Chris Rubens is the pro skier that pro skiers want to ski with. A badass in the mountains with a pro ski career that has spanned over 20 years, Chris graduated from the world of helicopters and sleds to totally changing the curve of his carbon footprint. In part 1 of his podcast, we talk about ski racing, growing up with Hoji, finding freeride, sponsorship, the eclipse photo adventure, and his big break with Matchstick Productions. It's another good one with the nicest of Canadians. Ski Legend Mike Douglas asks the Inappropriate Questions
Chris Rubens Show Notes:
3:00: USA v. Canadian athletes, coming from a British oil family, and ski racing
12:00: Hjorleifson family, his and his Olympian sister's ski racing careers, going to a sports school, joining the Rocky Mountain Freeride program, and when did he realize he could go further in skiing
20:30: Rollerblade: They invented inline skating and make the best skates on the planet.
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: First free pair for skis, being productive, hating contests, is there a benefit going head to toe with a brand, and money
35:00: Everyone is replaceable, and moving to an undeveloped Revelstoke
39:00: Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast
Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there JT Holmes (Episode 38:00: Who was Billy Poole, going on shoots uninvited
41:30: What development does to Revelstoke, The Eclipse Adventure and photos, and getting cold feet
52:00: Learning to snowmobile, filming with Matchstick Productions early on, figuring out filming, and movie tours
62:00: Inappropriate Questions with Mike Douglas