188: National Snow Week ft Mia Brookes, Ed Leigh, Chemmy Alcott, Warren Smith & more

This National Snow Week Special is packed full of interviews, including Mia Brookes, Ed Leigh, Chemmy Alcott, Charlotte Bankes, Warren Smith and more, all recorded at the consumer shows in Birmingham and London, and at trade networking event LISTEX


The Ski Podcast was a finalist in the ‘Best Broadcast Programme’ category at the 2023 Travel Media Awards (1:00)
Sam Haddad featured in our snowboard special episode (1:30)
Sam won the Travel Media award for ‘Best Sustainability Feature’ (1:40)
Save money when you book your ski hire with Intersport by using the code ‘SKIPODCAST’ (1:45)

Listen to Iain’s interview with Tim Warwood (2:45)
Mia Brookes became world champion in snowboard slopestyle earlier this year (4:45)
Charlotte Bankes won the mixed team Snowboard Cross with teammate Huw Nightingale (8:00)
Iain interviewed Charlotte when she first joined Team GB
Colin Martin appeared in our Ski Boot Special podcast (13:30)

Al Morgan discussed the BOA Fit System for ski boots in Episode 187
Listen to Iain’s interview with BBC Ski Sunday presenter Ed Leigh, recorded in Feb 2023 (18:30)
Tord Nilson is on the SIGB board (22:00)
Guy Fowles works at Wasteland Travel, specialists in ski trips for student and young professionals (25:15)
Ian Brown from The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead (27:15)
James Gambrill from The Ski Club of Great Britain, who are bringing back Ski Club reps to France (29:30)
Dan Keeley is from the charity Snowcamp (33:30)
Iain reported on his trip to Roccaraso in Abruzzo in Episode 170 (36:15)

Skiing in Abruzzo, Italy

Graeme is the owner of Ski Abruzzo (37:45)
Aaron is the founder of OOSC Clothing (39:00)
Iain led panels about train travel at both shows (41:00)
Krissie Roe from Inghams talked about their new train travel product in Episode 184 (44:00)
Listen to Iain’s ‘Behind the Scenes at Ski Sunday’ interview with Chemmy Alcott (44:15)

Richard Sinclair is MD at ski travel agency SNO Holidays (44:30)
SNO are reporting an increase in demand for train travel (45:00)
Richard appeared on our electric vehicle special podcast (49:00)
SNO has a page about electric car travel to the Alps in their website

Warren Smith has been taking the POW Carbon Literacy courses (49:45)
In Episode 183 we discussed the POW ‘Send It for Climate’ campaign (52:00)
Dom Winter is Head of Programmes for Protect Our Winters UK
Nathalie Davies is MD of Raccoon Media Group (54:00)
The 2024 London Snow Show will take place on 19-20 October at ExCel in London (55:00)

Iain was joined for The Ski Podcast Live by Mike Richards, Katie Bamber, James Wilcox, Catherine Murphy and Tristan Kennedy (speaking about JapanTurkeyIraqPays de GexUzbekistan and Abruzzo respectively)

Feedback (57:00) 

We have some great feedback from ‘Snowheads’ (57:30)

Fixx: “The Ski Podcast panel with Iain re. train travel to the slopes was very interesting”
wiigman: “The Ski Podcast panel stuff excellent and thought-provoking”
elzP: “I also really enjoyed the train travel session”

Tim: “I recently discovered The Ski Podcast and I have been binge listening! I’m impressed by the engaging content and captivating discussions on all things skiing and snow sports”

Inside Morzine: “We can’t wait for the new season to kick off but first there a little matter of the National Snow Show and meet someone who has not only got us through the pandemic but the all the months in between: Iain Martin from The Ski Podcast – a total legend!”

Andrea Dalton: “Just managed to catch up with this latest episode and fab to hear from Al always love listening to what he has to say.”

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