Chairlift Chats: Legendary Coach, Ante Kostelic explains athlete development in 3 minutes.

Posted on October 5, 2018 by Warner

This week’s chairlift chat is with legendary father/coach Ante Kostelic talking about athlete development from birth to becoming a champion.

He stresses the importance of repeat, repeat, repeat from ages 10-15 among other things. It is a short, powerful chat that you don’t wanna miss!


We’re in the news (again)!

Posted on October 1, 2018 by Bill

It was a nice surprise when Business People Vermont magazine called us last month wanting to do an article on Dodge Ski Boots. Writer Phyl Newbeck arrived at the shop and interviewed us, ( ie, listened to our stories) and photographer Brad Pettingill showed up a few days later to try to make us look good.


Check out the article here:

Chairlift Chats: Ever Wonder How Norway Won 39 Medals in PyeongChang

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Warner

This week’s chairlift chat is with Leif Nestvold-Haugen about Norwegian Ski Team Culture.  It starts with a discussion of cultural norms and how husband and wife often combine last names. That is why he recently changed his last name from Haugen to Nestvold-Haugen last summer.   But, the bulk of this discussion is about Norwegian ski team culture.  Norwegian had the highest medal count in the 2018 Olympics with 39 medals and the bulk of those medals were won in snow sports.

This is a great chat to learn more about team culture and the Norwegian model.





Chairlift Chats: The best moments of Tom Wallisch’s career?

Posted on May 9, 2018 by Warner

The spring and summer will bring fewer chairlift chats, but we are excited to share this one with X-Games Champion, Tom Wallisch, explaining his favorite moments as a professional freeskier.

Wallisch also talks about how retirement just means he’s skiing a lot more powder than rails and he is enjoying his work as a commentator for big events like X-Games.

Make sure to check out this chat with a great guy!
Check it out!


Chairlift Chats: What does Florian Land Think About Editing Videos?

Posted on April 19, 2018 by Warner

This week’s chairlift chat is with Florian Land a 27-year-old video editor and creator. He first found stardom from doing a compilation video for Jon Olsson and since then he has been focusing on making videos as much as possible.

Florian gives great advice on how to think about putting together a video, the importance of watching your videos after making them, and how vital it is to keep practicing and making more content.


Chairlift Chats: Warner Nickerson Explains his new Vlogging Adventure

Posted on April 12, 2018 by Warner


Hope you are having a fantastic spring!

This week’s chairlift chat is with Warner Nickerson discussing his new video blog or vlog.  During a trip to Japan with fellow world-class skier, Jon Olsson, Warner started making daily videos.    Now he’s up to 43 videos in two months and going strong with great support from the YouTube community with over 37,000 subscribers.

Check out this chairlift chat to learn more about Warner’s new vlogging adventure and struggles making 3-7 videos per day.


Chairlift Chats: Is there Backcountry Skiing in the East?

Posted on April 5, 2018 by Warner

This week’s chairlift chat is with Andrew Drummond discussing his passion to bring backcountry skiing to the east coast. Ski The Whites is his backcountry retail, rental, brand, media, and lifestyle company.

Andrew and his longtime girlfriend Hilary McCloy, former U.S. Ski Team member, physical therapist, and co-founder of Backcountry Bliss, just love the outdoors and skiing.

During this chat we discuss Friday Night Lights their weekly backcountry event which brings together like-minded people in New England for an evening of backcountry skiing at Black Mountain in Jackson, NH.

This chat takes place on our way to ski Tuckerman’s Ravine.



Chairlift Chats: What is the best ski camera?

Posted on March 29, 2018 by Warner

Hope you’re enjoying some spring skiing!

This week’s chairlift chat is with Chris Winter a well-known YouTube camera tester and reviewer with almost 27 million video views.

He brilliantly explains the differences between GoPro Hero versions and why you need the GoPro Hero 5 or Hero 6.

Check out this Chairlift Chat to understand exactly why.

Hope you enjoy.






Dodge Ski Boots are the perfect wedding shoe!

Posted on March 28, 2018 by Bill

We love getting photos from members of the #DodgeBootFamily. Most are great skiing shots with proud Dodge Ski Boot users. But, long-time #DodgeBootFamily member JEFF CRAIG takes the prize for the most unique photos of his Dodge Ski Boots.

Seems like Jeff took advantage of a ski trip to Zermatt Switzerland to tie the knot with partner Kathy.

We’ll let Jeff explain:

“Hi Bill

Kathy and I just arrived home from Zermatt where we were married high on the hill in the Riffelalp chapel (no heating). The reason for this email is how were dressed for the ceremony! As you can see in the pictures we were in our ski clothing and boots. Obviously I was wearing my Dodge boots!
I thought you would appreciate the pictures.”

Thanks Jeff. Congratulations!

Great photos. Now we have to have Kathy join the Dodge Boot family, too!!

Chairlift Chats: How do we bring up the level of U.S. Skiing?

Posted on March 22, 2018 by Warner

This week’s chairlift chat is with former U.S. Ski Team athlete and NCAA Champion, Tim Kelley, talking about college skiing and the state of ski racing in America.  Kelley explains how critical foreign athletes are to bring up the level of college skiing and pushing American athletes.

Tim explains that bringing up the level of American skiing comes down to lowering the cost to athletes and increasing accessibility creating a larger pool of athletes.  The three most important things to develop a ski racer, in Tim’s opinion, are love for the sport, running lots of gates, and having lots of fun.

Thanks for watching!