Downhill Champ to Fishing Fanatic
Recently, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge co-owner and Olympic gold-medalist Tommy Moe was interviewed by the Oregonian about his segment in Warren Miller’s Flow State and what else he has been up to. Being that Moe was the first American male skier to win two medals in the same Olympics (1994 in Lillehammer, Norway) the Oregonian reporter found it interesting that Moe now gets his kicks skiing the Tordrillos, but also fishing the Alaskan rivers and lakes.
Moe talks about how much he loves to be in the Tordrillos in June during the famed “Cast and Carve” session–skiing corn snow in the mountains and fish for king salmon in the river. Moe states that skiing in June with Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is “the only active ski operation in North America that is better, in his opinion, than the lift-served Palmer snowfield at Mount Hood during that time of year.”
Moe continued to explain that most heli-skiing is done by experts in AK, but the June session with Cast and Carve is more forgiving, allowing families to join in on the fun. With long sunny days and stable snow conditions–it’s one of the few heli-ski operations where you’ll see younger kids skiing with their parents.
Well said, Moe. To read the entire article click here.