Reviewing the News w/ Cody Townsend, Dec ’23 & Jan ’24 (Ep.294)

They’re back! On our latest Blister Podcast, Cody and Jonathan debate the greatest athletic achievements in outdoor sports in 2023; Caroline Gleich’s run for the U.S. Senate; ski area & ski media business models; mountain town advice, the Most Canadian News; & more.
Cody Townsend & Vivian Bruchez on Baffin Island (photo by Bjarne Salén)

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Cody and I are back to talk about the greatest athletic achievements in outdoor sports in 2023; Caroline Gleich’s run for the U.S. Senate; ski area & ski media business models; mountain town advice, the Most Canadian News; & more.

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TOPICS & TIMES:
Live Taping of Reviewing the News (00:30)
Cody’s December (6:31)
Biggest Athletic Achievements of 2023 (11:08)
Ski Areas & Business Models (28:29)
Media, Ski Media, & Business Models (40:13)
Climate News (52:43)
Caroline Gleich Runs for Senator (1:01:50)
Most Canadian News (1:09:29)
Mtn Town Advice (1:14:02)
What We’re Reading & Watching (1:28:12)

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5 comments on “Reviewing the News w/ Cody Townsend, Dec ’23 & Jan ’24 (Ep.294)”

  1. The BEST thing Pow Mow could do is acquire the property to the north of the Paradise lift and run another lift/gondola down toward the town of Avon…or some combination of a lift and road. This would open up easy access for over 100,000 people in Cache Valley (many of them skiers). Pow Mow’s current access road is a hot mess. The steepest paved road in the state, it is frequently closed for avy control and results in numerous brake failures each year. There’s a reason why you can find untracked powder there 3 days after a storm. It makes for a loooong drive from SLC or Ogden. They need to tap into the Logan market.

    P.S. Love the content guys, keep it coming!

  2. The most Canadian news could not be more relevant to my wife and I. We are digital nomads that work and ski. Having spent the past month in Squamish, BC skiing Whistler Blackcomb, we are heading to Vancouver Island this upcoming week to ski Mt Washington Alpine Resort. We may be better off seeking out Camas the Marmot rather than skiing. The forecast for the next week is all rain.

    LOVE this podcast with Jonathan and Cody. My favorite. NH native. North American nomad.

  3. What a wonderful time where we can even debate the relative greatness of Mikaela and Courtney!

    For me, Mikaela competes against skiers, whereas Courtney sets a standard for anyone who can run — which is almost everyone.

    It will take longer to assess Mikaela’s legacy, whereas Courtney’s is already known.

    That’s the difference in my mind.

  4. Really like these sessions, thanks for keeping them going!

    Another POV on the rebirth of Powder… it’s so great to get daily-ish updates on the ski world and they are doing it best at the moment. I love Blister but I’m not going to read ski reviews every day. Unofficial Networks had the right idea just struggles to deliver on it. Really what I’m hoping for is the skiing equivalent of Pinkbike… an engaging source of information on the thing I wish I was doing when I’m not doing it.

    On the Caroline running for Senate topic, kudos for giving it a shot but hard to imagine her winning against a republican candidate in Utah. My question for her Q&A at the Summit would be why/how she seriously thinks she can win? She’d have a real shot if she lived up here in Washington.

  5. Idk, I think Mikaela’s achievement is much more profound. I really don’t think she gets enough recognition. But I care much more about skiing than ultra-running. Marathons are long enough and the kind of running beyond that seems to morph into challenge addiction or suffering. I will personally value the skill of a ski racer much more. But I shouldn’t talk since a 5k is my top distance.

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