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Anyone into podcasts or interested in trying them, please take a listen to 'The Ski Podcast'. We've been publishing since October last year and are now up to Episode 17 (excluding all our Winter Olympic specials).

Here's some links to the last few (clues to the content in the URL), plus we now have a website up and running:

https://soundcloud.com/knowledge-is-powder-ski-podcast/episode-17-own-your-own-ski-resort-ski-instructor-training-and-alpine-meals-on-wheels
https://soundcloud.com/knowledge-is-powder-ski-podcast/episode-16-royal-ski-stories-heli-skiing-in-italy-ski-fit-exercises-and-winter-sport-alternatives
https://soundcloud.com/knowledge-is-powder-ski-podcast/episode-15-summer-skiing-cauterets-and-piste-bashing-in-courchevel
https://soundcloud.com/knowledge-is-powder-ski-podcast/episode-14-skiing-april-fools-snow-centres-and-listex

All feedback welcome - we're currently running at 800-1000 listens per episode across all channels.


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Think you've already got a sticky at the top of the page Iain (no idea why). Much though I enjoy the podcasts (can't remember the jingle sound level problem being as terrible in more recent episodes so maybe you got that sorted) does smell a bit spammy.
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Thanks Dave, I'll stick to that.
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This is the link for the latest episode:
http://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-24-billy-morgan-chemmy-alcott-v-graham-bell-snow-farming-in-courchevel/

Interviews with Billy Morgan, Chemmy Alcott, Graham Bell, Jamie Barrow, reports from Verbier and Val d'Isere, discussion on snow farming in Courchevel and even a bit of 007 ski chat.

Available whereever you download your podcasts:
🎧 iTunes - bit.ly/TheSkiPodcastiTunes
🎧 Google Podcast - bit.ly/TheSkiPodcastGooglePod
🎧 Soundcloud - bit.ly/TheSkiPodcastSoundcloud
🎧 Acast - bit.ly/TheSkiPodcastsAcast
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Episode 25 has been live for a while now, so you've probably listened to it anyway, but just in case Smile
http://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-25-st-anton-charlotte-bankes-billy-morgans-favourite-resort/

Thanks to everyone who's been listening - the audience has trebled since the summer, doubled since September!

This episode features an interview with Charlotte Bankes - the snowboard cross athlete who left France to join Team GB, a report from St Anton and much more...
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I've been catching up on a few of the older podcasts during the commute home this week after noticing a link on SH a week ago. Quite entertaining and a welcome ski fix until I head out to the alps in a few weeks.
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Episodes 26 and 27 are both waiting to be listened to...
http://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-27-la-rosiere-st-anton-chamonix-la-clusaz/
http://theskipodcast.com/resorts/meribel/episode-26-skiing-in-scotland-swindon-meribel/

Lots of stuff discussed including the Swindon Snow Centre, interviews with someone who completed the Everest Ski Challenge, testing out the new ski area in La Rosiere and reports from Chamonix and St Anton.

All feedback welcome (Thanks Schnorrr for your comments!) Very Happy
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Episodes 26 and 27 are both waiting to be listened to...
http://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-27-la-rosiere-st-anton-chamonix-la-clusaz/
http://theskipodcast.com/resorts/meribel/episode-26-skiing-in-scotland-swindon-meribel/

Lots of stuff discussed including the Swindon Snow Centre, interviews with someone who completed the Everest Ski Challenge, testing out the new ski area in La Rosiere and reports from Chamonix and St Anton.

All feedback welcome (Thanks Schnorrr for your comments!) Very Happy
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E28 is now live - inc chat about wolves in the alps, the ski instructor who milks 80 cows every day and a review from Snowhead Michael Bury (thanks Michael!)
http://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-28-wolves-in-the-alps-how-cows-prevent-avalanches-ski-sunday-returns/




Available whereever you download your podcasts:
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Hmm - losing a bit of credibility as guys who know about skiing by slagging off neoprene boot covers. Take it neither of you have ever skied somewhere seriously cold like interior Canada or US? Extra 5-10deg of warmth in your boots can be difference between frostbite and not.
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Fair point Dave. Then again, I'm thinking Jim saw it in La Clusaz in January...

