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The Ski Podcast 93: Ischgl, Les 2 Alpes, Vallandry & the Dynastar X3 triathlon in Courchevel

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Episode 74 is now live, the highlight clearly being @mikepow of this parish telling us about his experiences in Macedonia!
https://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-74-cat-skiing-in-north-macedonia-summer-snow-in-avoriaz-sustainability-in-morzine/

Plus reports from Mt Hutt and last week's summer skiing in Avoriaz. Chat about Morzine and apres-ski in Courchevel back in the day.

Comments and feedback welcome!
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Hi Iain

The link you have in the shownotes for http://popovasapka.com/ seems to go nowhere.

The one I found that appears official is https://popova-sapka.mk/site/index.php

But seems to be in Macedonian (is that a language?) with no change button to English so will need use Google translate if it works and worryingly seems to refer to Xmas 2017.
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All you need here

https://skimacedonia.mk/ski-regions/popova-sapka/?lang=en

https://www.powderhounds.com/Europe/Macedonia.aspx

Booking.com has a couple of accommodation options including the ones I mentioned in the piece
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Thanks Mike.
@ster, I have changed that link thanks.
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Episode 75 is now live (and already being discussed on the Ski Club thread elsewhere)

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In Episode 75, Iain and his guests find out about St Moritz Engadin in Switzerland, mid-summer skiing in Scotland and the oldest ski club in the world - the Ski Club of Great Britain.

https://audioboom.com/posts/7898924-75-st-moritz-engadin-midsummer-skiing-in-glencoe-the-ski-club-of-great-britain

Anyone interested in the Engadin Ski Marathon will find my chat with David Norris of interest too, Plus we have snow reports from Val d'Isere, Tignes and Les 2 Alpes
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Episode 76 is live - Jim is back and goes surfing in Switzerland, Cathy Rankin from Pierre & Vacances joins me to talk ski holiday trends and I'm back from my own trail running trip (in heavy snow) from Sierre-Zinal-Zermatt (or not)
https://audioboom.com/posts/7911143-76-surfing-skateboarding-snow-drifts-in-switzerland

A sample of the July weather I came across:

http://youtube.com/v/NJlVC2pBc5Q
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Really enjoyed that.
An excellent discussion about the prospects for ski holidays this winter and a good report from Switzerland. Must listen to more of your podcasts now. Keep up the excellent work Cool
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Thanks Peter. Appreciated and I'll give you a mention in E78. Episode 77 is now live ft:

- Skiing in Northern Ireland
- Olympic chat - summer and winter - with Olympian Emily Sarsfield and World Cup winning telemarker, Jasmin Taylor
- Martin Anthamatten tells us what it takes to win the Patrouille des Glaciers
- Snow report from Tignes
- Fastpacking the Tour de Mont Blanc

Listen now at https://audioboom.com/posts/7920879-77-skiing-in-northern-ireland-olympic-spirit-patrouille-des-glaciers
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Great listen

NI and Errigal have been on the list for some time

Need to catch up with these boys. Sound a right laugh
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They were great fun and clearly up for everything! Episode 78 has been out for a while, didn't quite get round to sharing, but why not listen now if you haven't already - some mentions for Snowheads too!

https://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-78-mountaineering-mountain-biking-national-snow-show-plus-faction-skis/

n Episode 78, we discuss the new National Snow Show coming up next month, summer activities in the mountains like e-biking, mountaineering and trail running, plus we talk to Tony McWilliam, founder of Faction Skis.

Iain was joined by Stephen Morgan, MD at Raccoon Events, and mountaineer Olivia Jane, with contributions from Alyn Morgan at SkiKitInfo and Katie Crowe from Battleface Travel Insurance.
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@iainm, Your piece with Tony McWilliam was very enjoyable - and doesn't everyone likes a good origin story?
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@iainm, Your piece with Tony McWilliam was very enjoyable - and doesn't everyone likes a good origin story?


It was, but a pity it sounds like its now just another brand in a big producers stable, as these things tend to go you really make your money by selling up to someone who reckons they are cleverer than you.


