44 episodes

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.

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    • 3.7 • 3 Ratings

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.

    SE3:EP15 - Ruby Forsyth: Finding Joy in Skiing

    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 six, has led the Forsyth family into a world of outdoor recreation, including skiing. Watching Ruby ride the Chickadee lift at Snowbird and ski down with her Wasatch Adaptive Sports guide is a life-changing experience seeing the joy that skiing brings to this young girl and her family.

    • 33 min
    SE3:EP14 - SOS Outreach: Diversity and Inclusion in Sport

    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 oftentimes, it’s a segment that doesn’t ski. SOS Outreach, a nonprofit serving 15 resort and urban communities nationwide including Utah, is seeking to change that. Today, Last Chair will visit an SOS Outreach ski day at Park City Mountain to speak with leaders, mentors and participants about the engaging program.

    • 37 min
    SE3:EP13 - Bill Jensen: New Look at Sundance

    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, legendary ski industry leader Bill Jensen has helped them transform the resort with new lifts, terrain, snowmaking and much more. Jensen, a longtime visionary who has led some of North America’s most notable resorts, talked to Ski Utah’s Last Chair about his storied career and the fun he’s having coaching the team at Sundance.

    • 46 min
    SE3:EP12 - Lexi Dowdall: Utah Snow in Watercolors

    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. That’s what passionate Utah skier Lexi Dowdall has set out to do with her Paint by Powder Project!

    • 53 min
    SE3:EP11 - Lee Cohen: Utah's Ski Photographer

    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 documenting the images of the Greatest Snow on Earth in stunning photography. One of the most highly acclaimed ski photographers, Cohen knows every snow stash in the Wasatch and for nearly four decades has been bringing us iconic images of Utah powder.

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

    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 last 20 years? Last Chair talks with Youth Sports Alliance leader Emily Fisher, along with a half-dozen Utah Olympians competing in Beijing. How did they get into sport? And how has it impacted their lives.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Park City ROCK ,

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

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