Dave's referring to some chat in Episode 30, available here (2 mins in if you want to listen to the neoprene chat, but while you're there, why not listen to it all?)
http://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-30-ski-touring-in-morocco-powder-technique-eddie-the-eagle-pt2/
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We recorded E31 last week, should go live today or tomorrow. I'm sure you'll be pleased to know Dave that we cover your comment (and apologies for Jim continually getting your name wrong as Marmotte Dave!)
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The new podcast (Episode 31) is now live: http://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-31-telemark-skiing-courchevel-plane-crash-avalanche-in-crans-montana-moon-boots-more/

- Jim tries out telemark skiing for the first time
- Behind the scenes with the La Clusaz ski patrol
- Interview with film-maker Bethany from Globalshots
- The recent plane crash in Courchevel
- The fatal avalanche in Crans Montana
- Lindsey Vonn's retirement (and her herd of cows)
- Whether Moon Boots are hot or not?
- How new chalet regulations are affecting British tour operators in France with Linley from Ticket to Ride
- The first self-drive navette in Val Thorens
- We review the Ekster Smart Wallet
- We celebrate Jasmine Taylor's record for GB Snowsport
- How to service your skis with Simon from Wax Off

All that and much more in this 31st episode. Listen now:

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@iainm, Thanks for the reminder, if I get a dull few mins I shall have a listen again, I wasn't a fan after the first couple of podcasts, you never know I might have to catch up on the intervening 28 episodes Toofy Grin
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Thanks @iainm,
Just saw your little vid reviewing the new chairs in La Ros - recognised your voice from the Podcasts which I enjoy. Cheers!
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@iainm, you missed the bit where Jim slags me off, accuses me of being a mug ski show punter and giver of bad reviews wink

Anyway off to try out my new ski carrying gadget wink
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Enjoyed the latest version and looking forward to watching the Beyond the Pistes movie later.

Have to say I wasn't overly sympathetic to the plight of the Ticket to Ride guy.
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boredsurfin wrote:
@iainm, Thanks for the reminder, if I get a dull few mins I shall have a listen again, I wasn't a fan after the first couple of podcasts, you never know I might have to catch up on the intervening 28 episodes Toofy Grin


Good to hear we might be able to win you back! Let us know how you get on. If I had to pick out one of those 28 episodes, I'd go for this one as I found it really helps build a picture of life in the Alps beyond the slopes:
https://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-28-wolves-in-the-alps-how-cows-prevent-avalanches-ski-sunday-returns/
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Thanks @iainm,
Just saw your little vid reviewing the new chairs in La Ros - recognised your voice from the Podcasts which I enjoy. Cheers!

Thanks, that's great to hear!
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Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
@iainm, you missed the bit where Jim slags me off, accuses me of being a mug ski show punter and giver of bad reviews wink

Anyway off to try out my new ski carrying gadget wink

ahem...I tried to rein him in... Embarassed
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Enjoyed the latest version and looking forward to watching the Beyond the Pistes movie later.

Have to say I wasn't overly sympathetic to the plight of the Ticket to Ride guy.

It's interesting I agree. Many British tour ops have had an (unfair) advantage over French employers for years. That definitely seems to be coming to an end.
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iainm wrote:
Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
@iainm, you missed the bit where Jim slags me off, accuses me of being a mug ski show punter and giver of bad reviews wink

Anyway off to try out my new ski carrying gadget wink

ahem...I tried to rein him in... Embarassed


I thought it was quite funny particularly when immediately juxtaposed with your review of a tech/ tinfoil paranoia wallet.
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iainm wrote:
Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
@iainm, you missed the bit where Jim slags me off, accuses me of being a mug ski show punter and giver of bad reviews wink

