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SE3:EP15 - Ruby Forsyth: Finding Joy in Skiing

When Utah nurse Melody Forsyth learned her baby-to-be had Down syndrome, she and her family thought it would change their lives. And it did - for the better. Ruby, now...

SE3:EP14 - SOS Outreach: Diversity and Inclusion in Sport

Visit any western resort town and you’ll find a robust LatinX community, sometimes making up 30% of the population. It’s a robust part of community culture. But oftent...

SE3:EP13 - Bill Jensen: New Look at Sundance

Visitors to Sundance Mountain Resort this winter have found a wonderful new experience at one of Utah’s great hidden gems. Working with the experienced Sundance team, ...

SE3:EP12 - Lexi Dowdall: Utah Snow in Watercolors

Utah’s 15 resorts paint a majestic portrait amidst the winter landscape. So what if someone painted them all, with watercolors based in snow melt from each resort. Tha...

SE3:EP11 - Lee Cohen: Utah's Ski Photographer

Lee Cohen has lived the life most of us, as skiers, only dream about. He came to Utah in the ‘80s at the consummate ski bum. Today, Lee and his Nikons are known for do...

SE3:EP10 - Utah's Olympians - Utah Goes to the Olympics

The legacy of the 2002 Olympics is alive and well, with a full third of Team USA in Beijing living and training in Utah. How did that culture of sport grow over the la...

SE3:EP9 - Fraser Bullock: Utah's Olympic Legacy

The vibrancy of Utah today and its culture of sport emanates in large part from the legacy of the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Fraser Bullock was a busine...

SE3:EP8 - Alf Engen: Legend of Alta

As skiers, we’re drawn to legendary ski runs. Like the imposing rock face of Alf’s High Rustler that stands sentinel over Little Cottonwood Canyon’s Alta Ski Area. A q...

SE3:EP7 - Katharina Schmitz - Future of Ski Lifts

What do ski lifts mean to skiers? Ask Doppelmayr USA President Katharina Schmitz and she’ll tell you ‘freedom.’ In this episode, Last Chair host Tom Kelly chats with t...

SE3:EP6 - Kristen Ulmer: Embracing Fear

As skiers, we all know fear. Utah skier Kristen Ulmer decided to embrace it, leading to an extraordinary pro career as one of the best big mountain skiers in the world...

SE3:EP5 - Tony Gill: Joy of the Backcountry

Gill, a freelance journalist and outdoor writer for Salt Lake City Magazine, became hooked on the backcountry when he moved to Utah. As a telemark skier, he splits his...

SE3:EP4 - James Niehues: Man Behind the Maps

We’ve all fantasized about our trips to the mountain by poring over detailed trail maps, plotting out each run of our ski vacation. The man behind those maps, James Ni...

SE3:EP3 - Zane Holmquist: Active Lifestyle Chef

VP of food and beverage at The Stein Eriksen Lodge, Zane Holmquist, grew up in Utah and enjoys serving guests in his dining room just as much as the mountains.

SE3:EP2 - Jeremy Jones: Passion for Protecting Winter

Big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones was saddened by the shortening of the season and receding glaciers. So he took action, starting Protect Our Winters in 2007. Jere...

S3:EP1 - Ted Ligety: Back Home in Utah

Over the past two decades, Utah native Ted Ligety has hopscotched across five continents every year, collecting World Cup crystal globes and Olympic gold medals. This ...

S2:EP16 - David Perry: A Sustainable Future

As skiers, we all have a responsibility to be good stewards of the mountains we ride. Sustainability is vital for our future. David Perry, one the ski industry’s most ...

S2:EP15 - Kym Buttschardt: Ogden’s Ski Town Renaissance

A century ago Ogden was the crossroads of the west as a vital rail junction. Today, it’s revitalized as a ski town with 25th street downtown teeming with restaurants a...

S2:Ep 14 -Sandy Melville: Silver to Slopes

A century and a half ago, Utah’s mountains were the home of boomtowns as silver mining flourished. Today, the same slopes that harbored valuable ore are the home of so...

S2:Ep13 - Steve Sullivan: Stio - A Brand for the Mountain West

The outdoor adventure clothing brand Stio has been showing up more and more at Utah ski resorts. Founder Steve ‘Sulli’ Sullivan grew up in neighboring Colorado but spe...

S2:Ep12 - Jeremy Jones: Progressing Sport at Woodward

Founded as a gymnastics camp in the hills of Pennsylvania a half century ago, today the Woodward brand is bringing progression in sport for kids of all ages to snow-co...

S2:Ep11 - Chris McCandless: Little Cottonwood Via Gondola

Chris McCandless grew up in Little Cottonwood Canyon, dropping powder lines as a kid and hiking Mt. Superior in the summertime. It’s a place near and dear to his heart...

S2:Ep10 - The Seeholzers: Family Story of Beaver Mountain

In the modern days of IKON and Epic, sometimes it’s nice to get back to a good old family ski area. Utah’s Beaver Mountain fits the bill! Dating back to its origins in...

S2:Ep9. Greg Schirf: Evolution of Ski Town Breweries

Today we take ski town brew pubs for granted. Where did it all begin? Right here in Utah! Craft brewery visionary Greg Schirf started it all in 1985 with Wasatch Brewe...

S2:ep8. Lamont Joseph White: Skiing in Color

On Martin Luther King Day, our nation’s discussion on racism remains sharply in focus. As skiers and snowboarders, how does it impact us? In this episode of Last Chair...

S2:Ep7. Jim Steenburgh: Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth

For over a half century, Utah has been known to skiers and riders as the home of the Greatest Snow on Earth. But what’s the science behind it? Do you know the three in...

COVID-19: Innovating a New Approach to Service

After eight months of COVID restrictions, it’s quite liberating to stand atop a mountain and point your ski tips down into the powder. In this episode of Last Chair, w...

S2:Ep5. Jodie Rogers: From Turkey Chili to Gooey Warm Cookies

Imagine feeding thousands of skiers at a dozen locations across five mountains every day? That’s the life of Jodie Rogers. An Australian skier who found Utah 25 years ...

S2:Ep4. Chris Waddell: Tragedy To Opportunity

Lifelong skier and collegiate racer Chris Waddell was at the peak of his career when a skiing accident took away functionality of the lower half of his body. Just 362 ...

S2:Ep3. Nikki Champion, Utah Avalanche Center

From Mt. Rainier to Utah’s backcountry, Nikki Champion is the ultimate on-snow adventurer. Trading her Michigan roots for the Wasatch Mountains, Champion helps keep th...

S2:Ep2. Bryn Carey: Innovation for a Better Ski Vacation

Bryn Carey’s family move from Maine to Utah opened new doors for him. Today, his innovative Ski Butlers rental delivery service is revolutionizing ski vacations.

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