82: Avalanche Safety, Rockers & (British) Olympic Medal Winners

In Episode 82, we discuss avalanche safety, what a ‘rocker’ is and have interviews with Olympic medal winners Billy Morgan and Izzy Atkin. 

There are snow reports from Italy, Switzerland and…the Netherlands, plus you can find out how to win a copy of Billy Morgan’s new book, ‘Drop in!’

Iain was joined by Henry Schniewind from the eponymous Henry’s Avalanche Talk, plus Megan Hughes, Deputy Editor at InTheSnow Magazine, as well as regular equipment expert Al Morgan from SkiKitInfo.com


  • Find out about e-quad biking in Andermatt
  • Iain reported on his ski touring in Andermatt in Episode 52
  • Battleface offer travel insurance for skiing regardless of FCO rules on travel
  • The PCR Day 2 test for fully vaccinated travellers was replaced with an antigen lateral flow test on 24 October
  • The NHS Covid Pass is now accepted across Europe
  • For children this winter, it looks like regular tests in resort will be required in Italy & Austria, although it’s less likely in France and Switzerland
  • Covid boosters may be required for travel
  • This is a useful graphic from Wagner Skis on rockers

Win a copy of Billy Morgan’s book, ‘Drop in!’

To win a copy of his book all you have to do to go in the draw is tell us why you listen to The Ski Podcast You can enter on InstagramTwitterFacebook (just make sure you tag us) or by dropping us an email to theskipodcast@gmail.com and I’ll pick a winner at the end of November

  • Izzy Atkin won Olympic Bronze in the Ski Slopestyle at PyeongChang 
  • Younger sister Zoe competes in Ski Big Air
  • Listen to our Ski Podcast Special with Pat Sharples here
  • Listen to the full interview in our Special Episode coming soon


Leon Butler: “It was cool to watch ‘The Ski Podcast Live’
Al Morgan (LinkedIn): “Superb episode of The Ski Podcast”
sofatoslopes (Instagram): “Fab morning endurance training while listening to The Ski Podcast”

Don’t forget you can always buy me a coffee at buymeacoffee.com/theskipodcast and all cuppas are much appreciated. This episode I’d like to thank Kimberley Kay and Mike Greenland, who also said:

“Love the podcast. I have skied at least twice a year ever since 1970. Started on wooden skis and lace up leather boots. Things have changed…missed my first season this year due to covid but hope to keep the calendar annual record going as I am off in Dec”

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We also have a few stickers left, so if you’d like some for your skis, board, helmet or phone, pls drop us an email or contact us via social with your address.

Thanks again to Switzerland Tourism for supporting The Ski Podcast

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