The Dave Treadway Interview
This is the interview of Dave Treadway – the man, the myth and the legend. His home base is the small town of Pemberton B.C. Dave is one of 3 plaid loving brothers. He loves backflips and he's doing amazing things for the community of Pemberton with his wife Tessa and dog Stella. This is a short but sweet interview with Dave in my small townhouse only a 3 minute drive away. Enjoy!
LC: So let’s get this interview started… Tell me about yourself. Where did you originate?
DT: Well to be blunt, I came from a place called Kenora Ontario. The ski hill was called mount Evergreen, it had 2 tee bars and a vertical rise of 75 meters. Nothing to special…
LC: Tell me about Snow-Life, the program you do with kids on Whistler Blackcomb.
DT: Well, my wife Tessa and I started doing the program Young-Life in Pemberton. Then we adapted a part of it to snow-life so we could get more kids up there stoked on skiing and less on the bad stuff.
LC: Everybody knows you as a big mountain skier, what is a peak you would like to ski in the future?
DT: Mhmmm… There’s one called Mt Howard beside Joffrey, my buddy Sam and I skied it last year and it was super fun. I just really want to film it this time.
LC: What about one you haven’t skied?
DT: If I told you I would have to kill you!
LC: Fair enough. What about your favourite peak you’ve ever skied?
DT: It was definitely this line in Hyder Alaska. I looked at it for probably 5-6 days. It was a 3000ft vertical spine that emptied out into a amazing couloir, it was one of my favourite times on skis for sure.
LC: If you were stuck on a deserted island and you only had one breed of dog to eat what would it be?
LC: Sled or Tour?
LC: Whistler or Blackcomb?
LC: Golden doodle or Liger?
DT: Doodle or die!
LC: Tell us about Cold Rush.
DT: Well its rad skiing and if you win the thing you get paid to go heli-skiing all day. It’s pretty sick.
LC: Who’s in your crew? Who do you ski with?
DT: Pemberton Big Mountain Hunting Club.
LC: Weird, lots of people see you cruising by yourself, do you enjoy solo missions? Do you think you’re better than everyone else?
DT: ……………….SHUT THE @$&# UP!
(*Ed Note: OK, maybe Dave didn’t really say that, but it woulda been appropriate don’t you think?)
DT: Ya there’s just something carefree about skiing by yourself in the mountains that I enjoy. I'm not good at having friend’s hahaha
LC: Who would you like to thank out there? By the way thanks for coming over and doing this interview.