Episode 26: Skiing in Scotland, Méribel & Swindon
In this episode skiing we find out how to ski in Scotland all year round, get the latest news from Méribel and discuss the new snow centre in Swindon.
Jim and Iain also reveal who described the pod as ‘a pretty good listen’, find out how you train for snowboard cross and discuss whether cancelling events in a ski resort guarantee bad PR.
Don’t forget that all pod listeners can claim a 10% discount a the north west’s premier ski and snow centre Chill Factore using the code (‘SKIPOD10’).
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- Thanks to all of our new listeners (Episode 25 was our most listened to yet!)
- Your lift pass discount code to use at Chill Factore is ‘SKIPOD10’
- The Women’s Downhill in Val d’Isère was cancelled but the Men’s Slalom goes ahead (2:30)
- The Skier Cross in Val Thorens was cancelled, but may be re-scheduled for March (3:30)
- The Women’s Slalom for Courchevel is scheduled for 15/16 December (4:30)
- The Lecht and Glencoe opened early in Scotland thanks to their new snow making (5:30)
- The funicular in Aviemore has been closed due to structural issues (6:00)
- Could Jim and Iain buy Méribel? (7:00)
- The Hofnar Experience kindly described as a ‘pretty good little listen‘ (8:30)
- Plus we’ve a couple more 5-star reviews on iTunes (9:15)
- Iain will be going ski touring in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco in February (10:00)
- There will be a new Snow Centre opening in Swindon in 2020 (11:00)
- Who knew you could ski every month of the year in Scotland? Rod Frazer from Where Stags Roar tells us how he did it… (14:00)
- If you’d like to listen to a longer (16 minute) version of the interview, just click below:
- The biathlon in the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics were held in Les Saisies (22:30)
- You were able to try biathlon shooting at the London Ski & Snowboard Festival this year (23:30)
- We discussed Ski Sunday’s ‘High Altitude’ after our interview with Graham Bell in Episode 24 (24:00)
- Sarah Gorman took part in the Everest in the Alps ski touring challenge (24:30)
- Charlotte Bankes recently ‘defected’ from France to Team GB. You can listen to an interview with her about that change in Episode 25. In this episode she talks about her training for snowboard cross (34:00)
- Iain interviewed Vicky Gosling, CEO of GB Snowsports back in Episode 21 (38:00)
- Did Emily Sarsfield blatantly lie to Iain at the Ski Show? (38:30)
- Could Jonny Learoyd join Team GB? (39:30)
- Andrew Musgrave recorded two top-5 results in Lillehammer (40:00)
- Jim interviewed Mike – one of the ski instructor at Chill Factore in Manchester, the north west’s premier ski and snow centre. What an inspiring interview – if you listen to one section of the pod this week, make it this section! (41:00)
- The next Ski Book Group book we are going to cover is ‘War & Piste’ by Alex Thomas (49:00)
- Iain is heading to La Rosière and Val d’Isère later this month (50:00)
- Jim is heading to La Clusaz where he will be based for the season (50:00)
- We discussed the new La Daille lift in Val d’Isère in Episode 19 (50:30)
- The last book we discussed was ‘Wall of White’ in Episode 25 (52:00)
- These are the BBC programmes about avalanches (Avalanche: Making a Deadly Snowstorm and Dangerous Earth: Avalanche)
- Jim and Iain wish to clarify that the company featured in the book, Snowglobe, has no connection with Crystal Ski Holidays (54:00)
- Many thanks to Chill Factore for sponsoring The Ski Podcast
Watch out for our next episode arriving into your podcast app as a little Christmas present on or around 24 December.