Today, Cody and I are back to review the news. We open with an update on Cody’s recent adventure in AK; then talk about surges in National Park visits; ski patrol unionization; UFOs … and more.
TOPICS & TIMES:
- Cody’s Alaska Update (2:47)
- When can you claim to have summited? (7:59)
- Will Gadd on the Ethos of Guiding (20:39)
- Indoor Ski Areas (25:52)
- Surge in National Parks visits (36:13)
- Unionization of Ski Patrol (49:20)
- Results of backcountry riders facing criminal charges (54:17)
- UFOs are real?? (56:06)
- Cody’s Recommendations (1:04:20)
- Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden (1:04:34)
- Hail Mary Project, Andy Weir (1:08:09)
- The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis (1:08:54)
- The Wayfinders, Wade Davis (1:09:50)
- The Third Pole, Mark Synnott (1:11:04)
- The Invention of Nature, Andrea Wulf (1:12:57)
- The Last Dance, Martin Shoemaker (1:15:12)
- Jonathan’s Recommendations (1:16:01)
- Bill Simmons & Adam Duritz of Counting Crows (1:16:13)
- Ultra, Michele Graglia (1:19:04)
- Fourth Fifths a Grizzly, Doug Chadwick (1:23:48)
3 comments on “Reviewing the News with Cody Townsend (May / June 2021) (Ep.171)”
re : indoor slopes
1) Swiss ski team already use Langraff in Holland (world largest indoor slope) for summer slalom training because they apparently get a faster turn around than Zermatt glacier.
2) James Woods (UK Olympian & Gold medalist) started out on a dry slope in Sheffield.
There is no doubt that such facilities are already a gateway to the sport for beginners as well as year round training facility for elite athletes.
Good reminders, thank you!
My Scottish friend beat me to it, but Britain has had a few people qualify for the Olympics having started in snowdomes/dry slopes. I vaguely remember the TV presenter saying they were called ‘fridge-kids’ as a result and that they had been plucked either from gymnastics programs or from skate parks and converted.
I learnt to ski on a dry slope in the UK from age 5 or 6 and continued doing kids racing during winter outside of our annual 1 week trip to France. It does at least allow people to see if they at least like it before committing to the cost of a holiday.