Episode 34: Snowga, Cross Country Skiing, Ski Magazines & Les 2 Alpes

In Episode 34, we report on yoga week in Les Menuires, Jim tries cross country skiing and Iain interviews Frank Baldwin, publisher of ‘Skier and Snowboarder Magazine’.

We discuss Jim’s latest visit to Les 2 Alpes, the new road for cyclists between Courchevel and Méribel and ‘Ski Book Group’ returns for our fourth book so far.

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Show Notes

  • Many thanks to The Chill Factore for their sponsorship of the pod, which has now finished. If you’d like to get your message across to thousands of keen skiers and snowboarders, then please contact us (1:00)
  • Jim’s highlight of the season was his guiding session with Yvan in La Clusaz. You can listen to this in Episode 33 (3:00)
  • Iain’s highlights were his first run in the new Mont Valaisan area in La Rosiere (Episode 27) and his ski touring trip to Morocco (Episode 30) (2:00)
  • This summer the Col de la Loze road will create a new paved loop for – only for cyclists – from Courchevel to Meribel and back. The long term plan is to connect the whole of Les 3 Vallees for cyclists. (7:00)
  • Jim tried cross-country skiing in La Clusaz (15:00)
  • This link explains the difference between the Classic and Skating styles
  • Thanks for all the reviews. Please do review us on iTunes, Facebook, Twitter or send us an email (31:00)
  • Thanks to Joy Zipper and Michael Bury on Snowheads plus the guys at Ski Weekend for your kind comments
  • You can find out more about Les 2 Alpes here (33:00)
  • Alex from TipTop Ski shared her views on the resort (37:00)
  • Snow Only is the place to find property to buy in the Alps (39:00)
  • For Ski Book Group, Iain and Jim read ‘The Alps’ by Stephen O’Shea (40:30)
  • You can listen to other Ski Book Group discussions in previous episodes starting with Episodes 18
  • The GB bobsleigh team have been belatedly awarded the bronze medal for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (46:00)
  • Billy Morgan entered and won the Snowboardcross at the Brits, an event that also saw Ski Sunday presenter Ed Leigh and his wife Sian Leigh compete and Team GB snowboard coach  Lesley McKenna win the vets category (48:00)
  • Kirsty Muir won silver in the Ski Slopestyle and bronze in the Ski Big Air at the Junior World Championships (49:00)

Coming up in Episode 35

  • Resort reviews from Grimentz/Zinal
  • The new triple zipwire in Val Thorens
  • Storing your skis during summer

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