Cody Townsend, Professional Free Skier and Ski Mountaineer
Uphill Athlete Podcast
In this episode coach Sam Naney talks with his athlete, professional free skier and ski mountaineer, Cody Townsend. Cody has had a long and illustrious career in free skiing and has been featured in many ski films. Cody’s most recent project is “Chasing The Fifty Classics” — the classic ski descents of North America. The two discuss this project, and in particular, Cody’s training as he chases these lines.
Episode 67: Cody Townsend (Backcountry Skier) On The Mountains Of Svalbard & Skiing Waves In Hawaii
Cody Townsend is one of the most awarded and respected free skiers in the world. Over the course of his career he has won multiple invitationals, chased new routes, and stunt skied for Hollywood productions like "xXx: Return of Xander Cage". He is currently in the midst of a project to ski all the lines in the 2010 book "Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America". But before that, he went on an epic adventure to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.Please support more conversations like this by hitting the subscribe button, checking out our sponsors, and leaving a quick review on Apple Podcasts.[Our usual home Smile To Go has been forced to shut doors during this current pandemic, support their staff during this difficult time by visiting here][Great Adventures is proudly fueled by WhistlePig Whiskey and HANAH.]Let me know who you want to hear from next. Look out for upcoming episodes with deep-sea diver Andy Casagrande, survivalist Mykel Hawke, Navy SEAL Jocko Willink, CEO of Conservation International Dr. M Sanjayan…CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Charles’ Instagram | Charles’ TwitterGreat Adventures Instagram | Great Adventures TwitterCody's Instagram | Cody's TwitterRELEVANT LINKS:Cody Townsend's WebsiteCody Townsend's YouTubeThe Fifty WebsiteClosing song: "Look Alive" by Guster.*Our world is going through an unprecedented event with the Coronavirus, but we at "Great Adventures" and our sponsors believe that it is not a time to go quietly into the night, we must continue to dream and explore while staying safe, social distancing and isolating when necessary. There are still adventures to be had, and for some, getting outdoors is the best thing for our mental and physical health right now. The episodes will continue to drop, please send us any feedback, and anyone that you would like to hear from.*
Protect Our Winters: Mario Molina, Cody Townsend & Emily Harrington
Protect Our Winters (POW), founded by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones, strives to turn outdoor enthusiasts into climate advocates. In this episode we are joined by Executive Director of POW, Mario Molina, and pro-athletes Cody Townsend and Emily Harrington to discuss how our mountains are changing right before our eyes and what we can do about it. To learn more about this work and how you too can become a climate advocate, visit www.protectourwinters.org.
Cody Townsend - Star & Producer of The Fifty Project
The SnowBrains Podcast
Cody Townsend - Star & Producer of The Fifty Project - | Brought to you by Alta Ski Area “I shit my pants in a Helicopter Once… Just like trying to press a fart out way too hard and maybe had a little something bad to eat the night before We were forced to land the helicopter because the pilot got so pissed off.” - Cody Townsend “We almost got killed by Vladimir Putin, like truly…we got ran off the road while we were driving down this like two-lane highway, all of a sudden a cavalcade of like limos and army cars come racing around the corner in the middle of the road going like 70 miles per hour. We had to slam off into this cliff wall, on the other side was like 400 feet of cliffs. Nearly got ran off the road and killed by Vladimir Putin himself.” - Cody Townsend Cody Townsend, a California beach kid from Santa Cruz who was the high school quarterback dating the head cheerleader while simultaneously winning the Junior Olympics Downhill ski race at 16 years old, and ended up becoming a legendary freeskier out of Lake Tahoe, California. He's done Hollywood stunts for Vin Diesel, he skied "The Most Insane Line Ever" in Alaska, he's in approximately 1 zillion amazing ski movies, and he now is the star and producer of The Fifty Project where he's attempting to climb & ski the 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America. In this episode, Cody & Miles discuss the best stories from The Fifty Project, poohing in helicopters, growing up on the beach in Santa Cruz, climate change, "The Most Insane Line Ever", Noah Howell, Cody's favorite mountain ranges to ski, Shane McConkey, Cody's company Arcade Belts, being a stunt double for Vin Deisel, surfing, avalanches, Cody's favorite books, and much more. Cody Townsend answers these questionable questions: What's the funniest accident you've had in the mountains? What's challenges you most intellectually on a daily basis? What's your favorite book? How Long are you giving yourself to finish The Fifty Project? What are your 3 favorite lines from The Fifty thus far? Which was the hardest, most grueling from The Fifty? Please tell us about the Joffre Peak rescue where you saved a life. What is "The Crack" (most insane line ever) and how did you find this thing? How did Arcade Belts come about? What's next? Many more... Please enjoy! *** This episode is brought to you by Alta Ski Area - home of the deepest average annual snowfall in the Rocky Mountains. *** If you enjoyed this podcast, please share with friends & family and please subscribe. Follow SnowBrains: SnowBrains.com Facebook: facebook.com/snowbrains Instagram: instagram.com/snowbrains Twitter: twitter.com/snowbrains The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #11 - Cody Townsend, Star & Producer of The Fifty Project Recorded on December 1, 2020 in Park City, UT (Miles Clark) and Tahoe City, CA (Cody Townsend). This episode was edited by Robert Wilkinson. Music by Chad Crouch. Host, producer, and creator = Miles Clark.
