176: National Snow Week, Trains to Austria & EVs to France

In Episode 176 we find out about National Snow Week, train travel to Austria and driving in an EV to Val d’Isère.

Iain was joined live by Babsi Lapwood from the Mountain Trade Network and Stephen Morgan from Raccoon Events, organisers of the National Snow Week and ‘down the line’ by Hannah Zajic from the Austrian Tourist Board and Simon McIntyre from Iglu Ski. 


Babsi skied in Banff, Sunshine Village and Panorama in Canada (1:30)
The Ski Podcast is sponsored by Les 3 Vallées – the largest ski area in the world
Skiing continues in Val Thorens until La Grand Derniere on 08 May (05:00)

Alex Irwin from 150 Days of Winter reported from Val Thorens (5:30)
The Tour de France comes to Les 3 Vallées in July
Dan Keeley from Snowcamp is running from the UK to Rome to raise funds for CALM (7:00)
Find out about Dan’s run at hometorome.com (7:30)

The Ski Podcast was shortlisted in the ‘Wilderness’ category at the Sports Podcast Awards (8:00)
Doug Newman from Ski Weekend interviewed Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards (8:30)

LISTEX Luxury is a B2B event in London in July
National Snow Week is a consumer event taking place this October (11:15)
Steve was last on the show when Iain spoke to him at the NEC in Episode 158 (13:00)
The last London Ski Show was held at Battersea Evolution in 2019. We reported from there in Episode 42 (14:30)
The Ski Podcast did offer to become the new sponsors of the O2-Excel cable car (16:45)
The London Snow Show will take place at the Excel centre on 21/22 October (18:00)

Listen to Iain’s interview with Mia Brookes in Episode 158 (19:30)
The 13th edition of annual trade event LISTEX will also take place at Excel (24:45)
You can get free tickets to National Snow Week by using the code ‘SKIPODCAST’ at https://nationalsnowweek.com (26:30)
Iain will be at both the London and Bham Shows presenting ‘The Ski Podcast Live’
Hannah Zajic is from the Austrian National Tourist Office in London (27:00)
Yvonne Rosentstatter from Salzburgerland joined us in Episode 90 (27:45)
OBB’s Nightjet service connects 25 European cities (28:00)

Accessible resorts from the Innsbruck train include Kuhtai & Solden, as well as St Johann and Mayrhofen with an earlier exit at Worgl (31:00)
Fares start at €49 with a couchette in 6-berth, €59 with a couchette in 4-berth, €89 with a bed in a 2-bed sleeper or €129 with a single-bed sleeper all to yourself (34:00)
Iain has driven to the Alps in an EV several times (39:00)
Simon McIntyre from Iglu Ski travelled to Val d’Isère in a Mercedes with a ‘real range’ of 220-230 miles
Find out more about low-carbon travel options at Ski Flight Free (48:00)


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