#137 Jeff Schmuck – Ski Movie Hype

#137 Jeff Schmuck Jeff Schmuck is many things.  He’s the editor of Forecast Ski Magazine,  head judge for IF3, ski media personality, confidant, mentor and friend to countless members of our glorious ski community.  Today he is my guest on the Low Pressure Podcast! Today also happens to be International Podcast Day!  I decided that […]

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#136 Isabelle Hanssen

#136 Isabelle Hanssen – Putting in the Work Isabelle Hanssen is a professional halfpipe skier from the flat-land nation of the Netherlands.  She became obsessed with skiing after travelling to France her family’s yearly ski vacation,  “Dutch Week”.  Living in the Netherlands, Isabelle had to work hard to get her turns in.  She would travel […]

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#134 Freedle Coty – On the Level 1

#134 Freedle Coty Freedle Coty has been a filmer and director for  Level 1’s annual ski movies for the past 17 years.  He’s seen an done a lot in this industry including his own short-lived ski themed podcast, “Snowblower”! Freedle is from Vermont where he developed his love for the mountains.  He credits his creativity […]

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Remembering Dave Treadway

DAVE TREADWAY 1984-2019 Dave was an amazing father to Kasper and Raffi and husband to Tessa. Deepest condolences go to them as well as his mother, father, brothers and the all the people who’s lives he’s touched.   Ski In Peace Dave.  We’ll miss you.   To Support Dave’s Young Family please donate to: https://www.gofundme.com/support-for-the-treadway-family

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#132 Leslie Anthony – What Direction is Skiing Media Going?

#132 Leslie Anthony Leslie Anthony is a journalist, traveller, editor and has been telling (tele-ing) skiing’s stories for the better part of three decades.  He has literally written the book on it with 2010’s, White Planet: A Mad Dash Through Global Ski Culture.  Les has been published in virtually every ski publication in the world […]

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#131 Julian Carr – Storytell / Produce / Monetize

#131 Julian Carr Julian Carr has a mantra.  “Storytell, Produce, Monetize”.  Following this guideline, accompanied with excellent task management skills,  Julian has not only become one of the most interesting professional skiers today but has created two successful businesses; Discrete Clothing and the Cirque Series running events. Here discuss the origin stories of both companies. […]

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#130 Reine Barkered – In the Game

#130 Reine Barkered Reine Barkered is a Freeride World Tour Skier from Åre, Sweden.  He is also a former World Champion.  Since winning the overall title in 2012, Reine has been a consistent threat at every FWT event since.   With his fast, hard charging, take no prisoners style of skiing, a podium finish is […]

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#128 Jackie Paaso – Evolution of Dreams

#128 Jackie Passo Jackie Paaso has been a competitive skier for most of her life.  Originally from Foxborough Massachusetts, about an hour south-west of Boston, Jackie and her family ended up moving to Maine where she would harness her talent as a up and coming mogul skier. She would go on to collect many accolades […]

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#127 Markus Eder – For the Love Skiing

#127 Markus Eder Markus Eder is one of the most well rounded skiers on the planet.  It’s easy to fall into hyperbole when trying to describe the merits of someone who you believe is the one of the best.  In his case, it’s the truth.  Raised in Klausberg, in the German speaking area of Northern […]

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#126 Jossi Wells – The Year of Power

#126 Jossi Wells New Zealand’s Jossi Wells has established himself as one of today’s most versatile freeskiers.  He’s represented his country at the Olympics and has won X Games medals in 3 separate disciplines including big air, halfpipe and slopestyle where he won gold in 2016.  He’s achieved a lot in his career and there […]

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#125 Tanner Hall – The Catalyst is Skiing

Tanner Hall

#125 – Tanner Hall Tanner Hall has always been a polarizing figure.  Most people have a opinion on who they think he really is.   I’ve come to learn that those opinions are usually wrong.   Tanner is competing on the Freeride World Tour and we connected in Golden BC, at the Kicking Horse stop. […]

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#124 Chris Booth – Black Crows to Awayco

#124 – Chris Booth Chris Booth is a fascinating person.  He just spent the last 4 years building Black Crows Skis into one of the hottest and most desired brands in the industry.  When a company has that rare type of momentum and is experiencing yearly, exponential growth you’d think that would be a time […]

