27 episodes

The Backcountry Podcast (Backcountry.com) is a collection of conversations with influential members of the outdoor community, including our athletes and ambassadors. We dive deep into widespread topics from the guest’s perspective, ranging from film projects to personal goals and outdoor industry news. The Backcountry Podcast is hosted by Backcountry athlete, professional snowboarder, University of Utah Mechanical Engineering graduate, and all-around mountain guy, Nils Mindnich.

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The Backcountry Podcast (Backcountry.com) is a collection of conversations with influential members of the outdoor community, including our athletes and ambassadors. We dive deep into widespread topics from the guest’s perspective, ranging from film projects to personal goals and outdoor industry news. The Backcountry Podcast is hosted by Backcountry athlete, professional snowboarder, University of Utah Mechanical Engineering graduate, and all-around mountain guy, Nils Mindnich.

    Ep. 27 | “Run On It” With Rio Lakeshore

    Ep. 27 | “Run On It” With Rio Lakeshore

    Rio Lakeshore is a Backcountry partner who's known for his trail running achievements—but he’s accomplished so much more than that. Rio is a deeply introspective individual and he’s also very intentional about his actions both within his sport and outside of it.  
     Nils speaks with Rio about being a father, and developing the tools to take on the adversity that life consistently dishes out. The pair also dive into the topic of fashion, and certain parallels between the running and snowboarding spaces when it comes to technical apparel that crosses over with streetwear. Follow along to learn what it means to “Run On It” when an idea comes to mind.  
    Watch Venture Beyond | Ep. 4 | Pacing The Pacific

    Chapter Timestamps:   
     0:00 – Intro 
    1:50 – What Running Means  
    7:04 – Hybrid West Coast Upbringing  
    14:02 – Getting Into Distance Running 
    22:36 – The Long-Distance Mentality 
    27:57 – Persistence & Mindfulness 
    35:00 – Meditation & Visualization 
    39:40 – Fashion & Self-Expression 
    45:29 – Music, Writing & Film 
    49:18 – Run On It 
    54:59 – Outro 

    Check out the featured products here:  
    Backcountry Men’s Tahoe Sun Hoodie
    Backcountry Women’s Tahoe Sun Hoodie  
    Backcountry Running Gear & Apparel
    District Vision Eyewear & Apparel
    All Running Apparel & Footwear
     Shop The World’s Biggest Gear Closet
     #venturebeyond 
    Connect with a Gearhead: Call 1-800-409-4502 or chat with us online.

    What makes Backcountry the best place to gear up? One-on-one Gearhead expertise. The greatest selection of outdoor gear, apparel, and accessories out there. And the tools to elevate your entire outdoor experience, from training smarter and sending harder to toasting at après. Harnessing the insights of our Gearhead® Experts, we also build our own products for ski, camp, MTB, fly fish, and more pursuits, including exclusive collabs with industry leaders. Backcountry is the place to Venture Beyond.

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    • 57 min
    Ep. 26 | MTB Legend, Remy Metailler

    Ep. 26 | MTB Legend, Remy Metailler

    Remy Metailler is a mountain biking phenom known for his viral POV videos that capture seemingly impossible lines in the Squamish wilderness. We're proud to have him as a Backcountry ambassador and have him on the podcast to chat with Nils about his prestigious career. 
    In this episode, Remy shares how his pro mountain bike career actually stemmed from the need for gainful employment. It served as the perfect opportunity for the Frenchman to extend his stay while spending a year in Squamish, British Columbia with a work visa. Follow along to hear the rest of Remy’s story, including his invitation to Red Bull Rampage.  
    Watch our Remy Metailler Teaches How To Ride Slabs Like A Pro video

    Chapter Timestamps:   
     0:00 – Intro 
    1:11 – From France To Squamish 
    5:52 – Gaining Canadian Employment 
    10:18 – Breakout Moment In Whistler 
    16:35 – Becoming A Pro Mountain Biker 
    21:18 – How To Keep Living In Canada 
    24:17 – How To Play The Long Game 
    28:37 – Legacy Bike Park Trip 
    30:18 – Red Bull Rampage Invitation 
    35:52 – Filming Logistics In Squamish 
    41:37 – Risk Assessment  
    51:47 – The Value Of Bike Setup 
    57:30 – Mountain Bike Innovation 
    1:02:21 – What's Next 

    Check out the featured products here:  
     Norrona Mountain Bike Apparel 
     E*thirteen Mountain Bike Components 
    OneUp Bike Components
    Topeak Bike Essentials 
    Maxxis Tires
    Julbo Eyewear
     
    Shop The World’s Biggest Gear Closet
     
    #venturebeyond 
    Connect with a Gearhead: Call 1-800-409-4502 or chat with us online.

