Episode 66: Mega snow in St Anton, Verbier Truth, Jasmin Taylor & Graham Bell

In Episode 66, Andy joins us direct from St Anton with all the latest news from a very snowy Austria.

We’re also joined by journalist Abi Butcher who reveals the truth behind the alleged ‘Escape from Verbier’.

There’s an update from Graham Bell on his final preparations for ‘Dancing on Ice’, during which he reveals what music he’ll be dancing to, plus GB Telemarker Jasmin Taylor lets us know how her season preparations are going.

We would like to thank our sponsors Switzerland Tourism for continuing to support the podcast.

SHOW NOTES

  • Thanks to all of our new listeners – up almost 20% on this time last year
  • Andy Butterworth is a director at Kaluma Travel and is based in St Anton
  • Polish resorts could open soon
  • This guy tried to travel with Eurostar to go skiing
  • We interviewed Alex Moore in Wengen while she was quarantining in Episode 65
  • Ultimately these headlines were classic clickbait and lies
  • Abi wrote this excellent article looking into what actually happened
  • Lifts in St Anton have been open since 24 December, albeit only to ‘locals’
  • The Austrian lockdown has been extended to 07 Feb, when it will be reviewed again
  • The Jochberg outbreak appears to be concentrated in a group of British instructors
  • Alf Alderson appeared in Episode 64 and reports from Les Arcs 
  • Al Judge from AliKats featured in our Electric Vehicle special and reports from Morzine
  • Jasmin Taylor has over 30 World Cup podiums – listen to our Ski Podcast Special
  • This is what ski hire in the ‘new normal’ with Intersport will be like:
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Big snow in St Anton

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Coming up next time

We have an interview with industry veteran ski journalist Peter Hardy interview and we’ll be talking to the team at Sapaudi Brewing

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Thanks as always to Switzerland Tourism

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