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#122 Andrea Byrne – Arms of Opportunity

#122 – Andrea Byrne Andrea “Dre”  Byrne Andrea Byrne, or “Dre” as she prefers to be called,  is another fresh face on the scene.  Dre recently moved from her home in Fernie to Whistler, BC to be embraced by the “arms of opportunity”.  For an up and coming skier, Whistler is definitely a place where […]

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#120 – Photographer Bruno Long

#120 – Photographer Bruno Long Bruno Long Personally, some of my favourite episodes are with the ski photographers that visit the LPP.  They seem to have a different thought process when in the mountains.  Skiers see the lines the way they want to ski them.  Photographers see the lines the way they want to shoot […]

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#119 – Sammy Carlson – Transitions in Skiing

#119 Sammy Carlson Sammy Carlson       Sammy Carlson is an achiever.  We won’t say he’s an over-achiever because nothing he does really seems out reach for him.  Since his early days on the competition circuit, until now, pushing his limits in the backcountry,  Sammy has always approached skiing with a rare ease and […]

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#118 – Marty Schaffer / CAPOW Guidin’

#118 Marty Schaffer / Capow Marty Schaffer Marty Schaffer has a passion for skiing that he spreads to everyone around him.  He is the founder of CAPOW,  Canadian Powder Guides which is based out of the Blanket Glacier Chalet, the Schaffer family owned and operated backcountry lodge located in the Monashees. Photos by Zoya Lynch CAPOW […]

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#116 – Alex “Army” Armstrong

#116 Alex “ARMY” Armstrong Alex Armstrong       Remember the name Alex Armstrong.  Maybe you won’t need to remember it because you will soon be hearing it a lot.   Alex, or “Army”, as she likes to be called is an up and comer;  a hustler who is working hard at making her name […]

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#115 – Cassie Sharpe – Olympic Gold Medalist

#115 Cassie Sharpe Olympic Halfpipe Champion       Cassie Sharpe is the reigning Olympic Champion in Women’s Halfpipe Skiing.  She won gold in Pyeongchang, Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics.  That’s a very significant, life altering accomplishment. Its one that brings seemingly limitless accolades and praise but can also be very taxing. In this […]

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#113 – Filmmaker Jeff Thomas

#113 Jeff Thomas Jeff Thomas       Jeff Thomas is without question one of top ski film makers in the industry.  There’s no better way to celebrate Thanksgiving, Opening Day and the first episode of #LPPSeason6  than with a terrific conversation with a great guest. It all started for Jeff when he got the […]

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#112 – Photographer Chris Burkard

#112 Chris Burkard Chris Burkard       Chris Burkard is one of the most accomplished and sought after photographers today.  He has become one of those artists where all you need to do is look at one of his photos and you’ll know….” That’s a Burkard”.   He was in Whistler to compete in […]

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#111 – Simon D’Artois

#111 Simon D’Artois Simon D’Artois       Simon D’Artois is an Olympian and X-Games Gold Medalist halfpipe skier from Whistler BC Canada.  He came to LPP fresh from his experiences at the Peyongchang Olympic games.   We talk about his Olympic recent experience and his thoughts on Elizabeth Swaney, the Hungarian “skier” who can […]

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#110 Michelle Parker – Forced Spontaneity

#110 Michelle Parker Forced Spontaneity Michelle Parker       Michelle Parker has been on the list of guests we’ve wanted to connect with or a long time and we were not disappointed!  Over the course of the conversation,  the Tahoe City native talked about her commitment to community.  She says, “It’s probably the most […]

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#105 – Greg Hill – Leading the “Charge”

#105 Greg Hill Leading the “Charge” with Sustainable Adventure Full Podcast Episode       UPDATE!! Watch – The Curve of Time:   Skier, Guide, and Environmentalist Greg Hill,  is leading the way in figuring out what we can do to become sustainable adventurers.  It’s a a theme that is building momentum within our community […]

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#104 McKenna Peterson Is Your Captain

#104 – McKenna Peterson Is Your Captain       McKenna Peterson’s life has been very closely tied to and influenced by her family.  In the Winter she grew up in Sun Valley Idaho skiing with her parents and her siblings.  In the Summer the clan hopped on a commercial fishing boat and sailed North […]

