54 episodes

This is Ski Racing Media's official podcast, hosted by Jimmy Krupka, full-time ski racer and weekly podcaster. Fueled by a passion for the fastest sport without a motor, we take deep dives into the depths of ski racing and interview the most fascinating athletes. Commentary and comic relief is always provided, by a panel of colorful characters. New episodes every Thursday morning.

Ski Racing this Week Ski Racing Media

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    • 4.9 • 51 Ratings

This is Ski Racing Media's official podcast, hosted by Jimmy Krupka, full-time ski racer and weekly podcaster. Fueled by a passion for the fastest sport without a motor, we take deep dives into the depths of ski racing and interview the most fascinating athletes. Commentary and comic relief is always provided, by a panel of colorful characters. New episodes every Thursday morning.

    Lindsey Vonn, the GOAT

    Lindsey Vonn, the GOAT

    While I am stepping away from the podcast to focus on my own ski racing career for the foreseeable future, I leave off with a phone call with Lindsey Vonn, the greatest female racer of all time (2:49). It is an insightful, multifaceted conversation. We talk about how retirement has been and what she’s up to now; how she came back from horrific injuries and advice she would give other racers; her favorite spot to race; how she adjusts her ski set-up; dating hockey star PK Subban; and being a celebrity and representative of the sport—all that and more. As always, we read the mail, at the end.
     
    (Questions, suggestions, and grievances to skiracingthisweek@gmail.com or @jimmy_who_ on Instagram)

    • 52 min
    Bonus Episode: How the Sport Started

    Bonus Episode: How the Sport Started

    We’ve got a double-header for you! On this bonus episode we are joined by John Allen, a historian at the New England Ski Museum, and we talk about the very beginnings of ski racing. From the first skiing cultures, to the first competitions, and finally to the formation of Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) and something resembling the sport today. It’s an essential, fascinating story.
    Follow-up info: http://newenglandskimuseum.org/
    (Questions, suggestions, and grievances to skiracingthisweek@gmail.com or @jimmy_who_ on Instagram)

    • 36 min
    Important Conversations with former U.S. Ski Teamer Andre Horton and Jamaican Olympic-hopeful Benjamin Alexander

    Important Conversations with former U.S. Ski Teamer Andre Horton and Jamaican Olympic-hopeful Benjamin Alexander

    In light of current events, we decided to do our part in having difficult conversations regarding the lack of diversity, or “whiteness,” in ski racing. First, we talk to Andre Horton, former speed-skier on the U.S. Ski Team, and a pioneer for black Americans in the sport (4:45). He speaks eloquently and candidly about his often-poignant story, and gives us valuable insights from his perspective. Then we meet Benjamin Alexander, a Jamaican citizen with an unbelievable story, who fell in love with skiing later in life (44:12). He speaks about his pursuit of 2022 Winter Olympic qualification, and offers ideas about skiing’s diversity problem. (Questions, suggestions, and grievances to skiracingthisweek@gmail.com or DM on Instagram @jimmy_who_)
    Andre kindly offered for anyone to reach out to him, at Horton.Andre@gmail.com
    You can follow Benjamin’s story on Instagram @benji.ski
     

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Slalom Tokyo Drift, with Ian Macomber

    Slalom Tokyo Drift, with Ian Macomber

    A staple of modern ski racing culture, Slalom Tokyo Drift, featuring the “best of the worst of ski racing,” was founded by Ian Macomber just over a decade ago. We talk with Ian about his blogging-beginnings, what it’s like to have a following of 156,000, his decision to go non-profit, his favorite World Cup athletes, and more (6:10). As always, the interview is preceded by important ski racing world headlines (2:07), and this time, a short comment on current events. (Questions, suggestions, and grievances to skiracingthisweek@gmail.com or DM on Instagram @jimmy_who_). 

    • 46 min
    Ted Ligety, Mr. GS

    Ted Ligety, Mr. GS

    The arc-carving, hip-dragging giant slalom legend Ted Ligety hops on the show to talk about—well, everything that we can possibly get to in the time allotted. We talk about his underdog beginnings, his surprise victory in the 2006 Olympic Combined, his entrepreneurial side, his record-breaking 2012-13 season, juggling family life, and retirement plans… All that and more, in this milestone episode for our quickly-growing podcast. (Questions, suggestions, and grievances to skiracingthisweek@gmail.com or DM on Instagram @jimmy_who_)

    • 55 min
    The History of American Slalom with Tom Kelly (and Meet the Next Generation)

    The History of American Slalom with Tom Kelly (and Meet the Next Generation)

    We return to our comprehensive conversation with unparalleled ski racing historian Tom Kelly on the entire history of American slalom, from Gretchen Fraser through the Mahre brothers, Kristina Koznick, Bode, and Mikaela (2:58). It’s a history-channel-classic, and it re-airs with new rapid-fire interviews with six Americans on the World Cup slalom squad this upcoming season (1:01:57): Ben Ritchie, Jett Seymour, Paula Moltzan, Luke Winters, Nina O’Brien, and Lila Lapanja, respectively. We top the whole slalom celebration off with two-time Olympian and World Cup podiumer Nolan Kasper (1:24:50). (Questions, suggestions, and grievances to skiracingthisweek@gmail.com or DM on Instagram @jimmy_who_)

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

G4Captain ,

Great show! What happened?

I have really enjoyed the podcast. But no new episodes is three weeks. What happened? New ownership not like?

r_oneil ,

Tips and tails

Really enjoy this podcast because of the expertise about alpine ski racing

Chris Scott Anthony ,

Chris Anthony

Thank you for connecting us to the inside of Ski Racing.

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