Daron Rahlves - 4 Time Olympian, King of Kitzbühel, and World Jet Ski Champion
The SnowBrains Podcast
Daron Rahlves - 4 Time Olympian, King of Kitzbühel, and World Jet Ski Champion Brought to you by Ikon Pass "To me, downhill is number one. It is the most thrilling, most dangerous, highest speeds, and biggest air. My top speed recorded was 91mph. The fastest ever recorded was 100.6mph by a French guy." - Daron Rahlves on The SnowBrains Podcast My guest today is four times Olympic skier Daron Rahlves. Daron was on the US Ski Team from 1993 to the year 2010. He has twelve World Cup victories, 28 World Cup podiums, three World Championship wins, seven US National titles, and in 2008 he was an X-Games gold medalist for skier cross. He's the only American in the World Cup era to win the Super Bowl of skiing; the Hahnenkamm downhill in Kitzbühel, Austria. Daron is also the only American to win the Super-G in Kitzbühel. Daron saw seven podiums in only five years in Kitzbühel which is unmatched in American history - Kitzbühel is just such a big deal. He has been to three Olympics as a ski racer, then one as a skier cross athlete. He was also the world jet ski champion in 1993. His Dad had the world waterski jump record at 158-feet back in 1964, which is insane! Daron has done the Baja 1000 motorcross race on a motorcycle in 2006, and took a terrible crash which he tells us about. In 2010, Powder elected him for 'Line of the Year' in their video awards, which is nuts. He's also been an athlete for TGR, MSP, Warren Miller, and Rage Films. Most of these he's just crushing big lines in Alaska and all over the world. Daron has been a Red Bull athlete since 2003. Daron grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, and now calls Truckee, CA home. "I had a run of hip dislocations. Six. It was brutal; it is a pain you do not want to experience. I ended up having surgery after my last one because I figured there was something wrong. I had these two that to me felt like something was wrong." - Daron Rahlves on The SnowBrains Podcast Please enjoy! *** This episode is brought to you by Ikon Pass: A brand-new season unlocked the promise of adventures ahead, and endless stoke on the horizon. Now on sale, own it all with Ikon Pass. With pass options starting at only $399, adult – and exclusive spring savings – there’s an adventure for every type of rider, both new to the mountain and longtime shredder. Lock in the 21/22 season with: • up to $200 savings on child passes • up to $100 in renewal discounts • and a new payment plan from as low as 0 dollars down and 0 percent APR From the second you score your pass, you’ve got an entire season of sweet stuff to look forward to. Explore pass options at IkonPass.com. *** 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 #20 - Daron Rahlves - | Brought to you by Ikon Pass Recorded on April 20, 2020, in Valdez, AK (Miles Clark) and Truckee, CA (Daron Rahlves). This episode was edited by Robert Wilkinson. Music by Chad Crouch Host, producer, and creator = Miles Clark.
Daron Rahlves - US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Famer and Hahnenkamm Winner!
Chris Waddell Living It
Daron retired from alpine ski racing following the 2006 Olympic Games with seven national titles, 12 World Cup victories, including a win in the famed Hahnenkamm combined downhill in Kitzbuhel, Austria. He was also the 2001 world champion in the Super G.
Daron Rahlves is the greatest American Downhiller of all time. He’s an Olympian that owns X-Games gold and is the only the second American to ever win the most important race in the world, the Hahnenkamm Downhill at Kitzbühel. Daron has done so much in his life and in part 2 of Daron’s podcast we talk about Bode Miller, the Olympics, X-Games and more…. Daron Rahlves Part 2 Show Notes: 3:00: Vanilla Ice and the Hahnenkamm 11:00: The US Ski Team, Lindsay Vonn, and Mikaela Shiffrin 17:00: Alaska and race money 23:00: Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30 10 Barrel Brewery: Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone 25:00: Sponsors, ski bumming on the world cup, and money 34:00: Ski Tech’s, skis, hardest downhill courses, and Bode Miller 41:45: Peter Glenn Sports 42:45: Bode Miller cont. and injuries 52:00: The Olympics and retiring 60:00: X-Games, treatments, and training 67:00: Inappropriate Questions with Zach Christ
Daron Rahlves is the greatest American Downhiller of all time. He’s an Olympian that owns X-Games gold and is the only American to ever win the most important race in the world, the Hahnenkamm Downhill at Kitzbühel. Daron has done so much in his life and in part 1 of Daron’s podcast we talk about growing up with opportunity, how his dad was hard on him, jet skiing, skiing, boarding school, The US Ski Team, Rossignol, Atomic and more…So much good stuff in here. Daron Rahlves Show Notes: 3:00: Thought he was sick, Pain McShlonkey and Shane 11:00: His mom and dad, his dad being a hard-ass and participation trophies 17:00: Team Sports and family money 22:45: Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30 10 Barrel Brewery: Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone 24:00: Jet Skiing, the Myers Family, and NASTAR 31:00: Family skiing, moving to Tahoe, then the East Coast and boarding school life 38:00: Skiing on ice, the crossroads and making the team 42:00: Being small, strategies, the World Cup and gaining confidence 45:00: Peter Glenn Sports 49:00: Atomic v Rossignol, better skis and evolving with Atomic 55:00: Famous in Europe, doping, and Herman Meier 63:00: Crashing at Kitzbühel and then winning the Hahnenkamm 73 :00: Inappropriate Questions with Junior from Le Chamois
Coronavirus Cancelations and Daron Rahlves on Kvitfjell and his Career
Ski Racing this Week
COVID-19 global pandemic has led to the cancellation of ski racing. We give 2020 NCAA GS champion Storm Klomhaus a call to learn more (9:14). Daron Rahlves joins the show to talk about Kvitfjell downhill (the last World Cup this season), his secrets to success, and an awesome story (15:37). Our meteorologist gives you the weather for the week, and Helmut Wärer calls in from Austria (7:18). We do a mail reading at the end of the show—remember: DM on Instagram @jimmy_who_ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Daron Rahlves - American World Cup alpine ski racer
A Fresh Agenda
Daron Rahlves is the most decorated American male downhill and Super G ski racer. Through World cup wins and a trip to the Vancouver Olympics, Daron's racing career spanned two decades and he still assists the US Olympic Ski team with training and mentoring. During this interview he talks to Cristina about the methods that made him a top competitor, his opinion on the current games in South Korea and how lessons from his sport apply to anyone's life.
Daron Rahlves – World Champion Downhiller, Big Mtn Skier, Banzai Master
Simply put, Daron Rahlves is the man. He is the most decorated American male Downhill and Super G skier in history, with 12 World Cup race wins, 28 World Cup podium finishes, and 7 US National Titles. And after a dominant career in downhill, Daron transitioned to skier cross competition, then transitioned again a few years later to big mountain skiing, where he filmed with both Warren Miller and Teton Gravity Research. (And there's a whole lot more that Rahlves has accomplished, too much to go into.) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.