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Good way of putting it @ster - I can tell you he didn't want to talk about his ex-business partner and you can read between the lines in what we discussed I think that the 'big business' side wasn't his thing. Tony likes to create and he's let go of Faction now and moved on to other projects. (Still a great origins sotry though as you say!)
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Subscribers will already know this, but Episode 79 is now live:

- we discuss the latest testing & travel rules
- reveal how the new direct snow train will operate
- find out about Dynastar's new 21/22 skis
- meet the latest member of GB Snowsports squad
- find out if you can still work overseas in a post-Brexit world
- ask industry experts how they think the season will pan out

Listen now whereever you download your podcasts:
https://audioboom.com/posts/7945252-79-the-new-travelski-express-train-expert-season-predictions-ski-jobs-post-brexit
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Hey Iain. Perhaps you could mention to your sponsor Swiss Tourism how pants it is to charge for the Swiss covid pass?

https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=4838976#4838976

I assume they would be happy to hear real customer feedback?
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I wonder who they’ve got on? Is @Admin an expert yet? wink
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Sorry, not enough hours in the day, so my first visit to snowheads in...dare I say, a month?

@ster - I will ask ST about that - good question

@AL9000 - no doubt you've listened now, but they were Nick Morgan (@leskichalets) Jane Bolton (@ErnaLow) Jenny Nicholls (@InghamsSki) James Gambrill (@TheSkiClub) Hannah Zajic (@Austria_UK) & Doug Newman (@SkiWeekend)

I've also published two more episodes since my last post, so more to catch up on here:

Episode 80: St Anton, 007, Beijing 2022 & How To Choose Ski Boots
https://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-80-st-anton-007-beijing-2022-how-to-choose-ski-boots/

A Ski Podcast Special: Olympics Chat with Graham Bell & Emily Sarsfield
https://theskipodcast.com/podcast/a-ski-podcast-special-olympics-chat-with-graham-bell-emily-sarsfield/
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FIFY Madeye-Smiley
Sad to see them drop GB.

I only listen when you have a snowHead on.
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I'm almost certain there's a Snowhead or two in Episode 81, so perfect for you @AL9000

https://open.spotify.com/episode/45u6CDjqF9AsIj2NsSBERA
https://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-81-how-disability-snowsport-uk-is-changing-lives-plus-what-length-skis-should-i-get/

There's a lot in this episode: feedback from the show, chat about what length skis to get, Huski food delivery, but if you listen to one thing I strongly recommend you listen to Noel Miles, who talks about how Disability Snowsport UK have helped him get back on skis after an almost-fatal motorbike accident. Noel is so positive and it's a truly inspiring story.

Here's a snippet:
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/kKerB08noZE
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Episode 82 now live. There's so much going on here:

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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



http://youtube.com/v/iXJDYEJg3Mo

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4z2lHuGL7x8qoec2osE6T7
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@iainm, started listening to these and enjoying them. thanks.
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Thanks. Plenty to catch up on!
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Another great listen
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Latest (short) Podcast Special is live - Iain speaks to GB snowsports athletes Izzy and Zoe Atkin as they prepare for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
Listen on Spotify or whereever you download your podcasts : https://open.spotify.com/episode/1MaGvsXrYNLMhsFohHl7IL

Recording Episode 83 on Friday, going live on Monday. I'm being joined by Graham Bell, among others. Let me know if you have any questions for him...
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Episode 83 is now live: We take look at women’s skis and women’s skiing, Graham Bell's new ski training app, the latest travel news and snow reports from around the Alps.

Iain was joined by Ski Goddess Katie Dobson, Graham Bell and Sam Lynch, co-founders of the PerfectTurns app, as well as regular contributors Katie Crowe from Battleface Travel Insurance and equipment expert Al Morgan from SkiKitInfo.com

Listen on Spotify or wherever you download your podcasts:
https://open.spotify.com/episode/1nm5nuFES3qingl5nwnN6Z

All feedback welcome (theskipodcast@gmail.com)


http://youtube.com/v/bchqt7TEmVA
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Episode 84 now live - Travel Rules Latest, Booking Lessons Online & Prepping your Ski Kit
https://audioboom.com/posts/7992002-84-travel-rules-latest-booking-lessons-online-prepping-your-ski-kit
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3pKzU3MiR9vWf1lyNcvcKX

Lots of editing and so many snow reports that I had to release them as a separate episode:
https://audioboom.com/posts/7991317-a-ski-podcast-special-latest-snow-news-from-around-the-alps
https://open.spotify.com/episode/259YUNwlSaHd3kDVlofKWy
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Episode 85 now live, featuring Crans Montana, Courchevel & Les Menuires, plus we discuss how to choose your hire skis and talk to more Olympians.

