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May 23, 2022

Wendy Fisher changed the game as one of the pioneering women in the big mountains, but that’s only part of her story. In part 1 with Wendy, we talk about growing up in Tahoe, losing her brother young, racing with McConkey, going to Burke Mountain Academy, making the US Ski Team at 15, and the problems with the US Ski Team, mental health and more. It’s an open and honest chat with a legend. Lhotse Hawk asks the Inappropriate Questions.

Wendy Fisher Show Notes:

3:30:  Dean Cummings, action sports interventions, weekend warriors, and then moving to Tahoe when she was young

10:00:  Having a weekend dad because of his commute, fires, hanging with her brothers’ ski race team, losing her brother skiing at a young age, and thinking a lot about death

21:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers; they support action sports more than anyone

23:30:  Not as competitive as you would think that one time she had more confidence than ever at the start of an event, other skiers that she grew up with, and McConkey stories

33:00:  Winning every race one season, work ethic, training with the Sacramento Kings, Burke Mountain Academy doesn’t think she can make it, and moving away from home young

42:00:  Rollerblade: Ski season may be over, but that feeling lasts all year with inline skating

Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better

42:30:  How did she do with the structure of boarding school, making the US Ski Team, making money in ski racing, finding her confidence, being a head case, and making the Olympic Team

56:00:  The strange dynamic of the US Ski Team, what sucks about it, Olympic crash, crappy A team coaching, what does the end of the US Ski Team look like  

67:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Lhotse Hawk

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