Video: Remy Metailler Follows the Godfather of Freeskiing on a Classic Whistler Trail

Oct 30, 2020
by Rémy Métailler  

Mike Douglas is known as the Godfather of Free Skiing. From working on the first Twin Tip ski, to winning the Skier of the Year award to appearing in all the big movies he is quite a legend in the sport. I have been a huge ski fan from even before I was Mountain Biking.

Mike has been a paid Pro Skier for the last 30 years, but he is also a big MTB fan! He shows me his favourite backyard trail, Duncan's Business Time in Whistler.

Duncan's Business Time:

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God Father of Free Skiing takes me down his favourite trail.

New Trail Preview on my channel

New Trail Preview on my channel

New Trail Preview on my channel


  • 28 0
 Remy, really enjoyed this one! The trail looks amazing and also because Team Old Man (generally speaking...I'm 48 and in less shape than Mr. Douglas) was featured! I'm hoping you have the follow up where you're both on skis, would be a great twist on your channel.
  • 29 0
 Ah thanks! I'll be honoured to ski with Mike! He may get a bit bored but that will be fun for me!
  • 11 0
 @remymetailler: Please do that, would be an awesome addition to this story.
  • 4 0
 @remymetailler another vote for some ski action with you guys. Agree that it will be an great addition to this story.
  • 11 0
 Mike is a legend! Awesome to see him on a bike and that trail looks beautiful. Your tips about cornering are super helpful. Keep up the great videos!
  • 9 0
 Mike Douglas is probably my favourite skier to watch. I used to watch every episode of Salomon Freeski TV. He is truly a legend. Also nice to see that he is human and rides a bike closer to the level of most of us, unlike Remy who rides stuff most of us couldn’t imagine.
  • 7 0
 I like this kind of trails, very natural!
  • 6 0
 Yes! love the combo! the vibes and banter was awesome to hear, trail looked like a hoot.
  • 5 0
 Another very good video to watch. Good job Rémi ! Respect to Mike !
  • 2 0
 Business Time was my first Valley trail. About two minutes in and I new this was not like the lower 48. And so began my obsession with the Sea to Sky. I'll never forgive you 2020.
  • 4 0
 Loved Mike's film part from Mica on Salmon's freeski channel!
  • 3 0 This one? This had always been a favourite of mine!
  • 2 0
 @k2enemy: That was an awesome video! But holy crap that was terrible music haha
  • 4 0
 Can we please have a video with the Godfather of freeride, Wade Simmons?
  • 2 0
 Remy and he did a raceface add a few years back.
  • 2 0
 Never meet your heroes.....unless your hero is Mike Douglas. Seems like a really nice guy and I'm sure cool for Remy to get to ride with one of his childhood idols.
  • 4 0
 Rip for Chip!
  • 3 1
 No love for Doug Combs...c'mon guys. He's the godfather! Great vid, Remy. Love your content.
  • 1 0
 Combs never really mixed it up with freestyle though did he?
  • 2 0
 As a preliminary matter it’s Coombs...
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