Bob Legasa, owner of Freeride Media, is a TV Host-producer in the snowsports industry, a snowsport event coordinator and a custom home builder and last fall, he was mauled by a grizzly bear on an elk hunting trip in the Gallatin Mountains in Montana. Fortunately, he survived to tell us about it. (By the way, so did […]
An exploration of outdoor adventure as a metaphor for life. Every other week, we talk to players in the outdoor and nonprofit world; in land conservation, recreation, and education to uncover stories that make make the world a better place.
Take a Big Leap is for the restlessness in each of us to make change. These stories serve as lessons and inspiration. From winning Olympic Gold, to starting an outdoor brand in a crowded marketplace, or pursuing a dream to open a backcountry lodge in the Purcells of British Columbia, no idea is too small or too big.
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Laurenne Ross races the World Cup alpine circuit and is ranked one of the top ten best speed skiers in the world. She’s been to four World Championships and raced in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea. She has two World Cup podiums and many top […]
I first learned about Winter Wildlands Alliance when I attended the backcountry film festival this past fall. Turns out, that’s how today’s guest, Hilary Eisen also learned of the organization about five years prior to that. She is the policy director for Winter Wildlands Alliance, which is dedicated to preserving winter wildlands and quality human-powered snowsports […]
Imagine a world where adventure and outdoor recreation are accessible and affordable for everyone with a disability. That’s the vision behind the Live it Love Foundation, led by executive director Jeff Scott who is joining us today. Jeff had an accident in late 2010 that left him a quadriplegic. Life with a disability has many […]
Everyone in the Olympics has the talent the to win. But we don’t all have what it takes mentally to win. – Kaylin Richardson Happy New Year, my friends. We are back after a month off and have some awesome guests with stories of inspiration queued up for you in the coming months. And boy, […]
A former professional ski racer and Olympian realized her destructive self talk was practically ruining her life. If we stop clinging to things that are not permanent, learn to take control of our thoughts and adapt to change, it’s pretty amazing how much happier we can be. Libby Ludlow retired from the U.S. Ski team […]
Kim Vinet is a skier, an earth scientist and a public speaker. As we enter the crazy holidays here in the U.S., I hope this episode will serve as a reminder to value what matters. Kim lives in Revelstoke, BC with her husband and two dogs. She is a sponsored athlete and competitive freerider on the Freeride […]
“Letting go of the tendency we have to want things to be different, allowing things to be as they are and allowing yourself to be as you are…” Jon Kabat Zinn on the mindfulness. I began a meditation practice almost two years ago. I had always been curious about meditation but I had been experiencing, […]
I wanted to have Janette on the show because she has come up in conversation about three previous episodes, all by guests mentioning Janette as a huge influence on them. For example, that’s Ash Bocast of Roam Events in the teaser quote at the top of the episode. Before even talking to her, it was clear she subscribes to the idea of women supporting each other and lifting each other up. Although we look at this through the lens of the mountain bike industry, it’s a great metaphor for life in general.
I am so excited to have this awesome and inspirational woman back on the show to talk about trail running in Europe. Rene Unser is a running coach and race director for a fantastic race series in Western Canada. She is now on the communications team for the Gore-Tex Trans Alpine Race, a race she […]