Episode 58: Norway, Swiss memories & the end of Après Ski?

In Episode 58, Iain is joined by the super-experienced Mike Richards.

We discuss skiing in Scotland and Norway, plus the latest news on how apres ski might look this winter in the Alps after both Ischgl and Mayrhofen announce plans to scale back partying.

There’s ski show chat, both virtual and physical, and an interview about LISTEX 2020 and we wonder if a drone could ever tow a skier?

The Ski Podcast would like to thank Switzerland Tourism for their continued support.

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Show Notes

  • Mike Richards has previously featured on the pod, talking about his experiences in Georgia (Episode 37), Montenegro (Episode 39) and Japan (Episode 41)
  • Mike was skiing in Scotland in March at Glencoe and the Nevis Range
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THE GRAND TOUR After watching; admiring; cheering; and photographing a steady, optimistic slice of lemmings hucking, sliding, and side-slipping themselves off the Ridge into Nevis Range's Back Corries (@nevisrange) it was my turn to drop in My go-to 'powder rhythm' soundtrack to my soft snow shenanigans is 'So Lonely' by the Police But after traversing in to the bowl via 'Yellow Belly' (I think) or maybe 'Back Track' and feeling the turbo boost of the first right to left turn my mental playlist flipped appropriately to The Skids 'Into The Valley' and six turns later I was at the top of the Braveheart Chair Unfortunately the lift wasn't spinning so it was a hard left traverse through mid-boot powder back around to the frontside lifts With the lift running or the time to skin out from the bottom that's one of the premier lift accessed runs out there Blown away by the quality of the terrain and snow conditions 💿 Skids – Into The Valley Nevis Range, Highland, Scotland, UK 20 March 2020 #IfItsSnowingImGoing #LiveEveryDayLikeTheresSnowTomorrow #BackCorries #AonachMor #NevisRange #FortWilliam #MyBestScottishSnowDay #SkiScotland #SnowsportScotland #UKSnow #TimeToPlay #MovementSkis #Dynafit #MyFallline #TeleSkiSnow #SnowForecast #PowderMagazine #SkiMagazine #ProperAdventure #OutsideMagazine #NatGeoYourShot #NGTUK #YourShotPhotographer #UKLPOTY #STBigShot #appicoftheweek #OutdoorPhotographyMagazine

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  • Do you have memories of skiing in Switzerland back in the day? Switzerland Tourism want to hear about them…
  • LISTEX will be taking place at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead in October
  • Mike Smith asked why we’ve had no coverage of skiing in Norway?
    Mike visited Narvik and Stranda in Norway

  • Thanks to Mike Smith for his review: “I am very much enjoying the podcast. Keep at it!” Also to Loobzy and Bramski

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Coming up

  • Watch out for our Train Travel special in conjunction with Ski Flight Free coming up soon
  • In Episode 59 we’ll be discussing new technology including predictions from the 1980s

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