175: Behind the Scenes at ‘Ski Sunday’ with Chemmy Alcott

In Episode 175, we go behind the scenes at BBC’s ‘Ski Sunday’ with presenter Chemmy Alcott. We discuss unscrewing 100-year-old skis from a wall so she could try them out on snow, wanting to go grass skiing with Dave Ryding and what’s it’s like taking on a downhill course a decade after you’re retired from racing. 

We also discuss the many, MANY injuries she suffered over her 20-year racing career.


Chemmy helped celebrate the centenary of Ladies Ski Club in Murren in February (03:00)
Chemmy interviewed Dave Ryding in Austria last summer (09:00)
Dave Ryding had a gondola named after him in Kitzbuhel (10:00)
Dave is a very fast Parkrun runner (13:30)

Watch out for Chemmy’s feature on Ski Joering next winter (14:45)
Watch Chemmy’s Meribel downhill run here (15:30)

The run took place at the Courchevel Meribel 2023 World Ski Championships
Chemmy took part in ‘Dancing on Ice’ in 2012 (22:30)

Chemmy’s injuries include a dislocated jaw, broken neck, broken back, broken ribs, groin tears, two ACLs, compound tibia/fibula fracture and a broken ankle (24:30)

Find out more about the Ski Mojo (30:45)
The new Ski Mojo designs (35:00)

This blog looks at the value you can get from the Ski Mojo (37:30)
Tignes is great in summer for families (38:45)
Tim Warwood travelled to Scotland for a Ski Sunday feature last winter (39:00)

There are over 170 episodes to catch up with and 118 were listened to in the last week. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode. 

You can follow Iain @skipedia and the podcast @theskipodcast. Follow Chemmy at @chemmyski 

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