Rachael Burks may be the most stoked skier on the planet, and that stoke is contagious. Whether she’s sending the biggest cliffs, picking the most technical lines, or doing what she can to promote women and women’s skiing, Rachael is the person everyone wants to be around in the mountains. On the podcast, we talk about how she ended up in Texas, finding a ski career in her 20s, Billy Poole, TGR, paying to play, Going Greenland, mentoring women, and a lot more. Legendary airman Julian Carr asks the Inappropriate Questions.
Rachael Burks Show Notes:
5:00: Going Greenland, growing up in Utah, and being recruited to the church
12:00: Team sports, skiing, mountain biking early on, risk-taking, SMU, and depression
21:00: Best Day Brewing: All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories, and sugar.
Elan Skis: Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better
23:00: Dropping out of school and landing a job at Snowbird, shop-life, contests, and the Crested Butte comp
32:00: Finishing school in Oxford, competing on the European Tour with $350 in the bank, one speed in skiing, and getting a sponsor through crashing in Verbier
38:00: Who was Billy Poole, going on shoots uninvited
43:00: Stanley: Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast
Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there
45:00: Getting on the Levitation Project, not knowing how to film on an all-time trip, Powder Awards, sponsorship, and money
49:00: Julian Carr sized cliffs, losing Billy, TGR, paying to play, Angel, Red Bull Cold Rush, McConkey PMS, and mentoring women
72:00: Inappropriate Questions with Julian Carr