On the latest episode of The Powell Movement’s podcast, Mike Powell sits down with an icon of the sport, the venerable Mark Abma, for the first of a two-part interview.

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Abma isn’t your typical pro skier. If you break him down, he’s part elite athlete, part farm boy, part hippy, part businessman and part dreamer with a work ethic that puts most people to shame. In this episode, he talks about the journey from his dad’s welding shop, to the Hemlock Valley Freestyle Team, to the B.C. Freestyle Team, to the X Games, to the big mountains, to the big screen, and beyond. Abma is a legend, and his story will surprise you.

Photo by Guy Fattal

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