018: Bob Woodward- Nordic skier turned Freelancer

July 27, 2017

This episode is with Bob Woodward. Bob has had a first row seat witnessing the growth and development of the Ski and Outdoor Industries. In this episode he tells how he got interested in the Outdoors and we talk about his nordic career, the Poly Party Days at SIA and a much more.

Show Notes


Grew up near the woods and backcountry in California and Colorado and always had an interest in the Outdoors.

first exposure to the outdoors

Bob's first exposure to the outdoor biz was his job with Sierra Designs in Berkeley in 1970.

Played in the woods, and walked to school in the woods

first ski adventure was with his uncle

Things we talked about

The Telemark Lodge, The American Birkebeiner

Began his writing/freelance career with Nordic World

Cross Country Skier Magazine

SNEWS started by Bob Woodward and Ted Eugenis in 1984 and sold it to Michael Hogdson and Therese Iknoian

Jack Gilbert, Bill Werlin and Bill Sterling started a winter version of OR

Ski magazine

Ski Business

The Poly Party

The Full Cleveland look

The El Sombrero in Las Vegas

Ski business is pricing a lot of people out of the market

The Outdoor business is overhyped

“used on everest” most overwrought phrase in the outdoor biz

writing historical stuff for Skiing History and 1859

Mayor of Bend from 1997 to 1999

Routines, tips

stay active everyday, bike or skis and hits the gym daily

Other Activities

still mountain biking and skiing

Suggestions for people wanting to get in the biz

still sees plenty of opportunities for folks wanting to get in the biz

Favorite Books

The House that George built by Wilfrid Sheed

Best Outdoor Gear Purchase Under $100

small camera bags, used them for everything

Connect with

Bob on Facebook

Bob via email: woody@bendcable.com


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