#153 Johnny Collinson
Johnny Collinson is back on his skis! If you've been wondering where he's been lately, he's spent the better part of the last couple years healing and rehabbing from two different ACL surgeries as well as a bone graft on his knee. We met up with him for a killer week of skiing powder in the French Alps where he is a featured guest coach on a Uthrive freeride ski camp.
In spite of missing most of the last two seasons, John just signed a new deal with Volkl, Marker, Dalbello and talks about the difficult decision to move on from Faction skis. We also discuss his new CBD sponsorship as well what's going on with his other financial supporters.
We also talk about Johnny's impressive insta posts from the RedBull headquarters gym while working on his recovery program, his suitcase full of physio gadgets and what he's looking forward to this season.
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A man was killed in an avalanche on Monday in Grand Teton National Park on the north side of 25 Short. National Park Rangers and Teton County Search and Rescue officials were called to the avalanche which occurred in the Broken Thumb Couloir. Avalanche danger was reported as Considerable, with concern about persistent slabs and wind slabs. The victim was identified as Matthew Brien, a 33-year-old local snowboarder. This is the third avalanche death in the Tetons in the last seven days,
Yosemite’s Half Dome is not a ski line. Of course, it’s better known as a rock-climbing destination high above the floor of Yosemite Valley. That didn’t stop two locals (Jason Torlano and Zack Milligan) from chasing their dream of becoming the first to link turns from the summit all the way to the valley floor. Torlano and Milligan did just that earlier this week when they took advantage of ephemeral conditions to ski off the summit of Half Dome. Conditions consisted of half an inch of névé
For the better part of 2021, ski patrollers at several large ski resorts in the Western US have made headlines as they negotiate their contracts to reflect the dedication they put into their jobs. For those of us that ski at a resort regularly, or even have at all in our lifetimes, we know that ski patrol is an essential part of not just staying safe, but also having a good time on the mountain. This season especially, it’s felt like ski patrollers could use a little extra love as they’ve