Chairlift Chats: How did Reliable Racing come to be?

Posted on December 12, 2017 by Warner

 Welcome to “Chairlift Chats”

You never know who you might meet on the chairlift and what you might talk about.

This chairlift chat with John Jacobs discusses the history, love, determination, and evolution of Reliable Racing from 1962 to today.   John’s parents Tom and Marilyn Jacobs founded Reliable Racing in 1962 and in 2002 John Jacobs took over as President.

The name was coined when one of the first customers said, “You guys sure are reliable, who should I make the check out to?”

Reliable Racing was the first vendor on the east coast to sell bibs, break-a-way gates, and other skiing related gear to clubs and customers. They were also the first direct mail catalog service for the ski industry.  Check out this video to learn more!

 


Chairlift Chats: A chat with the founder of Razor-Tune

Posted on December 6, 2017 by Warner

 Welcome to “Chairlift Chats”

You never know who you might meet on the chairlift and what you might talk about.

We at Dodge Ski Boots are always excited to chat with entrepreneurs with good ideas.  This chairlift chat is with the founder of Razor-Tune, Troy Scriven. This ski racing father and engineer explains why and how he designed the Razor-Tune, which is a great way to tune skis much cheaper than most European tuning machine options.

 


Chairlift Chats: What was it like to be the Live MC at Killington World Cup

Posted on November 29, 2017 by Warner

 Welcome to “Chairlift Chats”

You never know who you might meet on the chairlift and what you might talk about.

This week’s edition of Chairlift Chats is with Warner Nickerson discussing what went into the live event production at the World Cup Event in Killington.  Warner talks about the challenges and excitement of being a live event MC.

 


Chairlift Chats: What does it take to make it in ski racing and life?

Posted on November 21, 2017 by Warner

 Welcome to “Chairlift Chats”

You never know who you might meet on the chairlift and what you might talk about.

This weeks edition of Chairlift Chats is with Jan Hudec who ended a 20- year Olympic medal drought for Canadian alpine skiers tying for the bronze medal with Bode Miller in the men’s super-G event. Two years later he parted ways with Alpine Canada and is now representing the Czech Republic on the World Cup tour.

This Chairlift Chat discusses switching nationalities, what it takes to make it in skiing and life, and the magical power of his Olympic bronze medal.


Chairlift Chats: How to put three of your kids on the U.S. Ski Team?

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Warner

 Welcome to “Chairlift Chats”

You never know who you might meet on the chairlift and what you might talk about.

This weeks edition of Chairlift Chats is with Steve Kelley, the father of Jess Kelley, Tim Kelley, and Robby Kelley.   All three of Steve and Lindy Cochran Kelley’s children have been on the U.S. Ski Team and Robby is currently ranked 3rd in the U.S and 38th in the world for slalom.

Kelley explains the importance of having fun, not focusing on winning or being the best at a young age, and having some humility.

If you’re a parent and want your son or daughter to be one of the best ski racers in the world you’ll enjoy this chat!

 


Chairlift Chats: How to take spectacular ski photos?

Posted on November 7, 2017 by Warner

 Welcome to “Chairlift Chats”

You never know who you might meet on the chairlift and what you might talk about.

Each week, we’ll introduce you to chairlift partners or friends who have some interesting/informative/amusing stories to share.

So, for the next 5 minutes, sit back and enjoy.

Today’s chairlift chat is with one of the best freelance ski photographers in the world, Mitch Gunn.   He has sold countless images to national and international news agencies and is a great guy to boot.

Watch this edition of chairlift chats to learn what goes into creating dynamic, attention-grabbing ski racing photos that capture each athlete’s emotions and the intensity of our sport.

 

 


Chairlift Chats: How Safe Are Alpine Touring Bindings?

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Warner

Welcome to “Chairlift Chats”

You never know who you might meet on the chairlift and what you might talk about.

Each week, we’ll introduce you to chairlift partners or friends who have some interesting/informative/amusing stories to share.

So, for the next 5 minutes, sit back and enjoy.

And, let us know if you have some suggestions for “guests”.

If you’re interested in learning how safe, or unsafe, tech bindings are you do not want to miss this episode of chairlifts chats.    We chat with Dave Dodge the current Chairman ASTM Binding Testing Committee, holds many binding patents, is an expert witness for a number of binding related trials, and co-founder of Dodge Ski Boots, about tech alpine touring bindings.


Chairlift Chats: This week’s guest Peter Dodge, Former Champion Pro Racer and Head Alpine Coach at Dartmouth College

Posted on October 24, 2017 by Warner

Welcome to “Chairlift Chats”

You never know who you might meet on the chairlift and what you might talk about.

Each week, we’ll introduce you to chairlift partners or friends who have some interesting/informative/amusing stories to share.

So, for the next 5 minutes, sit back and enjoy.

And, let us know if you have some suggestions for “guests”.

Our second Chairlift chat is between Peter Dodge, Former Champion Pro Racer and Head Alpine Coach at Dartmouth College, and Bill Doble of Dodge Ski Boots talking about the ski racing options after high school. Premier racers often take a “gap” year between high school and college. If you’re not a premier skier there are many options when it comes to ski racing after high school. Peter talks about his experiences as a long-time collegiate coach and as a parent.


Chairlift Chats: This week’s guest Mark Heinrich-Wallace, co-founder Parlor Skis

Posted on October 17, 2017 by Bill

Welcome to “Chairlift Chats”

You never know who you might meet on the chairlift and what you might talk about.

Each week, we’ll introduce you to chairlift “partners” who have some interesting/informative/amusing stories to share.

So, for the next 5 minutes, sit back and enjoy.

And, let us know if you have some suggestions for “guests”.

Our first Chairlift chat in the Dodge Ski Boot Chairlift Chats Series is between Warner Nickerson of Dodge Ski Boots and Mark Wallace, Co-Founder of Parlor Skis, talking about Mark pursuing his dream of starting a ski manufacturing company in East Boston, Massachusetts.


3D Fitting System: Great fit without leaving home!

Posted on October 4, 2017 by Bill

Our exclusive 3D Fitting System uses your phone to scan of your feet so we can give you the most custom fit boot in the world. And you don’t even have to leave home! Skiers all over the world are using to get their Dodge Ski Boots and tell us it’s the best fit they’ve ever had!