162: Skiing in Ukraine, trains to the Pyrénées & ‘Around the World in 50 Slopes’
In Episode 162 of The Ski Podcast, we find out about skiing in Ukraine, trains to the Pyrénées and travel ‘Around the World in 50 Slopes’.
Iain is joined by UK ski journalist, Patrick Thorne, Sian Grigg from Pyrenean Odysseys and Jem Rose from PowderMad.
- Patrick was in Val Thorens for ‘La Grand Derniere’
- Sian skied in Grand Tourmalet
- We featured skiing in Georgia in Episode 37 of The Ski Podcast
- The Ski Podcast is sponsored by Les 3 Vallees – the largest ski area in the world
- Val Thorens is celebrating its 50th anniversary this winter
- Alex Irwin from ‘150 Days of Winter’ reported from VT on their opening weekend
- Snow Factor in Glasgow has closed
- ‘Around the World in 50 Slopes’ is the new book from Patrick Thorne
- Svalbard featured in Episode 94 of The Ski Podcast
- Jem’s group were in Dragobrat in Ukraine
- Find out about the charity War Child here
- You can buy Powermad’s ski socks here
- Pyrenean Odysseys is based in Luz St Sauveur
- The Paris-Lourdes night train is one of only two serving ski resorts in France
- Episode 160 was a sustainability special
- Iain travelled with his family to Cauterets to prove a half-term ski trip on a budget is possible
- Read Iain’s article for ‘The Independent’ about train travel to ski resorts
- Find out more about Intersport Ski Hire here
- James Gambrill is General Manager of The Ski Club of Great Britain
- We spoke to James in Episode 75 just after he’d taken over as GM
Sean Lally: “Love the pod”
Richard Salden: “Enjoying the podcast & the wide range of topics and opinions”
Andy Thain: “Keep up the good work”
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