In this episode, host and extreme skiing pioneer Dan Egan is joined by
  • Ben Fresco, marketing manager, Elan Skis
  • Justin Koski, executive director, US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame
  • Phil Pugliese, cofounder/owner,
The panel discusses the latest versions of the Elan Ripstick series of skis and shares news from the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Tours of the Hall of Fame museum in Ishpeming, MI, continue by appointment. Phil Pugliese provides details on numerous great items to be auctioned on in support of the Hall, including a one-of-a-kind pair of prototype Elan skis. A prognosis is given on 2021 ski retailing. Look for surprise appearances by special feline guests at the 3-min mark of this episode!

Ben Fresco, marketing manager for Elan Skis, leads a discussion of the Elan 2020-21 product line including a slideshow featuring Elan ski action in Slovenia. Phil adds his savvy insight on the performance characteristics of the asymmetric Elan Ripstick series of skis featuring Amphibio Carbon Line technology. The panel kicks around some of the latest hot topics from the discussion forums, including ways to make your car into your base lodge, socially distanced skiing, new ski videos, and upcoming gear tests and reviews soon to be featured on