33 episodes

Next Level Skiing is a podcast about skiing. Your skiing. Longtime ski journalist Jason Blevins talks to the sport’s luminaries and behind-the-scenes bosses about strategies and hacks for stepping your skiing up a notch. Sure, the key to getting better at skiing is to go skiing. A lot. If it was only that easy. This podcast will offer some shortcuts to becoming the skier you want to be, without having to quit your job and move to a ski town. Subscribe where ever you get your podcasts by searching for “Next Level Skiing.” Learn more at wagnerskis.com/nextlevel.

Next Level Skiing Wagner Skis

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    • 4.7 • 107 Ratings

Next Level Skiing is a podcast about skiing. Your skiing. Longtime ski journalist Jason Blevins talks to the sport’s luminaries and behind-the-scenes bosses about strategies and hacks for stepping your skiing up a notch. Sure, the key to getting better at skiing is to go skiing. A lot. If it was only that easy. This podcast will offer some shortcuts to becoming the skier you want to be, without having to quit your job and move to a ski town. Subscribe where ever you get your podcasts by searching for “Next Level Skiing.” Learn more at wagnerskis.com/nextlevel.

    Keep It Simple, with Daron Rahlves

    Keep It Simple, with Daron Rahlves

    Welcome back to the Next Level Skiing podcast, brought to you by Wagner Skis. We have quite the treat for you today as our guest is the legendary–the most decorated American, male downhiller ever–Daron Rahlves. Four time Olympian. Twenty-eight world cup podiums. A dozen world cup victories. Seven national titles. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. 
    Daron is already helping out future generations of skiers with his Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves series on YouTube. Today he brings a few of those tips with him as well as some great advice and fantastic stories. There are so many takeaways from today’s episode, from tips on developing confidence, to technical advice about balance, and big lessons he’s learned from his journey to the top. 
    Topics:
    [01:00] Daron’s accolades and journey
    [02:20] From Ski-Tips to Mortal Tips
    [06:55] How do we develop confidence 
    [09:43] Technical tip about balance: “From the snow up”
    [13:00] The importance of knowing the line
    [19:55] Find a mentor and follow the good guys
    [22:10] How Daron adjusted his ski style for the film, Chasing the LIne
    [30:55] How skiing has developed over the years
    [35:00] How Red Bull treats the athletes they sponsor
    [41:50] The fastest time at Birds of Prey and other records
    [45:40] Advice from Daron’s youth which still resonates with him
    [47:50] Tips and warm-ups 
    [49:20] Summary of the episode
    Resources:
    Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves
    Wagner Custom Skis

    • 50 min
    Finesse Over Power with Chris Anthony

    Finesse Over Power with Chris Anthony

    Welcome back to the Next Level Skiing podcast, brought to you by Wagner Skis. Today’s guest is a skiing veteran with amazing stories and lessons to share. I’m sure all of you know the name Chris Anthony. In this episode, Chris shares so many of his experiences and tips including how early he started skiing, hard ski lessons, how to ski with an injury, and stories from movie sets. From Warren Miller to Mt. Mangart, he is no stranger to film or the snow. 
    Chris also shares his opinions on how and why skiing has changed over the years. Has it been for the better? How have these technological changes helped injured skiers? Not to mention, we dive into the basics of skiing, because sometimes we need to be reminded that skiing isn’t about being the strongest. A lot of the challenge of skiing happens in your mind… and also on your knees. Is it possible to ski with a knee injury? 
    Chris Anthony does it all: award winning skier, ski personality, trainer, guide, and motivational speaker. Chris was also inducted into the Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame in 2018, is an award-winning documentary producer, director, writer, and editor, and was featured in 28 Warren Miller films. 
    Topics:
    [00:55] How Chris got into skiing
    [05:15] Evolving times for skiing and ski gear
    [09:10] Chris’ lessons from his movie career
    [12:00] On bad habits and trying to get rid of them 
    [14:25] Skiing while injured   
    [21:44] Knee replacement and returning to skiing  
    [26:09] Tips for skiing with knee pain
    [28:47] Ski gear that won’t bother your knees
    [31:33] Off the wall racing
    [35:05] Lasting advice from early in Chris’ career
    [36:11] Mission Mt. Mangart film and the history of skiing
    [41:56] Summary and thanks
    Resources:
    Chris Anthony
    Wagner Custom Skis
     

    • 41 min
    Skiing Is An Art Form with Lorraine Huber

    Skiing Is An Art Form with Lorraine Huber

    Welcome back to the Next Level Skiing podcast, brought to you by Wagner Skis. Today, I’m chatting with Lorraine Huber, an Australian skier who has made a career off of making skiing look easy. She’s done it all, from big mountain skiing and competitions, to guiding and becoming a mental coach. And she doesn’t just teach the pros; she’s teaching everyone how to find poise and grace out on the slopes amidst all this chaos. 
    Lorraine is a professional skier from Lech am Arlberg. She is a freeride world champion and is now giving back to the skiing community by becoming a mental coach. She helps skiers become inspired and fall in love with the process.
    Listen in as she shares her insights on the mental games that occur on the snow, and how to turn our focus to the process of learning through visualization and meditation. Lorraine also offers suggestions on how we can find our flow state. 
    Topics:
    [01:30] How Lorraine got started in skiing
    [08:10] The transition process of big mountain skiing to mental coach
    [12:25] Strategies for quieting your mind
    [18:51] Finding your flow state
    [25:35] What to focus on: growing and learning the process
    [27:59] How to reprogram your brain
    [33:15] Internal versus extrinsic motivation
    [34:29] What can come to us when we’re in that flow state
    [37:27] Lorraine’s skiing buddies and how they helped her
    [40:00] A lesson that still resonates with Lorraine
    [42:00] Lorraine’s YouTube channel 
    [42:42] Summary of the big lessons from this episode
    Resources:
    Lorraine Huber
    Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck
    Lorraine Huber, YouTube
    Wagner Custom Skis

