Robb Gaffney—the Squaw Valley-based former extreme skier and current PhD who literally wrote the book on the gnarliest lines at Squaw—recently launched a new website called, which seeks to shift the outdoor and action sports industry to prioritize longevity and sustainability in sports. The sites uses academic research, interviews with long-lasting athletes, and other experts to help offer smart, safe ways to stay in your sport for as long as possible. 

I believe in what Robb is doing, which is why I’ve started writing for his site as well. You can check out my interview with Jasper Shealy, an expert on ski-related injuries, and my interview with mountain guide Martin Volken about smart decision making in the backcountry. Stay tuned to for more stories, too!