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The Blister Podcast from BLISTER (blisterreview.com) is a series of wide-ranging conversations with professional athletes and influential figures about the great outdoors, mountain culture, outdoor-industry news, books, films, and more.
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The Blister Podcast from BLISTER (blisterreview.com) is a series of wide-ranging conversations with professional athletes and influential figures about the great outdoors, mountain culture, outdoor-industry news, books, films, and more.
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    Modern Weather Forecasting with OpenSnow Founder & Meteorologist, Joel Gratz

    Modern Weather Forecasting with OpenSnow Founder & Meteorologist, Joel Gratz

    You wake up, check your phone, and the weather app says it’s going to snow 12” this weekend. You’re stoked! But should you be? How accurate is that forecast? And what makes one forecast more or less accurate than another?
    Today we’re talking to OpenSnow founder and meteorologist, Joel Gratz, about the science of weather forecasting; the many weather models being used today; his love of skiing and snow; what led him to start a weather forecasting company; and more.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Traveling (5:01)Current snowpack in the West (6:42)History of modern weather forecasting (8:48)Weather Models Galore (23:05)Advancements in Forecasting (27:39)Forecasting Research (33:11)Joel’s background as a skier (36:56)Studying Meteorology, Public Policy & Business (39:54)Why start a weather forecasting company? (43:11)OpenSnow today vs the early days (48:39)How much do you ski these days? (1:03:20)Why subscribe to OpenSnow? (1:05:46)Joel at the Blister Summit (1:15:16)RELATED LINKS:
    Exclusive Offer: OpenSnow.com/BLISTERBecome a Blister MemberBlister Summit RegistrationSEE OUR OTHER PODCASTS:
    CRAFTED Bikes & Big IdeasOff The CouchGEAR:30Happy Hour

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Benji Alexander on Life after the Olympics & the Future of Snowsports

    Benji Alexander on Life after the Olympics & the Future of Snowsports

    Since becoming Jamaica’s first Olympic alpine ski racer, nothing has slowed down for Benji Alexander. So we caught up with Benji to talk about post-Olympics life; opening doors for other athletes; ensuring the future of snowsports; and more.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Life after the Olympics (5:45)What have you been working on? (7:10)Opening the door for more athletes & countries (11:59)Why representation matters (19:11)Ensuring the future of snowsports (25:35)Hoods to Woods Foundation (28:11)What athletes should be on our radar? (30:54)What’s up next for you? (37:09)Contact Benji (benji.ski) (39:55)RELATED LINKS:
    Ep Sponsor & Exclusive Offer: OpenSnow.com/BLISTERBecome a Blister MemberBlister Summit RegistrationSEE OUR OTHER PODCASTS:
    CRAFTED Bikes & Big IdeasOff The CouchGEAR:30Happy Hour
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    • 41 min
    Connor Ryan & Drew Petersen on Skiing, Running, & the Salomon QST Film Tour

    Connor Ryan & Drew Petersen on Skiing, Running, & the Salomon QST Film Tour

    Jonathan sat down in Blister HQ with Connor Ryan and Drew Petersen to talk about the Salomon Quality Ski Time Film Tour, their friendship, their missions, Hilaree Nelson, the act of celebrating others, skiing, running, and a whole lot more.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Salomon QST Film Tour in CB (1:50)New Trend: Scuffed-Up Yeti Coolers (5:20)The Films in the Tour (10:32)Filming: Skiing, Producing, Directing (13:42)Tracing Influence (19:14)Skiing as the Economic Driver of Communities (36:20)When did Connor & Ryan first meet? (39:24) Running (45:46)Who is Harder to Crew For? (48:44)Future Race Plans? (57:16)Running During Ski Season? (1:02:05)RELATED LINKS:
    Ep Sponsor & Exclusive Offer: OpenSnow.com/BLISTEREp.209: Connor RyanBlister Summit Panel on the ‘Mental Game’ of Pro SkiingBecome a Blister MemberBlister Summit RegistrationSEE OUR OTHER PODCASTS:
    CRAFTED Bikes & Big IdeasOff The CouchGEAR:30

