Tom Kelly

Tom Kelly

Ski Utah's new Last Chair will take you inside Utah's resorts for the story behind the Greatest Snow on Earth. In a weekly series of audio features, host Tom Kelly will bring you behind the scenes with resort leaders, athletes and fascinating figures who are the stories inside Utah skiing and snowboarding.

Whether you're a passionate local snow rider, or a guest to the Utah mountain landscape, you'll learn about the mountain life through the stories of the men and women who shape the Ski Utah experience. Each Last Chair episode is 30-40 minutes, with insightful questions and fun anecdotal facts. As a career communicator, Kelly weaves stories with ease bringing listeners inside the mountain tales of Utah skiing and snowboarding.

You can find Last Chair every Wednesday right here at skiutah.com, or on your favorite podcast platform.

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Mar 10 2020

Mike Caldwell - Ogden’s Ski Town Mayor

On any given day, Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell will be riding his road bike to work, taking the mountain bike up onto nearby singletrack, slipping into a climbing harness, clicking into alpine touring gear for a backcountry outing or sliding onto a chairlift for an day at nearby Snowbasin, Nordic Valley or Powder Mountain.

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Feb 25 2020

Randy Doyle - Brighton Ski Area

Randy Doyle literally grew up on the slopes of Brighton and has carried on the tradition of one of Utah’s most family-friendly resorts.

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Feb 11 2020

Ron Baldis - Park City Powder Cats

Tom Kelly takes the Last Chair podcast to Park City Powder Cats, chatting with owner and guide Ron Baldis about how he found his way to the pristine mountain ranch and what makes cat skiing such a social experience.

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Feb 4 2020

Rob Lea and Caroline Gleich - The Ultimate World Triathlon

Rob Lea and Caroline Gleich are Utah’s true adventure couple. Caroline is a well known big mountain skier and alpinist. Rob an accomplished triathlete

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Jan 28 2020

Laura Sexton - Creating the Perfect Groomer Day at Deer Valley Resort

Veteran Deer Valley Resort groomer Laura Sexton is a master, maneuvering her 10-ton Prinoth Bison around the mountain in the darkness. This week Tom Kelly rides shotgun for a shift, exploring the techniques used in the art form of grooming, and the peacefulness of a quiet night up on the mountain.

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Jan 21 2020

Chad Linebaugh: Blending Art, Nature and Skiing at Sundance Mountain Resort

President and General Manager Chad Linebaugh will take you on a tour of his favorite Sundance runs in his conversation with host Tom Kelly, plus some little known facts about the famous actor Robert Redford.

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Jan 14 2020

Kim Mayhew: Ski Bum to Respected Resort Leader at Solitude

Sometimes you just have to follow your heart. In the early 1980s, Kim Mayhew did just that. Mayhew and her husband reevaluated their lives, deciding to head west, hopscotching between resorts like ski bums until landing in Utah.

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Jan 7 2020

David Perkins: Utah’s High West Whiskey Pioneer

Meet David Perkins, a lifelong skier and former biochemist whose tourist visit to a Kentucky distillery led to a new chapter in ski town history.

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Dec 24 2019

Shannon Bahrke: Athlete, Entrepreneur, Skiing Mom

There’s never a dull moment in the life of Shannon Bahrke Happe: athlete (two-time Olympic medalist), entrepreneur, business leaders and mom.

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Dec 16 2019

Evan Thayer: The skier who brings you your Ski Utah powder forecast

Talk about finding your passion - snow forecaster Evan Thayer is living his dream! As a kid growing up in the mountains around Lake Tahoe, young Evan just loved to ski. But he was also fascinated with weather.

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Dec 9 2019

Dave Richards: Getting Alta ready for the season

Episode 2 - Dec. 9, 2019 | Dave Richards is a part of the culture and fabric of Alta, one of Utah’s most beloved ski areas. As snow safety director, he’s your most important friend on the mountain - helping to keep you safe.

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Dec 2 2019

Dave Fields: The face behind Snowbird

Episode 1 - Dec. 2, 2019 | Growing up in Salt Lake City, Dave Fields loved to make turns in Utah’s fluffy powder. After an early career as a journalist, he saw how excited his wife was to work at a ski area. He quickly realized, ‘hey, that’s what I want to do!’ He signed on as an assistant in the Snowbird PR department and his pathway began.

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Dec 2 2019

Last Chair - Hosted by Tom Kelly

Ski Utah’s new Last Chair will take you inside Utah’s resorts for the story behind the Greatest Snow on Earth. In a weekly series of audio features, host Tom Kelly will bring you behind the scenes with resort leaders, athletes and fascinating figures who are the stories inside Utah skiing and snowboarding.

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