71: Les 2 Alpes, Engelberg, Roger Federer & ‘Traffic Light’ Travel

In Episode 71, we find out about Les 2 Alpes, snowshoeing in Engelberg, quarantine, testing and the new ‘traffic light’ travel rules, plus we have snow reports from around the Alps and an focus on equipment trends for 2021/22.

Iain was joined by Helena Hospital, Press Relations from Les 2 Alpes and Alyn Morgan from SkiKitinfo.  

Thanks as always to Switzerland Tourism for supporting the podcast.


  • Alex Irwin from 150 Days of Winter is based in Courchevel
  • Andy Butterworth from Kaluma Travel is in St Anton, Austria
  • The Les 2 Alpes glacier is due to open on 29 May or 05 June
  • Iain covered the French ski resort protests in December on Skipedia
  • Lift pass revenues in Les 2 Alpes are down from €170m to €40m
  • Les 2 Alpes will open with limited capacity, perhaps only 300 lift passes per day
  • Look out for the Bradley Wiggins-hosted cycling event in September in Les 2 Alpes
  • Al Morgan is from SkiKitInfo.com

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I’d like to thank Wayne, Hubert and also these guys who all bought me a cuppa:

Nick D: “Great podcast, keep up the fantastic work”

Andrew Thomas: “I’ve followed you for well over a year and seen the standard increase significantly in the last year. Keep up the good work.”

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Skiintel on Instagram: “Love the podcast. Especially the one about train travel to the Alps. We’re booking our first ski train for next year as a result.”

Inside Morzine on Twitter: “An excellent listen”

The winner of our competition is ‘Les Petit Singe’ on Apple Podcasts, who kindly said:

“Love this podcast, it is the shining light that gets me through the week, discovering previous episodes and, because if pesky Covid, keeps the fire burning for next season. Informative, educational and extremely interesting. Keep up the brilliant work.”

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Thanks as always to Switzerland Tourism

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