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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Feb 9 2021

The Seeholzers: Family Story of Beaver Mountain

Utah’s Beaver Mountain dates back to its origins in 1937, the Seeholzer family has taken good care of the mountain near Logan, Utah.

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Feb 2 2021

Greg Schirf: Evolution of Ski Town Breweries

Today we take ski town brew pubs for granted. Where did it all begin? Right here in Utah! Craft brewery visionary Greg Schirf started it all in 1985 with Wasatch Brewery in Park City.

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Jan 20 2021

Lamont Joseph White: Skiing in Color

In this episode of Last Chair, artist Lamont Joseph White speaks about his pathway into the sport as a Black snowboarder and how he conveys his viewpoint through a stunning collection of original prints, Skiing in Color.

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Jan 12 2021

Jim Steenburgh: Secrets of The Greatest Snow on Earth

Atmospheric science professor Jim Steenburgh is a good guy to know when you head to the mountains. He wrote the book: Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth and he’s ready to share some secrets.

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Jan 4 2021

COVID-19: Innovating a New Approach to Service

After eight months of COVID restrictions, it’s quite liberating to stand atop a mountain and point your ski tips down into the powder. In this episode of Last Chair, we look at the pioneering innovations Ski Utah resorts have been making to get open, stay open and provide guests with a great and safe experience.

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Dec 21 2020

Jodie Rogers: From Turkey Chili to Gooey Warm Cookies

Imagine feeding thousands of skiers at a dozen locations across five mountains every day? That’s the life of Jodie Rogers. An Australian skier who found Utah 25 years ago, Rogers brings a jovial spirit to her role as director of food and beverage for Deer Valley Resort.

 

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