Totally Deep Backcountry Skiing Podcast

In Episode 109 of Totally Deep Podcast, Doug Stenclik and Randy Young of bring you the lowdown on the world of uphill and backcountry skiing and boarding. Gear, technique, fashion, jargon, guests, and assorted spray from folks who know how to earn it in the backcountry. The world's best backcountry skiing podcast.

The wheelhouse of Totally Deep expands in this episode when Doug and Randy interview Mark Grotjahn, a noted American artist who also happens to backcountry ski. Or, maybe, for TDP purposes, we have a backcountry skier who happens to be an artist. No matter, Grothjahn brings a unique and welcome perspective to the ski scene that embodies his broad vision of seeing the world. writes about his art, "Grotjahn combines gesture and geometry with abstraction and figuration in visually dynamic paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Each of his series reflects a range of art-historical influences and unfolds in almost obsessive permutations."

You can learn more about Grotjahn and his art here.

But the story doesn't end there. Grotjahn, a powder snow lover, also has a soft spot for DPS skis. More on that in a bit.

Recently, Grtotjahn opened an exhibit titled Backcountry"In Backcountry, he continues to draw inspiration from rural landscapes and his ski touring and fly-fishing adventures in the backcountry of western Colorado," writes Along with the exhibit, Cripple Creek Backcountry, Grotjahn, and DPS released a limited edition series of skis featuring Grotjahn's art on the topsheets: the new ski is known as the Mark Grotjahn DPS 50 Kitchens Ski.

This also marks the release of a new DPS powder ski, the Kaizen 112. 

On Episode 109 of the Totally Deep Podcast:

  1. Racecourse setting.
  2. The DPS/Grotjahn creation.
  3. Skinning vs Sorels: skinning wins.
  4. The emotional progression while ascending. 
  5. Creating Backcountry.
  6. Topsheet designs: monochromes with DPS.
  7. Backcountry passion and the quiver.

Thanks for listening and joining us for the 2022-2023 season. 

And remember: be safe out there

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