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#102 Marcus Caston – Return of the Turn

#102 Marcus Caston – Return of the Turn       Marcus Caston is a skiing purist.   The SLC native believes that we should all be back on straight, skinny skis for the sole reason that it will separate the good from the average.   Marcus, who’s turns and face shots have graced the cover […]

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#101 Nat Segal – Finding the Line

#101 Nat Segal – Finding the Line       Aussie freeskier Nat Segal is here this week with a very entertaining conversation about,  “Finding the Line”  the new documentary ski film.  The the theme of the film, which she’s making with her sister and former Olympian skier Anna Segal, is based on fear.  The […]

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#100 Ian McIntosh – Motivation to Stay Inspired

#100 Ian McIntosh       The first ever LPP guest, Ian McIntosh returns and joins us for a fantastic conversation to bookend our first 100 episodes! Ian McIntosh is a thinker and a planner.  I don’t know if you could catch him unprepared.  This is equally true with his life away from skiing.   […]

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#99 ABM – Alex Beaulieu Marchand

#99 ABM /Alex Beaulieu Marchand       Alex Beaulieu Marchand otherwise known as ABM has been skiing since he was in diapers.   His parents would actually change them on the gondola in between laps.  It seems like getting started at such an early age has done wonders for ABM.  He tells us about […]

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#98 Chad Sayers – Capturing Moments

#98  Chad Sayers Capturing Moments in the Mountains         My old friend Chad Sayers has been a world traveller and adventurer for the better part of the last 2 decades.   Known mainly for appearing in countless ski publications as well as Jordan Manley’s fantastic,  “A Skier’s Journey” film series,  Chad is currently […]

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#97 SEEKING NIRVANA

#97  SEEKING NIRVANA Mike Henituik Matt Margetts Joe Schuster Riley Leboe         Seeking Nirvana.  It’s something we all should strive for.  If you’re having troubles finding it yourself, perhaps you should just watch these guys then.  Pro skiers, Mike Henituik, Matt Margetts, Joe Schuster, Riley Leboe have known each other for a long […]

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#96 SKI THE EAST w/ Chris “Rooster” James and Geoff McDonald

Ski The East

#96 Ski The East       Chris “Rooster” James and Geoff McDonald created,  SKI THE EAST,  the rally cry and East coast skiing’s main identifier.  The two friends met in college while creating a “Jackass” style show for the campus’ TV station.  After multiple citations and several threats of getting kicked of school filming […]

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#94 Sven Kueenle – Set Goals For Success

#94 Sven Kueenle       This week we have German Freeskier, Sven Kueenle.   I connected with Sven while at the IF3 festival in Montreal. He was there to support the latest Legs of Steel film, “Same Difference”.   Sven spent more time travelling to the event than he was able to spend there […]

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#85 Hadley Hammer – Skiing and Podcasting

#85 Hadley Hammer       Hadley Hammer is a skier and a podcaster from Jackson Hole Wyoming.   She produces and hosts the Nausicaa-cast which features female athletes from non-stick and ball sports.  Hadley wanted a way to not only engage herself intellectually but be able to present female athletes through a platform where […]

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#49 – Skiing Blind – Donovan Tildesley

#49 – Skiing Blind – Donovan Tildesley   Donovan Tildesley is blind a skier.   Have you ever said something like, “I couldn’t see a thing up there. It was like skiing blind!”? Donovan Tildesley can relate. Whether it’s bluebird or a whiteout, it doesn’t matter because Donovan wouldn’t know anyway.  He’s been visionless from birth. […]

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#48 – Mountain Life Magazine – John Burak / Todd Lawson / Feet Banks

#48 – Mountain Life Magazine – Coast Mountains Edition             Have you ever wondered how a magazine operates? Why did they choose that photo? Where did the idea for that story come from? How do they tread the line between advertising and content without looking like a total shill? Today’s guests […]

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#47 – Backcountry Snow Safety Day – Simon Thomson / Chelsea Sullivan

#47 – Backcountry Snow Safety Day – Simon Thomson / Chelsea Sullivan       We all love the mountains.  They’re pretty awesome.  We also know that they need to be respected and that anything can happen without notice.  The LPP gets the new year started off on a note of safety and responsibility with a bit of […]

