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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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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