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Tom Wallisch

A Chat with Tom Wallisch

If you don’t recognize the name Tom Wallisch you either don’t watch MTV or spend enough time on newschoolers.com. Winner of last season’s Red Bull Dumont Cup, featured on MTV2’s freeskiing episode of the Alli Show, and newly signed Scott athlete, Wallisch answered a few of our questions about being a TV star.

Tim Durtschi, an Atomic athlete and founder of Saga Outerwear, who secured third place at this year’s Red Bull Linecatcher, had a successful season. But just because the snow is bound to stop falling this spring, doesn’t mean Durtschi stops skiing. “I am coaching at Alyeska Summer Camp in Girdwood, Alaska,” says the Bend, Oregon, resident of his summer plans. “Hood and Whistler are hotspots for summer skiing, but Alyeska has been doing this camp for over 10 years and I have been a part of it since I was a kid.  I love the vibe at this camp, mostly local Alaskans and friends I grew up with, and their park is sick. Plus, there is still a ton of snow in June.”  Check out his personal blog and the Saga Outerwear site (http://www.sagaouterwear.com/) for updates on Durtschi’s summer ski camp adventures. 

Summer With the Pros

Pro skiers spend their summers pounding nails or waitressing, right? Maybe back in the pioneering days of pro skiing, but now, summer lifestyle includes anything from traveling to other parts of the world to ski, training for upcoming events, or perfecting other talents, like music, or making piñatas.