In Episode 64, Iain was joined by Jane Peel (Chief Reporter, Planetski.eu
) and Alf Alderson (author and freelance journalist).
We discuss the latest on resort openings, have snow reports from Courchevel and Engelberg, and we talk favourite ski areas.
Graham Bell updates us on his preparations for 'Dancing on Ice', while the Chalet Shop team tell us what it was like working for Richard Branson. Plus we have Xmas pressie recommendations and there's even more in this episode of The Ski Podcast.SHOW NOTES
Jane last skied in Les Menuires (before injuring her ACL)Alf last skied at Castle Mountain in AlbertaIt was suggested today that Brits might not be able to travel to the EU
The town hall in Chatel has added Swiss flags
There have been demonstrations across French ski resorts against the lift closuresIt's been suggested that the Chamonix border could move slightly to allow lifts to openThere are limits on the French going to ski in other countries (but will it be enforceable?)Switzerland is currently open but are there restrictions on the way? Social distancing was not being observed on Verbier's first day
Austria skiing will open from 24 Dec, but for locals only Jasna in Slovakia is planning to openSki Amis ceased trading (adding to VIPSki, overed in Episode 63)Alpine Elements have gone into pre-pack administration
You can read Jane's interview with James Hardiman here
'Test & Release' starts on 15 Dec, reducing quarantine on return to UK to 5 daysAlex Irwin reported on ski touring in CourchevelAlex previously appeared in Episode 61
Charlie Rees reported from Engelberg in SwitzerlandListen to Charlie's previous reports from Andermatt (E61) and Engelberg (E62)Craig Glennie reported from Lake LouiseMark Frary talked about 'Aiming High: The Life of Ski Pioneer Erna Low' in this special episode
We talked to Jon Trigell, about his book Cham in Episode 20
Alf has written 'Ultimate Skiing Adventures' - 100 Epic Adventures in the Snow'. There is a 30% discount for podcast listeners with code 'SKIBK' if you buy before 31.3.21 Jane's favourite resort is Tavascan in the Spanish Pyrenees
Alf's favourite resort is Red Mountain, BCStar Wars-loving ski younglings will enjoy this Mandolorian onesie from Columbia for ChristmasGraham Bell told us about his Housenkamm viral video from Lockdown 1 in Episode 52
Graham is taking part in the new season of 'Dancing on Ice', which will start in January 2021You can find out more about Chalet Shop on their website
Sally and Hannah first job was kitting out Richard Branson's property in Verbier
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