Ski Patroller & Surprise Ski-Movie Star, Adrien Grabinski (Ep.190)

On our Blister Podcast, we talk to Adrien Grabinski, who Mark Abma calls, “the most responsible 21-year-old I have ever met.” Adrien is the ski patrol director (plus a lot of other things) at Shames Mountain in BC, and he’s a surprise star of Matchstick Productions’ film, The Stomping Grounds.
Adrien Grabinski boosting (photo by Cameron Sylvester / Guillaume Tessier)

Adrien Grabinski lives to ski, and Mark Abma calls him, “the most responsible 21-year-old I have ever met.” Adrien is the ski patrol director (plus a lot of other things) at Shames Mountain in BC, and he’s a surprise star of Matchstick Productions’ film, The Stomping Grounds.

TOPICS & TIMES:

  • Tell us about Shames Mountain Ski Area (3:25)
  • From ski patroller to caretaker (5:47)
  • How did filming with MSP come about? (9:28)
  • Heli skiing & filming (12:03)
  • Adrien’s background & ski racing (16:07)
  • Transitioning from racing to ski touring (25:37)
  • Developing a diverse work skillset (28:18)
  • The Shames Life (32:03)
  • Other places you want to visit & ski? (36:04)

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1 comment on “Ski Patroller & Surprise Ski-Movie Star, Adrien Grabinski (Ep.190)”

  1. Great interview! Truly an inspirational story for any young person. By the way Shames Mountain is still looking to fill some positions for this season!

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