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Suzanne Graham

Chairlift Interview with Suzanne Graham

We spoke to pro skier and BASE-jumper Suzanne Graham yesterday at Alta, Utah, about BASE jumping, med school, and how to fight the powder-hungry masses on Alta's famous High Traverse (hint: it's all in your elbows).

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Chairlift Interview: Photographer Jay Beyer

Salt Lake City-based photographer Jay Beyer shoots and skis mainly in Utah’s Wasatch backcountry. But we found Jay recently riding the Collins chairlift at Alta ski resort. We spoke to him about what a backcountry skier was doing at the resort, why he switched from snowboarding to skiing, and tips for shooting photos on stormy days.

Honorable Mention: Seth Morrison

Five Question Interview: Seth Morrison

Seth Morrison is featured in the new TGR film, Re:Session, and just signed on with a new sponsor, Backcountry.com. We spoke to him about Christmas shopping, early season groomers, and what it feels like to jump into a pile of foam.

 

An Interview with Glen Plake

We spoke to Glen Plake, a pioneer of extreme skiing and the spokesperson for January as “Learn a Snow Sports” month, as he was boarding a flight to Moscow, Russia, about Midwestern ski areas, high school ski racing, and why skiing isn’t a sport just for the filthy rich.

Last question: I hear you’re a musician?I write music and sing. I’m actually writing music on a pier on Lake Tahoe right now. I’m working on a new album with my boyfriend, who sings and play guitar. I don’t know how to compare our music to anyone else’s, but my vocal influences are Ella Fitzgerald and Amy Winehouse—I like to have a jazzy twist on rock songs.

An Interview with Sara Mancuso (Julia's Little Sister)

At Snowbird, Utah’s Freeskiing World Championships last weekend, rookie Sara Mancuso, age 20, placed fifth and earned the Snowbird North Face Young Gun Award. We spoke to her while she was writing music on a pier by Lake Tahoe about her budding ski career and the influence of her older sister, Julia Mancuso, who won two silver medals at the 2010 Olympics.

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Chairlift Interview: Jenn Berg

We skied with Mountain Hardwear and Volkl athlete Jenn Berg in her natural habitat: the mountains of Utah. She reveals her favorite line, ingredients for a perfect day, and plans for the season.

Dylan Crossman at Kirkwood

An Interview with Dylan Crossman

Big-mountain skier Dylan Crossman recently won the North American Freeskiing Championships at Kirkwood, California. This weekend, he’s competing at the Freeskiing World Championships at Snowbird, Utah, the last stop on this winter’s Freeskiing World Tour. We spoke to him about mountain-bike-assisted ski touring and what it's like having a couloir in Austria named after you.

Lars Chickering-Ayers

A Chairlift Interview with Pro Skier Lars Chickering-Ayers

Lars Chickering-Ayers is a 22-year-old pro skier who won the 2010 Freeskiing World Championships at Snowbird, Utah, in mid March. We caught up with Lars about his upcoming summit-to-sea expedition in Alaska while riding the Pallavicini Chair at Colorado's A-Basin on a powder day in May.