There are many things that are synonymous with skiing in Jackson Hole: the tram, big vert, endless amount of backcountry, wildlife, Teton Gravity Research HQ, and, most importantly, Shroder Baker crushing Jackson side-country.
Shroder Baker has been associated with Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for a while now. Shroder has skied all over the world and has been featured in more than 15 ski films including appearances in Warren Miller, Wink Inc. and of course, Teton Gravity Research films. Nominated 5 times for Powder Magazine’s ‘Best Powder of the Year’ award, Shroder has made a name for himself for not only being the best ‘professional pow skier’ out there but someone who likes to get after when it’s game-on. Let’s just say if you see a single-track down Pucker Face or Once Is Enough, it was likely shaped by Mr. Baker. Here is a little interview with Mr. Baker along with his ‘Pro Playlist’.
Shroder’s Pro Playlist is below however, press play on this fine gem and enjoy the interview.
Jack White- Seven Nation Army w/ Catch Hell Blues
Mr. Shroder Baker
[Earlyups] Do you listen to tunes while skiing? How about in the backcountry?
[Shroder] I listen to music when I hike the pass (Teton Pass). See playlist below.
[Earlyups] Favorite pump-up song for when you’re about to do something scary?
[Shroder] Favorite pump up songs when I’m about to do something scary you ask. Well, been pretty tame this year due to the fact that my Wife and I are expecting a little baby girl really soon. I will let you know what I listen to before I have to change a diaper because that’s the scariest thing I can think of right now.
[Earlyups] Do you have a go-to snack for the backcountry?
[Shroder] Favorite backcountry snack. I’m in the middle of remodeling our kitchen, so there have been many trips to the local hardware store. For some reason ACE in Jackson carries some top notch jerky. I always walk out of there with like 20 bucks in elk and buffalo jerky, that’s the best shit for the backcountry.
[Earlyups] Apres: Beer, Cocktail or Water?
[Shroder] Apres? I’m from Oregon man! I love good beer.
[Earlyups] If you can load only one heli, who’s coming with you?
[Shroder] Load a heli. Na, rather go hike for pow with Jason Tattersall, Josh Dirksen, and Chris Figenshau. [Editor’s Note: This is why we love ya Shro]
[Earlyups] Favorite place to ski besides Jackson?
[Shroder] Switzerland, AK, Oregon, TP (Teton Pass) WYO
Shroder discuses the Tramcoptor at JMHR along with dropping into S & S Couloir!
[Shroder] Rossignol, Patagonia, Dakine, Smith Optics
Shroder Baker’s Pro Playlist