    What makes Backcountry the best place to gear up? One-on-one Gearhead expertise. The greatest selection of outdoor gear, apparel, and accessories out there. And the tools to elevate your entire outdoor experience, from training smarter and sending harder to toasting at après. Harnessing the insights of our Gearhead® Experts, we also build our own products for ski, camp, MTB, fly fish, and more pursuits, including exclusive collabs with industry leaders. Backcountry is the place to Venture Beyond.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. 25 | Victor Daviet & Snowboarding Diplomacy

    Ep. 25 | Victor Daviet & Snowboarding Diplomacy

    This week on the podcast, we have Victor Daviet who recently made his Natural Selection Tour debut in Durango, CO alongside NST vet and podcast host Nils. The pair discuss Victor’s recent projects and some wild stories ranging from volcanic lakes to unorthodox avalanche control methods.  
    Victor lets his passion guide his snowboarding career. In a project to document the ski and snowboard culture in Afghanistan, he helped the Afghani Federation officials promote the message of equality between men and women despite a looming presence from the Taliban. Listen along to find out more! 
    Watch Venture Beyond | Ep. 5 | Mind The Gap

    Chapter Timestamps:   
    0:00 – Intro 
    1:30 – NST Durango & Utah Trip 
    4:49 – Victor's Snowboarding Lane 
    8:05 – French Snowboarding Roots 
    14:41 – Swimming In A Volcano 
    18:09 – Kazakhstan Avalanche Control 
    23:31 – Safety Shred Days  
    28:57 – Pakistan & Afghanistan Project 
    34:55 – Threats From The Taliban 
    41:02 – Relocating Pakistani Colleagues To France 
    45:40 – Balancing Snowboarding & Events 
    48:25 – Trip Roulette Overview 
    51:06 – Victor's Gear Overview 
    55:49 – What's Next 

    Check out the featured products here:  
    Spy Optics Helmets & Goggles
    Mammut Avalanche Safety Gear
    Salomon Snowboarding Gear
    Backcountry Snowboard Apparel
    Backcountry Ski Apparel
     Shop The World’s Biggest Gear Closet
     #venturebeyond 



    Connect with a Gearhead: Call 1-800-409-4502 or chat with us online.

    What makes Backcountry the best place to gear up? One-on-one Gearhead expertise. The greatest selection of outdoor gear, apparel, and accessories out there. And the tools to elevate your entire outdoor experience, from training smarter and sending harder to toasting at après. Harnessing the insights of our Gearhead® Experts, we also build our own products for ski, camp, MTB, fly fish, and more pursuits, including exclusive collabs with industry leaders. Backcountry is the place to Venture Beyond.

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    • 57 min
    Ep. 24 | Toby Miller’s Pro Snowboard Career

    Ep. 24 | Toby Miller’s Pro Snowboard Career

    Toby Miller is a Backcountry athlete who also rides for WHITESPACE snowboards, so he’s the perfect fit to sit down with Nils on the Backcountry Podcast. Toby carved his path through the ranks of professional halfpipe riding under the wing of none other than Shaun White himself. With Shaun as his mentor, Toby has achieved an incredible snowboard career that began when he was only seven years old.  
    Nils and Toby talk their way through the path of becoming a pro snowboarder, and the insane level of riding that the modern contest scene demands from the riders. Nils peels back the layers on Toby’s career and reveals the secrets behind Toby’s endless progression as a rider—listen along to see how a professional halfpipe rider takes on new challenges.  
    Watch Venture Beyond | Ep. 5 | Mind The Gap

    Chapter Timestamps:   
    0:00 – Intro 
    1:13 – SoCal Roots 
    6:44 – Halfpipe Emphasis 
    12:00 – Stepping Up To The Pro Circuit 
    17:45 – Dedication To Training 
    23:06 – Setting The Bar  
    29:44 – Toby’s Mentor—Shaun White 
    34:02 – Progression Tactics 
    43:26 – Off-Season Training 
    51:19 – What's Next 

    Check out the featured products here:  
     Backcountry Snowboard Apparel
    Backcountry Ski Apparel
    WHITESPACE Snowboards
    WHITESPACE Apparel
    Everything WHITESPACE
    Shop The World’s Biggest Gear Closet
    #venturebeyond 
    Connect with a Gearhead: Call 1-800-409-4502 or chat with us online.

    What makes Backcountry the best place to gear up? One-on-one Gearhead expertise. The greatest selection of outdoor gear, apparel, and accessories out there. And the tools to elevate your entire outdoor experience, from training smarter and sending harder to toasting at après. Harnessing the insights of our Gearhead® Experts, we also build our own products for ski, camp, MTB, fly fish, and more pursuits, including exclusive collabs with industry leaders. Backcountry is the place to Venture Beyond.

