Tom Wallisch

Finding Transitions: Crossing over with Tom Wallisch

Hunkered behind the computer at his home in Park City, UT, Tom Wallisch is obsessively researching. He’s not watching ski videos or scouting the next location he wants to film. Actually, it has nothing to do with skiing. He’s doing a deep dive into the stock market, enrolled in an online course on financial analysis. 

“My kind of job doesn’t last forever,” says Wallisch, one of skiing’s most visible stars for more than a decade. “I’ve got to learn how to invest what I’ve made.” 

It’s spring 2020—in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic—and Wallisch has been grounded at home for weeks. Several of his ski and film trips were waylaid, so, like much of the rest of the world, he’s staying busy—perfecting his breakfast sandwich, landscaping his backyard, organizing his garage. And yes, becoming an amateur stock trader… 

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