93: Ischgl, Les 2 Alpes, Vallandry & the Dynastar X3 triathlon in Courchevel

In Episode 93 of The Ski Podcast we discuss Ischgl, Les 2 Alpes, Vallandry and a unique mountain triathlon in Courchevel. 

Iain was joined ‘live’ by Lynsey Devon from Heaven Publicity and Al Morgan from SkiKitInfo.

Thanks to Switzerland Tourism for their continued support of the Podcast.  


  • There are 65,000km of waymarked trails in Switzerland
  • Listen to Iain’s from the Via Valais trail hike last summer in Episode 76
  • Al travelled to Vallandry in the Paradiski ski area
  • Lynsey stayed in Le Chable below Verbier
  • James Gambrill reported from Baqueira Beret in Spain
  • Jen Tsang reported from La Plagne
  • If you are travelling either for a late ski holiday or summer holiday then make sure you go to battleface.com for a quote and also to check their Sherpa Travel Tool
  • Iain skied in Les 2 Alpes from 09-16 April, benefitting from glacier skiing up to 3600m
  • He travelled there and back in a Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle. Watch out for his article on this appearing in The Telegraph in due course
  • Christophe Aubert is the mayor of Les 2 Alpes and discusses the resort’s bid for ‘Flocon Vert’ status
  • Ischgl was criticised as being a ‘super-spreader’ location in 2020
  • The Spring Blanc is a end of season celebration that is running all through April and features live performances from Simply Red and Kings of Leon
  • Previous headline acts have included Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Sir Elton John
  • Al reviewed the new Atomic ‘Bent’ family of skis, as well as the new Strive bindings
  • Iain used the Dewerstone wooden sunglasses while in the Alps. Listen to our interview with Dewerstone founder in Episode 89
  • Iain took part in the Dynastar X3 triathlon in Courchevel
  • Listen to Iain’s interview with Yvonne from Salzburg about train travel from Sweden to Austria in Episode 90


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Also thanks to all the following for their congratulations on the Sports Podcast Award win: Cathy Paget, Jon Sheehan, Adam W, Rachael W, Megan, Betony, Vanessa, Jon Walton, Abi B, Oli Russel-Cowan, Krystelle, Chris Thompson, Paul Glynn, Dan Fox, James Hawkins, Greg Hilton, Stephen S, Iain MacIntosh, Martin Bell, Sara B, Rob S, Neil D, Paddy & Chemmy Alcott

Coming up in E94

Jasmin Taylor on her best season ever, plus Rob Rees in Narvik Norway and Svalbard

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Thanks to Switzerland Tourism for their continued support of the Podcast.  

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