• Episode 28
  • October 3, 2022

Dan Egan: The Power of Powder

Dan Egan is one of the most influential skiers of our time. He was instrumental in making extreme skiing what it is today and is known for skiing in the world’s most remote, inhospitable regions. He’s seen death and despair. But also, great triumph and new heights.

He has appeared in multiple Warren Miller ski films, on the Discovery Channel, ESPN Fox Sports, and in countless magazines, books, and videos. Along with his equally famous brother, he has skied around the world, recorded more than 51st descents, jumped off cliffs, the heights of 12-story buildings, and defied death multiple times (sometimes barely).

He’s also a businessman, motivational speaker, consultant, media expert, writer, journalist, and producer. As a writer, he wrote and co-wrote three books, All Terrain Skiing: Body Mechanics and Balance From Powder to IceCourage to Persevere: The Triumph Over Tragedy of Bill Fallon, and 30 Years in a White Haze.

As a journalist, he covered three Olympics and is a three-time NESJA Harold Hirsch award winner for excellence in journalism. As a producer, he was awarded a Telly award in 1991 and is a three-time New England Emmy award nominee for his TV series Wild World of Winter. An avid sailor as well, our guest has also produced videos for the U.S. Sailing Team at two sailing World Championships, and his media company represented Sperry shoes during the 35th America’s cup in Bermuda.

He’s also worked with well-known companies on marketing and branding, including North Face, Suzuki, Sprint, and Coors. He is a member of the Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.

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