E99: La Plagne & the Irish Ski Scene

In E99 of TSP we find out about La Plagne in France with Jen Tsang and all about the growing ski scene in Ireland with journalist Catherine Murphy.

Thanks as always to Switzerland Tourism for supporting The Ski Podcast. 


·       Jen previously reported from La Plagne in Episode 93
·       Catherine last skied in Tignes, with Guerlin Chicheret
·       Chicheret is known for being a FWT winner, but also as an extreme driver:

·       The freezing point in Switzerland reached 5184m
·       Zermatt is hosting the ‘SpeedOpening’ downhill races in October and November
·       Team GB telemarker Jasmin Taylor has been based in Mt Hotham in Australia 
·       Pick up free tickets to the National Snow Show for free using the code ‘2months’
·       Iain will be hosting ‘The Ski Podcast Live’ at the show
·       Jen is based in La Plagne, where she runs a marketing consultancy
·       The Vanoise Express link between La Plagne and Les Arcs opened in January 2003

·       The 6000D is one of the Alps’ most famous trail running races
·       You can try the bobsleigh run yourself in La Plagne

·       Catherine learned to ski at the Kilternan dry slope in County Dublin
·       Listen to our feature about snow skiing in Ireland in Episode 77
·       Topflight and Directski are specialist Irish ski companies

·       Catherine estimate that the Irish market is about 100,000 skiers
·       Soll in Austria celebrates St Patrick’s Day every year


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