Bundle up for the Last Chair Podcast, highlighting the best snow on earth and Utah's ski resort industry. Host Tom Kelly sits down with resort management in order to give you and insiders look into what is needed to create the best skiing experiences anywhere.
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-covered mountains across America. Last Chair visited the new Woodward Park City to catch up with freestyle skate and snowboard legend Jeremy Jones, whose persona and sport background is a magnet for young athletes at the new action sports park.
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. Amidst a discussion on mountain transportation today, he has a vision - for a high speed gondola to whisk skiers up the canyon and help alleviate traffic on the dangerous canyon road below. Last Chair talks to Chris about his passion for Little Cottonwood and his concept for the future.
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 1937, the Seeholzer family has taken good care of the mountain near Logan, Utah. Present leader Travis Seeholzer and ski area matriarch Marge Seeholzer take time to give us a tour of a magical place in this episode of Last Chair.
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 Brewery in Park City. In this episode of Last Chair, Schirf walks through the evolution of ski town breweries sharing some laughs about his ingenious PR stunts and taking us on a tour from pale ale to IPA to Polygamy Porter. Grab a beer, your headphones and enjoy this walk through brewing history.
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, artist Lamont Joseph White speaks about his pathway into the sport as a Black snowboarder and how he conveys his viewpoint through a stunning collection of original prints, Skiing in Color.
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 ingredients to creating great powder? And what role does Goldilocks play in all of this? Atmospheric science professor Jim Steenburgh is a good guy to know when you head to the mountains. He wrote the book: Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth. And he’s ready to share some secrets with host Tom Kelly on Ski Utah’s Last Chair podcast.
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great insight into a man with a passion for the sport
Tom does such a great job interviewing people and knows how to get the best out of those he he is chatting with... I learned so much about John Cumming as a complete human being, and was so impressed with his passion for nature, the sport, and his deep feelings of stewardship as an employer.. my family has gained much joy from John’s efforts, our 40 years in park City have been great because of his works... may John continue to maintain that work / life balance and thanks Tom for another inspiring podcast