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#45 FATMAP – Reinventing Mobile 3D Ski Maps – Misha Gopaul

#45 FATMAP  –    Reinventing Mobile 3D Ski Maps       FATMAP co-founders Misha Gopaul and David Cowell are ski touring buddies.   On one of their trips in the Albanian alps, they got caught in a white out.   After an stint of “painful navigation” with a traditional map, they made their way […]

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#1 Skiing Podcast Returns with LPP SEASON 3 – Tune in November 19th

  SEASON 3 of the LPP Returns to your devices Thursday,  November 19th!!     The #1 skiing Podcast returns and we’ve got tons of great  new shows lined up with great guests and interesting stories. HAVEN’T got the Podcast yet?   You can listen to it by subscribing with one of these.  So easy.   […]

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LPP Summer Series 2.4 / Whistler Blackcomb Glacier Snowmaking Project – Arthur Dejong

LPP Summer Series 2.4 / Whistler Blackcomb Glacier Snowmaking Project – Arthur Dejong         This is is the fourth instalment of this season’s LPP Summer Series.  We’ve been up on the Glacier hanging out with the Camp of Champions this summer.  During our time  we’ve caught up and recorded with the Coaches, […]

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LPP Summer Series 2.3 / Camp of Champions – Maude Raymond, Doug Bishop, Ken Achenbach

LPP Summer Series with Camp of Champions – Maude Raymond, Doug Bishop, Ken Achenbach           Part 3 in our LPP Summer Series with Camp of Champions features key players in the featured Team Weeks at camp.    Maude Raymond with Girls Week,  Doug Bishop returns with New Schoolers Week and Ken […]

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LPP Summer Series 2.2 / Camp of Champions – The Diggers – Lucas Ouellete, Ahren Stein

LPP Summer Series with Camp of Champions – The Diggers  – Lucas Ouellette, Ahren Stein       Part 2 of the LPP Summer Series at the Camp of Champions features the Diggers. These guys are the caretakers of the lanes. They shape, maintain and also throw down on all the features in the park. […]

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#35 – Whistler Blackcomb Nintendo Terrain Park – Charles Beckinsale

WHISTLER BLACKCOMB  – NINTENDO TERRAIN PARK GROOMER – CHARLES BECKENSALE       There is always a silver lining. This season the West coast of North America has been pretty dismal when it comes to it’s snowfall totals. Barebones, Dry, Low-tide or whatever expletive laden description you need to use to describe it should come […]

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#34 – Nicolas Teichrob – Cody Townsend – LPP Short

NICOLAS TEICHROB and CODY TOWNSEND at SIA 2015           The end of January through February is tradeshow season for the ski industry.   Three big events are the Outdoor Retailer (OR) show, SIA (SnowSports Industries America)  and ISPO in Europe.  These shows are gatherings of the entire ski and snowboard industry. […]

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LPP Japan Part 3 – Satoshi (Sebastian) Tsukahara – Hokkaido Backcountry Guides

          In LPP JAPAN Part 3 we go touring in the Kiroro backcountry and skiing at Rusutsu Resort which are both easily accessible by car from Niseko where we decided to make our home base. An old friend and roommate of mine from Whistler many years ago, Hiroyuki Nishio, or Jackie […]

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Olympic Silver Medalist Kelsey Serwa, Stan Rey, Dave Gheriani Ep.28

       They’re BACK!  She told us if she won an Olympic Medal at the Sochi Games,  she would come back to visit the LPP.   Well… Kelsey Serwa has returned because she won the Silver Medal in the Women’s Ski Cross!! Kelsey Serwa, Stan Rey and Dave Gheriani all returned to the studio […]

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Mark Abma, Kristi Richards, and Solfeggio – Episode 27

SUBSCRIBE and LISTEN         Pro-skier Mark Abma and Olympian and holistic nutritionist, Kristi Richards own and operate Solfeggio. “An organic, farm to table restaurant inPemberton, BC.  I set up the studio and sat down with Mark and Kristi in the warm, cozy Solfeggio on a cold afternoon. Mark and Kristi have always […]

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Foon Skis / Johnny Chilton – Episode 26

