New England Ski Journal’s Basecamp

New England Ski Journal’s Basecamp

Eric Wilbur and Mike Specian bring the high country to life with their authoritative coverage of the New England ski scene. News, gear, tips, analysis and more from across the active ski industry.


February 23, 2024 41 mins

Ry Young, Marketing and Events Manager at Mad River Glen in Vermont, joins the show to talk about the resort's 75th anniversary.

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New England Ski Museum Executive Director Tim Whiton joins the show to talk about his role as the steward of ski history in the northeast.

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Stowe Ski Patrol Director Craig Fisher and longtime patroller and Stowe historian Brian Lindner join the show to discuss the patrol's 90th anniversary.

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February 2, 2024 52 mins

The guest is Skiing Hall of Famer Kristen Ulmer, who grew up in Henniker, New Hampshire, went on to an extreme skiing career, and now is an expert in discussing fear.

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January 26, 2024 45 mins

The topic is the 2024 Freestyle World Cup at Waterville Valley and the guests are skiing legends Wayne Wong and Ken Tofferi.

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January 19, 2024 44 mins

The guest is Powder Ridge Owner Sean Hayes, who discusses the challenges of running a ski resort in Southern Connecticut.

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Owner Steven Kelly and General Manager Dan Egan join the show to talk about the exciting revival of Tenney Mountain Resort.

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January 5, 2024 49 mins

Mike and Eric review the "Best Of" skiing in New England across a host of categories.

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Vance Perry and Owen Anketel of NE Disabled Sports join the show to talk about the many options for skiing for those who are physically challenged.

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December 22, 2023 43 mins

The guest is Craig Clemmer, director of sales and marketing up and resident historian for Bretton Woods.

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December 15, 2023 54 mins

Legendary big-mountain skier Kim Reichhelm joins the show. Since starting Ski With Kim in 1989, she has been hosting clinics, camps, corporate skiing, private trips and adventure travel for all ages and abilities around the world. A pioneer in the ski industry, Kim was a member of the US Ski Team, an NCAA All American for the University of Colorado, a professional ski racer and two-time World Extreme Skiing Champion.

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December 8, 2023 56 mins

Ralph DesLauriers, who is the founder of Bolton Valley in Vermont, joins the show along with Lindsay DesLauriers, president and CEO, and Eric DesLauriers, who is Mountain Operations Director at the Vermont ski area.


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December 1, 2023 48 mins

Kelly Brush joins the show to talk about her foundation, whose stated mission is to "inspire and empower people with spinal cord injuries to lead active and engaged lives."

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November 24, 2023 53 mins

The guest is Torey Brooks of Protect Our Winters, a worldwide network of more than 130,000 supporters. POW gives a national voice to the outdoor sports community, an industry that supports 7.6 million jobs. 

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November 17, 2023 57 mins

The guest is the great Glen Plake, a US National Ski Hall of Fame skier. He is known for his appearances in ski films such as Greg Stump's 'The Blizzard of Aahhhs.' Plake has been named a pioneer of extreme skiing in America by ESPN.

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November 10, 2023 36 mins

We hear from a number of those representing top ski products in a podcast recorded live at the Country Ski Expo.

The show runs Thursday, November 9th, 2023 – Sunday, November 12th, 2023 at:

389 Columbia Rd. (Route 53) Hanover, MA 02339

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November 3, 2023 46 mins

Ray Stenson and Ray Stenson Jr. join the show to preview the upcoming Ski & Sport Expo  Veteran’s Day Weekend (11/9/23 – 11/12/23). For more info:

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October 27, 2023 49 mins

The guest is Milton, Massachusetts native John Egan, a member of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and the Vermont Ski Hall of Fame.

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October 21, 2023 47 mins

Todd Jones joins the show to discuss Teton Gravity Research, the film production company he co-founded in 1995.

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A chat with the director of "The Blizzard of AAHHHs," Greg Stump, and one of the film's stars Mike Hattrup.

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