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Want to know more about the world of skiing?

The Ski Podcast is an award-winning UK-based podcast that looks at at all aspects of the world of skiing and snowboarding, from resorts to racing, Ski Sunday to slush.

It is hosted by Iain Martin, who is joined by guests from the world of snow to chat about wintery stuff and probe around in the avalanche of ski news.

The Ski Podcast was voted 'Best Wintersports Podcast' in the 2021 Sports Podcast Awards.

Iain is part of the ski and snowboard industry furniture. He spent many winters in the mountains and went on to found Natives.co.uk (http://natives.co.uk) - the season workers' website. He now works runs Skipedia (http://Skipedia.co.uk) - a digital marketing consultancy specialising in snowsports - and is founder of Ski Flight Free (http://www.skiflightfree.org) - a campaign to encourage skiers to take the train or drive rather than flying to their ski holiday.

The podcast was co-founded by Jim Duncombe, who left the show in 2020.

If you want to get in touch or take part you can email us on theskipodcast@gmail.com

Music: http://www.purple-planet.com Logo: http://www.vexels.com

The Ski Podcast The Ski Podcast

    • Sports
    • 3.9 • 7 Ratings

Want to know more about the world of skiing?

The Ski Podcast is an award-winning UK-based podcast that looks at at all aspects of the world of skiing and snowboarding, from resorts to racing, Ski Sunday to slush.

It is hosted by Iain Martin, who is joined by guests from the world of snow to chat about wintery stuff and probe around in the avalanche of ski news.

The Ski Podcast was voted 'Best Wintersports Podcast' in the 2021 Sports Podcast Awards.

Iain is part of the ski and snowboard industry furniture. He spent many winters in the mountains and went on to found Natives.co.uk (http://natives.co.uk) - the season workers' website. He now works runs Skipedia (http://Skipedia.co.uk) - a digital marketing consultancy specialising in snowsports - and is founder of Ski Flight Free (http://www.skiflightfree.org) - a campaign to encourage skiers to take the train or drive rather than flying to their ski holiday.

The podcast was co-founded by Jim Duncombe, who left the show in 2020.

If you want to get in touch or take part you can email us on theskipodcast@gmail.com

Music: http://www.purple-planet.com Logo: http://www.vexels.com

    98: Freefalling above the Eiger & the AJ Bell 3 Valley Rally

    98: Freefalling above the Eiger & the AJ Bell 3 Valley Rally

    In Episode 98, we find out what it's like to jump out of a helicopter above the Eiger and learn about a new event in Val Thorens raising funds to turn young lives around. 




    Presenter Iain Martin was joined by Olympic Skier Cross athlere Emily Sarsfield-Power, Dan Keeley from Snowcamp and journalist Felix Milns. 




    Thanks to Switzerland Tourism for supporting the podcast





    SHOW NOTES & TIME CODES





    A new record for the longest women-only rope chain was set on Breithorn in Zermatt in June 2022 
    Listen to more conversation about gender representation in Episode 97
    Episode 97 was a Down Under special, featuring Australia and New Zealand
    The snow down under is still very good

    Jasmin Taylor is a Team GB telemarker and is currently working in Hotham, Australia (7:00)
    At the time of recording only Zermatt, Hintertux and Passo Stelvio were open to the public for summer skiing (9:30)
    Read Felix’s article about freefalling above the Eiger in The Telegraph (10:45)
    Watch Shane McConkey’s double front flip into base jump straight off the Eiger

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w18wl-HQuH8

    The AJ Bell 3 Valley Rally will take place in Val Thorens in April 2023 (21:00)
    Find out more about Snowcamp charity and their Switch 180 campaign (25:00)


    https://youtu.be/Z15pIQSfeJk 





    Feedback

    BobinCH: "Enjoyed Neil English's stories about Villars [in Episode 96]. Slightly depressing to hear about the Mer de Glace situation but reminder to go back and enjoy it while we can!"
     
    We enjoy all feedback about the show, so please do get in contact. Reviews and comments wherever you leave them are always welcome, whether on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, social media or via email to theskipodcast@gmail.com




    You can follow Iain at @skipedia and The Ski Podcast @theskipodcast




    If you enjoy the podcast, you can always buy me a coffee…

    • 31 min
    97: Australia & New Zealand Special

    97: Australia & New Zealand Special

    Episode 97 is a Down Under special covering skiing in Australia and New Zealand. Iain was joined by Rachael Oakes-Ash, founder of snowsbest.com and Paul Anderson from NZski.com.





