26 episodes

Join host Parker Bohon as he has conversations with snow industry operators/leaders. These unsung heroes take brush to canvas and have been ever evolving how we see and participate in and on their final product offering. There's a lot to cover, including when the blade dove unexpectedly in life. An awesome combo of humor, advice & inspiration you don't want to miss the stories.

The Blade Dive Parker Bohon

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    • 4.3 • 4 Ratings

Join host Parker Bohon as he has conversations with snow industry operators/leaders. These unsung heroes take brush to canvas and have been ever evolving how we see and participate in and on their final product offering. There's a lot to cover, including when the blade dove unexpectedly in life. An awesome combo of humor, advice & inspiration you don't want to miss the stories.

    The Blade Dive || Episode 25 || Tyrone Coyne

    The Blade Dive || Episode 25 || Tyrone Coyne

    The Blade Dive, Episode 25 -We are joined by industry lifer Tyrone Coyne. Many have claimed Coyne to be the originator of modern Terrain Park feature fabrication and Coyne has also held Terrain Park Manger positions at Mt. High and Bear Mountain resorts in California. Coyne’s largest contribution to the snow industry could be claimed as either his time with Snow Park Technologies or the creation of his own feature factory….Superparx. 



    Originally from the East coast of the US, Tyrone Coyne was the youngest kid in the family, with 5 older sisters. Eventually moving West, that’s a story Tyrone tells best, Snowboarding eventually became an interest and very quickly became an obsession. Coyne at one point had “thrown in the towel” and began cleaning pools for income instead of pursuing a career as a pro Snowboarder. Mike Binnell would eventually help Tyrone get back on snow. 

    Tyrone Coyne would go on to manage park programs and join Snow Park Technologies as well as develop new methods of feature fabrication. His primary tool of choice, Sketch up. Coyne attends burning man every year and is stoked to be a part of that community. 
    Episode 25 is an honest conversation about being yourself and the fact that while doing so, you’ll more than likely find what your passionate about, as well as who your biggest supporters are. Within this “industry of cool”, Tyrone Coyne has carved out his own path and we discuss the highs, lows and everything in between.

    Enjoy...  and if you're in the machine, go ahead and TURN THE VOLUME UP!

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    • 2 hrs 22 min
    The Blade Dive || Episode 24 || Cody Niebrugge

    The Blade Dive || Episode 24 || Cody Niebrugge

    Episode 24 - We are joined by Canadian operator and sought after mechanic, Cody Niebrugge. Niebrugge has worked at several world renowned resorts such as Revelstoke,  British Columbia - Canada,  Lake Louise, Alberta - Canada, Mount Hotham, NSW - Australia. 
    Growing up just outside of Saskatchewan in central Canada, Niebrugge is the youngest of 2 kids and on the family farm there was nothing more to do but get into trouble, that however meant lots of outside adventures, which Niebrugge loved. Once again, on The Blade Dive, we quickly discover that work ethic was established from hard work early on.

    Cody Niebrugge’s brother would later pursue a  fishing/guiding career,  which would become the catalyst for Niebrugge’s career.  Niebrugge’s mom should be given all the credit for showing him Skiing for the first time and following the viewing of a TV show focused on Snow Cats, Niebrugge never looked back and was obsessed. Having now travelled the world and having had opportunities to work for both Snow Cat manufacturers, Cody Niebrugge owns CNIE Industries and works as a contractor selling his skill, time and energy to those who need Snow Cat maintenance/repairs completed. We discuss how to approach and properly communicate with mechanics, what machine write ups should include, whether or not being the hero is a safety issue,  what it’s like working as a mechanic, good operators and bad habits, mechanic pay dilemma etc.

    Enjoy...  and if you're in the machine, go ahead and TURN THE VOLUME UP!

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    • 1 hr 54 min
    The Blade Dive || Episode 23 || Jeremy Carpenter

    The Blade Dive || Episode 23 || Jeremy Carpenter

    The Blade Dive Episode 23 - We are joined by Jeremy Carpenter. The Iowa local,  who grew up on a farm, took an interest in equipment early on and credits his time there as the catalyst for developing his strong work ethic.  Carpenter has been all over the world building Halfpipes for world class resorts and pro events such as Laax, Switzerland, Perisher, Australia, X Games, Cube Pipe and the The Stomping Grounds. 


    Halfpipes were originally not the focus for Jeremy Carpenter, who began his career hand shaping parks at Copper Mountain, Colorado. Carpenter Eventually landed a job at Mt. Hood, Oregon during the summer which presented opportunities to spend time around legendary halfpipe  builder Frank Wells. In time, Carpenter would trade in his rake for a chance to get into a snow cat, Carpenter left Copper for Breckenridge, Colorado. Jeremy Carpenter would later join Snow Park Technologies and travel the world building halfpipes for the Xgames. 

    Jeremy Carpenter is a big believer in innovation and we discuss equipment changes that could be a big step forward as well as concepts that have already been created.  We discuss the life of a snow cat operator as a contractor and what living that lifestyle looks like and the fact that it its not glamorous.  Carpenter has even visited the Amazon to experience Ayahuasca and lets us in on his spirituality journey.  Jeremy Carpenter is currently a seasonal employee at Laax, Switzerland and it contracted currently with The Stomping Grounds Project.
    Episode 23 is a deep dive into the mind of one of the best snow cat operators in the world. Many claim that Jeremy Carpenter's Laax Halfpipe is the best in the world, and we talk about what that title really means. We speak to some of carpenters bad breaks as well as risks taken during his career. 

    Enjoy...  and if you're in the machine, go ahead and TURN THE VOLUME UP!



