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Stuart Winchester Joins The 'Ski Rex Media Podcast'
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The Storm makes a guest appearance
A few weeks back, I chopped it up with Tim Meyer, host of the Ski Rex Media Podcast. Tim’s a good dude and a Vermont local with an attachment to Whaleback and small ski areas in general. We discussed our shared love of ski-area variety, why NYC is a great town to be a skier, how legacy ski media over-corrected with their focus on locals and freeskiing, and much more. Give it a listen:
As most of you know, my pod is hyper-focused on four guest categories: individuals who run ski areas or ski-area conglomerates (about 70 percent of episodes); journalists (10 percent); companies that make all the junk we need to keep the lift-served ski experience moving, such as lifts, snowguns, and trailmaps (10 percent of so); and folks who run websites like New England Lost Ski Areas Project or OpenSnow (the final 10 percent). Tim’s pod is far more general interest, with a better focus on the individuals who make skiing go day-to-day: athletes, gear-makers, instructors, and more. Here’s what his season four guest list looks like so far.
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