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The Knowledge is Powder is a UK based skiing and snowboarding podcast in which people ramble on about winter sports all year long.
It is hosted by Jim Duncombe and Iain Martin who will be joined by guests from the world of snow to chat about wintery stuff and probe around in the avalanche of ski news.
Jim is a passionate skier and snowboarder who compleated numerous seasons and has continued to earn a living from skiing since retiring from the mountain life. His jobs have included badly selling ski holidays, reading complaint letters for a large tour operator, recruiting chalet staff and marketing. He currently creates content and blogs for a variety of winter sports companies.
Iain is part of the ski and snowboard industry furniture. Like Jim, he spent many winters in the mountains and went on to build two successful companies natives.co.uk a seasoned worker community and job portal. More recently Iain founded Skipedia.co.uk a digital marketing & PR consultancy.
If you want to get in touch or take part you can email us on theskipodcast@gmail.com.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Logo: www.vexels.com

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The Knowledge is Powder is a UK based skiing and snowboarding podcast in which people ramble on about winter sports all year long.
It is hosted by Jim Duncombe and Iain Martin who will be joined by guests from the world of snow to chat about wintery stuff and probe around in the avalanche of ski news.
Jim is a passionate skier and snowboarder who compleated numerous seasons and has continued to earn a living from skiing since retiring from the mountain life. His jobs have included badly selling ski holidays, reading complaint letters for a large tour operator, recruiting chalet staff and marketing. He currently creates content and blogs for a variety of winter sports companies.
Iain is part of the ski and snowboard industry furniture. Like Jim, he spent many winters in the mountains and went on to build two successful companies natives.co.uk a seasoned worker community and job portal. More recently Iain founded Skipedia.co.uk a digital marketing & PR consultancy.
If you want to get in touch or take part you can email us on theskipodcast@gmail.com.
Music: www.purple-planet.com
Logo: www.vexels.com

    COMMING UP - Live Q&A with Jim & Iain

    COMMING UP - Live Q&A with Jim & Iain

    On Friday the 10th of April at 11 am BST we are going to be live on our Facebook page answering your questions in an ask Jim or Iain anything Q&A session.
    If you would like to put a question to Jim &/or Iain, you can email jim@theskipodcast.com before the show, or you can ask us in the live stream comments or request to put your question to us live by joining us in the virtual studio.
    Join the FB event for a reminder https://www.facebook.com/events/2996209590457404/

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    52: The Aspen Ski Thief, Graham Bell's 'Hausenkamm' & Andermatt

    52: The Aspen Ski Thief, Graham Bell's 'Hausenkamm' & Andermatt

    This week Jim and Iain interview Graham Bell about what inspired him to take on the famous 'Hausenkamm' ski run.
    Iain finds out about the world's most prolific ski thief in Aspen, as well as the rise and fall and rise of Andermatt. 
    There's our ski book group chat about 'Aiming High' and travel advice from Dave Froome about that pesky thing called COVID-19.
    The Ski Podcast would like to thank Switzerland Tourism (https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/) for their support.
    Show Notes
    Ski Sunday presenter Graham Bell recently filmed his ‘Hausenkamm’ demo run (https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=610732869513751) …in his own house!
    Would you buy this Lego snowgroomer (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.j2ski.com/ski-chat-forum/posts/list/0/19331/lego-snow-groomer-may-production.page&sa=D&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw0uaI0bOF9AZG5AcphX1tPt) ? You might get the chance soon. We first covered this in Episode 40 (https://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-40-summer-skiing-in-saas-fee-rowing-machines-on-mt-blanc-motorhomes-in-ski-resorts/) .
    Many thanks to Jason Auslander from The Aspen Times for sharing his time to tell us about notorious ski thief Derek Johnson
    Jim and Iain wish to confirm that we have never been involved in any ‘dodgy dealing’ during seasons in ski resorts.
    Thanks to Doug and Christian for their kind words
    Thanks also to everyone for our new reviews on iTunes…
    Don’t forget if you leave a review before 15 April then we will put you in the draw to win all this stash (https://www.facebook.com/Theskipodcast/photos/a.1777432869230854/2303930123247790/?type=3&theater)
    Iain interviewed Lars Werner from the Radisson Blu in Andermatt (https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-andermatt-reussen) about the history of the Swiss resort
    Jim and Iain have been reading ‘Aiming High: The Life of Ski and Travel Pioneer Erna Low (https://www.abebooks.co.uk/9781780883540/Aiming-High-Life-Ski-Travel-1780883544/plp) ’ by Mark Frary
    You can listen to our interview with Mark in Episode 51 (https://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-51-digging-holes-in-the-snow-new-ski-show-covid-19/)
    Dave Froome from specialist agent ifyouski.com (http://www.ifyouski.com/) gives his advice about claiming for refunds on cancelled holidays
    easyJet might not be flying now, but you can book your 2020/21 flights (https://www.easyjet.com/en/inspireme) now
    Friend of the show Alex Irwin is based in Courchevel 1850
    Ed Mannix runs Matterhorn Chalets (https://www.matterhornchalets.com/) in Zermatt  