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Reviewing the News w/ Cody Townsend (October 2022)

    Reviewing the News w/ Cody Townsend (October 2022)

    Cody and Jonathan discuss the latest 50 Project episode (The Sphinx); the US Alpine Team’s new name & sponsor; Cotopaxi closing its San Francisco store after repeated break ins; NFL Talk; Mountain Town Advice; what we’re reading & watching; and more.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Latest Fifty Project ep: The Sphinx (4:51)The “Stifel” US Alpine Team (17:36)Private ski areas donating to politicians? (24:23)Cotopaxi closes S.Fran store after repeat break ins (34:16)NFL Talk (41:47)CO hunting non-profit & unsanctioned trailbuilders (46:21)The Most Canadian News (53:01)Canada or Italy? (55:25)Mtn Town Advice: Jobs (58:46)Mtn Town Advice: Defining wilderness (1:06:14)What We’re Reading & Watching (1:15:41)RELATED LINKS:
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    CRAFTED Bikes & Big IdeasOff The CouchGEAR:30

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Markus Eder on Training, Pressure, Mental Prep, & the Golden Age of Skiing

    Markus Eder on Training, Pressure, Mental Prep, & the Golden Age of Skiing

    Markus Eder is one of the best (and most versatile) big-mountain skiers ever. Hoji just stated this again on GEAR:30 (ep.220), and Cody Townsend ranks Markus’ Ultimate Run as the best ski edit of all time (Blister Podcast ep.193). Today, we talk to Markus about training; skateboarding as prep for ski season; the golden age of skiing; competing; filming the Ultimate Run; lessons from Hoji and Sam Anthamatten; the Volkl ‘Built Together’ program; & more.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Living in Italy (3:24)Injuries (5:04)Skateboarding for Skiing (13:13)Markus’ training routine (15:30)The golden age of skiing (28:11)Crystal Ball Question (32:56)Pressure: FWT Comps vs Park Comps vs Filming (37:03)Ultimate Run: scariest moment? (51:29)Ultimate Run: your favorite shot? (57:57)That ‘bonkers three’ off the glacier (58:39)Lessons from Hoji & Sam Anthamatten? (1:00:28)Volkl’s Built Together program (1:08:01)Volkl Revolt 121 (1:11:49)Plans for the upcoming season? (1:18:03)RELATED LINKS:
    SPECIAL OFFER: OpenSnow.com/BlisterBecome a Blister MemberBlister Summit RegistrationSEE OUR OTHER PODCASTS:
    CRAFTED Bikes & Big IdeasOff The CouchGEAR:30

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    J Skis founder, Jason Levinthal

    J Skis founder, Jason Levinthal

    Jason Levinthal is a pioneer in the world of modern skiing, and now, J Skis is opening their new “Intergalactic Headquarters” right on Main Street in Burlington, Vermont. So I headed to Burlington to check out the new space; ask J what inspired this move; hear J’s predictions and trends for the upcoming season; and discuss one big thing that the entire ski industry needs to work on.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    J’s New Intergalactic HQ (3:47)Prediction: will more ski companies create spaces like this? (12:02)Other Predictions or Trends for this winter? (14:30) Why are we seeing fewer new ski companies? (20:13)Prediction: more consolidation in the ski industry? (24:01)Industry Opportunities (30:49)Attracting New Skiers (34:23)J Skis at the Blister Summit (37:03)RELATED LINKS: 
    Blister Summit 2023Become a Blister Member / Get our Buyer’s GuideSubscribe to our Gear Giveaways & NewsletterSEE OUR OTHER PODCASTS:
    CRAFTED Bikes & Big IdeasOff The CouchGEAR:30
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
367 Ratings

367 Ratings

DWFreshness ,

Love it!

Well rounded and grounded. Great humor interspersed with technical talk and down to earth stories as well. Especially love reviewing the news.

don keydiq ,

Coffee

Listened to Like 12 hours. From Grand Junction to Reno yesterday. Thanks Jonathon. Gonna hit up the Moment factory today!!

JimmiePoison ,

Great podcast if you are a skier

Interesting topics and interviews. Lots of great episodes here.

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