In this episode, host and extreme skiing pioneer Dan Egan is joined by
- Pam Fletcher, US Ski Team Olympian
- Heather Burke, ski journalist, familyskitrips.com
- Tim Dyer, national sales manager, Liberty Skis
- Phil Pugliese, cofounder/owner, SkiTalk.com
Phil announces the winner of SkiTalk.com's "Pay It Forward" contest for a pair of Salomon QST 92 skis: it's member Ron Wolfe! Heather imparts her wisdom for smart traveling this winter and suggests local or familiar slopes. Tim gives a rundown of Liberty's origins in Colorado. The relatively young (2003) company features innovative technology and uses bamboo in all its skis. Phil and Tim are excited to announce that a pair of Liberty V82 skis will be the prize in the next contest giveaway on SkiTalk.com. Pam is stoked for World Cup ski racing and discusses up-and-coming men and women on the US ski team.
Dan initiates a great closing discussion with the panel covering the new normal, après-ski tailgating, Olympic memories, and backcountry safety. This episode closes with a clip from "Vermont 100," a video celebrating the ski culture at such places as Stowe, Jay Peak, Mad River Glen, and Smugglers' Notch.