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    A Ski Podcast Special: Avalanche Safety

    A Ski Podcast Special: Avalanche Safety

    This Ski Podcast Special episode covers avalanche safety in detail as we look into all you need to know to make us safer on the mountain. 
    Dave Burrows from SnowPros Ski School talks about snow layers; teaches Jim how to use a transceiver properly; and looks at the different types of avalanches you could encounter.
    Caroline Elliot, an experienced snow patroller talks about working with her Search and Rescue dog, Fjord, who is trained to find people buried in an avalanche. 

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    51: Digging Holes in the Snow, a New Ski Show & COVID-19

    51: Digging Holes in the Snow, a New Ski Show & COVID-19

    This week your hosts Jim and Iain are joined live by Rob Stewart - organiser of the UK's proposed new Ski Show.
    There's no elephant in the room as we start off with a deep-dive into the devastating impact the Coronavirus has had on the ski industry.
    Dave Burrows joins us with some avalanche advice, we interview the author of 'Aiming High' and you can win some stuff by giving us a review.
     The Ski Podcast would like to thank Switzerland Tourism (https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/) for their support.
    SHOW NOTES
    The big news: yes, we are on the 7 Best Ski Podcasts (https://radseason.com/best-ski-podcasts-to-listen-to-this-winter/) list by Rad Season
    Did you hear about this thing called the Coronovirus? We discuss its impact on the ski industry, last week, right now and in the future
    In more cheery news the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival and Magazine have both been cancelled (https://www.inthesnow.com/londons-telegraph-ski-show-cancelled/)
    But the positive news is that a new ski show is planned, to be held at The Ski Centre in Hemel Hempstead in September
    Iain enjoyed his last runs of the season in Arosa and Andermatt in Switzerland
    Jim goes into a hole with Dave Burrows in our Avalanche Feature
    Watch out for our one-off Avalanche special coming out soon
    Thanks to Pat MacInnes for your 5-star review
    Would you like to win all these goodies? Simply give us a review on iTunes to be included in the draw
    Jim and Iain are reading ‘Aiming High (https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/138683990?iid=233391534250) ‘ the biography of Erna Low in Ski Book Group
    Iain interviewed Mark Frary, author of the book
    Coming up in Episode 52…
    The World’s Most Prolific Ski Thief
    The Rise and Fall and Rise of Andermatt
    Iain and Jim review ‘Aiming High’

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    50: Courmayeur, Saint Luc & Goat Yoga

    50: Courmayeur, Saint Luc & Goat Yoga

    There's a Swiss theme this week as Iain tests Jim on his Swiss summer knowledge, Jim rhapsodises about his trip to Saint Luc and Iain looks forward to his visit to Arosa and Andermatt. 
    We also find out which is the most average ski resort in the world and discover a national park in the French Pyrénées.
    The Ski Podcast would like to thank Switzerland Tourism (https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/) for their support.  
    Show Notes
    Congratulations to us – this is Episode 50 of The Ski Podcast (https://audioboom.com/channels/4995750) (although thanks to our one-off and Olympic Specials we've actually on no.66)
    Iain shares his concerns that people are not acknowledging climate change. It’s happening and that’s why he founded Ski Flight Free (http://www.skiflightfree.org) .
    Jim put forward an excellent defence of Luchon’s decision to move snow by helicopter (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/snow-helicopter-ski-resort-luchon-superbagneres-climate-change-a9338526.html) just prior to half term
    The world’s first solar-powered drag lift (https://newatlas.com/worlds-first-solar-powered-ski-lift/21580/) is in Tenna, Switzerland 
    By the time of the next podcast, Iain will have been to Arosa and Andermatt, travelling by train via Paris and Basel
    The yodelling championships are taking place this summer in Basel
    No, you can't do 'Cow Yoga', but you can do 'Goat Yoga' in Switzerland this summer
    Iain took a trek in the Pont d’Espagne national park during his recent visit to Cauterets in the French Pyrenees
    Jim continues his report from Bansko with an interview with Gary, representative for Balkan Holidays (https://www.balkanholidays.co.uk/winter_ski_holidays/index.html)
    Would you like to win stuff? Give us a review on iTunes and we’ll include you in our competition to win stuff. Details coming soon in Episode 51
    Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong is playing at the Zermatt Unplugged Festival (https://www.matterhornchalets.com/2020/03/03/zermatt-unplugged-2020-everything-you-need-to-know/) in Zermatt 
    Thanks to Jack Hennessy for his emailed re view: 
    Dave from Ifyouski.com explained why Courmayeur is the most average resort
    Martina reports on her experiences of living in Courmayeur
    Iain took part in the City Ski Championships (https://cityskichampionships.com/) in Courmayeur and was told to take a fall so the City boys could win
    Iain and Jim are reading ‘Aiming High’ the biography of Erna Low for Ski Book Group
    Iain interviewed the author Mark Frary and we’ll feature that in Episode 51

