171: Action Cameras, Carv review & the most sustainable ski trip ever?

In Episode 171 we finding out all about action cameras (GoPros and their equivalents), including how best to film, how to edit and how to go viral. We’re also going to be finding out whether the Carv helped Iain ski better, plus we’ll be finding out about the world’s most sustainable ski trip.

Iain was joined by Anna Hughes (founder of Flight Free UK), Chris Moran (Intersport Ski Hire) and podcast regular Al Morgan (SkiKitInfo.com)

The Ski Podcast is sponsored by Les 3 Vallees – the largest ski area in the world


  • Listen to our special podcast with snowboarding pioneer Chris Moran
  • Al was last on the podcast in Episode 168, telling us about the ski test
  • Alex Armand (Tip Top Ski Coaching) reported from Les 2 Alpes, France (03:45)
  • Robin Shah sent us his report from Verbier in Switzerland (4:30)
  • Steve Angus works a ski instructor in Val d’Isere (5:50)
  • Keith Webb reported from Kaprun in Austria (7:20)
  • Thanks to Joe Childs for suggesting our chat about action cameras (8:20)
  • Check out the Skipedia YouTube channel (09:15)
  • Iain and Al both use a GoPro Hero7 Black 
  • Al also uses an Insta360 One X2 (09:45)
  • Chris uses an iPhone 13 Pro for most of his filming (12:00)
  • Take a look at Al’s SkiKitInfo channel here (17:45)
  • Overheard in French Ski Resorts’ went viral in 2017 (21:30) 
  • Chris starred in snowboard movies back in the day like Odd Man Out and Daytripper (23:15)
  • Chris uses Adobe Premiere for editing (25:30)
  • You can follow Intersport Rent on TikTok (26:30)
  • Anna Hughes is the founder of Flight Free UK (29:30)
  • Anna travelled to Anzere in Switzerland (34:00)
  • POW recently produced this excellent graphic showing how the carbon cost of your ski trip can be divided up (34:45)
  • Anna rented clothes from Ecoski (35:15)
  • Read Anna’s article in the Evening Standard (41:00)
  • Iain used the Carv while on holiday in Roccaraso (41:15)
  • Iain had his ski boots fitted at Profeet: you can listen to his experience in Episode 163
  • There is a ‘Train With An Olympian’ setting with Ted Ligety (46:00)


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Richard Sideways: “Really good interview with Ed Leigh. His passion for the mountains and the sport really comes across”
Ryunis: “Excellent pod with Ed Leigh. Possibly my favourite yet”
Dale Hardman: “170 was a great episode”
Tom Thorp: “Thank you for all your work creating interesting episodes & insights”

There are over 170 episodes to catch up with and 118 were listened to in the last week.

Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode. And if you enjoy the pod, you can Buy Me a Coffee as Heather Burns kindly did: 

“So love your podcasts, listen to them with my kids and now have requests to go ski touring and open water swimming. Really love your championing of more sustainable travel, whilst we drive to our ski holidays (definitely a much moved part of the trips) we are now taking the train not the plain for a trip to Berlin in the summer checking out the new Eurosleeper” 

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