    • 36 min
    Think Past the Fear with Julian Carr

    Think Past the Fear with Julian Carr

    Welcome back to the Next Level Skiing podcast, brought to you by Wagner Skis. Thinking through the fear with Julian Carr. One of the great things about skiing is that we can apply the lessons we’ve learned on snow and adapt them to our whole life. Today is no exception. Julian talks about how he gets air, how he got started, and what goes into finding the right conditions. As a natural talent, Julian has a unique and positive perspective on both skiing and life.
    We’ve all seen the pictures. X-Games GOLD Medalist Julian Carr is known as one of the skiers who gets the biggest air. It’s almost as if he’s out there to prove that flying and skiing aren’t two different things. 
    Julian’s lofty exploits have landed him in Warren Miller films. He’s also received “Photo of the Year” from Powder Magazine, the Sickbird Award on the Freeskiing World Tour, and holds two world records in cliff jumps. He’s an ambassador for Protect Our Winters and Climate Reality Project. He’s also a board member for the Lands Conservation Foundation. He founded Discrete Clothing. He also founded the Cirque Series, which is a mountain running series that’s in its fourth season.
     
    Topics:
    [02:00] How Julian got started skiing and getting height
    [06:00] Being a natural skier and specific his skill set
    [08:10] Baby steps to getting air 
    [14:00] What goes into finding the right conditions 
    [24:25] Working through the fear
    [25:45] Patience and recognizing the gap between desire and ability 
    [29:30] How to know when you’re ready
    [31:10] Advice that still resonates
    [33:20] Summary and conclusion  
    Resources:
    Julian Carr
    Wagner Custom Skis

    • 35 min
    Get Out Of Your Own Way with Alex Cohen

    Get Out Of Your Own Way with Alex Cohen

    Welcome back to the Next Level Skiing podcast, brought to you by Wagner Skis. Today we are talking with Alex Cohen. Not only is he a sports psychologist for the US Olympic and Paralympic Teams, he also has a lot to share with everyday skiers. In this episode, Alex talks about the importance of having a game plan, getting out of your own way, and the myths about flowstate. He talks about how Olympians get to where they are and how he got to where he is in life. 
    Alex has learned a lot over the years and shares some of that knowledge with you today. This is sure to be an episode with so many takeaways, you’ll have to listen to it more than once.
    Alex Cohen, the senior sports psychologist for the US Olympic and Paralympic Teams. Alex dives in deep with the team when it comes to mental strategies, mindfulness, and other skills that can transfer over to their daily lives. 
    Topics:
    [02:25] How Alex got into skiing and started working with Olympians
    [03:45] Sports psychology on the ski-lifts 
    [12:44] External focus cues in order to execute good technique
    [13:50] Getting out of your own way 
    [17:13] Training mindsets and flipping that switch 
    [19:15] Flowstate   
    [23:17] Recovery after injury
    [29:18] Alex’s personal skiing habits
    [29:49] A piece of advice that resonates through Alex’s life
    [33:20] Summary and conclusion
    Resources:
    Alex Cohen Twitter: @alexcohenphd
    “Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation” by Gabriele Oettingen
    Wagner Custom Skis

    • 34 min
    Be Your Own Expert with Dr. Allen Lim

    Be Your Own Expert with Dr. Allen Lim

    Welcome back to the Next Level Skiing podcast, brought to you by Wagner Skis. Skiing is about more than just strapping on some equipment and hitting the slopes. Here at Next Level Skiing we want to focus on everything that can affect your ski game. In this episode, sports physiologist Dr. Allen Lim talks to us about how nutrition can affect how you ski. Dr. Lim covers a lot of ground, from fueling your body, to helping your body recover, to staying healthy all year long.
    Dr. Allen Lim is a sports physiologist, cycling coach, and a founder of Skratch Labs. Scratch Labs is a manufacturer of performance hydration mixes. He has worked with dozens of top American cyclists to improve their performance and nutrition. Today he is here to help skiers with the same type of information that he gives to cyclists. While cycling and skiing aren’t exactly the same in terms of what it requires of your body, they do have some overlap.
    Topics:
    [01:48] How Dr. Lim got started in athletic medicine and physiology
    [03:45] Unhealthy American food culture: Ethnocentric versus Technocentric
    [07:22] How to improve your skiing through nutrition
    [13:45] The type of food to eat after skiing
    [17:20] The importance of staying hydrated and listening to your thirst 
    [20:27] How to prepare your body for altitude changes
    [26:00] The nutritional approach to keeping our head in the game while on the snow
    [30:00] Hunger and exercise
    [34:32] A piece of advice that still resonates with Dr. Lim
    [38:14] Beer and skiing
    [40:15] Summary and last words
    Resources:
    Scratch Labs
    Wagner Custom Skis

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

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Beeralky419 ,

next level skiing

Sick pod, JB! Loved the convos with Daron Rahlves and Jonathan Ellsworth! From now on, I'm taking my first run with the boots unbuckled and I'm never reading another glossy ski rag gear review! SFLNT!

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The Roko Koell episode was amazing

Love hearing from people who ski and getting the tips. The Roko Koell episode was so cool; a little history, such a great human, and some great tips. I want to ski with that guy!

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