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    49: Towed by a Tesla, French Pyrénées & the Rise of Bansko

    49: Towed by a Tesla, French Pyrénées & the Rise of Bansko

    In this episode Jim has been busy and reports from Anzère in Switzerland as well as part two of his trip to Bulgaria.
    Iain is out in Cauterets in the French Pyrénées, we hear about Jamie Barrow's new world record and friend of the pod Dave Burrows joins us live to talk about an exciting new trip for next winter.
     The Ski Podcast would like to thank Switzerland Tourism (https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/) for their support. 
    Snow Aid Australia (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://airauctioneer.com/snowaidaustralia&sa=D&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw07c6sn4eAAxEJYgMSsee1T) was a superb idea, originated by Rachael Oakes-Ash and which raised over AUD200,000 for bushfire relief/recovery and wildlife rescue/rehabilitation
    President Macron was in Chamonix viewing the melting Mer de Glace and launching new climate change policies
    It was also announced that there would be limits on the number of climbers on Mont Blanc (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/13/france-limit-access-mont-blanc-protect-biodiversity-macron&sa=D&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw3MTs87qijkydM-2mmYrPTR) (which would stop the rowing machine incident we discussed in Episode 40 (https://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-40-summer-skiing-in-saas-fee-rowing-machines-on-mt-blanc-motorhomes-in-ski-resorts/) )
    Jim visited Anzère (https://www.anzere.ch/tourism-ski-spa/welcome-anzere-1.html) in the Swiss Valais region with Dave from Snowpros
    Iain was recording live from Cauterets (https://www.cauterets.com/en/) in the French Pyrénées, where he also skied in Grand Tourmalet (https://www.n-py.com/en/grand-tourmalet) and visited the Pic du Midi
    It’s not great snow cover, but unlike in Luchon no helicopters were used to ship in snow (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51524278)
    Why do most skiers turn one direction more easily than another? Dave shared his thoughts
    Jim gave an insight into the rise of Bansko, where he was a guest of Balkan Holidays (https://www.balkanholidays.co.uk/holiday_destinations/winter_holidays/bulgaria/bulgaria_mountains/bansko/index.html?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=partner-website&utm_campaign=SkiPodcastFeb20)
    Thanks to all our listeners for helping us reach record audience numbers
    Thanks to Matt Hayes for his kind comments: “One of my favourite episodes yet! Great banter, insight and potential for legal action.”
    Also to Carolyn as she works on her 'big ski wear project'
    Thanks also to Craig for his 5-star review and we recommend Craig heads to Baqueira Beret (https://www.baqueira.es/) in the Spanish Pyrénées on his short break from Barcelona
    Jamie Barrow (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://twitter.com/JamieBarrow_GB/status/1226861981556187136&sa=D&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw21bRj44y_8s9Fd9ZWTbSYu) set a new speed record for a snowboarder, towed behind a Tesla 3 EV at 183 kph
    We previous interviewed Jamie about his trip to North Korea back in Episode 4 (https://theskipodcast.com/podcast/episode-4-jamie-barrow-north-korea-ed-sheeran/) . 
    Also generating zero emissions are the lifts in Les Arcs, which are all powered by renewable electricity
    Dave revealed details of The Ski Podcast’s first hosted trip. Join us in Morgins in March 2021. Details coming soon…
    Don't forget we are reading 'Aiming High' in Ski Book Group. Feel free to read as well and we'll discuss it in Episode 51 or 51

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