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The Ski Podcast Episode 213: Stu Brass, Founder 'The Brits' & Consultant on 'Chalet Girl & '

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@Roguevfr, yeah just noticed that myself this morning. Suspect inserting the snow reports in has moved everything as there was a fairly long gap between the first snow report.
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Yes, about 4-second shift.

Than aside, the interview with the mayor of les deux alpes was interesting. Thoroughly get the Flocon Verte initiative, but the park'n'ride plan for car visitors has me foxed.

The driving reason behind us... driving... is that we can take all the kit necessary for a family of 4, and judging from the loads being lugged south down the Autoroutes, we are not alone in this. You are not going to want to decamp in a lower valley town and make multiple trips up and down and back to shuttle all your kit. Maybe it's aimed at a different market, those who drive but pack light enough to make it in one pass, but if I was in that situation then wouldn't I be on a train already?
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Roguevfr wrote:
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.

Oops. Can you tell me where that is? I must have missed it somewhere in the edit, but I can correct it.

EDIT- Just had a quick listen. I found one at about 10 mins in. Mea culpa - Stephen sent me that snow report after I'd already edited the whole pod, so I squeezed it in at the last minute (as with Mike's report from Japan in E94) and I obviously got the transition wrong and some how knocked it out of sync. I've redited the file and uploaded. Shame that most people will have listened already. Very annoying!


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Episode 94 now live - some interesting chat here about skiing in the far north in Svalbard and Narvik, interview with telemarker Jasmin Taylor after her most successful season ever, more on new lifts in Les 2 Alpes and updates from LISTEX
https://open.spotify.com/episode/2kvyF4FDpL6SgkC315hMOz


http://youtube.com/v/344mAYfeDE0
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Episode 95 now live featuring a Toffa (founder of LaTania.co.uk), a chat about Chamonix in summer, and Diane Palumbo (Skiworld) on the challenges facing the UK ski industry. Plus there's some snippets of my conversation with Arnie Wilson - the man who skied every single day for a year. Al Morgan also reveals his pick of the best new skis for next winter. Listen on Spotify or wherever you download your podcasts: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1ktkShisvhE7nS74zV0XWU


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Enjoyed that! The skiworld lady was funny and Al was gushing over those Deacons and Salomon QST 106’s. I heard the Blanks were dull. Is he truly independent or « friendly » with Amer / MDV?
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That's great to hear @BobinCH - simple way to find out if Al is truly independent...I'll ask him in the next episode!
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That's great to hear @BobinCH - simple way to find out if Al is truly independent...I'll ask him in the next episode!


Very good. As you’re doing a fair bit on Switzerland perhaps an item on the Patrouille des Glaciers would be an idea?
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That's great to hear @BobinCH - simple way to find out if Al is truly independent...I'll ask him in the next episode!


Great to put a voice to La Tania co.uk. I always thought it was Tim's baby. It's a fantastic website and a really great source of info. La Tania is a great resort and if I were to return to the Three Valleys, that's the base I would choose.

Also great to hear from an exec from SkiWorld. I used to mix with their chalet staff when I was a barman in Courch and they seemed like one of the better operations. It would be really interesting to hear more travel industry experts-particulalry from a finance perspective (may be on my own here as an ex seasonnaire turned accountant!).

Keep up the good pod and YouTube channel. They help me still feel kind of tuned in to the mountain community. Thanks
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As you’re doing a fair bit on Switzerland perhaps an item on the Patrouille des Glaciers would be an idea?

I would love to do that race one day. IIRC I have interviewed Pippa Middleton about this way back in Episode 6
https://audioboom.com/posts/7284238-6-olympic-bans-minor-royalty-and-val-d-isere-car-parks
Also previous winner Martin Andermatten in Episode 77
https://audioboom.com/posts/7920879-77-skiing-in-northern-ireland-olympic-spirit-patrouille-des-glaciers
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iainm wrote:
That's great to hear @BobinCH - simple way to find out if Al is truly independent...I'll ask him in the next episode!


Great to put a voice to La Tania co.uk. I always thought it was Tim's baby. It's a fantastic website and a really great source of info. La Tania is a great resort and if I were to return to the Three Valleys, that's the base I would choose.

Also great to hear from an exec from SkiWorld. I used to mix with their chalet staff when I was a barman in Courch and they seemed like one of the better operations. It would be really interesting to hear more travel industry experts-particulalry from a finance perspective (may be on my own here as an ex seasonnaire turned accountant!).

Keep up the good pod and YouTube channel. They help me still feel kind of tuned in to the mountain community. Thanks

Good to hear Ryunis. Let me see who else I can line up!
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BobinCH wrote:
As you’re doing a fair bit on Switzerland perhaps an item on the Patrouille des Glaciers would be an idea?

