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The Takeover, a Private Pico Mountain Day

Have you ever wanted to have an entire ski area to your self? Well here is your chance, on February 25, Pico Mountain in Killington, Vermont, is yours for a day. The mountain has been rented out and 250 lift tickets have been made available for those skiers and riders that want to participate.  Proceeds go to benefit Vermont Adaptive.

The Takeover is the brainchild of Polly Nimitz, a passionate skier who heard that the ski area could be rented so, she went all in, stepped up and rented the place. Nimitz, who is only in her second season as a skier, see the day as a dream come true.

“When I found out it was possible to rent Pico,” Nimitz says, “I just had to do it and to tie in the sponsors and help Vermont Adaptive it just seem so fun.”

Activities for the day include unlimited skiing at a discount price, a DJ mixing the soundtrack throughout the day, and Vermont’s own Ski Day playing the apre from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Pico base lodge.

Don’t miss your chance to ski for a great cause and have a private ski area day for a day on February 25 at Pico Mountain in Killington, Vermont. For ticket and links go to Facebook event, search for The Takeover, and sign up.


Breaking ‘The Glass Summit’ with Jan Reynolds

This week Fresh Tracks caught up with legendary Jan Reynolds to discuss her new book ‘The Glass Summit: One Woman’s Epic Journey Breaking Through’. She rises to new heights in her latest book.

World record-breaking skier and climber Jan Reynolds has sought adventure in the Himalayas, the Southern Alps, the Sahara Desert, the Canadian Arctic, and the Amazon Basin often as the only woman in her expedition. Tasked time and again with having to prove herself in the company of men, her tireless dedication on each high-risk excursion opened the door for many of today s female extreme athletes.

Recounting in vivid detail many of her adventures, including multiple Mount Everest expeditions, Reynolds explains that her success on each formidable journey didn’t arise simply by emulating the men around her but by embracing her feminine strengths of compassion, mediation, cooperation, and observation.

As she traveled the world, she broadened her insights into the psychologies of men and women with her immersion in several indigenous cultures, such as the ancient salt traders of Tibet, where she identified gender traits and strengths found in all cultures. Provid

ing a guide for women entering male-dominated fields, Reynolds explains how women as well as men should nurture their feminine assets for more successful relationships at work, at play, at home, and in our global relationship with the natural world.


Tanner Hall storms back onto the World Freeride Tour

This week Tanner Hall joins Dan Egan on ‘Fresh Tracks’

Tanner Hall is one of the most transformative figures in skiing. He has been on the forefront of the progression of the sport since the late 1990s. As a young gun he stormed onto the scene winning 7 X-Games Gold Medals and then he used that platform to build an empire of sponsors, a ski company and cat skiing operation.

Hall grew up in the quite northern Montana town of Kalispell he was drown to the developing twin tip movement in skiing and brought raw talent to it. When it came to half pipe skiing he set the standard for what would be come an Olympic Sport.

His career has been marred with major injuries when he broke both ankles in Utah while shooting a movie in the backcountry that mixed with his controversial stance on actively promoting cannabis and sports way before legalization became the norm has sometimes left him standing on the outside looking in.

Now in his mid 30’s Hall is back on his own terms competing on a high level on the World Freeride Tour with a supportive group of sponsors and a solid plan for fitness and performance he is solidifying his career as an industry pivotal personality and legend.


Caite Zeliff shines in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Caite shares her experiences this week on ‘Fresh Tracks’

This year in the final segment of the Warren Miller’s annual film Timeless, there was a little fireplug of a skier making a big splash on the big screen, Caite Zeliff.

A New Hampshire native, she grew up carving race turns while bashing gates for the Mountain Washington Ski Team. In high school she attended and raced for Proctor Academy in Andover, N.H., and as it often happens dreams become transformed through diversity and in this case it was a knee injury.

Drawn like many to the legendary resort of Jackson Hole, Zeliff tacked the ski bum life style working multiple jobs and living to ski the deep soft snow of the west.  Her hard charging east coast style caught the eye of the some of the biggest names in the ski industry, Jimmy Chin, Jess McMillin just to name a few.  

Western ski towns are a proving ground for young talent and Zeliff saw her opportunity in the new cult “Kings & Queen’s of Corbet’s” content, where over the last two years she has won this big mountain contest and she is intending a “three-peat” this coming February.


About Fresh Tracks with Dan Egan

Join Extreme Skiing Pioneer Dan Egan each week on indie617 for Fresh Tracks, a weekly hour long show packed with interviews with top Olympic and Extreme Sports personalities, US Ski and Snowboard Team updates, as well as event and condition updates from New England and around the world all mixed in with the live, local and independent sound of indie617.

Each week Egan jumps into his vast winter sports knowledge combined with his insight into top results on the FIS World Cup Circuit, World Pro Ski Tour, Freeride World Tour, X-Games and so much more with analysis by his Co- Host Olympian Pam Fletcher. Together Egan and Fletcher bring humor, and first hand knowledge into the people, places and personalities that make up the ski and snowboard industry in North America.

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Fresh Tracks Index:

Blog posts from previous weeks…

January 3A new decade in skiing and snowboarding

January 10Tanner Hall, Caite Zeliff, and more

January 17Jan Reynolds, MLK Day weekend, and more

January 24: Caroline Gleich, Mayor of Cannon, and more

January 31: Mikaela Shiffrin, dream job, and more

February 7The Takeover at Pico, North Country, and more