Lhotse Merriam Hawk's huge role in organizing the sport of big mountain skiing and beyond cannot be ignored or understated. As the Vice President of the International Freeskiers Association, an organization she helped co-found with Shane McConkey, she was a 1-woman band creating the infrastructure for the future of ski contests outside of what fell under FIS control. And go figure, this year, the crown jewel of big mountain freeride competitions, FIS, purchased the Freeride World Tour. Lhotse helps break down what this means and shares some stories about Shane McConkey, Seth Morrison, Tony Hawk, and more.
Lhotse Merriam Hawk Show Notes:
5:00: Banksy Museum, the name Lhotse, backstage at Dead shows for the food, other hippy experiences, trouble, and skiing
11:00: UC Santa Cruz, a road trip ends in Crested Butte, dating Seth Morrison, state of the industry when she was at CB
21:45: Best Day Brewing: All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories, and sugar.
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24:45: Meeting McConkey, Extreme events, secret meetings, and reasons for creating an athlete association
33:00: The forming of the IFSA, becoming the VP, risking it all for the sport, money,
41:00: Stanley: Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast
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Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there
44:30: How many events fall under the IFSA, losing slope and pipe, and the Dinner Roll
51:00: Event challenges, leaving the IFSA, Tony Hawk, acting Peak Experience and FIS buys the FWT
64:00: Inappropriate Questions with anonymous