EP80 – Going All In, with Ski The Whites Creator, Andrew Drummond

Andrew Drummond is a New Hampshire-based mountain athlete specializing in backcountry skiing and SkiMo racing.

Photo: Chris M Shane

Andrew has become known as the go-to backcountry skiing expert in the White Mountains and attributes this to spending as much time as possible challenging himself in the mountains, challenging himself to do things that maybe hadn’t been done before, and also investing time in sharing his experiences.

After taking a break from the corporate world, Andrew decided to design a life and career around his passion for the mountains and for alpine touring. It took a few years to figure out exactly what this would look like but in 2016 Andrew started ‘Ski The Whites’, a community and shop dedicated to outfitting backcountry enthusiasts with the proper gear and resources for the wild experiences they craved. He also organizes skiing and trail running events and recently launched the ‘Weekend Beta’ podcast via a Patreon page.

In this episode, we talk to Andrew about leaving the traditional path to pursue your passion, establishing yourself as an expert in your field, starting an online reseller store and running a business without losing sight of your original goal, and even some of the barriers to the backcountry from a cost and safety perspective.

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Jonathan Ronzio
Jonathan Ronzio

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Founder, Explore Inspired | CMO, Trainual | Co-Host of The Stokecast Podcast | Mountain Athlete | Award-Winning Adventure Filmmaker | Keynote Speaker

1 Comment
  1. Love hearing all the episodes! Being from the Black Hills this episode resonated with me because it’s easy to look at all the big mountian ranges and get jealous or think “if only…” but why not be like Andrew Drummond and make the most of where you!

    I’ve now listened to every episode and loved em all! Missing getting new episodes for 2020.

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