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The Freeheel Life Podcast with Josh Madsen

The Freeheel Life Podcast Josh Madsen

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The Freeheel Life Podcast with Josh Madsen

    Paddy O’Connell | Freelance Writer, Creator, & Storyteller

    Paddy O’Connell | Freelance Writer, Creator, & Storyteller

    Paddy O’Connell works in the outdoor industry as a self-described word nerd and professional chit chatter -- This essentially means he’s a freelance writer, creator, storyteller, voice over talent, and multimedia producer. He has written for the top magazines and dot coms in the outdoors and has done work both in front of and behind the camera as talent and producer.
    Telemark skiers may know him from his article in SKI Magazine in March of 2021 titled,
    Telemark Skier, Why Are You The Way That You Are?
    Or his more recent follow up piece for the same magazine titled,
    I Made Fun Of Tele Skiing—and Then I Actually Tried It.
    I had a great conversation with him about both of his pieces, the fun of being in the mountains, and what his first knee-dropping experience was like.
    #ProtectorsOfTheTurn #SpreadTelemark #FreeheelLife #Telemark #TelemarkSkiing #TelemarkSki #Skiing #Ski

    • 1 hr 10 min
    #98 - The Shop is OPEN 2021-22 Season | w/ Taylor, Miles, & Nate

    #98 - The Shop is OPEN 2021-22 Season | w/ Taylor, Miles, & Nate

    The Freeheel Life shop is now officially open for the 2021-22 Telemark season! 
    Today I've got on our new Freeheel Life Industries General Manager Taylor Johnson along with new FHL Shop Manager Miles Shaffer, and Used Telemark Gear Specialist Nate Nordell to help fill us in on what to expect. 
    Follow these guys here:
    Taylor Johnson: https://www.instagram.com/teletay/
    Miles Shaffer: https://www.instagram.com/mileshaffer/
    Nate Nordell: https://www.instagram.com/24karat_tele/
    SIGN UP FOR THE MAILING LIST: https://bit.ly/FHLMailingList
     
    Connect with Josh and the Freeheel Life Family 
    Josh on Instagram and Twitter
    Telemark Skier Magazine on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube
    Freeheel Life on Instagram and Twitter
    Shop The Freeheel Life Telemark Shop 
    HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US
    Shop Telemark at  FREEHEELLIFE.COM Subscribe & Become a Supporter of TelemarkSkier.com for articles, gear reviews, & more! Email Podcast@freeheellife.com THANK YOUR FOR LISTENING. PLEASE TAKE A SECOND TO RATE AND REVIEW US.
    SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!!

    • 51 min
    #97 - Justin and Miles Shaffer | Father & Son Telemark x Mile's New Position as FHL Shop Manager

    #97 - Justin and Miles Shaffer | Father & Son Telemark x Mile's New Position as FHL Shop Manager

    Justin and Miles are a father and son Telemark duo that have been long-time friends of Freeheel Life. Justin was one of our early customers. He luckily found us by way of some other shops that no longer wanted to carry Telemark gear and sent him to us. He dove in full-time right from the beginning of his Telemark journey and our FHL Team was there right along with him.
    Miles, Justin's son, started coming to the shop with his father towards the end of high school. We talked him into trying Telemark and he soon ditched the alpine gear to go full-time into dropping knees. 
    Miles eventually started working at Freeheel Life three seasons ago as our Shipping and Fulfillment Agent. He moved into customer service and sales last year and has just accepted a position as the FHL Sales & Shop Manager. He'll replace Taylor Johnson who will be our new General Manager. 
     
    SIGN UP FOR THE MAILING LIST: https://bit.ly/FHLMailingList
    Connect with Josh and the Freeheel Life Family 
    Josh on Instagram and Twitter
    Telemark Skier Magazine on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube
    Freeheel Life on Instagram and Twitter
    Shop The Freeheel Life Telemark Shop 
     
    HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US
    Shop Telemark at  FREEHEELLIFE.COM Subscribe & Become a Supporter of TelemarkSkier.com for articles, gear reviews, & more! Email Podcast@freeheellife.com THANK YOUR FOR LISTENING. PLEASE TAKE A SECOND TO RATE AND REVIEW US.
    SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Pre-Season Refresh with Josh Madsen

    Pre-Season Refresh with Josh Madsen

    This week Josh takes listeners on a refresh of Freeheel Life, what FHL offers in terms of services & expertise, & it's all just in time for the upcoming Telemark season. 
     
