State, bad at math, his first Poor Boyz Productions shoot, Rime Knits, his business acumen, and HellBents 40:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.  Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products) 42:00:  His prove it shoot with PBP, moving to LA, movie tours, behind the scenes of an industry, and shooting in Hawaii 53:00:  Taking a job with K2, being overworked, his K2 vision, and the Tamashii project 65:00:  Australia for his MBA and Nerdy About Nature 78:00:  Inappropriate Questions
TPM Episode 366: Logan Pehota, Pro Skier
Jan 22 2024
TPM Episode 366: Logan Pehota, Pro Skier
Logan Pehota comes from ski royalty bloodlines. His dad, Eric Pehota, is a ski mountaineering pioneer, a badass in the big mountains. Logan's journey to ski stardom took him from racing to slope-style to the Freeride World Tour to where he is today, dropping the biggest cliffs and huge tricks in the backcountry. If you've seen a Matchstick Productions film lately, you know how giant Logan goes. On the podcast, we talk about his dad, high-risk logging, contests, how money dictates his contest lines, and so much more. Colby Stevenson asks the Inappropriate Questions.  Logan Pehota Show Notes: 3:00:  Eric Pehota, Jet Boats, ski programs, the backcountry early on, and Warren Miller at 6 11:00:  Ski racing, being a gearhead, park skiing, not watching ski movies growing up, the Olympic track, and big mountain contests. 21:00 Stanley:  Get up 60% off at Stanley1913.com Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 23:00:  Red Bull Cold Rush, is there pressure from his last name, MSP at 17 years old, and long line logging. 32:00:  Monster Enemy Lines, Swatch Skier Cup, Summer Camps at Whistler, Freeride World Tour, Chamonix and Alaska 41:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.  Outdoor Research: Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products) 43:00:  Money is important, this is a job, money, going huge for dollars, and getting to film with MSP again 51:00:  Backflipping his sled, the 80 footer, fear, and the wow factor 58:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Colby Stevenson
TPM Episode 365: Colby West, Pro Skier
Jan 15 2024
TPM Episode 365: Colby West, Pro Skier
Colby West is a big personality in skiing and has been for almost a decade...but didn’t start skiing until he was a teenager. When most people were getting into the sport, Colby lived an isolated life where he spent his free time mimicking different voices and spending the rest of his time in the woods…And then, he found skiing through a school program. Colby went all in on the sport, working all year to pay for High North Ski Camp. When he got there, he found a mentor in Shane Szocs, who opened so many doors for him in the pro ski world. On the podcast, we talk about dropping out of college to live in his car to make the ski dream happen, medaling at X games and other events, his vocal talents, his "Ski Musical" and so much more. Jossi Wells asks the Inappropriate Questions. Colby West Show Notes: 3:00:  Voices, growing up in NH, the only rule growing up, finding skiing through school, and the High North fiasco. 20:00:  Stanley:  Get up 60% off at Stanley1913.com Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 23:00:  Mike Atkinson, Shane Szocs opening doors for him, back to New England skiing, death metal, and all black. 29:00:  Poaching the Waterville Valley Team, dropping out of school, living in his car, couch stories, going from K2 to Volkl, and getting into X Games and being on a podium with Candide 42:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.  Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products) 44:00:  The emotions of X Games were the money, the non-specialized generation, his surprising contest mentality, and going from straight edge to partying with his traveling boy band. 52:00: Ski town famous, being the funny guy filming, fear in the backcountry when the tricks get too insane for him, Olympics, Kastle, money and Hollywood 71:00: Inappropriate Questions with Jossi Wells
TPM Episode 362: Chris King and Graham Zimmerman, VP OR Brand, Climber and OR and POW Athlete Director
Dec 25 2023
TPM Episode 362: Chris King and Graham Zimmerman, VP OR Brand, Climber and OR and POW Athlete Director
Chris King and Graham Zimmerman are two of the power players over at Outdoor Research. Chris is OR's VP of Brand, and we discuss his career that took him from behind the lens to behind the curtain. Graham is OR's Athlete Team Captain, the Athlete Director at Protect Our Winters, and one of the most accomplished climbers of the 21st century. On the podcast, we talk about his new book "A Fine Line," his journey to the mountains, and so much more. This one's a business and athlete episode. Chris King/Graham Zimmerman Show Notes: 3:00:  When things go wrong on social media, Seattle, Golf Scholarship at Carol College in Montana, and graduating into a recession 12:00:  Financial marketing, learning how to use a camera, starting his own business in action sports, entertainment, and travel, and working with dogs at Rover 19:00:  Stanley:  Get up 60% off at Stanley1913.com Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 22:00:  Bamboo, Outdoor Research, managing athletes, pairing back OR productions, OR Mountain Bike, creating new fits and cuts, and competing with retailers 42:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.  Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products) 44:00:  Graham Zimmerman, his successful PR barrage, the "Why," Team Captain at OR, Athlete Director at POW, and different types of climbing 61:00:  By all means, alpine climbing, kooks of the mountain, getting into climbing young, Yosemite SAR, dropping everything life for Alaska and suffering 74:00: How do people find out about his adventures, Free Solo, money, and sponsors 87:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Chris King
TPM Episode 361: Ingrid Backstrom Part 2, Pro Skier
Dec 18 2023
TPM Episode 361: Ingrid Backstrom Part 2, Pro Skier
Part 2 with Ingrid Backstrom is a much heavier episode. Ingrid and others were changing the face of big mountain skiing, and when you take that kind of risk, there’s bound to be consequences. This week, Ingrid and I talk about working in a male-dominated industry, gender differences in the mountains, risk, losing people in the mountains, and a lot more. Elyse Saugstad asks the Inappropriate Questions. Ingrid Backstrom Part 2 Show Notes: 3:00:  Norway Bushfield/Hoji story, male-dominated industry, differences between men and women, and sexism 10:00:  Skiing with women, business based on gender, money again, getting hurt while pregnant, saying yes, and when trips don’t work out as planned. 20:30:  Stanley:  Get up 60% off at Stanley1913.com Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 23:30:  Being ski famous, once in a lifetime experiences, McConkey, B.A.S.E., CR, and Arne  39:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.  Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products) 42:00:  Powering through emotional pain with skiing, ski mountaineering, more death, Sarah Burke, different movie companies, and being pro and having a baby/kids 60:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Elyse Saugstad
TPM Episode 359: Todd Jones Part 2, Founder, Teton Gravity Research
Dec 4 2023
TPM Episode 359: Todd Jones Part 2, Founder, Teton Gravity Research
Todd Jones has defined what action sports looks like to the masses and, more importantly, to the core of these sports in the most authentic way. He’s been doing it for 30 years, and his baby, Teton Gravity Research, continues to reinvent itself with new product categories, a network of retail stores, the community they’ve built online since ’96, and their movies featuring the greatest athletes. In Part 2 of the podcast, we pick up where we left off and talk about the movies, the athletes, and the stories. Greg Stump asks the Inappropriate Questions. Todd Jones Part 2 Show Notes: 3:00:  The Tangerine Dream, division of labor, getting sponsors at SIA Vegas, and the snowboard side of the tradeshow. 13:00:  Fat skis, Seth Morrison, and were there hard lines between franchise athletes? 21:00:  Stanley: Get up 60% off site wide until 12/4 over at Stanley1913.com Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 24:30:  Going behind the lens full time because of deliverables, blowing the shot, showing The Continuum, distribution, and the model they have been building and evolving for talent 42:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.  Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products) 44:00:  Nobis, Coombs, skits, women, Deeper, Further, Higher, Digital-ler, headcount, philosophy and money 66:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Greg Stump
TPM Episode 358: Todd Jones, Founder, Teton Gravity Research, Visionary
Nov 27 2023
TPM Episode 358: Todd Jones, Founder, Teton Gravity Research, Visionary
Todd Jones and the company he helped found Teton Gravity Research, has had a huge impact on Skiing and Snowboarding. This private school-educated kid from Cape Cod became passionate about sliding on snow at Stowe, then became a certified Deadhead in high school, and college was all about leaving private college life to become a dish dog in Jackson Hole. The rest is history. Part 1 of the podcast we talk about The Dead, the early Jackson days, battles with ski patrol, pioneering Alaska with Coombs, and founding TGR. Ian Macintosh asks the Inappropriate Questions Todd Jones Show Notes: 3:00:  Kai’s injury, growing up on the Cape, Stowe, and learning to be bored 21:00: Stanley:  Get 30% off site-wide with the code winteriscoming Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 24:30:  Drink it blue, ski racing at Kimball Union Academy, academics, Dead shows and TR and The Dead 40:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.  Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products) 42:00:  Jackson Hole, rich people, battles with ski patrol, and opening the gates 54:00:  Being a sponsored skier, the Warren Miller debacle, pioneering AK, inspirations, and fishing boats 68:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Ian Macintosh