Nordic Nation: The Pete Vordenberg Experience (Episode 2)

Jason AlbertSeptember 22, 2017


Here it is … Episode 2 of Nordic Nation’s “The Pete Vordenberg Experience”.

If you missed Episode 1, you’ll want to start there for some context. Pete Vordenberg, a two-time U.S. Olympic cross-country skier and former U.S. Ski Team coach, talks about his transformation since leaving skiing to dedicate himself to the hardest job he’s ever had: a stay-at-home dad. In Episode 2, he continues to reflect on how skiing impacted his life and how he would like it to be a part of his daughters’ lives, as well as what he thinks needs to happen globally for the sport to continue.

Pete Vordenberg, former U.S. Ski Team head coach, as seen in 2012. (Photo: USSA)

You’ll also hear Vordenberg, who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, discuss selection criteria, decompression from the full-immersion XC-ski life and how he began falling back in love with the sport. And yes, no joke, in Episode 2, you’ll hear how reggae star Matisyahu is — if the math is correct — only two degrees separated from the mythical cross-country deep state.

Enjoy the ride listening to “The Pete Vordenberg Experience, Episode 2”.

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Jason Albert

Jason lives in Bend, Ore., and can often be seen chasing his two boys around town. He’s a self-proclaimed audio geek. That all started back in the early 1990s when he convinced a naive public radio editor he should report a story from Alaska’s, Ruth Gorge. Now, Jason’s common companion is his field-recording gear.

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