21 – Avalanche Training and Mt. Baker Review with Colin

21 – Avalanche Training and Mt. Baker Review with Colin

listeners loved Colin’s interview during Episode 13. This is the follow-up we promised. Colin has now completed avalanche training and backcountry education. He’s also already got 18 days of skiing and it is only January 20. His local hill is near Bellingham, Washington. It is Mt. Baker, a rockin’ awesome area. Colin gives a comprehensive …

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20 – Mt. Bachelor Dissection and Huck It or Chuck It

20 – Mt. Bachelor Dissection and Huck It or Chuck It

Mike and Lance talk about Mt. Bachelor. ‘Twas a beautiful 3 day ski weekend for Lance. Mike was there recently as well. We love Bend. We love Sunriver. We love Bachelor. And we do our best to share our history of the place with you. From accommodation location options, to food, to shuttles and parking, …

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19 – End of POWDER Magazine Part 1 and the Reservation Game

19 – End of POWDER Magazine Part 1 and the Reservation Game

Lance and Mike begin what will be an ongoing conversation about the importance of POWDER Magazine to the soul of skiing. We have more to say about this super-influential magazine in upcoming episodes, but can’t help but begin some appreciation for the Moe brothers and founders and influential editors over the nearly 50 years of …

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18 – Chris and Backcountry Option to Sold Out Ski Resorts, and Trees Do Not Move

18 – Chris and Backcountry Option to Sold Out Ski Resorts, and Trees Do Not Move

Chris shares his coping tool when the resorts are sold-out: show up with AT gear and two friends and earn some turns in the backcountry, side-country, or wherever the adventure awaits. He tells us all about the progression of gear, thoughts on safety, and his dedication to lifestyle fitness. And there is also the tree. …

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17 – IndyPass and Lance Goes Fashion Forward

17 – IndyPass and Lance Goes Fashion Forward

One of our Midwest callers, Erin, reminds us to explore the Indy Pass. A great 2-day per resort pass that features some smaller resorts throughout North America. Erin caught the ski-but last year, in her 40s! She reminds us that the little areas can rock, and the pass might be an affordable way to diversify …

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16 – Masks Save Jobs, Go Pro Max, Ticket Snip – with Blake

16 – Masks Save Jobs, Go Pro Max, Ticket Snip – with Blake

Blake is an avid skier. He’s an exceptional ski conversationalist. He’s a fantastic photographer. He knows the nooks and crannies of his favorite mountain like no other. He also wants to stay safe and keep the mountains open during COVID. His review of the Go Pro Max (no – not a sponsor; but wouldn’t that …

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15 – COVID and Dining on the Mountain

15 – COVID and Dining on the Mountain

Mike and Lance deliver. That is, they deliver their early season mountain dining experiences to OTL listeners. Large lodges are sitting empty. But the food prep remains abuzz in the kitchens. We talk about the COVID-look of grab yer food and scatter, architectural changes to mountains because tent dining is apparently safer than in-lodge. We …

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14 COVID Skiing primer with Jeremy. Nose Care! (Covering skills)

14 COVID Skiing primer with Jeremy. Nose Care! (Covering skills)

An OTL fave, Jeremy, has enough early days in this strange era of skiing that he is an expert on figuring out how to do ones part keeping people safe and KEEPING THE MOUNTAIN OPEN. Face coverings are a way of life. Neck gaiters are in most skiers bags. But how can we be comfortable, …

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13 COVID Skiing Intro and Colins skins around COVID

13 COVID Skiing Intro and Colins skins around COVID

Mike and Lance are back! Sorry for the delay. COVID means a completely different approach to days on the mountain, and Mike and Lance are here to help you and your new ski day expectations. They talk about some early season considerations for keeping ourselves safely among others, and keeping our mountains open during COVID. …

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12 Tod’s Ski Rig and Bob’s Birthday

12 Tod’s Ski Rig and Bob’s Birthday

Our pal, Tod, shares about his righteous ski rig. There’s always a little extra sleep, and a fried egg sandwich when it comes to parking lot skiing from Tod’s fully self-contained class B playpen. And, Jeremy tells us how he took a mere leased lodge with a DJ and turned a stuffy obligatory birthday party …

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