    SHOW NOTES





    Rachael previously appeared on the podcast in Episode 56 in July 2020

    Paul was last on the podcast in Episode 73 in May 2021      
    Europe has been experiencing a serious heatwave


    https://twitter.com/skipedia/status/1539557332144758787
          


    Tignes only opened for two weeks for summer skiing, closing on 01July 
    Sonnblick in Austria reported no snow a month earlier than usual


    https://twitter.com/skipedia/status/1544622531730149378





    You can read about the tragedy in the Dolomites due to the glacier collapse 
    Selwyn Snowfield was not able to open due to too much snow (preventing construction work
    Dunedin airport reported its coldest day ever in June

    Mt Hutt was hit by huge early season snowdrifts


    NZski.com represent Coronet Peak and The Remarkables in Queenstown and Mt Hutt in the Canterbury area
    When Paul was on the podcast in May 2021 the feeling was very positive, but then
    the Delta lockdowns started

    The UK and NZ have announced a new bi-lateral deal on visa 
    Tourism Minister Stuart Nash advised that 71% of international tourists skiing in NZ are Aussies, generating NZD211 million 
    The number of Aussies on the slopes in NZ was recently up 30% YoY

    Read Rachael’s post about gender representation here

    Cardrona/Treble Cone have made their own commitment to equal representation
    Watch Cardrona’s documentary ‘All In’ here:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWSsU6m-NNk





    The winners of Atomic goggles in our survey were Chris Waters & Nicole Clarke. 
    Neil English spoke about how his father founded the London Ski Show in Episode 96

    Caroline Eydallin: “I worked on first shows for Sauze d’Oulx! Sir David always stopped to say hello, I was at school with his daughters, so nice he remembered me”
         
    Ann Bennett: “Sir David English was a great guy & pioneered skiing in mass media. I worked at first shows on Inghams’s stand”
         
    Gethin: "The Podcast is great"

    I enjoy all feedback about the show, so please do get in contact. You can leave reviews/comments wherever you prefer, whether Apple Podcasts, Spotify, social media, email.

    You can follow me @skipedia and the podcast @theskipodcast

    You can buy Iain a cuppa at www.buymeacoffee.com/theskipodcast

    • 34 min
    96: Royals on the Snow, Chamonix, Neil English & Pre-loved Skiwear

    96: Royals on the Snow, Chamonix, Neil English & Pre-loved Skiwear

    In Episode 96, we discuss skiing royals, the cancellation of the London Ski Show, new lifts in Chamonix and preloved skiwear. 
     
    Iain was joined by ski journalist Neil English, Claire Burnet from the Chamonix tourist office, Whoski.com founder Sally Warren and Al Morgan from SkiKitInfo.




    Thanks as always to Switzerland Tourism for their continued support of The Ski Podcast.

    SHOW NOTES





    Geraint Thomas became the first Briton to win the Tour de Suisse

    We can exclusively reveal that the British royal family were skiing at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead (although we can’t tell you who there were!) 
    Shortly after announcing start of ticket sales, the organisers of London Ski Festival announced its cancellation 
    The National Snow Show at the Birmingham NEC will be going ahead as planned on on 15-16 October
    The Travelski Express is back for 2022/23

    Listen to our special episode about the Travelski Express, recorded when Iain travelled on the inaugural service


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oScG28dQkQ&feature=youtu.be





    Alex Irwin from 150 Days of Winter reported from Tignes
    Alex Armand from Tip Top Ski Coaching was in Les 2 Alpes
    Jasmin Taylor reported from Mt Hotham in Australia
    Jasmin was last on the show in Episode 94

    Episode 97 will be an Australia/New Zealand special
    Our 2022 Survey is now live – it only takes a couple of minutes to complete and you could win one of two pairs of Atomic Four Q HD goggles to give away, plus other prizes  


    https://twitter.com/theskipodcast/status/1538190097631281152





    You can read Neil’s article about Matt Hancock in Villars here
    Other celebrities seen in Villars include Jacques Villeneuve and Mike Tindall
    Iain travelled to Chamonix by train


    https://twitter.com/skipedia/status/1536951851899359233





    The Chamonix Film Festival took place earlier this month 
    The Charamaillon lift is being redeveloped and there is work going on at Montenvers to improve the cable car to the glacier


    https://twitter.com/skipedia/status/1539326038433583105





    Love Island is being supported by ebay
    Jemma Tadd (Head of Fashion Buying at eBay) believes Love Island has power to change consumers’ perceptions around secondhand clothes

    Whoski.com is a platform for selling pre-loved skiwear
    Iain spoke to Par Johan Astrand about his 3000km cycle ride to bring awareness of climate change

    You can follow Par's journey on Instagram




    Feedback & Reviews

    I enjoy all feedback about the show, so please do get in
    contact - Reviews/comments wherever you leave them are always welcome, whether on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, social media or via email.

