Episode 41: Hakuba in Japan, Women-only in Méribel & Single Skier Advice

In Episode 41 Iain finds out a women-only snowboard camp in Méribel, Jim talks to Mike about his adventures in Hakuba, Japan and we discuss why you should never ring a specialist travel agency if you’re travelling on your own.

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Show Notes

  • Iain was at the winter edition of LISTEX (2:00)
  • We’ve chatted about Brexit in detail previously in Episode 8 and Episode 20 (2:30)
  • James Gambrill presented his research about UK consumers. You can view his slideshow with all the stats here (2:45)
  • Frank Saffery asked on Facebook ‘if you had some Japan features’ – we did also cover Niseko in Episode 32 (27:00)
  • Jim interviewed Pod regular Mike Richards about Hakuba in Japan, which is now an Inghams destination (27:30)
  • Mike has previously been on the pod discussing skiing in Montenegro and Georgia
  • Inghams are offering trips to Hakuba this winter (37:00)
  • Iain has set up Ski Flight Free – a campaign to encourage skiers to travel by train or (fully laden) car instead of flying (41:00)
  • Iain met up with Dave Froome at LISTEX, who’s featured on the pod before talking about Niseko (44:00)
  • Thanks to Zeid for his kind comments: “Thank you so much for creating this podcast” (45:00)
  • Danny Mayes asked if he could hear something about Andorra or the Pyrénées – we have featured the French Pyrénées in Episode 9 and Episode 33 and Iain is travelling to Cauterets in February (46:00)
  • Hannah James enjoyed our feature in Episode 40 about motorhomes in ski resorts, especially as she’s done a lot of it herself. You can check out her blog at www.winterised.com and we’ll be interviewing her in a later episode (47:00)
  • Andrew Bannon thanks for all your feedback (48:00)
  • The London Ski Festival runs from 24-27 October (48:30)
  • You can listen to Sir Ranulph Fiennes at the Festival (49:00)
  • Jim loves Helmet Heads, who are exhibiting at the Show (50:45)
  • Jim is attending the High 5 Festival in Annecy (51:00)
  • Jim and Iain would love to read ‘My Story’ by Eddie the Eagle, but only if it’s less expensive than this (54:00)
  • Iain interviewed Vicky Gosling – CEO of GB Snowsports in Episode 21 (56:00)
  • Who will the new partners of The Ski Podcast be? (57:00)

Coming up in Episode 42

– Exciting news about a new partner for The Ski Podcast
– Ask Jim and Iain: “How do I spot a good looking helmet?”
– Interview with Hannah from Winterised
– Lots more…

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