212: Portillo & Valle Nevado, Chile plus how to become a Ski Club of Great Britain rep
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1d ago
In Episode 212 we find out about Valle Nevado and Portillo in Chile, what it’s like being a resort rep for the Ski Club of Great Britain and check in on a possible direct London-Geneva train. Iain Martin was joined by freelance jounalist, Lou Cameron-Hall and artist and snowsports blogger, Martina Diez-Routh. SHOW NOTES Katie Bamber wrote this article on summer ski options (2:00) Iain skied in Saas Fee in the summer of 2020, covered in Episode 57 (3:20) Australia and NZ have had their first snow (3:30) Chalet company Alpine Action has ceased trading (4:00) Listen to Episode 180 to find out m ..read more
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211: Paddy Graham, Professional Skier & Filmmaker
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2w ago
This special episode is an interview with pro-skier and filmmaker Paddy Graham. Paddy was one of the first wave of British freeskiers who burst out of the UK dry slope and indoor scene into the international arena in the early-2000s.  Paddy is an extremely accomplished freeride and freestyle skier, but is best known for the incredibly creative ski films that he's starred in and produced, as co-founder of the legendary production company Legs of Steel.  SHOW NOTES Legs of Steel started in 2009 (2:45) Paddy learned to ski at Sheffield Ski Village (6:00) Sheffield Ski Village had its ..read more
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210: Baquiera Beret in Spain & the growth of skiing in China
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1M ago
We discuss Baqueira Beret in Spain and finding out about skiing in China – the fastest growing ski market in the world.  Iain was joined by freelance journalist, Gabriella Le Breton and Justin Downes, President of Axis Leisure, who specialise in resort development in China. SHOW NOTES Gaby last skied in Andermatt (1:30) Listen to Iain’s interview with Mike Goar, CEO of Vail Resorts in Andermatt (2:00) [Video] Things Americans find shocking about skiing in Europe! (3:30) Justin was last on snow at the indoor slope in Wuhan, China (4:15) Andy Butterworth from Kaluma Ski skied in St Anton ..read more
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209: Les 2 Alpes, Trysil in Norway & Vans For Bands
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1M ago
We discuss Les 2 Alpes in France, Trysil in Norway and find out more about a great new way of travelling to the snow on your ski holiday. Iain was joined by freelance journalist, Rebecca Miles and Tarrant Anderson, founder of Vans For Bands. Intersport Ski Hire Discount CodeSave money on your ski hire by using the code ‘SKIPODCAST’ at intersportrent.com, or simply take this link for your discount to be automatically applied at the checkout.  SHOW NOTES David George joined me to discuss the impact of climate change on ski resorts in Episode 206 (3:30) Simon Burgess was in Flaine (3:45 ..read more
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208: Xavier De La Rue, Professional Snowboarder
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1M ago
This episode is a special interview with professional snowboarder Xavier De La Rue. We speak about his competitive past, the cliff named after him in Verbier, his move into film making and adventures in places such as Alaska, Svalbard and Antarctica.  We also discuss his almost fatal avalanche and how it changed his views about risk-taking. Finally, we talk about sustainability and his Audi Experience Camps taking place in Verbier this winter. Intersport Ski Hire Discount CodeSave money on your ski hire by using the code ‘SKIPODCAST’ at intersportrent.com, or simply take this link for y ..read more
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207: Val Cenis, Haute Maurienne and skiing in Slovenia
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2M ago
We find out more about Val Cenis and the Haute Maurienne area of France as well as discoving what the skiing in Slovenia is like.  Iain was joined by freelance journalists Katja Gaskell and Rob Rees. Intersport Ski Hire Discount CodeSave money on your ski hire by using the code ‘SKIPODCAST’ at intersportrent.com, or simply take this link for your discount to be automatically applied at the checkout.  SHOW NOTES Katja was last on the show in Episode 197, sharing her tips on skiing with children (0:30) Rob was last on the show in Episode 186, discussing glacier skiing in Austria (1 ..read more
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206: Verbier, Saalbach & the impact of climate change on ski resorts
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by The Ski Podcast
2M ago
In this episode, we discuss Verbier, Saalbach Hinterglemm and the impact of climate change on ski resorts. Plus we have a lot of feedback on Vail Resorts and the Epic Pass, which we covered in Episode 204.  Iain was joined by freelance journalist and regular guest Catherine Murphy and David George, founder of the PisteHors.com website Intersport Ski Hire Discount CodeSave money on your ski hire by using the code ‘SKIPODCAST’ at intersportrent.com, or simply take this link for your discount to be automatically applied at the checkout.  SHOW NOTES Catherine was last on the show in E ..read more
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205: Frank 'Scoop' Baldwin, Ski Journalist
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2M ago
This episode is a special interview with Frank ‘Scoop’ Baldwin - one of the leading ski journalists in the UK. Frank is best known as editor and publisher of Skier & Snowboarder Magazine.  After over three decades in the industry, he knows more the world of skiing than almost anyone else and so I was delighted to find out more about his career and the history of UK ski magazines. SHOW NOTES On the Les Arcs – La Plagne link (1:30) Sale of ‘Skier & Snowboarder’ Magazine (2:15) On becoming editor of the mag (3:30) Skiing with a broken foot (6:45) The founding of ‘The Skier’ magazin ..read more
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204: Vail Resorts' Acquisition of Andermatt & Crans Montana, plus Geilo in Norway
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2M ago
In Episode 204, we discuss Vail Resorts - the company that owns over 40 ski destinations, including both Andermatt and Crans Montana in Switzerland. We look at their Epic Pass and their future expansion strategy in Europe. We also find out about skiing in Geilo, Norway.  Iain was joined by Katie Bamber, Online Editor at Fall Line Magazine and Mike Goar, MD of the Andermatt-Sedrun ski area. Intersport Ski Hire Discount CodeSave money on your ski hire by using the code ‘SKIPODCAST’ at intersportrent.com, or simply take this link for your discount to be automatically applied at the checkou ..read more
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203: Scotland Special ft Ben Lawers, Glencoe & The Wild Weekend
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by The Ski Podcast
3M ago
This episode is a Scotland special, looking at resort skiing and backcountry options, some of this season’s events, as well as how to travel there by train. Iain was joined by Amy Marwick, a freelance journalist, marketing consultant and qualified Ski Instructor. SHOW NOTES Amy was on the show in Episode 198, in conversation with our equipment expert Al Morgan at the Ski Test Listen to Katie from Ski Goddess in Episode 183 (2:15) Alex Armand from Tip Top Ski Coaching reported from Les 2 Alpes (2:30) Andy Butterworth from Kaluma Ski reported from St Anton (3:00) Alex Irwin from 150 Days of Wi ..read more
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