The Ski Podcast

The Ski Podcast

The Knowledge is Powder is a UK based skiing and snowboarding podcast in which people ramble on about winter sports all year long. It is hosted by Jim Duncombe and Iain Martin who will be joined by guests from the world of snow to chat about wintery stuff and probe around in the avalanche of ski news. Jim is a passionate skier and snowboarder who compleated numerous seasons and has continued to earn a living from skiing since retiring from the mountain life. His jobs have included badly selling ski holidays, reading complaint letters for a large tour operator, recruiting chalet staff and marketing. He currently creates content and blogs for a variety of winter sports companies. Iain is part of the ski and snowboard industry furniture. Like Jim, he spent many winters in the mountains and went on to build two successful companies natives.co.uk a seasoned worker community and job portal. More recently Iain founded Skipedia.co.uk a digital marketing & PR consultancy. If you want to get in touch or take part you can email us on theskipodcast@gmail.com. Music: www.purple-planet.com Logo: www.vexels.com... Show More

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In this episode Jim has been busy and reports from Anzère in Switzerland as well as part two of his trip to Bulgaria. Iain is out in Cauterets in the French Pyrénées, we hear about Jamie Barrow's new world record and friend of the pod Dave Burrows joins us live to talk about an exciting new trip for next winter.  The Ski Podcast would like to thank Switzerland Tourism (https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/) for their support.  S... Read more

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In this episode Jim reports from his travels to Switzerland and Bulgaria and Iain has been to Courchevel by train.  We discuss the merits of Ski Sunday and pick a new book for our 'Ski Book Group. The Ski Podcast would like to thank Switzerland Tourism (https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/) for their support.  Show Notes Chamonix has recorded its warmest winter on record (https://www.facebook.com/skiflightfree/posts/19230107881... Read more

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In Episode 47, Jim and Iain discuss cancelled flights at Chambéry, descending the legendary Vallée Blanche and we learn how to ski with your dog.  There's advice on skiing near Innsbruck, the latest news from Team GB - including the ski jump successors to Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards. The Ski Podcast would like to thank Switzerland Tourism (https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/) for their support. Fog closed down Chambéry a... Read more

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In the first of our special one-off podcasts, Iain interviews UK snowboarding legend Chris Moran. Winner of multiple titles at the Brits and cover-star of issue #1 of 'White Lines Magazine', Iain and Chris talk about the progression of snowboarding, the 'bad old days' of snowboarding and Britain's chances for medals at Beijing 2022.

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In Episode 46, we learn how to ski on ice, find out more about the Folie Douce in Les Arcs and Jim meets our podcasting friends from the other side of the pond.   There's a Team GB update and we find out more about the 'bad old days' of snowboarding from industry veteran Chris Moran.  The Ski Podcast would like to thank Switzerland Tourism (https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/) for their support. Show Notes  The Youth O... Read more

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In Episode 45, Jim visits Villars while Iain tests the new funicular in Les Arcs. We discuss tips for driving on snow after Iain's experience in Val d'Isère and Jim checks his sweat rate.  There's a Team GB update and we up our shred content with an interview about White Lines Magazine.  The Ski Podcast would like to thank Switzerland Tourism (https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/) for their support. https://audioboom.co... Read more

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In this episode of the Ski, Podcast Jim has been to Val Thorens, Iain talks more about Ski A&E & Dave Burrows drops us a report from Verbier. There is an interview with Chemmy Alcott about getting back to skiing after having a baby, John give us an update on Timberline, we discuss our book club and more.   The Ski Podcast would like to thank Switzerland Tourism (https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/) for their support.  http... Read more

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In Episode 43 Jim gets his first turns of the season in Saas Fee, Iain finds out about the new TV program 'Ski A&E', filmed in Val Thorens last winter. Steve Angus reports in with the latest from Val d'Isère and we consider entering the World Fondue Championships. The Ski Podcast would like to thank Switzerland Tourism (https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/) for their support. Jim looks out of his window to give us a... Read more

