Episode 83: The Ski Goddess, Women’s Skis & ‘Perfect Turns’ with Graham Bell

In this episode, we take a look at women’s skis and women’s skiing, plus Graham Bell tells us about his new ski training app. We look at the latest travel news and have snow reports from around the Alps.

Iain was joined by ‘Ski Goddess’ Katie Dobson, Graham Bell and Sam Lynch, co-founders of the Perfect Turns app, as well as regular contributors Katie Crowe from Battleface Travel Insurance and equipment expert Al Morgan from SkiKitInfo

SHOW NOTES

·       Alex Hermann spoke about the Swisstainable project in Episode 72
·       The Swiss flags were out in Chatel last winter
·       Graham interviewed the Gerken Schofield mogul skiers siblings for Ski Sunday

Look out for Graham’s interview with the Gerken Schofields on Ski Sunday


·       The good news is that no Covid pass will be required to ski in France
·       Usefully the NHS pass is now accepted throughout the EU
·       To be considered ‘fully vaccinated’ you will soon need a booster
·       Quarantine if you don’t have a booster on return to UK looks possible
·       Over 65s will require a booster for the Pass Sanitaire in France 
·       Austria has gone into lockdown until at least 12 December
·       You can buy travel insurance for this winter from Battleface Travel 
·       Val Thorens opened last weekend


 ·       Dave Burrows, Ski Instructor Podcast and SnoPros Ski School reported from Glacier 3000
·       Alex Armand, Tip Top Ski Coaching reported from Les 2 Alpes
·       Keith Webb reported from Kaprun. Find out more about apartments there on Instagram
·       Graham talked about his appearance on Dancing on Ice this time last year


·       You can listen to his thoughts on the Olympic experience in our special episode
·       Graham and Sam’s new app is called ‘Perfect Turns
·      Katie Dobson from Ski Goddess made an impression at the National Snow Show in Birmingham

·       Ski Goddess is based in Chatel in the Portes du Soleil
·       Find out more about sophrology
·       And yes, you can practice sophrology with tree therapy too
·       Al Morgan from skikitinfo.com joined us to discuss women’s skis
·       Mia Brookes won the first snowboard slopestyle of the season at Landgraaf

·       You can listen to Simon Burgess’ report from Landgraaft in Episode 82
·       Dave Ryding won in his season’s racing debut this weekend in Sweden
·       Kirsty Muir recorded a 4th in the World Cup Slopestyle in Stubai
·       Greg Rutherford is racing in Bobsleigh for Team GB this winter
·       If you’d like to win a copy of Billy Morgan’s auto/biography, please tag us on social saying you’d like to win the book, or drop me an email

Reviews

richb67 (Snowheads): “Started listening to these and enjoying them”

mikepow (Snowheads): “Another great listen”

sofatoslopes: “Want to get excited for the winter ahead: listen to The Ski Podcast. Gets me through some long bike rides”

Paul Findlay:“Thanks for the kids ski holiday travel advice and of course the continuing podcasts!”

Jonny Goldsborough: “Really enjoyed hearing Henry on the podcast. Getting excited for the season! (fingers crossed)”

Nigel Winters: “Do love the show, only started listening just prior to lockdown, has been great to keep up with what is going on in the ski world, out in resorts, the travel restrictions, the interviews, and what’s new in equipment etc”

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