In this episode, host and extreme skiing pioneer Dan Egan is joined by
  • Kai Jones and Todd Jones, Teton Gravity Research
  • David Abramowitz, founder/CEO, Kulkea Outdoor Travel Products
  • Tricia Pugliese, cofounder/owner, SkiTalk.com
This episode features two video clips of 14-year-old extreme skier Kai Jones, Red Bull athlete and son of Todd Jones, cofounder of Teton Gravity Research (TGR). Young Kai's mad ski skills have reached the point where he is featured in a segment in his dad's latest ski flick, Make Believe. David Abramowitz and Tricia Pugliese tout some of the hottest (literally) gear and trends for the 2020-21 season, especially the Kulkea Thermal Trekker heated boot bag. The panel continues the conversation about the impact of Covid-19 on the ski scene this winter and ways to make the best of the challenging situation.

Kai and Todd share stories and insight about their unique family business: making and starring in extreme ski films. Two clips from past TGR films are shown. Tricia describes and demonstrates some of Kulkea's latest boot and travel bags. Without access to a base lodge, Kulkea's heated ski boot bag could be a lifesaver. The panel comments on Covid rules for this winter, including the busy parking lot scene, return of throwback ski bum culture, a surge in backcountry interest, and the importance of safety. As always, SkiTalk.com features auctions and sales of products in support of the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, including gear, clothing, books, and even jewelry relating to all things skiing. See the website store HERE.