178: Après-ski, skiing in Bosnia & mountain biking in the Alps

In Episode 178, we find out about trends in après-ski, skiing in Bosnia and mountain biking in the French Alps. 

Iain was joined by Ella Robinson from Apres Ski Bands, plus regular guests Mike Richards (last on show in E170 talking about Rusutsu in Japan) and Chris Moran (last on in the action camera special in E171).


Mike last skied in the Brecon Beacons National Park in April (2:00)
Find out more about skiing in Wales in Episode 65 (2:30)
Iain caught up with Chemmy Alcott, Graham Bell, Babsi Lapwood, Steve Morgan and Jasmin Taylor at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead (5:00)
Dan Keeley has completed his 1100 mile run from London to Rome (5:30)

The Ski Podcast is sponsored by Les 3 Vallees – the largest ski area in the world (6:30)
Chris spends a lot of time on his MTB in Méribel (8:00)
Find out about BikeParkWales (11:45)
Méribel has several Enduro trails (14:30)
The new Bozel lift is getting close to being greenlit (15:00)
Après Ski Bands booked at over 80 venues last winter (19:30)

Top après venues in Les 3 Vallées include the Rond Point and Jacks in Méribel, Lodge du Village in Méribel Village and The Ski Lodge in La Tania (28:30)

Après ski at the Rond Point, Méribel

The Feeling played at Lodge du Village in April 2023 (31:00)
Back in the early 2000s they were a popular Alpine covers band known as ‘Superfly’ and regularly played at Natives parties (31:30)

Mike travelled to Bosnia with Crystal Holidays (38:30)
Mike was based in Jahorina (41:45)
Check out Mike’s Instagram photos

Mike will be joining Iain for ‘The Ski Podcast Live’ at the National Snow Show at the Birmingham NEC in October (47:00)
You can get a free ticket for the show by using the code ‘SKIPODCAST’ (47:45)
We will publish the full interview with Peter Landsman from liftblog.com in July (48:00)


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Padster: “Great interview with Chemmy
Wiigman: “Loved Episode 176 about National Snow Week
Richard Sideways: “Great interview with Tim Warwood in Episode 177 
Dave of the Marmottes: “[Episode 177] was a good insight into the accidental career of professional snowballers!”

Our three most listened to episodes of all time (50:45)

161: The Ski Boot Special (How to choose ski boots, custom insoles (Nov 2022)
86: Travel Bans, Olympic Tips & Stöckli skis (Jan 2022)
44: Gstaad, Val Thorens, Verbier, and your dream ski job! (Dec 2019)

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