Dan Egan, the legendary extreme skier who features in 12 of Warren Miller’s ski movies, has announced a short tour visiting three English cities following his 2021 book launch, 30 Years in a White Haze.
Dan Egan is an award-winning broadcaster and film producer, and a ski legend who continues to teach and share his love of the sport around the globe. Dan and his brother John Egan, as the Egan Brothers (pictured below back in the day), travelled to some of the world’s most remote regions following the geopolitical events of the 1980s and 1990s. They made first descents on the Berlin Wall, skied beside the Persian Gulf War, and organized the 1993 Middle East Peace Ski in Lebanon; the brothers were willing to ski wherever the world would watch and listen.
The tour will see Egan visit London, Manchester and Birmingham during October, where he’ll be talking to audiences about some of the incredible experiences he’s had all over the world.
Starting at The National Snow Show at the NEC Birmingham, the tour will also visit Ellis Brigham stores in Manchester and London.
Dan Egan said: “I always look forward to visiting the UK and have spent many years at the ski shows in London. Now travel has opened up again, it felt like a great opportunity to come and share my stories with British skiers who are so passionate about the sport. This winter I’m planning to be back in Europe, running ski clinics in France (Val d’Isère) and Switzerland (Zermatt, Engelberg), so hopefully some of the people that come and see the talk will feel inspired to join me”.
Costs: Ellis Brigham events, £5 per person (redeemable when purchasing a copy of 30 Years in a White Haze at the event). National Snow Show, £10 per person (under 16’s free).
Thirty Years in a White Haze is a story of worldwide adventure and the evolution of extreme skiing, chronicling Dan’s trials, successes, and losses, as well as the technological boom and subsequent growth of the outdoor media industry. The book unravels history as Egan ties together his own family’s story, the ever-present mortality of his namesake, his grandfather’s involvement in desegregating Boston’s (his home town) schools, and the rise of extreme skiing and technology into the new millennium.
“An ode to a life filled with curiosity, growth, freedom and its costs, Dan Egan and Eric Wilbur’s new book promises a heavy dose of humour, suspense, thrill, and documentary, as thirty years of haze dissipates to clarity. For anyone that has followed the extreme and freeride ski movement for the past four decades, this book will present an opportunity to get into the mind of one of sports true greats. For everyone else, enjoy the ride as it takes the reader on a journey of the seemingly impossible,” a statement on behalf of the publishers reads.