70: The Inferno, Skiing in Afghanistan & Olympian Martin Bell

This week we find out about the booming market for ski holidays for next winter, there’s an interview with Olympic downhill racer Martin Bell, news of the Afghan Ski Challenge and we find all about The Inferno – the downhill race in Murren for amateur skiers.

Iain was joined by Vanessa Fisher (last on the show in Episode 63) and Nick Morgan, Managing Director and founder of Le Ski Chalet Holidays

Thanks as always to Switzerland Tourism for supporting the podcast.


  • The Global Travel Taskforce is due to report on April 12, with the hope that travel may start again from May 17
  • Cyprus, Greece & Turkey have all confirmed UK citizens will be welcome

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We have a full Podcast Special of our interview with James Willcox about skiing in Afghanistan, Charlie will be reporting on snow shoeing in Engelberg and we’ll be talking to Al Morgan from Ski Kit info.

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Thanks as always to Switzerland Tourism


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