Episode 15: Fondue, Paraplegic piste basher drivers & Cauterets

With the season now at an end, Jim and Iain discuss the best places for summer skiing, why fondue is making a comeback and whether Peter Jackson works as a boot fitter in Mt Dobson…

Plus Jim interviews Vincent Doutres, head of the Cauterets Tourist Office, while Iain heads to Courchevel to meet Antoine Motillon – the only paraplegic piste basher driver in France.

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Show Notes

  • The 6 snow centres in the UK are The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, Milton Keynes Snozone, Chill Factore, Tamworth Snowdome, Castleford Snozone and the Braehead Snozone.
  • Fondue is back, apparently.
  • This Oxford professor thinks it’s due to the threat of nuclear war
  • Asterix in Switzerland is highly recommended for fondue research

  • Les 2 Alpes opens for summer skiing on 22 June
  • This the photo from the Fonna glacier in Norway that Iain was referring to:

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  1. July 24, 2018

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