Becoming “The Godfather”

This week on the "Sponsored" podcast, Mike Douglas tells his story

This week on the “Sponsored” podcast, Mike Douglas tells his story, including the time he first went skiing—on a school trip when he was in the fifth grade, at Vancouver Island’s Mount Washington.

“We went up there and felt that sensation of sliding on snow and the adventure that came with that. Cruising down this forested run, I did this big long turn wondering what was coming up around the corner thinking, ‘This is the coolest thing ever.’ Pretty much from that first day, that was the ultimate, and that’s all I wanted to do.”

Listen to the full podcast below, detailing Douglas’ evolution as a member of the groundbreaking New Canadian Air Force to his current role as founding producer and filmmaker with Switchback Entertainment.

“Sponsored” is a weekly show hosted by Mike Powell that goes deep into the lives and stories of professional skiers. For more Powder Radio, check out “The Storytellers” podcast, which goes behind the scenes with POWDER.

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