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Olympic Gold Medal Skier Tommy Moe: Heli-skiing Alaska's Backcountry

Tommy Moe won the Gold Medal for downhill skiing at the 1994 Winter Olympics. Follow him up to the backcountry of Alaska to shred some turns in the Tordrillo Mountains, one of the best places on the planet for heli-skiing. Then head to Lillehammer, Norway and that epic day when Tommy surprised the world by winning the Olympic Gold Medal. Listen as he takes you turn-buy-turn down that famous run and shares some of his secrets on how ski harder, bigger and better. But that's not all. Tommy also talks about something called the Flow State - a state of mind that many top athletes report when time seems to slow down, focus is heightened and superhuman feats suddenly become possible. Like winning the gold medal, when no one thought you could. This one's for all you powder heads.

Highlights include: - Following Tommy down every turn of his Gold Medal run - Discover the remote Tordrillo Mountains in Alaska, one of the best places for heli-skiing and big mountain adventures on the planet - Hear what it feels like to drop in to some of steepest, scariest backcountry runs in the country - Listen to Tommy's story, how he learnt to ski, his love of the backcountry and what adventure means to him  - Learn about Flow, a state of mind that dramatically enhances your physical skills and abilities, and how to reach it yourself

Through it all, we realize that high performance in adventure sports is as much about state of mind as it is physical ability.

To ski with Tommy and visit his lodge in Alaska, please check out:

Check out the gallery below for some amazing images from the Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, Tommy's base for Alaskan adventures


I mention a few awesome videos, shot up in the Tordrillos.For the full Travis Rice movie, check it out on Red Bull. It's free and unbelievable. That helicopter drop in happens at about 18mins. Trailer on YouTube below

And here's Cody Townsend sending it on The Crack. Oh. My. God.

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The Armchair Explorer podcast is adventure storytelling with beats, original music and cinematic effects. Each episode one of the world's greatest adventurers tell their best story from the road. No long-winded interviews, just straight to heart of the action.

Host Aaron Millar is a multi-award-winning travel writer, journalist and author. He contributes regularly to The Times of London, National Geographic Traveller (UK), and many other national and international publications. He has presented travel documentaries for National Geographic TV, written two books for London publisher Icon - 50 Greatest Wonders of the World & 50 Greatest National Parks of the World - and is the 2014 and 2017 British Guild of Travel Writers Travel Writer of the Year, the IPW Best Destination Writer 2017 and Visit USA’s Best National Newspaper Writer 2014, 2016 & 2017. Aaron grew up in Brighton, England but is currently hiding out in the Rocky Mountains of Louisville, Colorado. 

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