Last Chair Podcast

Last Chair Podcast

There’s something unique and personal about the culture of skiing in Utah. It’s embodied in the stories of the people who bring you these amazing mountain destinations and the lifestyle that pervades them, from peak to peak and village to city. Last Chair: The Ski Utah Podcast brings those personalities to life in a series of insightful storytelling sessions with athletes, resort leaders and cultural icons as Last Chair host Tom Kelly weaves a fascinating storyline that brings you even closer to The Greatest Snow on Earth®.

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About The Host: Last Chair host Tom Kelly is a lifelong skier and an iconic storyteller. Always with a camera around his shoulder and a digital recorder in his pocket, Kelly has chronicled stories of Olympic gold medalists to everyday skiers for decades. He’s called Park City home for three decades and his passion is telling the story of what brings skiers and snowboarders to the Utah mountains every winter.

 

Podcast Episodes

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Oct 27 2022

Peter Landsman: Our Love of Lifts

What would you think about visiting every single ski lift in America? 2,381 of them! Well, that has been the life of Peter Landsman, a lift supervisor and founder of liftblog, a popular website and network of social channels.

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Oct 20 2022

Nick Sargent: Industry Focused on Change

Nick Sargent, a former ski racer, World Cup ski tuner and marketing chief for Burton, is a leader in marketing and sustainability across the ski industry.

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Oct 12 2022

Snowbird Tram: Taking an Icon into the Future

After 50 years, the old red and blue cabins are being replaced with new floor-to-ceiling windowed cabins.

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Apr 13 2022

Ruby Forsyth: Finding Joy in Skiing

When Utah nurse Melody Forsyth learned her baby-to-be had Down syndrome, she and her family thought it would change their lives. And it did - for the better. Ruby, now six, has led the Forsyth family into a world of outdoor recreation, including skiing. Watching Ruby ride the Chickadee lift at Snowbird and ski down with her Wasatch Adaptive Sports guide is a life-changing experience seeing the joy that skiing brings to this young girl and her family.

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Apr 4 2022

SOS Outreach: Diversity and Inclusion in Sport

SOS Outreach, a nonprofit serving 15 resort and urban communities nationwide including Utah, is seeking to change that.

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Mar 24 2022

Bill Jensen: New Look at Sundance

Visitors to Sundance Mountain Resort this winter have found a wonderful new experience at one of Utah’s great hidden gems. Working with the experienced Sundance team, legendary ski industry leader Bill Jensen has helped them transform the resort with new lifts, terrain, snowmaking and much more. Jensen, a longtime visionary who has led some of North America’s most notable resorts, talked to Ski Utah’s Last Chair about his storied career and the fun he’s having coaching the team at Sundance.

 

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