Cody Townsend on Coffee Makers, Bindings, & Beacons
We sat down in Blister HQ with Cody Townsend to talk about coffee makers, bindings, beacons, terrain management, mortality, movies, and more.TOPICS & TIMES:Coffee Makers (9:29)SHIFT binding (14:40)Bindings in general (27:02)Movies (38:17)Tech bindings (46:33)Beacons (56:12)Terrain management & avalanche education (1:06:55)Topics for future conversations (1:20:18)What We’re Celebrating This Week (1:23:53)RELATED LINKS:Blister Podcast: Cody Townsend, Blister Speaker SeriesOff The Couch Podcast: Cody Townsend See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Last week Cody Townsend came to Western Colorado University for our Blister Speaker Series and spoke about why his education has been so beneficial to his career; social media and the new responsibilities of athletes today; starting & growing a business (Arcade Belts); The Fifty Project and all of the behind-the-scenes work; and more.TOPICS & TIMES:Why Cody studied linguistics (5:19)Responsibilities of athletes today (11:28)Social media — expectations (15:46)Cody’s mentors (23:02)Starting & running a business: Arcade Belts (25:11)The Fifty Project (30:07)The work that goes on behind the scenes (35:01)Getting funding for projects Lines that should be included in the Fifty? (44:04)Climate motivation (46:43)How can skiing become more inclusive? (51:02) RELATED LINKS:Previous Blister Speaker Series Events See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
One of the most awarded skiers in free skiing history, Cody Townsend has evolved from a California beach kid obsessed with the mountains to standing a top the pinnacle of the sport. From a successful alpine ski racing career to stunt skiing for Hollywood blockbuster films, or skiing the “Most Insane Line Ever” to ski mountaineering North America’s “Fifty Most Classic Ski Descents”, Townsend has proven to be able to ski the most challenging and dangerous lines with ease. Cody has an entrepreneurial spirit starting his own belt brand Arcade belts. He also produces his own ski show on YouTube which is regarded as the first of it’s kind. In this very unique episode we talk to Cody about his biggest failures and lessons he learned throughout his career. We then talked to Cody about how he manages fear in his sport and in his business and how he analyzes different fear situations. He explains how being absolutely genuine to his sponsors and fans is how he was able to build such a powerful brand. https://www.thevisionaryentrepreneur.net
Closing out the first season of the Holmlands Adventure Podcast, we are joined in conversation by professional skier, adventurer and entrepreneur, Cody Townsend as he speaks with host Cameron Hall about his life and times in skiing to date.When it comes to free skiing, Cody, 37, is not only one of the most awarded athletes in the history of the sport but also one of the most likable.Born and raised in Santa Cruz, California - a town famous for it's surfing and skateboarding culture - Cody moved to Lake Tahoe at the age of sixteen to pursue his passion for skiing and hasn't looked back since.From a successful alpine ski racing career in his early years, to becoming a Hollywood stunt double for Vin Diesel, and to going viral by skiing the “most insane line ever” Cody has enjoyed a colorful and illustrious career pursuing his passion in the sport he loves as he candidly shares his story.An athlete always keen to learn and progress, his current project "The Fifty" sees Cody take on the challenge of ski mountaineering North America’s “Fifty Most Classic Ski Descents”, documenting each peak in his own YouTube series - with the aim of giving a raw insight into the world of back country skiing. At the time of recording, 27 summits have been successfully completed so far - as Cody teases a special episode as part of the project set to be released in November 2020.Off the mountain, Cody is also a proud entrepreneur, as he discusses the creation of Arcade Belts, a business he Co-Founded in 2010 and continues to go from strength to strength.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/holmlands-adventure-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.