I would love to do that race one day. IIRC I have interviewed Pippa Middleton about this way back in Episode 6
https://audioboom.com/posts/7284238-6-olympic-bans-minor-royalty-and-val-d-isere-car-parks
Also previous winner Martin Andermatten in Episode 77
https://audioboom.com/posts/7920879-77-skiing-in-northern-ireland-olympic-spirit-patrouille-des-glaciers


Ah superb! Martin Anthamatten, won again this year! And the brother of Sam - of « La Liste » fame. Impressive family!

It’s a super race. If you’re a keen ski tourer I’m sure you’d love it!

Do you have an index of resorts / topics for all your podcasts?
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If you go to the website www.theskipodcast.com and scroll down on the right hand side there is a search box, categories and tags that you can search by.
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Episode 96 is live - we discuss skiing royals, the cancellation of the London Ski Show, new lifts in Chamonix and preloved skiwear. I was joined by ski journalist Neil English, Claire Burnet from the Chamonix tourist office, Whoski.com founder Sally Warren and Al Morgan from SkiKitInfo

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0kADu9ebiLfhcHPKLD3fM4
https://audioboom.com/posts/8106718-96-royals-on-the-snow-chamonix-neil-english-pre-loved-skiwear
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Episode 96 is live - we discuss the cancellation of the London Ski Show,


Is this the one they thought would run in conjunction with the one thats moved to the NEC? I didnt realise it was properly on to then be cancelled.
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iainm wrote:
Episode 96 is live - we discuss the cancellation of the London Ski Show,


Is this the one they thought would run in conjunction with the one thats moved to the NEC? I didnt realise it was properly on to then be cancelled.


Pre-event hype I'm guessing trying to gauge response.

Gives the National Snow Show in Birmingham the opportunity to consolidate its position.
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This had nothing to do with the event at the NEC - different organisers. They cancelled the show 10 days after they put tickets out on sale.
This is just my take on it, but the company - Smart Group - have recently taken on this project and I think their focus is all on this
https://www.oceandivalondon.co.uk/
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This had nothing to do with the event at the NEC - different organisers. They cancelled the show 10 days after they put tickets out on sale.
This is just my take on it, but the company - Smart Group - have recently taken on this project and I think their focus is all on this
https://www.oceandivalondon.co.uk/


All looks more form over substance.
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@iainm, new lifts in Chamonix?
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@iainm, new lifts in Chamonix?


Extension to Montenvers to make an easier exit from VB if I understood correctly. Global warming Confused
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@BobinCH, thank feck for that. Every single client we've had has complained about that. rolling eyes Puzzled
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@BobinCH, thank feck for that. Every single client we've had has complained about that. rolling eyes Puzzled


We’ve always gone past the Montenvers ladders and hiked up to the hut with snacks, to join the James Bond path down. Assume that route is getting more difficult?
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Episode 96 is live - we discuss skiing royals, the cancellation of the London Ski Show, new lifts in Chamonix and preloved skiwear. I was joined by ski journalist Neil English, Claire Burnet from the Chamonix tourist office, Whoski.com founder Sally Warren and Al Morgan from SkiKitInfo

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0kADu9ebiLfhcHPKLD3fM4
https://audioboom.com/posts/8106718-96-royals-on-the-snow-chamonix-neil-english-pre-loved-skiwear


Enjoyed the episode! Curious about who the royals are - Beatrice and Eugenie?
Haven’t come across Neil England but enjoyed his stories about Villars, the Alpine home of motor racing royalty it seems!
Slightly depressing to hear about the Mer de Glace situation but reminder to go back and enjoy it while we can!
Like the idea of Whoski but looking at their site and the limited number of items, looks like it will be a struggle for them to compete against Facebook Marketplace
And Al really needs to give it a rest with his 72mm All Mountain ski nonsense Very Happy
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Enjoyed the episode! Curious about who the royals are - Beatrice and Eugenie?


I didn't really care, not a segment that generated lots of interest for me.
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Found the Brexit fatalism of Neil English a bit depressing. If he's not found a way of being "legal" for longer than can we assume CH will be a no go for UK citizens if we ever want to do a season in Europe? Maybe a question to put to headline sponsors the Swiss Tourist Board?
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@iainm, new lifts in Chamonix?

