207: Val Cenis, Haute Maurienne and skiing in Slovenia

We find out more about Val Cenis and the Haute Maurienne area of France as well as discoving what the skiing in Slovenia is like.

Iain was joined by freelance journalists Katja Gaskell and Rob Rees.

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Katja was last on the show in Episode 197, sharing her tips on skiing with children (0:30)
Rob was last on the show in Episode 186, discussing glacier skiing in Austria (1:00)
Find out more about the Dolomites in Episode 192 (1:30)
Tim from Inspired Italy reported from the Italian Dolomites (3:45)
Alex Armand from Tip Top Ski Coaching is in Les 2 Alpes (5:20)
Andy Butterworth from Kaluma Ski is in St Anton (5:30)

Team GB telemarker Jasmin Taylor was last on the show in Episode 200 (8:30)
Jasmin won two Crystal Globes at the World Cup Finals – with 11 podiums and 5 wins this season

British Slalom Champion Reece Bell is Martin Bell’s daughter and Graham Bell’s niece (9:00)
Listen to Iain’s interview with Martin Bell here
Freddie Carrick-Smith (just) beat twin brother Zac Carrick-Smith the Junior Slalom and Senior GS (9:45)
Iain interviewed Zac in Episode 200 about his double gold at the Youth Olympic Games (10:15)
Katja was in Val Cenis in the Haute Maurienne area of France (10:30)
Bonneval-sur-Arc has lots of ski touring options for both novice and advanced (12:30)

Katja in the Haute Maurienne

Bessans is a centre for biathlon and cross-country skiing (15:00)
Iain travelled to Orelle by train from Paris to Modane and covered this in Episode 165 (20:15)
Rob flew to Lublijana in Slovenia (22:15)

Skiing in Slovenia

Rob skied at Krvavec, Vogel and Rogla ski resorts (24:30)
Listen to Iain’s experience of skiing in Abruzzo in Episode (29:00)
Rob visited the Elan Skis museum (31:15)

The history of Elan skis

Elan introduced the first ‘parabolic’ ski in 1993/94 (33:00)
Find out more about the Julian Alps International Ski Pass (34:15)


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