BY CONNOR W. DAVIS, Freeskier magazine
Alex Kaufman doesn’t need to host and produce a podcast about skiing; he’s got a family, a full-time gig managing properties across the U.S. and all sorts of other responsibilities that make him a very busy dude. Yet, the ski-crazed Vermonter runs one anyways—dubbed Wintry Mix—for one overarching reason: passion.
Over the past couple of decades, Kaufman has been heavily involved in the ski industry, bouncing around between Boulder, Colorado; Vail, Colorado; Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Killington, Vermont; Attitash, New Hampshire; Sunday River, Maine; Mount Bachelor, Oregon; then all over the East Coast as a Jack of all trades for the multi-faceted brand, Ski The East. After leaving Ski The East, he knew totally abandoning the industry just wasn’t an option, leading to the creation of Wintry Mix—an insightful podcast that discusses all things skiing.
From mom-and-pop rope tow operations to Vail Resorts’ world dominance to the latest gear trends and everything in between, Wintry Mix covers it all. This isn’t just some random production, either; the podcast airs on Vermont Public Radio (most episodes are East Coast-focused), and Kaufman says his episodes are potentially going to serve as course materials at certain colleges with ski industry programs.
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