SUBSCRIBE and LISTEN         The LPP was invited to visit Johnny “Foon” Chilton and Foon Skis headquarters.  Johnny was a big mountain pioneer  back in the 90’s with friends and legends, Eric Pehota and Trevor Peterson.  During the years of travelling and professional skiing, Johnny could never really get the companies he […]

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Episode 22- Traversing the Fedchenko Glacier – Holly Walker, Vince Shuley, Zebulon Blais

Holly Walker, Vince Shuley and Zebulon Blais talk about their upcoming mission to traverse the Fedchenko Glacier in Tajikistan. They will be joined by Emelie Stenberg and Selena Raven Cordeau and will spend 30 days climbing, exploring and skiing the largest glacier located outside of the poles. Find out how a trip like this comes […]

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Episode 18 – Nimbus Independent – Chris Benchetler / Pep Fujas / Jeff Wright

Skiers Chris Benchetler, Pep Fujas and Filmer Jeff Wright rolled in to town to do work for their ski film company, Nimbus Independent. We talk about claiming crashes, avoiding snipers and about them working on 4 different projects we’re going to get to see soon! Special thanks to Kimmy Benchetler for making us a delicious […]

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Episode 16 – Eric Hjorleifson / Matty Richard

Eric (Hoji) and Matty are amazing skiers and equally good guys. In this episode they talk about the Freeride Touring camps they’ve been coaching early season at Golden Alpine Holidays and about getting after it on summer skiing missions. Hoji also discusses some of his process of developing gear for Dynafit and 4FRNT. Enjoy! GOLDEN […]

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Episode 15 – Skiing with Olympians – Julia Murray / Davey Barr

The Olympic Episode!  I met Vancouver 2010 Olympians Julia Murray and Davey Barr at the base of Blackcomb mountain on a pow day to go do a little skiing.  We had some great conversations as we ascended the mountain from chair to chair.  They tell us about their Olympic experiences, the Skiing with Olympians program […]

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Episode 15 Teaser – Skiing with Olympians – Julia Murray and Davey Barr

Olympians Julia Murray, Davey Barr and myself went skiing and recorded all of our chairlift conversations! We talk about their Olympic experiences, the Skiing with Olympians program at Whistler Blackcomb and Jules Fuel breakfast cereal all while getting up to ski some POW!  Just in time for the olympics in Sochi! FULL Episode Thursday, February […]

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Episode 12 – Suz Graham and Braden Dean jump off things

Pro skier Suz Graham and Pro Snowboarder Braden Dean have created a bond over a common interest of scaring themselves. That’s what I think anyway. They came by the studio to chat about the new EpicTV web series they’re each developing in which they showcase their on snow skills and crazy BASE jumping adventures. If you […]

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Episode 11- Zoya Lynch / Ryan Proctor – Arcteryx Deep Winter Photo Challenge

LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE RIGHT HERE Zoya Lynch is the 2014 Arc’teryx Deep Winter Photo Challenge, “Queen of Storms”.  Deep winter is a 72 hour photo competition, taken place, within the bounds and operating hours of Whistler Blackcomb mountains.  6 photographers compete for the title of King or Queen of Storms by creating a […]

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Episode 11 Teaser – Zoya Lynch – Arc’teryx Deep Winter Photo Challenge “Queen of Storms”

The Arc’teryx Deep Winter Photo Challenge is a 72 hour, 6 photographer contest to produce the best in-bounds series of photos to claim the title of “King/Queen of Storms”. The contest takes place on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains and the show sells out every year! This year the Queen of Storms is ZOYA LYNCH!  She […]

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Garywayne Skis on the next Low Pressure Podcast

Sheldon Steckman makes Garywayne skis. Garywaynes are possibly the most innovative and most unique ski that you’ll find shredding pow today. Full rocker, full reverse sidecut, and a revolutionary convex base make them different from anything you know. Check them out so you know what were talking about, this Thursday, December 12 right HERE at www.lowpressurepodcast.com. […]

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Episode 2 – Photographer Reuben Krabbe, Skiers Tobin Seagel & Dave Gheriani

Reuben Krabbe and skiers Tobin Seagel and Dave Gheriani talk about their epic mission to Tombstone Territorial Park, in Canada’s Yukon Territories. Their ultimate goal was the difficult task of capturing a photo combining a skier and the Northern lights in the same shot while dealing with the challenges of camping in the far North, […]

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