The 2017/2018 Mountain Top Ski & Snowboard Series
- Airing window: September 9, 2017 – May 1, 2018
- All titles are 30:00 in length
- Offered on a strictly barter basis with 3:00 for Local and 3:00 for National
- All titles adhere to FCC compliance for Closed Captioning as well as Calm Act
- Art of Powder:
Join us as a group of young ski racers experience their first deep powder adventure in the Washington States Cascade Mountain range. We’ll also meet up with Aspen Witt who despite had a promising future with the US Freestyle ski team, put skiing on the back burner to focus on school. Last but not least, we’ll spend some time with America’s most decorated Downhill & Super G skier, Daron Rahlves, who has put his need for speed off to the side and now enjoys the slower pace & beauty of skiing in the powder filled backcountry.
- Mountain Vibes:
Viewers will begin by meeting former professional skier Jeff Engerbretson who has passed the torch to his daughter, Aimee, and together have become two of the most published skiers of this era. Then get a dose of face shots from Chatter Creek Mountain Lodge. Viewers third stop of the tour is Canada’s Monashee Powder Snowcats. And, finally, a group of long time ski friends experience mind blowing powder at Keefer Lake Lodge...British Columbia’s newest cat skiing operation.
- San Juan Whiteout:
If you love adventuring, you’ll want to join us as we travel through the San Juan’s…Colorado’s largest mountain range. We begin our journey at close to 11,000 feet in elevation to Purgatory Resort. Next, our travels takes us to San Juan’s untracked snowcat skiing & boarding where “powder hounds” share the glory. We’ll also take a side-country tour to the powder gem of Wolf Creek Ski Area. Last but not least, our journey ends in Telluride where you’ll be wowed with its charm and spectacular scenery.
- Tight Loose:
Come join Teton Gravity Research as they celebrate their 21st Birthday. Their philosophy is “the tighter your show the looser you can be.” With over 20 years of traveling the globe & pushing the boundaries of what is possible, TGR has truly experienced the full spectrum of adventure. It has been a constant evolution of refining a lifestyle...keeping things as buttoned-up on the front end in order to seize the moment when things reach the edge of control. Tight Loose means living to the fullest!
- Way of Life:
For some, embracing the mountains is not just part of life&helip;it’s a way of life. The search for snow shapes not only how they approach these peaks, but also how they approach the world. And whether athletes spend their days dropping first descents in Alaska or training for the Olympics, they’re part of a community built around a shared passion. The bonds that form from this community transcend continents & cultures and transform strangers into friends.
- The Winter of Our Content:
Using dramatic backdrops of the Canadian Rockies & leading edge cinematography, viewers will experience the “sensation of power” and be inspired to push their own limits through the narrative of Powder Therapy. Big lines, spring jumps & new school tricks are just a few of the highlights in store for this awe-inspiring adventure.
How the World Advances…
- Airing Window: January 2, 2016 – September 30, 2016
- Program Length: 4 x ½ hour episodes (unlimited runs)
- Barter Syndicated: 3:00 Local / 3:00 National
- All programming meets FCC requirements for closed-captioning
Filmed in 13 countries and on 5 continents, this 4-part made-for-TV mini-series allows audiences to explore the power of new ideas being tested across the globe.
From a North Korean refugee turned venture capitalist to a Chilean beekeeper fighting the world bee crisis to the largest solar facility in Morocco, viewers will have the opportunity to meet extraordinary people and witness unexpected & remarkable places throughout the world.
- …Through Energy Around the World:
From a solar facility in Morocco to wind farms in Denmark, from a hydraulic fracturing site in Pennsylvania to a trucking company in Florida that is converting its fleet to natural gas, viewers will explore how innovators from around the world are finding new, creative & cost-effective solutions to our planet’s growing energy needs.
- …Through Unleashing Human Potential:
A revealing look at the enormous power that is generated when human potential & ambition are nurtured. In less than 25 years, over a quarter billion people have been lifted out of poverty in India. See some of their remarkable stories.
- …Through Business and Entrepreneurs:
It’s a journey around the globe to discover the unique power of entrepreneurship. From Zambia to South Korea and from Slovakia to Chile, these inspiring stories capture the essence of how small business can truly create large global changes.
- …Through Individual Choice:
In 1980, economist and Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman inspired market reform in the West with his TV series Free To Choose. Join Johan Norberg as he travels in Friedman’s footsteps to places Friedman’s ideas helped to transform. In the process, viewers will examine questions concerning power & prosperity, and the trade-offs between individual liberty & income equality.
ABOUT THE HOST
Johan Norberg is an author, commentator and international speaker who unearths stories of human triumph around the world.
Particularly celebrated for his ability to make complex ideas easily understandable for broad audiences, Mr. Norberg appeals to average citizens as much as academia.
Mr. Norberg’s 15 publications have been translated into 25 languages. For this series, he shares unique stories of people and events, many of which have never been seen before on television.
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