FasterSkier caught up with former, yes former U.S. Ski Team member Andy Newell on October, 8 in Park City, Utah. Newell was in Utah assisting with the latest NEG camp and training with his old cohort when time permitted. No longer a staple of the national team, the 34-year-old Newell has partially turned over a new leaf. He’s still training as a professional skier, but he’s also the owner of a cross-country skiing business called Nordic team Solutions.
Newell plans on racing several World Cups this season, and, if the gears are clicking, he hopes to qualify for the Seefeld, Austria World Championships. If that’s not enough for this athlete in transition, Newell intends to expand his nascent business.
Newell’s business model is part web-based platform and part ski-boots on the ground business specializing in technique, training, and nutrition. We’re sure we missed something. But Newell covers it all in the podcast as he explains the niche he’s trying to fill.
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.