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.
Ali Nullmeyer, Laurence St-Germain and Ameila Smart
Canadian slalom skiers Ali Nullmeyer, Laurence St-Germain, Ameila Smart all have unique backgrounds but share a similar path that has taken them through the NCAA to the World Cup circuit. The three join The Next Turn to talk through expectations going into this season, what they admire in each other's skiing, and how they push each other. They also speak to the loneliness they experienced on the Canadian pathway and the financial challenges they have faced and continue to face. As they discuss the sacrifices they’ve made and the lack of support they’ve had at times, what’s clear is that what these women do have is a special bond and camaraderie. They are clearly in it for the right reasons their performances to date reflect their role as contenders on the world stage. As always hosts Martin, Cara, and Jeff share their “SWIX Thoughts of the Day”.
Mike Janyk, Julien Cousineau and Will Brandenburg
In our first Coaches Roundtable of season 4, The Next Turn welcomes three former elite athletes turned coaches for a great conversation. Mike Janyk, Julien Cousineau and Will Brandenburg reflect on their respective World Cup eras, discuss the selflessness of coaching and the unique challenges that they faced in making the transition from ski racer to coach. The conversation explores success, growth mindset, athlete wellness, multi-sport training, cost-effective training, and they address the burning question: do kids really need to train in the summer months? As always, hosts Martin, Cara, and Jeff share their “SWIX Thoughts of the Day.”
We are doubly lucky here at The Next Turn and that means our listeners are too, because we were able to chat with American ski legend Ted Ligety not once but twice! In this interview Martin goes one-on-one with Ted, who reflects on his career, sharing his experiences with discovering speed, the influence of freeskiing on his development, and delves into the motivations behind his business, Shred. He sheds light on how his equipment has changed since retiring, and as a father of three children, he speaks about his role as a parent and the importance of raising lifelong skiers. Ligety also gives his two cents on the current World Cup athletes, and tells us who he’s betting on. As always, hosts Martin, Cara and Jeff share their “SWIX Thoughts of the Day.”
Swiss Alpine skier Daniel Yule joins The Next Turn this week for a conversation you won’t want to miss. Yule talks about his talent as a big event skier and about how he feeds off the energy of fans. He also reflects on his favorite venues, shares thoughts on World Cup sets, and discusses what he's focusing on technically in his own skiing, and in his equipment. As a member of the Swiss ski team during an era of dominance in every discipline, Daniel sheds a little light on his teammates, as well. As always, hosts Martin, Cara and Jeff share their “SWIX Thoughts of the Day”.
Alexis and Romane Pinturault
The Next Turn is thrilled to sit with the most successful French skier in World Cup history, Alexis Pinturault. His wife, Romane, joined the conversation, offering a unique behind the scenes look at the life of a World Cup athlete. Alexis shares insight into his somewhat shocking announcement that he will no longer be starting World Cup slalom races, instead shifting focus to GS and speed events, and he speaks to the learning curve involved in making that switch. He sheds light on the pressing issue of climate change and the role played by FIS in scheduling races. During our conversation, the couple also shares some happy news, possibly inadvertently revealing the gender of their upcoming addition to the Pinturault family. Don’t miss this amazing conversation. As always, hosts Martin, Cara, and this week’s guest host, Tom Kelly share their “SWIX Thoughts of the Day.”
Ted Ligety and Bode Miller
What better way to kick off our fourth season than to host two of the greats. Ted Ligety and Bode Miller join us at The Next Turn, speaking to their respective journeys and how they pushed the limits, address and reflect on the stark contrast between themselves, and discuss how their techniques and approaches defy categorization. They talk through the grueling reality of life on the World Cup circuit, and the mental and physical toll it takes on athletes. Moving into their post-competitive lives, both open up about being parents and reveal their thoughts on whether their own kids will grow up ski racing. As always, hosts Martin, Cara and Jeff share their “Thoughts of the Day.”
Our sport needs more of this
This podcast unites conversations that need to be had across North America in the sport of ski racing. Martin, Cara, and Jeff do a great job interviewing guests and providing perspectives. Keep it coming! I listen every week!
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!