Iain's guests for this episode were journalist Katy Dartford and Alex Irwin, host of the YT channel 150 Days of Winter, as well as regulars Katie Crowe Battleface Travel Insurance and equipment expert Al Morgan from SkiKitInfo.


http://youtube.com/v/qwh1O_tmfWU
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@iainm, I see #86 is out there, you're not keeping up!

Voted for you in the pod cast awards, looks like you're leading in the Winter Sports Category. It didn't seem that you did have to listen to a clip of each nomination before you could vote, so quick in the end.

Thought I would mentioned I took a cruise around that Private Instructor booking website, Maison Sport, you highlighted in #84. I thought it was pretty good, relatively easy to use and the on-line help chat was actually useful! Although why some of the listed instructors wouldn't have got their qualifications verified is beyond me.

PS #86 seems to cut out mid sentence?


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Thanks for the vote @ster - Yes I'm slacking, 87 is live now too, ft the Swiss Magic Pass, the best new kit for next winter, plus we find out about skiing from Allenheads in England to the Aosta Valley in Italy.

http://youtube.com/v/nA0WoIbdQnk

Good to hear that feedback on Maison Sport

re 86, do you mean right at the end? That was just a bonus that came after we 'stopped' recording, but I thought it was fun to include
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re 86, do you mean right at the end? That was just a bonus that came after we 'stopped' recording, but I thought it was fun to include


Yes, right at the end. It seemed to just stop mid-stream.
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Probably had to cut out one of Rich's swearwords! wink

New bonus episode up about the Ski Train:
https://open.spotify.com/episode/0sHdCUM9uAJMbLRtgHaqyN

Hoping to interview Chemmy Alcott later this week about the BBC's Olympics coverage. If you have any questions for her, please let me know before Weds
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Episode 88 is live, featuring Chemmy Alcott taking us behind the scenes at 'Ski Sunday' & BBC's coverage of Beijing 2022, Robert Stewart on Grindelwald & Al Morgan's advice on ski helmets:
https://open.spotify.com/episode/0rPMwsW2fyxpmrIxWdZ5q8


http://youtube.com/v/rqEev2ukdZw
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iainm wrote:
Episode 88 is live, featuring Chemmy Alcott taking us behind the scenes at 'Ski Sunday' & BBC's coverage of Beijing 2022, Robert Stewart on Grindelwald & Al Morgan's advice on ski helmets


I hope his helmet advice doesn’t stir up as many rabid posts as the Ski Sunday attempt did on its thread!
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Really needed this on video. Madeye-Smiley
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Clearly been busy...two podcasts since my last post, including a feature on skiing in Turkey with a certain Snowhead:
https://audioboom.com/posts/8035998-89-crans-montana-gstaad-the-mighty-coe-dewerstone
https://audioboom.com/posts/8041999-90-skiing-in-turkey-paralympian-millie-knight-how-to-choose-ski-boots
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Episode 91 now live, plus I really enjoyed interviewing comedians Marcus Brigstocke and Andrew Maxwell...guess what, they're very funny!
Listen on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/4eE7knukG2zdmdlsiCIqxK or via YouTube below:


http://youtube.com/v/xThI922xnhQ


http://youtube.com/v/wxxfW1__JOM
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Episode 92 now live, including chat about Andermatt, Nevis Range, LISTEX and The Mighty Coe
https://open.spotify.com/episode/7y2XNlLMPVXSJmfjXYtjuO

Plus I'm pleased to say that we are now officially the 'Best Wintersports Podcast'

http://youtube.com/v/_9d5KIXxVn0
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Episode 93 now live - ft Ischgl, Les 2 Alpes, Vallandry and a unique mountain triathlon in Courchevel.

https://audioboom.com/posts/8072151-93-ischgl-les-2-alpes-vallandry-the-dynastar-x3-triathlon-in-courchevel
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Oh Ian, been at the celebratory champers whilst editing this one ? Several instances of audio overlapping as one item is begun before the last is complete.
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@Roguevfr, that was a quick critique. I hope Iain fixes it before I want a listen.
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