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Care Less, Do More. – E28 – Madison Rose Ostergren

Adam Jaber December 12, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E28 – Madison Rose Ostergren Professional skier Madison Rose Ostergren is originally from Michigan. Madison spent the better part of her childhood learning how to perfect the ski turn as a racer. She and her family moved out to Utah and the free ride scene ultimately swayed her. She started shooting photos, sending cliffs, stomping massive backflips and eventually found herself sponsored and chasing the dream. Madison is a ball of energy, she’s been playing the ukulele since high school, is working on an album, just set the women’s fastest known time on her first […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E27 – Graham Zimmerman

Adam Jaber November 28, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E27 – Graham Zimmerman A new author, Graham Zimmerman is on the show today. Graham has worn many hats throughout his career as a professional alpinist. He is 
A Piolet D’Or recipient
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 a vocal climate activist, an Award-Winning creative and so much more. We spoke about adventure, what the mountains and expeditions in them teach you, how these interactions and adventures make you a better person, we both shared stories of overcoming obstacles and seeking harmony in life, and of course we spoke about his new book titled A Fine Line. He […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E26 – Travis Ganong

Joe DeBlasio November 15, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E26 – Travis Ganong Travis Ganong and I grew up together here in Lake Tahoe skiing at Palisades where we honed our skiing technique with the famed race program. At 15 I started competing in Slopestyle competitions and Travis made the US Ski team and had a very successful 18 year career. The one thing that has been clear to me since day one about Travis is his true passion for skiing in any form, free skiing, racing, hitting big airs, whatever the means are, Travis is a skiers skier. After years of fine tuning […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E25 – Connor Ryan

Adam Jaber October 31, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E25 – Connor Ryan This week, we dive in with professional skier Connor Ryan. Connor grew up in Boulder, Co and his path to becoming a professional skier comes with a different perspective than your typical pro. As a Hunkpapa Lakota, Connor’s perspective is rooted in his culture which brings a deeper connection to the mountains we ski and places we visit. Connor starred in and directed Spirit of the Peaks, a film about the struggle for balance between two worlds and is set to release another project within the upcoming month so be on […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E24 – Janelle Yip

Adam Jaber October 17, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E24 – Janelle Yip Janelle Yip has long been one of my favorite skiers to watch. A professional skier originally from Calgary, Alberta she grew up competing in slopestyle events through high school before her passion for skiing landed her in Revelstoke. Janelle gave herself 5 years to see where skiing would take her and within that time has risen to the top of the sport winning best female athlete for her performance in Matchstick Productions “Stomping Grounds.” She is one of three Blondes and over the past two years they embarked upon their first […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E23- On A Personal Note by Michelle Parker

Adam Jaber October 3, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E23- On A Personal Note by Michelle Parker Taking a slightly different approach to this weeks episode. I’ve just spent the day with my dad and it inspired me to write a little something down to share. I’ve been thinking about this for a while and I wasn’t really sure how it would land. Fingers crossed it hits perfect transition and I don’t overshoot, but if I overshoot the landing…my bad. Shin bang is curable anyways. I dive a little deeper into what my life is currently like as I care for my dad while […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E22 – Ming Poon

Joe DeBlasio September 19, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E22 – Ming Poon My guest on the show today has a storied past of rich life experience. Born and raised in Vermont, photographer Ming Poon landed in Lake Tahoe many years ago. Drawn by the mountains and his passion for all things outside, Ming spent most of his formidable time surrounded by some of the worlds best mountain athletes. Eventually, he was driven to become a guide, but his life took a turn with the passing of his father. Ming moved to China for five years, learned Mandarin, took over his fathers business which […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E21 – Aaron Blatt

Adam Jaber September 5, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E21 – Aaron Blatt My guest on the show today is someone very very important in my life. Born in New England, the ties between art and sport have long been central to his work. His camera has taken him all over the world to mountain ranges across the globe working his way up the ranks of the editorial world in snowboarding during his early career. While holding titles as Senior Photographer at Snowboarder Magazine and Staff Photographer for Burton Snowboards, his craft behind the lens has continued to develop as his passion has taken […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E20 – The Sendiest and Friendliest Molly Armanino

Adam Jaber August 22, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E20 – The Sendiest and Friendliest Molly Armanino My guest on the show today has been dubbed the sendiest and friendliest, a title that I see fitting for this 30 year old budding professional skier Molly Armanino. In 2022 she competed in the Freeride World Tour qualifiers and won four competitions which earned her a wild card invite to the 2023 Freeride World Tour Pro event. With a background in racing through high school, unlike most professionals, Molly attended college at the University of California Santa Cruz and earned a degree in ecology which took […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E19 – Rory Bosio

Adam Jaber August 8, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E19 – Rory Bosio My guest on the show today is a longtime inspiration of mine, Rory Bosio. Rory took and unconventional path to becoming a professional ultra runner. “Training” took place on her own accord and in her own style. The whole coach thing, heart rate monitors, GPS tracking watches, and a schedule didn’t feel as free. She went backcountry skiing, cross country skiing, what she refers to as destination running, and on occasion when I was out climbing I would see Rory riding her beat up beach cruiser up Donner Summit. Rory began […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E18 – Levi Leipheimer