    SIGN UP FOR THE MAILING LIST: https://bit.ly/FHLMailingList
    Connect with Josh and the Freeheel Life Family 
    Josh on Instagram and Twitter
    Telemark Skier Magazine on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube
    Freeheel Life on Instagram and Twitter
    Shop The Freeheel Life Telemark Shop 
    HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US:
    Shop Telemark at  FREEHEELLIFE.COM Subscribe & Become a Supporter of TelemarkSkier.com for articles, gear reviews, & more! Email Podcast@freeheellife.com

    • 39 min
    Mario Carr @bigskytelemark | From The Midwest to Montana

    Mario Carr @bigskytelemark | From The Midwest to Montana

    Mario Carr is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He grew up skiing from a young age in southeast Wisconsin at areas like: Alpine Valley, Little Switzerland, and others. When he was still very young his parents purchased a cabin in Big Sky, Montana where he and his family would go for a few months every year to enjoy the bigger mountains of the west.
    Hi exposure to Telemark skiing started when his parents learned how to drop knees out west in Big Sky, Montana and would come home to the Midwest and do it at their local hills. His parents would encourage him to try Telemark but to no avail — he just wasn’t interested. It wasn’t until he, himself, moved out to Big Sky, after high school to ski bum, that he decided to pick it up himself and started doing it full-time during the 2018-19 season.
    During the past 4 seasons he began to hone his skills as a Telemark skier at Big Sky Resort. Early on he began freeheelin’ without poles, then later began using a small staff, and then during some hard snow cycles began playing around with carving. His unique approach to carving involves wider skis unlike the traditional race variety you may think of when talking about carving. He also fabricated some homemade hand pads, or “deeks” as he calls them, to allow him to lay over his turns while supporting his angulated body on these sliding hand discs.
    He spent the past season as the Snow Reporter for Big Sky Resort keeping people in the loop about conditions and what’s skiing great on the mountain each day.
     
    Mario Carr on Instagram & YouTube 
     
    SIGN UP FOR THE MAILING LIST: https://bit.ly/FHLMailingList
    Connect with Josh and the Freeheel Life Family 
    Josh on Instagram and Twitter
    Telemark Skier Magazine on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube
    Freeheel Life on Instagram and Twitter
    Shop The Freeheel Life Telemark Shop 
    HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US:
    Shop Telemark at  FREEHEELLIFE.COM Subscribe & Become a Supporter of TelemarkSkier.com for articles, gear reviews, & more! Email Podcast@freeheellife.com THANK YOUR FOR LISTENING. PLEASE TAKE A SECOND TO RATE AND REVIEW US.
    SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Craig Dostie | Passes, BC Resorts, & More

    Craig Dostie | Passes, BC Resorts, & More

    Today I’ve got Telemark Skier Editor-in-Chief Craig Dostie back on the podcast. I figured I had Taylor Johnson (Freeheel Life) on a few weeks ago to go over all the shop stuff, so this was the perfect time to get Craig’s take on the upcoming season too.
    We talk ski passes, backcountry resorts, the death of 75mm boots in the future, and more. Things are heating up as we get ready to cool down for another great Telemark winter. Hope you enjoy the listen today friends!
    SIGN UP FOR THE MAILING LIST: https://bit.ly/FHLMailingList
    Connect with Josh and the Freeheel Life Family 
    Josh on Instagram and Twitter
    Telemark Skier Magazine on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube
    Freeheel Life on Instagram and Twitter
    Shop The Freeheel Life Telemark Shop 
    HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US
    Shop Telemark at  FREEHEELLIFE.COM Subscribe & Become a Supporter of TelemarkSkier.com for articles, gear reviews, & more! Email Podcast@freeheellife.com THANK YOUR FOR LISTENING. PLEASE TAKE A SECOND TO RATE AND REVIEW US.
    SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!!

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

Donmar James ,

Great listen

Josh is brilliantly enthusiastic hand has really come a long way with these podcasts. Going back through the catalogue there are some great interviews with some Really diverse guests.
Personal favourites are manufacturer interviews and gear deepdives.

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