185: New Ski Train Services & Ski Touring to the North Pole

We discuss new ways to take the train to the Alps and what it’s like skiing to the North Pole.

Iain was joined by Krissy Roe, Sustainability Manager at Inghams Ski and adventurer Sue Stockdale.


Listen to our special about skiing in Thredbo and Perisher, Australia (2:00)
The Ski Podcast has been shortlisted as one of the finalists in the ‘Broadcast Programme of the Year’ category in the 2023 Travel Media Awards (5:00) 

‘Ski Launch’ took place in early September (6:00)
Sandra Picard is Brand and Communications Director for Compagnie des Alpes (6:30)
You can view Sandra’s slidedeck here and CdA’s commitments here (8:45)
You can look at Iain’s slides about AI here (9:00)

A new survey by Le Ski shows the snowsports market is expected to grow by 14% (9:15)
Nick Morgan is MD at Le Ski Chalets
You can find out more about ski jobs in ski resorts in our special episode (11:30)
National Snow Week will see ski shows at the Birmingham NEC and London Excel (13:30)
Listeners can get free entry using the discount code ‘SKIPODCAST’ before 01 October (13:45)

In winter 2008/09, over 30,000 people travelled by Eurostar on their ski holiday (20:45)
Find out about the new Eurostar Snow Train service to France at Ski Flight Free (22:00)
Listen to Iain’s review of the inaugural ‘old’ Eurostar ski train service from 2021 (23:00)

The Inghams train product is now on sale on their website (25:00)
Their packages are the same price in most cases as travelling by plane (29:30)
Listen to Prue Stone from Hotelplan discussing their commitment to sustainability in our special episode (31:30)

You can listen to Sue’s TED Talk here (33:30)
Sue is the first woman from the UK to ski to the Magnetic North Pole in 1996 (34:00)
Listen to our special about ski touring on the Haute Route (44:30)
Panache Cruises offer cruises including ski touring (46:00)


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BobinCH (snowheads): “I enjoyed Episode 182 that as it brought back fond memories of those gum trees in the Thredbo backcountry!”

Max Martin (Apple podcasts): “A year round fortnightly roundup of interviews and reports on all aspects of skiing and snowboarding. Always interesting and informative, The Ski Podcast keeps me in touch with the sport and lifestyle.”

Nick D (BuyMeACoffee): “Well deserved getting to the award finals. Keep up the great work. I was in Roccarasso the same week you visited and enjoyed the podcast on your trip.”

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