Adam Jaber July 25, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E18 – Levi Leipheimer Levi Leipheimer is a former professional American road racing cyclist from 1995 to 2012. Born and raised in Butte, Montana, growing up his main sport was skiing. After breaking his back in a downhill race at Jackson Hole he redirected his energy towards cycling. Growing up he chased his older brother of 7 years on his bike and when his brother graduated High School, Levi spent a lot of time alone on two wheels…not a very typical thing for a teenager in Butte, Montana, but he was inspired and had found […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E17 – Hadley Hammer

Adam Jaber July 11, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E17 – Hadley Hammer Hadley Hammer is on the show today. Had’s, as I affectionately call her, has always intrigued me with her thoughtful approach to skiing and life. While we haven’t spent a ton of time together, there is always this magnetic pull to her. She’s made me think more about what I value as an athlete and how I can approach skiing in a more mindful way. Hadley turned pro at the age of 25 after going to school and diving into hospitality with the goal of opening up her own hotel one […]

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Care Less, Do More – E16 – Roy Tuscany

Joe DeBlasio June 27, 2023

Care Less, Do More – E16 – Roy Tuscany Roy Tuscany is the founder of High Fives Foundation a nonprofit organization on a mission to provide hope and resources for athletes from all walks of life. They are supporting people and helping them get back to their outdoor physical activity, from snowboarding and skiing to surfing and mountain biking and beyond. For more on High Fives Sierra Nevada – www.shop.sierranevada.com – Still the best original craft beer in the game? Yup! But, don’t sleep on their new 0% ABV Hop Splash. It’s a refreshing alternative and still delivers an IPA-inspired […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E15 – Mike Rogge

Joe DeBlasio June 13, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E15 – Mike Rogge My guest on our show today has been a part of ski culture for a very long time; a journalist and film producer from the East Coast who has worked at Powder Magazine, Vice Sports and The Ski Journal. He moved to Tahoe and started a family while simultaneously reviving a magazine by the name of Mountain Gazette through his company Verb Cabin. In 2020, Mike went out on a limb purchasing Mountain Gazette as other magazines were going out of business and disappearing in number. To date, Mountain Gazette has […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E14 – Amy Hammer

Joe DeBlasio April 11, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E14 – Amy Hammer Amy Hammer grew up in Lake Tahoe surrounded by mountains and big blue lakes. We played competitive soccer together and against each other and raced down mountains as children. Amy went on to garner a few creative and medical degrees, a BA in journalism, BS in environmental studies and nursing and MSN nurse practitioner as well as spending years teaching movement with yoga, fitness and all types of skiing. She has dedicated decades to sustainable food and environmentalism before becoming and author of two books. She writes entertaining, science-based and actionable […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E13 – JT Holmes

Ethan March 28, 2023

JT Holmes happened to meet Shane McConkey at the age of 14 and upon learning that Shane was a professional skier, JT became determined to follow in his footsteps. At 17 he picked up his first sponsors and started filming while competing in big-mountain competitions. He had a breakout performance in Matchstick Productions’ 1998 film, Sixth Sense, and since then has appeared in more than 30 ski films. At 22, JT did his first base jump on a bridge in Idaho and that lead him to wingsuit flying and eventually combining skiing and base jumping with ski-base jumping. He’s meticulously […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E12 – Mark Abma

Joe DeBlasio March 14, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E12 – Mark Abma Mark Abma, born in Langley, B.C. not exactly a town where skiers are born, has been a professional skier for 23 years. His career started out as a freestyle skier and he got in with the Japanese Magazines to do paid photo shoots. They eventually invited him to go to Japan for his first big air comp when he was 19 years old where he competed against Eric Pollard, Mike Nick and others. Since then, he’s competed in slopestyle, skier cross and half pipe which eventually led him to filming with […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E11 – Coline Ballet-Baz

Joe DeBlasio February 28, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E11 – Coline Ballet-Baz  Coline Ballet-Baz grew up in Vienne and later moved to Grenoble to study and ski. She competed in slopestyle for 6 years and in 2017 she was no stranger to the podium winning the Audi Nines Big Air, the World Cup in Milan Big Air and many more. When she took the bib off and transitioned to filming she took matters into her own hand and produced two incredible women’s ski movies. The first was Skivas and last year followed up with Recipe. In doing so Coline created space for women […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E10 – Robin Van Gyn

Joe DeBlasio February 14, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E10 – Robin Van Gyn Robin Van Gyn is a professional snowboarder from Victoria B.C. She turned pro at the age of 25 and has had a storied career ever since. We coached together in Bariloche, Argentina together for 10 years, Robin went on to film with Runway Films, worked on PS webisodes, filmed for Depth Perception, won Natural Selection and directed and produced her recent collection of short films titled Fabric, my personal favorite. Robin created Fabric with the intention of spotlighting people in her extended community that she wanted to see rise. Her […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E9 – Ingrid Backstrom

