Episode 29: Eddie The Eagle, La Clusaz, Folie Douce in Chamonix

In this episode Iain chats to Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards about how life has changed since the movie, Jim reviews La Clusaz and finds out more about how to service skis properly.

We discuss the best value ski resorts, cheese vending machines, ski touring in Courchevel and the new Folie Douce hotel in Chamonix.

There’s all that and much more in this 29th episode of The Ski Podcast. Don’t forget that all pod listeners can claim a 10% discount a the north west’s premier ski and snow centre Chill Factore using the code (‘SKIPOD10’).

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Show Notes:

“€212 for 6 days – under 8’s free. You can get an entire 4 bed apartment from 31€. There’s Sunday to sunday flights from London City Airport for as little as £78 and that is with BA. Then it’s a bus from turin from €12 one way with flixbus.com. There’s good skiing and Aosta is a great town, plus you can do day trips to Courmayeur and Cervinia”

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  • Paddy James is an apres-ski performer in the Alps
  • Jim and Iain’s favourite apres-ski tunes include ‘Sympathy for the Devil’, ‘Four Seasons in One Day’ and ‘Take Me Out’ – with ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ by Superfly top of the list
  • Thanks to everyone for all the reviews. Please do post your own review on iTunes as it helps other people find us. Alternatively you can pass on your comments via Twitter

  • You can listen to Ed Drake’s ‘The Ski Racing Podcast’ here
  • ‘War and Piste’ by Alex Thomas is available on ebay
  • Previous books Iain and Jim has discussed are ‘A Wall of White’ (in Episode 25) ‘Ski The World’ (in Episode 20) and Skiing with Demons & Cham (in Episode 18)
  • Please let us know if you have any suggestions for our next Ski Book Group

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  • Watch out for our next episode arriving into your podcast app on or around 12 February
  • Features in Episode 20 will include part two of our interview with Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, more ski servicing tips and report on ski touring in the Atlas Mountains in Morrocco
  • Don’t forget you can request your own The Ski Podcast stickers – you can even win a signed copy of ‘War and Piste’ if you send us a photo of your sticker!

Thanks for listening everyone!

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