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Next Level Skiing Podcast: Angel Collinson – You Got This

Episode 1: Angel Collinson – You Got This

In the debut episode of Next Level Skiing, we get the opportunity to speak with Angel Collinson, a pioneer in women’s big-mountain skiing. Join us as Angel unravels how she was bred into skiing and originally started out with a different goal for her career. We talk about how visualization, meditation, and deep breathing have improved her performance and lifestyle; Angel explains why these self-care methods are crucial parts of the gig and explains how she benefits from the practices. We also discuss how her “feminine approach to fear” and her not-so-secret-mantra have made her one of the best skiers in the world.

Listen in to learn important insights from Angel on how to take your skiing to the next level.

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Angel in Action
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Angel’s Website
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Angel on Twitter

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Topics & Times:

[02:10] Angel was bred into skiing by growing up at Snowbird

[02:51] Angel had lofty racing aspirations

[05:15] Visualization is a technique that helps Angel manage fear

[09:52] Angel talks about the importance of self-care and being “resourced enough”

[15:15] Deep breathing exercises and their benefits

[18:00] How Angel gets over nervousness prior to a race

[21:05] How fear can be a tool

[24:00] Angel explains why it’s not bad to “back off”

[27:01] The two pieces of advice that have resonated with Angel

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Listen to Other Episodes:

Intro – Next Level Skiing Podcast

  1. Angel Collinson – You Got This
  2. Jake Hutchinson – You Can’t Fake It Anymore
  3. Chris Steiner – Powderball
  4. Tommy Moe – You Gotta Pay Your Dues
  5. Jim Lindsay – Building From the Feet Up
  6. Dr. Tom Hackett – Get Something Out of Every Day
  7. Klaus Obermeyer – It’s Easier to Ski Than It Is to Walk
  8. Chris Davenport – Speaking the Language of the Mountains

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