Joe DeBlasio January 31, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E9 – Ingrid Backstrom  Ingrid Backstrom has been a professional skier for the past 20 years. She is a pioneer for women in free ride, for women starring in films, starting a family as a professional skier while maintaining sponsorships, and one of the most humble and down-to-earth people. Ingrid has won best female performance 5 or 6 times, which I think is a standing record, and took home reader’s choice year after year for a total of 9 times. She filmed with Matchstick Productions and was a staple in the film. She has the […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E8 – Lily Bradley

Ethan January 17, 2023

Lily Bradley has been competing in big mountain comps for 8 years, since she was 12 years old. Born and raised here in Lake Tahoe, CA, she grew up riding Palisades. In 2021 Lily won the North American division of the Freeride World Qualifier circuit with a lead of over 1400 points which got Lily an invite to the Freeride World Tour. Last year was a big breakout year as Lily was one of the youngest competitors on tour and had multiple podiums including a win at Kicking Horse. While Lily has been pursuing skiing at a high level, winning […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E7 – Jim Zellers

Joe DeBlasio January 3, 2023

Care Less, Do More. – E7 – Jim Zellers Jim Zellers is a big mountain snowboarding pioneer. He has been here since the beginning of making turns sideways, establishing the sport in Lake Tahoe. He was one of the early explorers of Alaska and then turned to far off peaks leading expeditions around the world. His first snowboard descents include Denali, Nepal’s Pumori, New Zealand’s Mt Cook, Africa’s Mt. Kenya and Yosemite’s Half Dome. He’s been a North Face Athlete since 1988 and nowadays is a mentor to so many. Still heavily involved with TNF through his business called High […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E6 – Scott Gaffney

Joe DeBlasio December 21, 2022

Care Less, Do More. – E6 – Scott Gaffney Scott Gaffney has become a fixture in the ski world. He’s been making ski films for 31 years which has amounted to 34 films in total, 25 of which were with Matchstick Productions. He’s had a knack for finding talent and bringing those athletes into the industry by way of filming them and giving them their first big break. A total ace behind the camera, Scott loves and adores the act of skiing more than most. In his own words, he’s been living the dream of annually traveling the world with […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E5 – Adrian Ballinger

Joe DeBlasio December 6, 2022

Care Less, Do More. – E5 – Adrian Ballinger  Adrian Ballinger is a big mountain climber and skier, a certified mountain guide, and professional speaker. Adrian is the only American to have made three successful ski descents of 8,000 m peaks, including the first ski descents of Makalu and Manaslu from their summits. He is also the fourth American to have summited both Mount Everest and K2 without the use of supplemental oxygen. We dive into what drives him, the why behind climbing big mountains and what actually happens to your body and mind when you are climbing the world’s […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E4 – Elyse Saugstad

Joe DeBlasio November 22, 2022

Care Less, Do More. – E4 – Elyse Saugstad Elyse Saugstad has been a long time staple in the ski industry. Early on in her career, she took matters into her own hands and self produced her first big time segment for the TGR Co-Lab contest. This segment went on to award Elyse with Best Female Performance and is still referenced today as a standout amongst many. Not afraid to send it, Elyse has put down countless parts in some of the best ski movies over time. Elyse is one of the co-founders of SAFE AS Clinics and gives back […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E3 – Brooklyn Bell

Joe DeBlasio November 8, 2022

Care Less, Do More. – E3 – Brooklyn Bell I sat down with Brooklyn Bell while in Salt Lake City for a dual premier of Nexus and Approach 2. Brooklyn is a stand out in both ski movies despite having only been skiing for six seasons. Brooklyn is a professional mountain biker, a Patagonia Ambassador, a freelance digital fine artist and, as I can attest, a ripping skier who drops into Alaskan lines with full confidence. She balances work and play by way of living life by her own terms, setting boundaries and approaching the industry in her own unique […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E2 – Emily Harrington

Joe DeBlasio October 25, 2022

Care Less, Do More. – E2 – Emily Harrington This is the first podcast that I have ever recorded being on the other side of the mic with a very dear friend and highly accomplished climber, Emily Harrington. We talk about her path to becoming one of the best and most well-rounded climbers in the world, the struggles of being a young competitive climber (content warning; we speak about eating disorders related to sport), her greatest accomplishments, pregnancy being a female athlete and how climbing is a series of failures strung together until there is a success.  Where did I […]

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Care Less, Do More. – E1 – Shannon Corsi

Joe DeBlasio October 11, 2022

One of the founders of Nexus Films, Shannon Corsi, wears many hats. We dive into why she started Nexus, what the process was like, disrupting the status quo and making your dreams become a reality. A photographer, director, and producer, Shannon Corsi pays extra attention to detail and is an ace in the field. Rumpl –  Code: OUTOFBOUNDS – Weatherproof all-season blankets, made from recyclable materials and super packable. Ideal for camping, picnics, beach days and just being damn f’ing cozy. Darn Tough – Name says it all. Darn Tough Socks from Vermont, are exactly that. Merino wool and guaranteed […]

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