The Mountain Life

Wednesday, 9-10 AM

The Mountain Life hosts Lynn Ware Peek & Pete Stoughton explore a wide variety of topics from health, fitness, and nutrition to parenting, lifestyle, and education. Lynn Ware Peek and Pete Stoughton are endurance athletes and lovers of the mountain lifestyle.

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New Surgery Center at Park City Hospital

Sep 22, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Lori Weston, administrator at Park City Hospital, joins the show to tell us more about the recent announcement regarding a new surgery center in the Wasatch Back. 

Park City Ski School's Trail Running Series

Sep 22, 2021

On The Mountain Life. Emma Garrard, Director of Nordic skiing at Park City Ski School, along with Adam Loomis, head coach of ski jumping, will come on to discuss the upcoming PC Fall Trail Series.

This trail running series is a recent addition to the community, after some of PCSS’s more prominent fundraisers were canceled last year. 


Making Meals that Matter as a Family

Sep 22, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Pete Stoughton welcomes Meaghan Miller-Gitlin, Executive Director of EATS.

EATS is celebrating Family Meals Month, a nationwide movement focused on families enjoying more healthy meals together. 

EATS is striving to help families enjoy more home-cooked meals together each week, and all month long they will be sharing recipes, tips, and offering cooking classes and resources.


On The Mountain Life, Dr. Danielle Dick, an award-winning developmental psychology professor and researcher will speak about a provocative, science-based approach to parenting that is centered on a child’s unique genetic code.

On The Mountain Life, your hosts Pete Stoughton and Lynn Ware Peek will be speaking with Kent Maurer, a local sports trainer and vegan activist who will share his journey to becoming a vegan.

He explains why he wants everyone to have a plant-based diet.

I Survived Book Series Commemorates 9/11

Sep 8, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Lynn speaks with author Lauren Tarshis, who is one of the writers for the the New York Times bestselling I Survived series that tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters.

Her recently released book to commemorate the 20th anniversary if I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001.

The book is intended for young people to learn about American history in an informative, yet gentle manner.

On this episode of The Mountain Life, Lynn Ware Peek welcomes Dr. Blythe Grossberg, who wrote a captivating memoir about tutoring for Manhattan's elite.

In it she reveals how a life of extreme wealth both helps and harms the children of the one percent.

Her new book is titled: I Left My Homework in the Hamptons: What I Learned Teaching the Children of the 1%.

On The Mountain Life, believe it or not, winter is just around the corner and Chad Brackelsburg of the Utah Avalanche Center will help us get into the mood by talking about the upcoming 28th Annual Backcountry benefit.

He’ll also be discussing how to stay safe in the backcountry, and what we all should know ahead of the upcoming snow season.

On The Mountain Life, hosts Pete Stoughton and Lynn Ware Peek welcome Dr. Russ Bradford.

Dr. Bradford provides an inside look into Park City Hospital’s new Pediatric Unit for children who need overnight hospital care.

Dr. Bradford is a Park City native, medical director for the unit, and a pediatric hospitalist.

On The Mountain Life, Pete and Lynn discuss Vail's announcement to hault winter backcountry access from the 9990 lift. 

There is still access to Square Top and Dutch Draw from the Peak 5 gate, however it would require a greater amount of hiking.

This decision has left many with mixed feelings, and there is a petition to reinstate backcountry access from the Park City ridgeline.  

Coming into the KPCW studios to talk about this with Pete and Lynn are long-time Parkites Charlie Sturgis, Roy Crandall, and Matt Linden.

Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation and the Salt Lake Winter Olympic Bid

Aug 11, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Pete and Lynne speak with Callum Clark, Chief Operating Officer of Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation.

Clark updates us on the status of the Salt Lake Winter Olympic Bid for either 2030 or 2034, as well as the ongoing improvements and growth of sport at Utah Olympic Park. 

Simple Food Prescriptions for Hormonal Imbalances

Aug 11, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Dr. Neal Barnard comes on the show to discuss his new book, Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Foods, Hormones, and Health.

Dr. Barnard says hidden in everyday foods are the causes of a surprising range of health problems: infertility, menstrual cramps, weight gain, hair loss, breast and prostate cancer, hot flashes, and so much more.

He believes few people realize how a simple food prescription can help you tackle hormonal imbalances. In his book he shows us how. 

Yoga of Self-Acceptance

Aug 4, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Jessamyn Stanley comes on to talk with Lynn and Pete.

Stanley is an internationally acclaimed voice in wellness. She is highly sought after for her insights on 21st-century yoga and intersectional identity.

She has been celebrated for her trademark approach to tackling big topics - from fat-shaming to her black identity to the complexity of unattainable beauty standards.

Her new book is called YOKE: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance.

The Body's Path to Heal Itself

Aug 4, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Lynn Ware Peek and Pete Stoughton bring us a fascinating conversation with MaryRuth Ghiyam, a certified health educator, nutritional consultant, and culinary chef.

Ghiyam’s interest in learning about the body’s path to heal itself led to extensive research and travels around the country.

Now, her research and travel has inspired what she calls the MaryRuth Method, which includes small tips on how to make big changes in your diet.

Trail Designing Guru Bob Radke

Jul 29, 2021

On The Mountain Life, trail designer and guru, Bob Radke, comes on to talk about the trail networks his company, Creative Trails has built. This includes the Slate Creek Trail in the Uintahs.

Radke discusses how trail design is becoming a bigger and more complex world.