Chris Jerard is a mastermind when it comes to building things in the world of sliding on snow. A serial entrepreneur, Chris had a unique inspiration in high school that drove him to pursue his passions instead of opting for a safe law career. On the podcast, we talk about that inspiration, the beginnings of Freeskier Magazine, his perfectly timed pivot to digital, founding start-ups, and his current role as VP of Content Marketing at Outside. It’s a peek behind the curtain of some of the most influential media properties in the business.
Chris Jerard Show Notes:
3:00: Freeskier parties, growing up in New Hampshire, entrepreneur as a kid, what HS group he was in, his biggest influences early in life.
13:00: Taking a year off in a van, University of Colorado, Rock and Ice Magazine, and stalking magazines.
21:30: 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.
24:00: Freeskier Magazine, what is magazine life-like, Alaska, the hot tub photo shoot, and the K2 debacle.
43:00: Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast
Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there d
45:00: Chase Jarvis, the lightbulb goes off in his head, working with Travis Rice, sounding Inkwell and Roam
56:00: Selling to Outside, The Outerverse, NFT’s, Warren Miller, and the focus today
75:00: Inappropriate Questions with Pat Crawford