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Loving the Snow Life
62 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
The Story of 'Le Bent'. Aussie Apparel Rocking The Snow World
Emma and Tennille chat to Simon Dawes Blondel, co-founder of iconic sport brand, Le Bent. He talks about his upbringing in the Australian Snowies and the inspiration for creating an apparel company. We discuss where the brand is headed, how Le Bent procures their amazing brand ambassadors and the international process of creating apparel. He has some great advice for young people thinking of starting up a business that is well worth a listen!
5 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
Snowchef. Exploring Food and Drink Regionality in Snow Towns
John and Justin's travel and lifestyle program focuses on behind-the-scenes in the food and beverage industry in ski towns. They meet the chefs creating dishes unique to particular regions, the Australian snowies, both NSW and Victoria, Australia, Hakuba, Japan, the Powder Highway, Canada, Tahoe and Mammoth, USA and Verbier, Switzerland. With John's extensive experience in the restaurant industry we discuss the challenges, workload and realities of running a restaurant, phases of working in a kitchen during a snow season, tips for consideration for becoming a chef, mentality of a chef to be successful and where being a chef can take you as a career. JD’s passion for creating a food, travel program stems from a lifetime of visiting and living in mountain towns and snow resorts, indulging in the full alpine lifestyle experience and wanting to translate that into food and snow obsessed stories.
67 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Work In Ski Towns
Emma and Tennille talk to Tony Harrington about the state of the snow industry & what it takes to get a job in a ski town. They touch on other interesting projects that might inspire you to pack your bags and try your luck in a ski town. Our last interview talked about his big wave, big mountain photography career and his successful art gallery, please go. back and listen and share.
52 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
The Dream of Running a Ski lodge
Emma and Tennille chat to Hayley, co-owner and manager of The Eiger Chalet in Perisher Resort about what it takes to run a ski. lodge. Hayley is passionate about hospitality and inspirational for where she believes hospitality can take you. She talks her passion, what the job entails, the hospitality industry in general and shares a few things about Perisher Valley you may not know.
70 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
Australia's Winter Sports Coaches. How Do They Compare Internationally? Shawn Flemming 'Tells It As It is'.
The Winter Athlete’s Pathway in Australia (Shawn Fleming interview)Shawn Fleming is the Alpine Director at Snow Australia* and Olympic Winter Institute Australia Head Coach. He discusses the coaching situation in Australia, his Canadian upbringing, his impressions of Australia after emigrating, how he manages emerging talent and all the coaches. Snow Australia is the nationally and internationally recognised National Sporting Organisation for competitive snow sports) that manages athlete pathways for Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Snowboarding, Para-alpine and Para-snowboard. Olympic Winter Institute Australia develops and prepare elite Australian athletes for participation in Olympic Winter Games, World Championships and World Cup events in Olympic Winter Program and World Championship sports.
55 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
How To Get Ski Boots That Fit Properly
The girls talk to Bob Shay, American co-owner and founder of international brand, Surefoot about how to get the perfect fit of ski boot. Things to be wary of, the procedure of a perfect fit, common mistakes people make and how the Sureboot brand. has grown to be the much loved brand it is.
61 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
The Wildbrumby Story
Emma and Tennille interview Brad Spalding, creator of Thredbo Land, the 'Ski Like a Pro (SLAP) Austrian instructor program' and the creation of the Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery, enjoyed by all in the NSW Snowy Mountains.
65 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Peter Topalovic. The Face Behind Australia's Home Grown Winter Ski and Snowboard Champions
Emma and Tennille talk to Peter Topalovic, the former NSW Institute of Sport Head Freestyle Mogul Head Coach (and current Coordinating Winter Sports Coach) about the upcoming Beijing Olympics, the recent World Cup in the Northern Hemisphere, our Australian winter champions, snow sport infrastructure and an athlete's 'pathway of progression' to reach lofty heights through the program he designed and coordinated in Freestyle Moguls.
50 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Matt Graham. Home Grown Winter Olympian and World Cup Champ
Matt Graham is Australia's Crystal Globe winner at the 2021 World Cup winter events. During quarantine back into Australia he talks about his progression from young athlete to world champion, how he narrowed down event speciality into moguls, his mindset and his support team. He's an inspiration to young people, demonstrating how the work gets done to become an Australian olympic athlete when you want it badly enough.
42 minutes | Nov 14, 2020
Fabulous Alpine Fun at Gay Ski Week Australia
Why attend a gay ski week? What are the benefits over self- travel? What kind of people attend ? (ages etc) and what else can you do there besides skiing? Emma and Tennille talk to Frock and Adam about gay ski weeks around the globe and all the wonderful things that go on during Gay Ski Week Australia, held in Victoria's Falls Creek. You'll not want to miss out on the next event after listening!
