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MTB Legend, Remy Metailler

Episode 26



Show Notes

Remy Metailler is a mountain biking phenom known for his viral POV videos that capture seemingly impossible lines in the Squamish wilderness. We're proud to have him as a Backcountry ambassador and have him on the podcast to chat with Nils about his prestigious career.


In this episode, Remy shares how his pro mountain bike career actually stemmed from the need for gainful employment. It served as the perfect opportunity for the Frenchman to extend his stay while spending a year in Squamish, British Columbia with a work visa. Follow along to hear the rest of Remy’s story, including his invitation to Red Bull Rampage.


Watch our Remy Metailler Teaches How To Ride Slabs Like A Pro video

Chapter Timestamps:


0:00 – Intro

1:11 – From France To Squamish

5:52 – Gaining Canadian Employment

10:18 – Breakout Moment In Whistler

16:35 – Becoming A Pro Mountain Biker

21:18 – How To Keep Living In Canada

24:17 – How To Play The Long Game

28:37 – Legacy Bike Park Trip

30:18 – Red Bull Rampage Invitation

35:52 – Filming Logistics In Squamish

41:37 – Risk Assessment

51:47 – The Value Of Bike Setup

57:30 – Mountain Bike Innovation

1:02:21 – What's Next

The Backcountry Podcast is a collection of conversations with influential members of the outdoor community, including our athletes and ambassadors. We dive deep into widespread topics from guests’ perspectives, ranging from film projects to personal pursuits and outdoor industry news. The Backcountry Podcast is hosted by Backcountry athlete, professional snowboarder, University of Utah Mechanical Engineering graduate, and all-around mountain guy, Nils Mindnich.


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