195: The Eurostar Snow Train, Sustainable Les Arcs & Chemmy Alcott’s EV experience

There’s a sustainability focus this week as we look at the new Eurostar Snow Train, find out what Les Arcs is doing that sets them apart, plus Chemmy Alcott tells us about her experience of driving an electric car 5000 miles across the Alps.

Iain was joined by Helen Coffey, Travel Editor at The Independent.

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Watch Iain’s snow report from Les Arcs (2:00)
Elena reported from Tirol in Austria (3:30)
Vanessa Fisher was in Les Menuires in France (5:00)
Dave Burrows from Snow Pros Ski School was skiing in Villars (6:00)
Was last weekend the best ever in British snowsport history? (8:30)
Mia Brookes won the  Snowboard Big Air Crystal Globe and was voted BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

Jasmin Taylor took first place at the Telemark Sprint in Pinzolo
Andrew Musgrave was second in the Cross Country in Trondheim – a career-best result
Listen to Iain’s interviews with AndrewJasmin and also Kirsty Muir and Zoe Atkin
Read more about the ski slope in the desert in Saudi Arabia (10:30)
Read Iain’s review of the new Eurostar Snow Train on The Telegraph (11:30)

Iain has also written up a review on Ski Flight Free
Seats had been set aside on Eurostar for baggage (14:00)
Buy tickets on the Eurostar Snow Train here (16:00)
The funicular to Les Arcs connects directly from the station in Bourg St Maurice (17:00)

Flying represents 50-80% of the carbon cost of a ski holiday (23:00)
Listen to Iain’s interview with Helen Coffey in this special episode (23:30)
Iain is taking the Flight Free Challenge in 2024 (24:00)

Anna Hughes founded Flight Free UK (24:30)
Helen is author of the book “Zero Altitude: How I Learned to Fly Less and Travel More” (27:00)
Les Arcs have recently been accredited as a B Corp company (28:00)
Les Arcs was one of the first resorts in France to be given ‘Flocon Vert’ accreditation (29:20)
Find out about the Mountain Animal Museum in Les Arcs (31:45)
Marie Clemence Vallier is Head of Quality, Safety & Environment at ADS (32:30)
Chemmy Alcott travelled 5000 miles last winter in her Skoda Enyaq EV (37:30)

At Easter, Iain will be travelling to the Alps in a van from ‘Vans for Bands’ (45:00)


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