Episode 76: Surfing, Skateboarding & Snow Drifts in Switzerland

In Episode 76, we discuss surfing, skateboarding and snow drifts in Switzerland in Crans Montana, Zinal & Zermatt. Plus we chat ski holiday trends for next winter, including the implications of Brexit for British workers, plus we find out what it’s like to live in a mountain refuge year round.

Iain is joined by Cathy Rankin from Pierre & Vacances and, joining us from La Clusaz, a voice that long time listeners of the show will know well, former presenter of The Ski Podcast, Jim Duncombe.

SHOW NOTES

  • Iain didn’t get to ski in Zermatt, but he did do this snow report for InTheSnow Magazine
  • Dave Burrows from SnowPros Ski School was skiing at the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise from the Cervinia side
  • The UK government has introduced a new ‘Amber Plus’ category for France in their traffic light system
  • France has also introduced a new vaccination certificate system, called the Pass Sanitaire, to allow access to restaurants
  • Jim was surfing in the Alaia Bay surf centre in Sion and skateboarding at the Alaia Chalet in Crans Montana
The Alaia Bay surf centre
Magdalen and Fredy Tscherigg
  • Iain last stayed in a refuge when ski touring in Morocco. You can listen to his report on this in Episode 30
ski touring morocco
Ski touring in Morocco
Photo (c) Daily Express

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