Long Underwear Podcast Show Notes: Maggie Voisin

Dropping her first video edit, life in Montana, finding the silver linings and harnessing hope during uncertain times.

For the second episode of season 5 of the “Long Underwear” Podcast, sponsored by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, host Amie Engerbretson chats with freestyle skier and two-time Olympian, Maggie Voisin. 

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Maggie Voisin is a 21-year-old freestyle skier who grew up in Montana but now spends her winters in Park City, Utah. Photo: Cortney White

About the Athlete:

Born and raised in Whitefish, Montana, Maggie started skiing as a toddler and began gaining air awareness as young as ten. Today, she is a world-renowned freeskiing athlete who has competed and medaled in both Big Air and Slopestyle at the X-Games, Dew Tour and other international contests. Maggie made the Olympic team bound for Sochi in 2014, but was unable to compete due to an injury, but was able to snag 4th in Slopestyle at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang. In the 2019/2020 season, Maggie came in with a recently repaired ACL and managed to win three X-Games medals and have one of her most successful seasons ever.This fall, Voisin released her own edit, “Swiftcurrent”, which culminates footage from the backcountry of B.C. and Montana, as well as footage from the terrain park and various contests. 

Maggie Voisin is known for competing in Slopestyle and Big Air. In the 2019/2020 season, she won three medals at the X-Games. Photo: Josh Bishop

 

No More “S” Word:

  • Once the “S” word is forbidden, Maggie talks about finding the silver lining when she’s rehabbing injuries or laying low during quarantine because she’s able to nurture other hobbies like cooking, hiking, and camping. 

  • From there, Maggie talks about what makes growing up and living in Montana so special. 

  • After that, Maggie talks about combating claustrophobia, coming up in the ski scene at a young age, managing anxiety around the future and harnessing hope to make positive change. 

  • Then, Amie asks Maggie about the highs and lows of the last year and Maggie reflects on how nice it’s been to be home throughout the last several months and the lows of getting injured. 

  • Finally, Maggie wraps the episode with a story about stopping a plane so she could go to the bathroom and the ladies swap stories about peeing in the outdoors and their relationship (or lack thereof) with TikTok. 

 

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