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In Episode 42 Iain visits the London Ski & Snowboard Festival, while Jim checks out the Annecy 'equivalent' at the High Five Festival. There's interviews with Chemmy Alcott on racing weight, info on motorhomes, new lifts from Porsche and much more.  The Ski Podcast would like to thank Switzerland Tourism (https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/) for their support. Show Notes We are delighted to announce our new partner... Read more

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In Episode 41 Iain finds out a women-only snowboard camp in Méribel, Jim talks to Mike about his adventures in Hakuba, Japan and we discuss why you should never ring a specialist travel agency if you're travelling on your own.  Show Notes Iain was at the winter edition of LISTEX (https://www.listex.co.uk/) We’ve chatted about Brexit in detail previously in Episode 8 (https://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-8-brexit-speed-limi... Read more

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In Episode 40 Jim goes summer skiing in Saas Fee, Iain finds out about the Warm Up Weekend in Val d'Isère, it's Ski Book Group time, plus we discuss motorhomes in ski resorts.  

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In Episode 39 Jim and Iain find out about Women Only Ski Camps, what it's like skiing in Montenegro and chat trail running in the Alps. 

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Just a quick episode to let you know that we are still here and to let you know that the next full episode will be out a the end of this month. Listen for a preview of an upcoming Emily Sarsfield interview and get the latest snow conditions from Saas-Fee.

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In Episode 38 Jim and Iain find out about how to start skiing if you're blind or visually impaired, offer tips on resorts for beginners and hear about a heliskiing adventure in Iceland. We find out about Val d'Isère's new podcast as well as the fascinating rise and fall of Timberline resort. 

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In Episode 37 Jim and Iain find out about skiing in Georgia and consider the future of the chalet holiday. We have Olympic downhill racer Ed Drake in the studio, with his views on Team GB selection, plus we look at summer the mountains, snow centre trespassers and Mt Blanc aviators/climbers.

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In episode 36 Iain and Jim look to the future and see what is possible if you wanted an October ski trip. Iain has been chatting to Ski Weekend about doing the famous Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. Jim hangs out with a group of ski instructors and asks them "should you teach yourself to ski"? And there is studio chat about the Chines ski market along with a big announcement from podcast supporters Snowonly.com.

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In Episode 35, Jim reports on his recent visit to Grimentz in Switzerland while Iain tests the new zip wire in Val Thorens. We look at the success of the Magic Pass, the new SnowPass, find out how to store your skis over summer and which resort is the most visited in the world... Show Notes Marmots might be cuddly, but they caused the black death and eating them raw is a bad idea (just in case you were thinking about it). Val Thore... Read more

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It is the end of the season so Ian and Jim a reminiscing about the winter but not before they get some spring snow under their skis. Iain has been to Les Menuires for Yoga week and Jim has been over in Switzerland visiting some new (for him) resorts. Also in this episode Iain chats to Frank Baldwin editor and publisher of Skier and Snowboarder Magazine, Jim tries out cross country skiing, they chat about Les 2 Alpes and it is book ... Read more

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In Episode 33, we find out the latest on the drug dealer behind the Courchevel fire, Iain finds out about lift pass marketing in Ax 3 Domaines and Jim discovers who the La Clusaz liftie was with The Ski Podcast sticker. Dave reveals his tips on how to ski moguls, we look at a different guiding philosophy and (surprisingly) discover that The Ski Podcast is officially one of the best Olympic podcasts in the world! Show Notes - It tur... Read more

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In this episode, Jim finds out about the legendary Ja-powder in Japan, while Iain takes a first slide at the Chill Factore in Manchester. We find out about how to buy property in the Alps, discuss whether you should eat chips in a cable car and mourn the sad loss of chalet industry stalwarts Ski Val. There's also a new selection for our ski book group. All that and much more in this 32nd episode of The Ski Podcast. Remember all... Read more

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