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by Mike Powell
The Powell Movement Action Sports Podcast

Kent Kreitler: Legendary skier


Kent Kreitler is a living legend--He’ll be remembered as the skier who helped bring tricks to the backcountry, but he was so much more than that. He was part of an elite crew of skiers that pioneered big mountain skiing in Alaska….the generation that lived fast and took chances. In Part one of his podcast, we talk about moving to Idaho at 10 from Jersey, skiing in South America, winning the US Extreme’s, McConkey, Coombs, and much more…..

Kent Kreitler Show Notes:

3:00: The last podcast, Jersey to KC to having Wall Street wired to his Idaho home

10:00: Lane Parish, race team days, parents split up, and the Community School

15:00: Sun Valley history, doing photo shoots in HS, and quitting racing

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

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

22:30: Different kinds of pressure, tricks in comps, University of Colorado, and meeting Shane

27:00: First trip to South America, realizing he could be a pro skier, and pissing off Nick Nixon

32:00: Winning the US Extreme’s, Jackson with Coombs, dropping out of school and filming with MSP and TGR

41:00: Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

Elan skis: Making the best ski 75 years

42:30: Movie crews, focusing on 1 movie segment, and hurry up and wait

52:00: Corked 7’s on 215’s and grabbing his skis wasn’t cool and different trips

59:00: Inappropriate Questions with Mike Jaquet


Episode 220

by Mike Powell