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by Mike Powell
The Powell Movement Action Sports Podcast

John Collinson, Pro Skier


John Collinson’s upbringing was different than most of my guests. He grew up in a closet with his older sister and didn’t do many things that most kids do. However, what he did experience was unfathomable, summiting Rainier at 4 years old, summiting Everest at 17, and so much more. On the podcast, we talk about how he went from the closet to his sister's shadow, to pro skier, to social media influencer known for his incredible body. Angel Collinson asks the ‘Inappropriate Questions’ in this do not miss episode.

John Collinson Show Notes:

3:00: His body, a tale of two people, and growing up in Snowbird employee housing

10:00: Growing up hiking skiing, setting goals, summers on the road, and learning the mountains young

15:00: What he didn’t have growing up, the freedom of skiing for them as kids, and being the weird kid at school

20:30: Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

Rollerblade: Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

10 Barrel Brewery: Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

22:30: Quit racing and found the skatepark, setting his goals of Everest and JR Freeide Tour, and finding a mentor in the mountains

27:00: Everest on the cheap, problems with other groups, and the 7 Summits

37:00: Increasing his value, winning the JR Tour and Angel winning the FWT

42:15: Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

Elan skis: Making the best ski 75 years

44:00: Sherpas, getting in with TGR, and Red Bull Cold Rush

52:00: The Faction Collective. Filming with MSP, sponsors, and money

54:00: Injuries, social media, and Ski Mountaineering

59:00: Inappropriate Questions with Angel Collinson


Episode 222

by Mike Powell