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    • 58 min
    Ep. 23 | “Gimbal God,” Spencer Whiting

    Ep. 23 | “Gimbal God,” Spencer Whiting

    Spencer Whiting is better known by his viral Instagram handle, Gimbal God, a staple account for video content across the ski and snowboard scene. Known for buttery smooth follow-cam clips in the terrain park with the biggest names in the sport, Spencer (or Spenny) is a reputable videographer with his eyes set on large-scale film projects.  
     Backcountry Podcast host Nils reflects on the pair’s recent trip to Bald Face Lodge with Spencer, who also gives his introspective take on risk assessment and work ethic. This episode shares how Spencer optimizes his creativity to pump out content—it’s a must-listen! 
    Watch Venture Beyond | Ep. 5 | Mind The Gap

    Chapter Timestamps:   
    0:00 – Intro 
    1:03 – Backcountry Riding  
    6:11 – Getting Started With Snow Safety 
    10:17 – Becoming Proficient In The Backcountry 
    13:49 – The State Of Snowboarding 
    19:16 – Value Of Film Projects 
    26:00 – Snowboarding's Cultural Challenge 
    31:12 – Risk Assessment & Mental Health 
    35:00 – Putting In The Hours 
    39:25 – Becoming Gimbal God 
    52:08 – What's Next 

    Check out the featured products here:  
    Bataleon Party Wave+ Snowboard
    Bataleon Camel Two Snowboard
    Bataeleon Goliath Snowboard


    GoPro Hero12 Specialty Bundle

    Everything Oakley
    Backcountry Ski Apparel
    Backcountry Snowboard Apparel


    Shop The World’s Biggest Gear Closet
    #venturebeyond 
    Connect with a Gearhead: Call 1-800-409-4502 or chat with us online.

    What makes Backcountry the best place to gear up? One-on-one Gearhead expertise. The greatest selection of outdoor gear, apparel, and accessories out there. And the tools to elevate your entire outdoor experience, from training smarter and sending harder to toasting at après. Harnessing the insights of our Gearhead® Experts, we also build our own products for ski, camp, MTB, fly fish, and more pursuits, including exclusive collabs with industry leaders. Backcountry is the place to Venture Beyond.

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    • 57 min
    Ep. 22 | Max Valverde AKA "Dad Bod Goes Pro”

    Ep. 22 | Max Valverde AKA "Dad Bod Goes Pro”

    Max Valverde is the man behind the “Dad Bod Goes Pro” Instagram account, which came to be after he put his business career on the sideline. These days, he pursues content creation and competitive ski mountaineering full-time, plus he’s a Backcountry ambassador.  
    Max’s journey is truly unique in every sense—he started in business before getting into competitive mountain sports, and he seemingly generated a successful following with near overnight success. This episode covers the ins and outs of endurance training and the relevancy of business knowledge to outdoor recreation, listen along to find out more! 
    Check out what Max is up to on Instagram
    Watch our Venture Beyond | Ep. 1 | Taming the Wolverine ski mountaineering video

    Chapter Timestamps:   
    0:00 – Intro 
    1:29 – Park City Livin’ 
    5:41 – Mountain Biking Passion 
    8:24 – Diving Into Ski Mountaineering 
    14:28 – Evolution Of Ski Mountaineering Sport 
    21:25 – Benefits Of Zone 2 Training 
    26:16 – Motivation vs. Reps 
    30:06 – Business Influence 
    33:57 – Dad Bod Goes Pro 
    42:15 – What’s Next 

    Check out the featured products here:  
     Backcountry Men’s GORE-TEX WINDSTOPPER Hybrid Touring Jacket
    Backcountry Men’s GORE-TEX WINDSTOPPER Hybrid Touring Bib Pants
    All Backcountry Gear & Apparel
     Backcountry Ski Apparel
    Backcountry Snowboard Apparel
     Shop The World’s Biggest Gear Closet
    #venturebeyond 
    Connect with a Gearhead: Call 1-800-409-4502 or chat with us online.

    What makes Backcountry the best place to gear up? One-on-one Gearhead expertise. The greatest selection of outdoor gear, apparel, and accessories out there. And the tools to elevate your entire outdoor experience, from training smarter and sending harder to toasting at après. Harnessing the insights of our Gearhead® Experts, we also build our own products for ski, camp, MTB, fly fish, and more pursuits, including exclusive collabs with industry leaders. Backcountry is the place to Venture Beyond.

    Follow Along for More Content!
    Backcountry Bulletin YouTube Instagram TikTok Facebook Explore Blog

    • 47 min

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