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The Blister Podcast is Blister's series of weekly conversations with the most fascinating and passionate people in the outdoor sports world. We’ll talk with top-level skiers, climbers, mountain bikers, snowboarders, product designers, and various Blister reviewers about their sport, their industry, and whatever else is on their minds— or ours.

Latest Episodes

Mark Abma’s Regimen for Skiing Well & Living Well

For a long time now, Mark Abma has stood right at the center of big-mountain skiing. So we talk to him about living with JP Auclair, Julien Regnier, and Anthony Boronowski; filming with Shane McConkey, Hugo Harrison, and Ingrid Backstrom; serving as a guide for a new generation of skiers; and the specific fitness, dietary, and health regimen that keeps Mark functioning at a high level on the mountain — and enables him to lead a happy and healthy life off the mountain, too.TOPICS & TIMES:How Mark got into skiing (2:11)Living with Anthony Boronowski, J.P. Auclair, & Julien Regnier (7:00)Filming with Shane McConkey, Ingrid Backstrom, & Hugo Harrisson (16:20)Cultivating happiness in life (23:15)Young skiers today vs. when Mark was coming up (38:50)Gear Talk: Mark’s go-to skis (44:45)Mark’s fitness regimen (49:50)Diet: eating for performance and recovery (53:44)Other health & wellness practices (58:49)Mark’s baseline indicator for ski-season readiness (1:03:57)

69 MIN2 weeks ago
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Mark Abma’s Regimen for Skiing Well & Living Well

James Buehler on Riding the Ribbon, Devil’s Castle

Last week on social media, many of us were blown away by some pretty terrifying footage of a snowboarder negotiating the Ribbon on Devil’s Castle at Alta. So we talked to the rider, James Buehler, about his first descent with Alex Gavic of the Ribbon on a snowboard, and James walks us through the technical aspects of the route; his preparation for the line; the mental and physical demands it imposes; encountering multiple cruxes; the “Ronald McDonald Grin”; and what’s next on his list. (You can also see photos of the route in the show notes to this episode on our website.)TOPICS & TIMES:Alter Egos & Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (2:20)The history / backstory of Ciochetti’s Ribbon (7:55)What’s the most scared you’ve ever been on a line? (13:41)Doing heavy lines on a surfy, playful powder board?? (18:45)The Approach (22:30)The Traverse (26:07)The Crux — and the ‘Ronald McDonald Grin’ (27:53)Unexpected Crux #2 & #3 (40:18)The Descent (39:41)How does the Ribbon compare to other objectives? (51:40)James' other near-term objectives & dream objective (59:05)James' YouTube channel, Wild Lines (1:01:13)

64 MIN3 weeks ago
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James Buehler on Riding the Ribbon, Devil’s Castle

Travis Ganong: U.S. Ski Racer + Backcountry & Big-Mtn Skier

Travis Ganong might be the most well-rounded skier in the world (just listen to this conversation), and he is certainly one of the most passionate. He’s a Team U.S.A. downhiller and Super G racer that is also obsessed with backcountry touring and big-mtn skiing, so we talk about all of it: racing & training; catching the attention of Shane McConkey as a kid; backcountry skiing; and more.TOPICS & TIMES:Training in Tahoe City (1:02)How has gym training for ski racing evolved? (2:23)The fitness of skiers vs. other athletes (7:10)Are you preparing for specific courses you’ll compete on? (13:11)Where have you improved the most: physically, technically, or mentally? (19:25)Growing up in a family of skiers (22:04)Temptation to stop racing / a key point in Travis’ racing career (30:27)Which skiers did you look up to the most? (34:23)Seasonal weight fluctuations / recovering from a blown out knee (37:19)Does the American DH squad have team goals? (41:25)Hyper-specialization & ski racing (43:40)Travis the park skier?? (47:22)

60 MINMAY 21
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Travis Ganong: U.S. Ski Racer + Backcountry & Big-Mtn Skier

Latest Episodes

Mark Abma’s Regimen for Skiing Well & Living Well

For a long time now, Mark Abma has stood right at the center of big-mountain skiing. So we talk to him about living with JP Auclair, Julien Regnier, and Anthony Boronowski; filming with Shane McConkey, Hugo Harrison, and Ingrid Backstrom; serving as a guide for a new generation of skiers; and the specific fitness, dietary, and health regimen that keeps Mark functioning at a high level on the mountain — and enables him to lead a happy and healthy life off the mountain, too.TOPICS & TIMES:How Mark got into skiing (2:11)Living with Anthony Boronowski, J.P. Auclair, & Julien Regnier (7:00)Filming with Shane McConkey, Ingrid Backstrom, & Hugo Harrisson (16:20)Cultivating happiness in life (23:15)Young skiers today vs. when Mark was coming up (38:50)Gear Talk: Mark’s go-to skis (44:45)Mark’s fitness regimen (49:50)Diet: eating for performance and recovery (53:44)Other health & wellness practices (58:49)Mark’s baseline indicator for ski-season readiness (1:03:57)

69 MIN2 weeks ago
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Mark Abma’s Regimen for Skiing Well & Living Well

James Buehler on Riding the Ribbon, Devil’s Castle

Last week on social media, many of us were blown away by some pretty terrifying footage of a snowboarder negotiating the Ribbon on Devil’s Castle at Alta. So we talked to the rider, James Buehler, about his first descent with Alex Gavic of the Ribbon on a snowboard, and James walks us through the technical aspects of the route; his preparation for the line; the mental and physical demands it imposes; encountering multiple cruxes; the “Ronald McDonald Grin”; and what’s next on his list. (You can also see photos of the route in the show notes to this episode on our website.)TOPICS & TIMES:Alter Egos & Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (2:20)The history / backstory of Ciochetti’s Ribbon (7:55)What’s the most scared you’ve ever been on a line? (13:41)Doing heavy lines on a surfy, playful powder board?? (18:45)The Approach (22:30)The Traverse (26:07)The Crux — and the ‘Ronald McDonald Grin’ (27:53)Unexpected Crux #2 & #3 (40:18)The Descent (39:41)How does the Ribbon compare to other objectives? (51:40)James' other near-term objectives & dream objective (59:05)James' YouTube channel, Wild Lines (1:01:13)

64 MIN3 weeks ago
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James Buehler on Riding the Ribbon, Devil’s Castle

Travis Ganong: U.S. Ski Racer + Backcountry & Big-Mtn Skier

Travis Ganong might be the most well-rounded skier in the world (just listen to this conversation), and he is certainly one of the most passionate. He’s a Team U.S.A. downhiller and Super G racer that is also obsessed with backcountry touring and big-mtn skiing, so we talk about all of it: racing & training; catching the attention of Shane McConkey as a kid; backcountry skiing; and more.TOPICS & TIMES:Training in Tahoe City (1:02)How has gym training for ski racing evolved? (2:23)The fitness of skiers vs. other athletes (7:10)Are you preparing for specific courses you’ll compete on? (13:11)Where have you improved the most: physically, technically, or mentally? (19:25)Growing up in a family of skiers (22:04)Temptation to stop racing / a key point in Travis’ racing career (30:27)Which skiers did you look up to the most? (34:23)Seasonal weight fluctuations / recovering from a blown out knee (37:19)Does the American DH squad have team goals? (41:25)Hyper-specialization & ski racing (43:40)Travis the park skier?? (47:22)

60 MINMAY 21
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Travis Ganong: U.S. Ski Racer + Backcountry & Big-Mtn Skier

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