In Episode 67, we go behind the scenes at 'Ski Sunday', on tour with James Blunt, inside The Snow Centre, discover craft beer in the Alps and reveal the results from our survey.
Iain's guests for this episode where BBC Ski Sunday presenter Chemmy Alcott and Ian Brown, Managing Director at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.
We would like to thank our sponsors Switzerland Tourism
for their continued support for the podcast.
Chemmy was skiing chest-deep powder in Laax
The group denied boarding at Eurostar was on their way to Verbier to do a training course with Peak Leaders
They started the time in Europe in Vallorcine where some of the group tested positive
Graham Bell is in Dancing on Ice 2021
Chemmy took part in the Inferno in Murren in 2020
Laax uses an app system to control Covid and numbers in resortIain travelled to Crans Montana in DecemberChemmy has tried cooking for Ed!Dougie and Chemmy are coaching Giselle Gorringe
Graham would probably have been very hot in his outfitBetony Garner appeared in Episode 65 when we discussed cross country skiing
Her report was recorded in Les Contamines
Charlie Rees took the Mammut backcountry course in AndermattThe avalanche danger is very high in Switzerland
We've previously discussed skiing in Wales and in Scotland Ian is MD at the The Snow Centre in Hemel HempsteadSadly, the Swindon project will not be going aheadYou can listen to the full interview with Peter Hardy hereListen to our podcast special about Erna Low here
Peter is the author of ‘Different Country, Same State’ – the inside story of being on tour with James BluntYou can watch Peter’s video of skiing with Graham Bell on old kit here
Find out about the Sapaudia brewery here
Jan Farrell has retired from his career as a speed skier Reviews
"Just to say I love the Podcast not being able to ski at the mo is made
easier by your interviews and discussion thanks!"
"With not much chance of getting on the slopes, the Ski Podcast brings
some relief to us all"
"Often copied, never surpassed"
"Keep it up, it’s very enjoyable"
James Hawkins: "Another great listen"
"Love this pod, keeps me entertained in many a commute, lockdown workout or when I'm simply missing the mountains"
Eggfried100 on Snowheads:
"I’ve listened to quite a few other podcasts but ‘The Ski Podcast’ is by
far the best for me. Great content, interesting guests, plus it has really
kept us informed through the shall we say an ‘interesting’ last twelve
Please do review us on iTunes as it helps other people find us Tips on Car Hire at Geneva:
Hire from the Swiss side and don’t wait for the bus, just walk (it’s only 5 mins)Don’t return the car empty – it’s expensive! Iain recommends booking via Holiday Autos
Chemmy suggests renting from Super U on the French side forlong-term rentals (but don't take too much meat!)
You can read the results of our recent survey here
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