91: Aletsch Arena, Snow Forecasting, Boot Fitting and the SIGB Ski Test

In Episode 91 we discuss the Aletsch Arena in Switzerland, the Altitude Comedy Festival, the art of boot fitting, the art of snow forecasting, as well as going behind the scenes at the UK’s 2023 ski test.

Iain was joined by Janine Winter from Winter World Connect and Nick Russill, founder of snow-forecast.com as well as down the line by Andrew Maxwell & Marcus Brigstocke from the Altitude Comedy Festival, as well as regulars Katie Crowe from Battleface Travel Insurance, Al Morgan from SkiKitInfo.


  • Iain stayed at the Hotel Eggishorn in Fiescheralp at 2212m 
  • Try the dish cholera when you come to Aletsch
  • Charlotte Bankes won the overall World Cup Snowboard Cross
  • Mia Brookes also finished the season on a high

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