Upgrade on Charamaillon as well
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Episode 97 is a Down Under special covering skiing in Australia and New Zealand. Iain was joined by Rachael Oakes-Ash, founder of and Paul Anderson from NZski.com - enjoyed chatting to these guys (and lots of snow to start the season with down under)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3omT73SBx8QkU0oX4NVIDF
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Episode 98 now live - definitely listen to Felix talking about his freefalling experience over Grindelwald...
https://open.spotify.com/episode/7A6On4yb4qO3OJp5IAfWz5
https://audioboom.com/posts/8126704-98-freefalling-above-the-eiger-the-aj-bell-3-valley-rally

Plus there's a mention for @BobinCH Smile


http://youtube.com/v/dwd1u3yYN3A
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Episode 99 now up - talking about La Plagne and the ski scene in Ireland in this episode. Would be interested to hear what people think of the shortened length - have brought it down to close to 30 mins from 60 mins to make podcasts more accessible. Certainly they are quicker to edit, but interested in feedback from regular listeners

Listen now on Audioboom, Spotify or all the usual outlets
https://audioboom.com/posts/8143694-e99-la-plagne-the-irish-ski-scene
https://theskipodcast.com/resorts/la-plagne/e99-la-plagne-the-irish-ski-scene/

BTW just interviewed Warren Smith for a Bonus Episode. This one is about an hour long and will come out next week
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@iainm, listened to it this morning and TBH I hadn't particularly noticed the shortened length, so that's probably good indicator.
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@iainm, listened to it this morning and TBH I hadn't particularly noticed the shortened length, so that's probably good indicator.

Thanks. I think that's a good thing!
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@iainm, Good special with Warren Smith. Interesting stuff with the ski biomechanics lab.
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@Richard_Sideways, yes it was.

But I thought the normal show at 30 mins was a bit short.
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@iainm, Good special with Warren Smith. Interesting stuff with the ski biomechanics lab.

Thanks. I enjoyed chatting to him. Also nice to see Laurence Dallaglio sharing my work... Very Happy
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@iainm, Good special with Warren Smith. Interesting stuff with the ski biomechanics lab.

Thanks. I enjoyed chatting to him. Also nice to see Laurence Dallaglio sharing my work... Very Happy


Great pod! Didn’t know he filmed with Guido Perrini!
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Thanks @BobinCH and @Richard_Sideways - appreciate that and enjoyed chatting to him.

Latest pod is another bonus episode with Helen Coffey from The Independent:
https://theskipodcast.com/podcast/helen-coffey-the-independents-no-flight-travel-editor-bonus-episode-29/

http://youtube.com/v/oHgqpR4bfxg

Hopefully next up will be another bonus episode about the 'Speed Opening' downhill races in Zermatt. Interviewed Pirmin Zurbriggen earlier this week. Audio was tricky as he was driving from Zermatt to Saas Fee, but should be interesting.

The official Episode #100 will come in due course!
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Mentions for @BobinCH and @Richard_Sideways in Episode 101 - plus some chat about Greece and the Parablock (if anyone remembers that)

https://audioboom.com/posts/8163609-101-skiing-in-greece-frontside-skis-the-parablock
https://theskipodcast.com/podcast/101-skiing-in-greece-frontside-skis-the-parablock/


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iainm wrote:

Hopefully next up will be another bonus episode about the 'Speed Opening' downhill races in Zermatt. Interviewed Pirmin Zurbriggen earlier this week. Audio was tricky as he was driving from Zermatt to Saas Fee, but should be interesting.


Listened to this as its of particular interested seeing as we should be there for the first weekend of the races. As the interview went with the race director, I didn't think you were going to ask the big question of snow (or lack of it), as I thought that would be the first thing to address, but it was left to lucky last. Also explains why the audio on the interview with Zurbriggen sounded odd, I hope he was paying attention to the road.

Why put the podcast on youtube when there is no video?
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@iainm, enjoyed the 100th episode. Nice story about the wheelchair bound guy piste basher guy. And see your ditching La belle suisse for the 3V’s - sacrilege!
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@ster - I'd be really interested to hear what you think about the race in-situ. Certainly looks like it will go ahead now - evidently the snow situation can change quickly. My angle in this article for Fall Line was more about the need for snow https://www.fall-line.co.uk/ski-podcast-races-episode/

re YouTube - apparently some people listen to their podcasts through YouTube and it was easy to set up (automatic), hence that's why. Numbers of listens are low, but it's no extra work for me and means 'The Ski Podcast' covers more ground in any search for ski podcasts.

@BobinCH - Interviewing Antoine was honestly one of my highlights working in the industry. He's inspiring and it was brilliant fun to be in a piste-basher mashing up the slopes! re ST, it was genuinely mutual. After three years, I'd covered pretty much every resort (some like Laax and Verbier are not part of Switzerland Tourism, don't ask me why), so it was time for a change.
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