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)
2 comments on “Ski Patroller & Surprise Ski-Movie Star, Adrien Grabinski (Ep.190)”
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!
“Elephant snot” must be a Canadian expression because, despite your surprise at learning this “new” term to describe heavy, manky snow, bordering on cement, I’ve been hearing it for 30+ years north of the border. We have lots of elephants up here, so it makes sense.