Old friends and former U.S. Ski Team members Steve Porino and Scott Lyons examine the sport of alpine ski racing in this new podcast. They have been discussing and arguing skiing for 35 years in both a personal and professional capacity.

Porino has been calling ski races for 20 years and did a stint as a writer with Ski Racing Media back in its print days. Lyons has worked as an NBC researcher in alpine skiing for five years. They give a peek behind the curtain on their approach to story lines and ideas, and they go more in depth than they can in their day jobs to give you the story behind the story.


In this first episode of Tips and Tales, Porino and Lyons are joined by former Ski Magazine editor John Fry and racing legend Marc Girardelli to discuss the history of the sport and the greatest of all time (G.O.A.T.).

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Steve: Hates the sport baseball. Grew up learning to ski on the bump outside of Chicago called Wilmont. Despite being saddled with the technique that can only be termed the “Wilmont wiggle," he attended Burke Mountain Academy and then was a member of the U.S. Ski Team. He has spent the last 20 years pontificating about the sport of skiing either for Ski Racing Media or NBC Sports. His knowledge is encyclopedic (or is that wikopedic?) He resides in Sun Valley and talks skiing every week during the winter. Scott: Even though he has lived almost half his life in Denver, Colo., he is still an insane Boston Red Sox fan. He skied at Burke Mountain Academy, the U.S. Ski Team and Dartmouth College. He still believes his ski racing comeback is imminent. Most recently, he has been the alpine ski racing researcher for NBC Sports, and he spends a good chunk of his time arguing about the sport.