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The Freeheel Life Podcast

Aug 15, 2022

Alex Johnson grew up in Salt Lake City, UT in a family full of Telemark skiers. Skiing was a way of life growing up and part of the regular family routine. Aside from moving around the mountains in the winter on skis, he’s passionate about hockey and grew up playing that as well.

Post high school he kept Telemark...


Aug 8, 2022

Darrell Finlayson has been a ski patroller for 28 consecutive seasons at Deer Valley in Utah, many of those years on Telemark gear. He’s also a full-time bike patroller at Deer Valley during the summer. 

He’s originally from New York State where he grew up skiing and enjoying the outdoors. After college he picked up...


Aug 1, 2022

Hayley “Shred” Smith is originally from the east coast. After years of visiting her older brother, who was attending college in Utah, she also decided to head out to the outdoor Mecca  herself after high school. She spent time working at the outdoor recreation center at the University of Utah, as well as in...


Jul 25, 2022

Art Burrows hails from the beautiful state of Colorado where he grew up on the front range near Golden. He started skiing from a young age with his family and by the age of 12 would even hitchhike to the resorts by himself to get some turns in.

He was exposed to nordic-style backcountry touring some time in the early to...


Jul 18, 2022

Christopher Ulm is originally from York Beach, Maine where he learned to alpine ski at places like Sunday River. Once high school was over he decided to pursue a degree at the University of Maine and also participate in a ski industry certificate program. It was during this time he developed an interest in the education...