SnowBrains Podcast #28 | Tommy Moe – Olympic Gold Medal Ski Racer, Alaska Heli-Ski Guide, Co-Founder of Tordrillo Mountain Lodge in Alaska

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The great thing about skiing that I really enjoy is just the fact that you’re in control of everything that’s happening. It’s like you can turn your brain off and start making turns down the mountain; you just don’t think it’s all reaction. I’m 51 years old now and I still feel like a little kid when I’m on the slopes.”

“Downhill ski racing sure is fun. I mean, it’s like being your own race car, but there’s no frame around you to save you. It’s just aerodynamics, skis, a skin-tight suit – zip it up, pull up your tidy whities and go for it.”

– Tommy Moe

My guest today is Tommy Moe.

  • Tommy made the US Ski Team at 16 years old
  • He started competing in the World Cup at 20
  • Tommy was the first American male ski racer to win two medals at one Olympics – one gold and one silver, both at the Lillehammer Norway Winter Olympics in 1994
  • He wore a Cowboy Hat at the Gold Medal Ceremony.
  • He went to three Olympics – 1992 in France, 1994 in Norway, and 1998 in Japan.
  • Tommy was on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1994
  • He was a five-time national champion
  • Tommy podiumed seven times on the World Cup & skied in three world championships.
  • He was on the World Cup for nine years and on the US Ski Team for 12 years
  • After his impressive ski racing career, Tommy co-founded a world-class Alaska heli-ski company named Tordrillo Mountain Lodge in a roadless, remote zone in Alaska
  • Tommy is a lead heli-ski guide, and his company hosts some of the best skiers and riders in the world, including Travis Rice & Cody Townsend
  • Tommy was elected to the US National Ski Hall of Fame in 2003

Please enjoy!


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The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #28 – Tommy Moe – Olympic Gold Medal Ski Racer, Alaska Heli-Ski Guide, Co-Founder of Tordrillo Mountain Lodge in Alaska

Recorded on November 22, 2021, in Park City, UT (Miles Clark) and Jackson Hole, WY (Tommy Moe).

This episode was edited by Jared White.

Music by Chad Crouch.

Host, producer, and creator = Miles Clark.

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