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    • 1 hr 44 min
    The Blade Dive || Episode 22 || Joe Genovese

    The Blade Dive || Episode 22 || Joe Genovese

    The Blade Dive Episode 22 - We are joined by Joe Genovese. Originally from Northern Virginia, Genovese eventually relocated to Massanutten, Virginia and lived 3 miles from the base of the resort chairlifts. Enter Aaron Hawkins, the creator of the Terrain Park at Massanutten Resort.  From their Genovese’s interest in snowboarding began to explode and would eventually take him to the west coast, Superpark and eventually would return to the East Coast to Manage Seven Springs, Pennsylvania’s Terrain Park. 

    • Black listed from Massanutten as a kid,  Joe Genovese got an opportunity to join the snowmaking team via the Mountain Manager, Mike Mueller. Operating snowcats is a part of the job, so Genovese was literally thrown into a machine and has memories of his first blade dives. 


    •Joe Genovese has contributed to programs at Mountain High, June Mountain, Mt. Hood, Park City, Wintergreen & Seven Springs. Genovese will attest to the fact that creating an opportunity comes from developing a solid foundation for the skill sets that you’re passionate about. 

    Episode 22 is packed full of guest questions from previous guests, past & current snow industry contributors & 7th grade math teachers. Joe loves to laugh and that’s evident from our conversation. This carries over into his work philosophy of not taking things too seriously. We discuss what accessible snowboarding for future guests looks like, we talk about employee turnover and employee motivation beyond paychecks. We cover many memorable moments within Joe’s career including advice from Jeff Flood. 

    Enjoy...  and if you're in the machine, go ahead and TURN THE VOLUME UP!



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    • 2 hrs 14 min
    The Blade Dive || Episode 21 || Isabelle Falardeau

    The Blade Dive || Episode 21 || Isabelle Falardeau

    “Queen of Parks” The Blade Dive - Episode 21 we are joined by Isabelle Falardeau. Originally from Quebec City, Canada… Falardeau has been around some of the best operators, opportunities and resorts in the world. Contributing to companies like Aspen Ski Company, Snow Park, New Zealand, The Sochi Olympics and X Games. Currently Falardeau is not in the Snow Industry, but uses what she learned whilst pursuing a PhD in Tourism focused on  how to professionally combat  the mental health issues in the Snow Industry, specifically in mountain towns. 
    Participating in snowboarding within Quebec City, Canada, Isabelle Falardeau was shown more of the outdoors via her father, who she dubs as a pioneer or pursuer of adventures. Falardeau credits her father with instilling that life-long sense of adventure in her as well.

    With plans to finish University, Falardeau took time off to pursue Snowboarding in Whistler, Canada. Upon returning to Quebec City for the first class, she arrived to a very serendipitous note stating that class was cancelled,  Falardeau took that sign and returned to Whistler, thus cutting her teeth in one of the most well regarded programs,  by way of Yannick Rioux, Greg Boyd and the Whistler Park Crew. 

    Transitioning to a new country and a new opportunity…Aspen, Colorado became Falardeau’s new canvas. The chances to expand her knowledge of the Snow Industry and Terrain Park operations would come by way of opportunities like Cutters Camp and working at Snow Park, New Zealand. Episode 21 is a deep dive into the life and career of someone who is dearly missed within the Snow Industry, but is making her mark within her pursuit of earning a PhD in Tourism. So many harsh realities are also shared, some of which are those heavier topics that people shy away from or are reluctant or don't wish to discuss, such as the mountain town housing crisis, mental health of Snow Industry employees and suicidal rates within mountain towns.

    Please note that in this episode of The Blade Dive, we do discuss some heavy topics and at no point do we intend to trigger any one individual. Please, check on your snow family and friends, be kind to one another, make sure we are all ok...

    Enjoy...  and if you're in the machine, go ahead and TURN THE VOLUME UP!



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    • 1 hr 59 min
    The Blade Dive || Episode 20 || Adam Mahler

    The Blade Dive || Episode 20 || Adam Mahler

    “Minnow” The Blade Dive - Episode 20 we are joined by Trollhaugen Mountain Manager,  Adam Mahler. Growing up in Osceola, Wisconsin….Mahler very quickly took an Interest in the construction of even the most basic project and describes Snowboarding in the Midwest as an awesome experience. Mahler soon found himself at Trollhaugen working in multiple departments in exchange for a Season Pass. You could say that he was boomeranged back to Troll after pursuing a successful welding career. 


    Ironically after being around tractors during his childhood, Adam Mahler would later take a job welding on farming combines after obtaining his certification.  Mahler approaches each operations situation with humility, but to do that he realizes that part of problem solving is accepting that you were wrong or don’t know the answer. 

    A contributor to the expansion of the Terrain Park program, Adam Mahler wears multiple hats and claims that working at a Midwest resort requires you to do so. Being a product of a Trade School, Mahler has come full circle from his days of working in the kitchen at Troll and now oversees all outside operations. 

    Adam Mahler and Trollhaugen have been part of some core industry events such as Trollybowly & Lord of the Ropes…..is Superpark next? There’s a lot to be said about Mahler being well respected. by so many at Trollhaugen. A testament to why that is, has to be how he treats his co-workers, with kindness. “Be kind, it goes a long way”.  

    Episode 20 is a really cool conversation with an ambassador for the Midwest Snow Industry, Adam Mahler. We discuss pursuing a Trade Certification vs. a Bachelors Degree. How to be a pro when applying for a high level job at a resort you currently work for.  Mahler’s perspective on how to advocate for new park features.  Identifying  the difference between operational needs and wants as well as how we continue to share the stoke of this awesome industry and grow it, to get more people on snow. 

    Enjoy...  and if you're in the machine, go ahead and TURN THE VOLUME UP!


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    • 1 hr 57 min

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