37 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
This is the Australian Snow Season during Covid 19
A wrap on the Australian snow season during Covid 19 from the 'tail end' of the season. What worked and what didn't. We discuss face coverings, food venues, staff attitude of lifties and instructors, lift lines, how accommodation rules changes and the effects. Traffic, ticketing and other issues. This is part two of two. The first part addressed the beginning of the snow season.
33 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Sustainable Ski Brands
A look at the textile industry for snow jackets and snow pants as well as skis, wax , googles, base layers and socks. The challenges snow businesses face as profit-making companies, how they strive for environmental conservation and the choices available for consumers as a consequence.
6 minutes | Aug 15, 2020
How 'Green' Are Our Snow Resorts?
We take a close look at the 'snow resort' industry and well they do in terms of environmental sustainability. We discuss renewable energy ( biomass, solar, wind and hydro) and how they're used for snow making, chairlift operations and restaurant and accommodation operations. We discuss different fuels for transport of large groups of skiers around and to snow resorts, electric car use around resorts and catering sustainability in resort restaurants or cafes. It's a big topic but it's a manageable chat. We contrast which resorts do it well or poorly between European, Japanese, Australian, NZ and North American resorts. It's a big topic but it's a light hearted chat touching on all these issues. Hopefully you will come away feeling a little more informed and equipped to make choices regarding your next snow vacation that won't cost us the earth!
40 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Big Wave Surfer, Big Mountain Snow Photographer
Tony Harrington is a big wave and big mountain ski photographer, world renown for his jaw dropping shots of spectacular scenery and athletes. He talks to Emma and Tennille about his exciting nomadic life chasing his photographic passions, his new art gallery harroart.com in Australia's Mt Buller, his unconventional path to his career, the magazine industry, old school ski resorts and the challenges modern ski resorts face today and much more. Leave the interview inspired to chase your passions and save all your money to follow your dreams.
18 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Christmas in July
Humorous anecdotes about Christmas by Tennille and Emma. White Christmas stories and Christmas Grinch ruining the day.
34 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Covid Challenges, caveats. and Calm in A Global Pandemic Snow Season
What does a snow season during Covid 19 look like? The frustrations, the pitfalls, the caveats and all the joys of opening a snow resort in this global economic and health climate of uncertainty.
50 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
'Snow Life' at Every Age and Stage
Are you busy child-rearing, working, running around for kids sport or caring for someone? Would you like to go skiing or snowboarding but feel it's too late, you should have done it years ago? Colleen Glenn is a keen back country skier from Brisbane, Australia. She talks about how she got into 'back country skiing' after raising kids with busy schedules despite working a full time job and living nowhere near the snow. She discusses how she chooses her next ski destination, ski gear, ski companies or finds ski buddies and how she skis up to 6 weeks a year whilst honouring family responsibilities. The juggle is real. But if you think you've left it too late to enjoy a 'snow life' , listen in. If you like the idea of skiing 'back country', away from chairlifts and crowds, skins strapped under skis walking vertically up a mountain to ski down enjoying the views, listen in. You may leave inspired and a little more determined to get there at any age.
73 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Robin Van Gyn. The Journey of Professional Back Country Snowboarder.
In this episode of Loving the Snowlife, Emma and Tennille interview Canadian back country snowboarder, Robin Van Gyn. Robin discusses her roles in snowboarding films, how she worked towards her goals and prepared for the different film parts and competitions. Robin talks about growing up on Victoria Island, BC, getting into snowboarding 'late', ventures into high level avalanche training and her life outside the snowboarding world. You will hear about her upcoming snowboarding film she is producing. A truly inspiring athlete you will not want to miss.
41 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
How Snowsports can Help You Regain Freedom
Motor accidents, autism or degenerative conditions does not have to mark the end of lack of one's quality of life. Snow sports can make things ' just the beginning' of a wonderful mountain experience. Emma and Tennille interview Disabilities Winter Sports Australia's Rick Coate's, who tells us about the incredible service for people of all ages, entirely run by volunteers. Listen in to hear about adaptive camps, snow activities on offer and paralympic pathways for talented athletes. Above all educate yourself and others about the incredible freedom and lifestyle snow sports can gift people when given the opportunity.
44 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Ski Odyssey up the centre of Japan
This episode is an interview with Powder Recon's Italian ski guide, Marco Palmieri and his passion for skiing, ski guiding and his growing love for Japan. The girls discuss the details of the Japanese 'Odyssey Tour' Emma joined Marco on during early 2020, where and how they traveled and the 'kind of skier' this style of trip would suit. Emma gives her pros and cons on the trip, including food, ski resorts in these lesser known areas of Japan and ski guiding in general. https://www.powder-recon.com
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