95: La Tania, Skiworld, Chamonix in May & 2023’s Best Skis

In Episode 95 of The Ski Podcast we discuss La Tania, Chamonix in summer, and the challenges facing the UK ski industry. Plus we talk to Arnie Wilson – the man who skied every single day for a year – and reveal our pick of the best new skis for next winter.

Iain was joined live by Diane Palumbo (Skiworld), Toffa (LaTania.co.uk) and Al Morgan (SkiKitInfo), as well as down the line by Claire Burnet from Chamonix.

Thanks again to Switzerland Tourism for their support.  You can see their amazing ‘Swiss Sanctuary’ at the Chelsea Flower Show, designed by Lilly Gomm. 


·       Congratulations to Dave and Mandy Ryding who were married earlier this month

·       You used to be able to ski in Chamonix in summer

·       Iain competed in the UTMB in August 2021

·       Claire Burnet previously appeared on the podcast in Episode 73

·       Chamonix offered free ski lessons at certain dates last winter

·       A visit to the Aiguille du Midi is a must if you’ve never done it before

·       Iain saw a photoshoot with freeskier Vivian Bruchez

·       Take a look at some of Iain’s videos from his visit on the Skipedia YouTube channel

·       Diane is Sales and Marketing Director at Skiworld

·       She is also a founding member of the SBIT lobbying group

·       Charlie Owen from SBIT has previously appeared on the podcast in Episode 8 and Episode 20

·       Find out about La Tania at LaTania.co.uk

·       Arnie Wilson is most well-known for his exploits in 1994 when he skied every day for a year. We covered his book ‘Ski The World’ Ski Book Group in Episode 20

·       Al loved the Volkl Deacon 72 – it’s expensive, but an incredible performer

·       His other favourite was the Salomon QST 106 – a wide, freeride ski


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