74: Cat Skiing in North Macedonia, Summer Snow in Avoriaz & Sustainability in Morzine

In Episode 74, we discuss summer skiing in Avoriaz, sustainability in Morzine and cat skiing in North Macedonia. Plus we talk origins with Jim Adlington from Planks Clothing and the demise of apres-ski in Courchevel with Alex Irwin.

Iain is joined ‘live’ by Sara Burdon from Morzine Tourist Office and regular guest and friend of the show, Mike Richards. 

We would like to thank Switzerland Tourism for their continued support.


  • We were joined by Paul Anderson, CEO at NZski.com in Episode 73
  • We have over 100 episodes to catch up on
  • Morzine and Avoriaz are both within the same ‘commune’
  • Avoriaz was founded by Jean Vuarnet, ski racer and sunglass pioneer
  • Iain went to Les Arcs to review their sustainability in Episode 45
  • Morzine was the first ski resort to have a dedicated MTB course in 1997
  • Mike stayed at the Hotel Slavija, which opened in 1987
  • Eskimo Freeride offer cat skiing in Popova Shapka
  • Find out more about the resort here (in Macedonian)

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Coming Up

Our next episode will probably be out in early July – let’s hope we have some better news on travel by then…

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I’d like to thank Switzerland Tourism for their continued support.

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