Totally Deep Backcountry Skiing Podcast

In Episode 102 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.

Doug calls September 15th the defacto start to pre-season training for backcountry skiing. Some call it dryland training. Some call it mountain biking. And some call it a "better late than never." If you are someone in need of a gentle nudge to get the motor revved and the soft tissue primed for your winter objectives, Zahan Billimoria spends some time on the pod discussing his perspective on training the whole body for mountain pursuits.

Billimoria comes to Totally Deep from the hills of Jackson, Wyoming, where he runs Samsara, an online and brick-and-mortar training service for mountain athletes. In a not-so-past life, Z was a standout mountain/ski guide for Exum. You can learn more about his experience as a guide and navigating dicey terrain in the mountains. Here are two good options; the first, a Totally Deep episode featuring Zahan, and the second, a Patagonia/TGR film.


Have a listen and get ready for the impending vert and lovely descents. Thanks for listening and joining us for the 2022-2023 season. 

And remember: be safe out there. 

On Episode 102 of Totally Deep Podcast:

1) The Triple Dip and a winter of potential.

2) Training local. 

3) Prepping for the uphill and descending on skis.

4) Evolving as a skier through training.

5) Thoughts on aerobic endurance.

6) Movement-oriented exercises and their place in athlete IQ. 

7) Forming training habits and making time; squeezing the juice out of the lemon. 

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