Anyway off to try out my new ski carrying gadget wink

ahem...I tried to rein him in... Embarassed


I thought it was quite funny particularly when immediately juxtaposed with your review of a tech/ tinfoil paranoia wallet.
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Fair point, I was not convinced by the 'smart' wallet as you might have been able to tell!
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Just recorded #32 - mentions for @grinning @gustavobs and @dave of the marmottes (who I worry that Jim is trying to troll...). Should be live early next week...
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I’m a newbie podcast listener, so only just catching up on these now during my daily commutes... just getting used to the poor sound quality (compared to R4, you guys sound like you’re recording in my downstairs WC) so I will review when I’ve listened to a few more - but my interest was piqued when I heard the references to Snowheads and @Dave of the Marmottes, and the neoprene boot covers... Laughing
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Good to hear from you Amunah - maybe work backwards as I think we have the sound quality sorted now. Some of those early episodes were nasty!
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Plenty of mentions for Snowheads in the reviews section of the latest episode
https://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-32-japow-mcski-chill-factore-ski-val-go-bust/

Also featuring:

- Is Japow as good as its reputation?
- Why did Ski Val go bust?
- McSki: ski-thru fast food
- Testing the Chill Factore
- Advice from Snowonly on ski property
- Reviews from Snowheads...

Listen now…

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Episode 33 of The Ski Podcast has been live for a week now. Have a listen and give us your feedback - I'm particularly interested to know if you think it should be shorter at say 30 minutes per episode?

- Drug dealers in Courchevel
- Lift pass marketing in Ax 3 Domaines
- Mogul technique from Dave Burrows
- Samoens review
- Stickers in La Clusaz
- Skiing at 220km/h

Listen now…

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No real comments other than to note Jim's ongoing obsession with me wink

I must admit I did zone out a bit this week (listening while doing something else) and didn't feel the need to rewind. Don't know exactly what that means but maybe something sharper and punchier would hold attention more. You can experiment of course.
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I listen regularly and enjoy the podcast. I wouldn’t say that an hour is too long. I hope that you’re enjoying La Clusaz/LGB - it’s one of my regular haunts and a lovely place.


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@iainm, just caught up with episode 33 [dog walking duties again rolling eyes ] and have to say great content particularly to hear about property development in Samoens.

I heard ages ago about alleged drug dealers using apartments in resort to stash their s%%t, no idea whether true or not though, but coach driver spreading the word...

I am happy with the length of podcasts, guess those who think they are too long could always listen in 'sections' in any event.

As for Jim's obsession with @Dave of the Marmottes, perhaps they need to meet up for a slide & a beer Toofy Grin Laughing
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If Jim wants to come over to VT next week we could always have a ski off and a beer.
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Good idea Michael, it's still a trek, but I think he should do it! Dave is it 13-20 you are there or 20-27?

@joy zipper @michaelbury17 @Dave of the Marmottes thanks for the feedback. That comment on the length came from one person who told me that they thought it should be shorter. Now three regular listeners say they think it's okay. Most of the podcasts I listen to are either 30 mins (The Film Programme, Friday Night Comedy, 99% Invisible, TMS) or an hour (various football/movie pods). Some go on and on (GoT pods), but they have something specific to cover. I think we'll stick to the current format, but try and make sure it always comes in less than an hour.

Thanks for listening and please do share it with your cool ski friends (as Jim likes to say!)
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I thought the hour was an okay length, as long as there was enough content to warrant it, which there has been

But not sure about that segment on buying property in the last podcast. Seemed to be an ad dressed up as content so an advertorial at best.
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Good spot @ster it actually was advertorial, but it was done right at the last minute, and I don't think the format was right. Hopefully it will be better/more obvious/better content next time.
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Episode 34 of The Ski Podcast is now live, featuring:

- Yoga Week in Les Menuires
- Interview with Frank Baldwin, Skier & Snowboarder magazine
- Cross country skiing
- Les 2 Alpes resort review with Snowonly
- Ski Book Group

You can listen here - https://theskipodcast.com/resorts/meribel/34-snow-yoga-cross-country-ski-magazines-les-2-alpes/

Some mentions for Joy Zipper and Michael Bury from the Snowheads forum!
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