Conversations about Skiing, Ski Racing and Sport with some of the most successful and insightful skiers, coaches and forward thinkers in the world of skiing.
The Voices - Nick Fellows, Steve Porino, Brian Stemmle and Tina Weirather
If you have ever watched a World Cup ski race, then you have certainly heard at least one of the four legendary voices we’re lucky enough to feature in this episode. Eurosports’ Nick Fellows, Steve Porino of NBC in the United States, Canadian Broadcasting Company’s Brian Stemmle and Tina Weirather of Switzerland’s SRF give us an inside look at how they give life to World Cup races for viewers and listeners around the world. We get a chance to hear their perspective about their roles, the preparation that goes into each broadcast, the stories they love, and the skiers they root for; we even get a bold prediction or two. No topic is left unturned, including the evolution of FIS safety, as well as how their roles as broadcasters may evolve in the future. As always, Martin, Jeff and Cara share their “Thoughts of the Day.”
Therese Brisson - President and CEO Alpine Canada.
It is not often we get a behind the scenes look at one of the world’s largest snow sports organizations. In this episode, Therese Brisson, President and CEO of Alpine Canada, joins The Next Turn and provides that access. Brisson explains how her long, successful career as a hockey player, professor, boardroom executive and athlete advocate have prepared her for the challenges of her current role. From development pipeline and geographical issues, to funding, branding and more, Brisson gives the data and the philosophies behind her efforts to make Canada both a World Cup and an Olympic leader in the coming years. As always, Martin, Cara and Jeff share their “Thoughts of the Day”.
Nina O’Brien is in the midst of solidifying her place as both one of the top seeds on the World Cup, as well as one the leaders among America’s next generation of racers. Nina joins The Next Turn to discuss the technique and tactics she is utilizing to find success at the moment, the adjustments she has made and the hard lessons she has learned along the way. In a broad and insightful conversation, O’Brien reveals the personality behind one of the most exciting young skiers on the tour. As always, Martin, Cara and Jeff share their “Thoughts of the Day
American downhill veteran Steve Nyman is in the midst of returning to form after a nearly two year hiatus due to injury. The multiple World Cup winner joins The Next Turn to give details on his progress at finding top speed, his method of learning and what he now knows that he wishes he knew when he was younger. Nyman is open and honest about the challenges that lay ahead for him and how his approach to success has evolved.
As always, Martin, Jeff and Cara share their “Thoughts of the Day”.
Mac Marcoux with Tristan Rodgers
Two time Paralympic Champion and multiple medal recipient, Canadian Mac Marcoux joins The Next Turn for an engaging conversation. Marcoux, a blind skier with an accomplished career, is currently gearing up for the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing. Marcoux skis and competes alongside his guide, Tristan Rodgers, who also joins us for the discussion. Together, they give us an in-depth description of Rodgers’ role, describe the language they use to communicate effectively on and off the hill, and detail the level of trust required for success. Additionally, Marcoux reveals his goals for the future and the legacy he wishes to leave behind. As always, Martin, Jeff and Cara share their “Thoughts of the Day''.
Paula Moltzan with Ryan Mooney
Paula Moltzan’s journey to land in the top seed of the Women’s World Cup in slalom has been long and measured. At the age of 27, she is realizing goals and is poised for even more success. A lot of her recent accomplishments, confidence and willingness to push hard are a result of the environment she has created with fiancé Ryan Mooney, who plays the role of ski tech, coach, and business manager, while also holding a day job as a freelance photographer. Paula and Ryan share the inner-workings of the team they have built together, the equipment set up they’ve landed on, Moltzan’s strengths as a skier, and how they intend to parlay all those assets into big things in the future. As always, Martin, Cara and Jeff share their “Thoughts of the Day”.
Amazing guest and content
Such a great podcast. Stellar guests, RCS, The Panda, Phil Mcnichol.
Best Ski Racing Pod in English
Wonderful top-quality international guests, intelligent questions, pleasant voices and production quality. Lousy Muzak but eh, 99% there!
Breath of fresh air
Martin brings to the table conversations that I wish were had more often among those in snow sports. The validity of the words coming from the guests helps to reawaken important ideas that we tend to forget about. This stirs up the pot a bit to make us think about why we do what we do in the ski industry.