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Next Level Skiing

Dec 28, 2021

Welcome back to the Next Level Skiing podcast, brought to you by Wagner Skis. Today, we’ve got a great conversation with a great guest. There aren’t that many high profile skiers out there, who are as thoughtful and introspective as Mark Abma. 

Mark is an inspiring athlete with a unique outlook on how to improve performance, training, and mindset. From keeping things in perspective when he’s on top of a mountain to hydrotherapy, Mark talks about what has shaped him as a skier and as a person.

Mark Abma is a professional freeskier. From Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, he was born for the snow. He has a number of awards under his belt including the Powder Video Award for Best Male Performance in 2007 and 2005. He also won Best Natural Air in 2010, and Best Powder in 2009. He recently started an advocacy group called One Step with the goal of helping both ski resorts and skiers reduce their carbon footprints. 


[02:11] How Mark started skiing

[07:00] Mogul skiing helping with the transition

[12:35] What Mark learned from his idols when he was a kid

[16:28] How competing led to films

[22:25] Mark’s mental game when he gets dropped off on a mountain  

[25:45] A piece of advice Mark goes back to 

[27:00] Recovery and hydrotherapy

[33:50] Lactic training  

[36:05] Lessons on the snow, transcending into everyday life


Mark Abma on Twitter 

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