    Old Fartbag: "I listened to what Al said with interest. I'm not sure I have ever heard him be so enthusiastic over a ski"

    Andrea Dalton: "Loved listening to Diane, another fab episode! Found it
    interesting but also a shame for our English young people that want to do a
    season.”

    BobinCH: "Enjoyed that! The Diane from Skiworld lady was funny. Great work!"

    Anon: “Thank you so much Iain for keeping going during the last two years, your podcasts helped more than you probably know (for me at least) during challenging times. I love hearing about everything related to the mountains, long may it continue.”

    Ryunis: "Great to put a voice to LaTania.co.uk It's a fantastic website and a really great source of info. Keep up the great pods. They help me still feel tuned in to the mountain community."

    You can follow Iain at @skipedia and the podcast @theskipodcast

    • 59 min
    Arnie Wilson, Ski Journalist (Bonus Episode #27)

    Arnie Wilson, Ski Journalist (Bonus Episode #27)

    In this episode Iain speaks with Arnie Wilson, one of the UK's most respected and experienced ski journalists.

    Arnie has visited over 740 ski resorts in 30 countries, and is perhaps most famous for his exploits in 1994, when he and the late Lucy Dicker skied on every single day of that calendar year.

    This phenomenal achievement, which included 240 ski resorts in 13 countries, was recognised in the 'Guinness Book of World Records'.

    Arnie was the ski correspondent for the Financial Times for 15 years and also edited 'Ski+Board', the Ski Club of Great Britain’s magazine for 12 years.

    I thoroughly enjoyed my chat with Arnie and I'm sure you will too.

    ---------
    Our 2022 Survey is now live – it only takes a minute or two to complete and we would really appreciate your feedback - and you could win a pair of Atomic goggles worth £200

    • 28 min
    95: La Tania, Skiworld, Chamonix in May & 2023's Best Skis

    95: La Tania, Skiworld, Chamonix in May & 2023's Best Skis

    In Episode 95 of The Ski Podcast we discuss La Tania, Chamonix in summer, and the challenges facing the UK ski industry. Plus we talk to Arnie Wilson - the man who skied every single day for a year – and reveal our pick of the best new skis for next winter.




    Iain was joined live by Diane Palumbo (Skiworld), Toffa (LaTania.co.uk) and Al Morgan (SkiKitInfo), as well as down the line by Claire Burnet from Chamonix.




    Thanks again to Switzerland Tourism for their support.  You can see their amazing ‘Swiss Sanctuary’ at the Chelsea Flower Show, designed by Lilly Gomm. 





    SHOW NOTES




    ·       Congratulations to Dave and Mandy Ryding who were married earlier this month





    https://www.instagram.com/p/CdoPSjfIphu/




    ·       You used to be able to ski in Chamonix in summer


    ·       Iain competed in the UTMB in August 2021

    ·       Claire Burnet previously appeared on the podcast in Episode 73


    ·       Chamonix offered free ski lessons at certain dates last winter

    ·       A visit to the Aiguille du Midi is a must if you’ve never done it before

    ·       Iain saw a photoshoot with freeskier Vivian Bruchez





    https://twitter.com/skipedia/status/1527911324994396160




    ·       Take a look at some of Iain’s videos from his visit on the Skipedia YouTube channel





    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSDggtpzk4Y




    ·       Diane is Sales and Marketing Director at Skiworld

    ·       She is also a founding member of the SBIT lobbying group


    ·       Charlie Owen from SBIT has previously appeared on the podcast in Episode 8 and Episode 20


    ·       Find out about La Tania at LaTania.co.uk 

    ·       Arnie Wilson is most well-known for his exploits in 1994 when he skied every day for a year. We covered his book 'Ski The World' Ski Book Group in Episode 20


    ·       Al loved the Volkl Deacon 72 – it’s expensive, but an incredible performer

    ·       His other favourite was the Salomon QST 106 – a wide, freeride ski

    Our 2022 Survey is now live – it only takes a minute or two to complete and we would really appreciate your feedback - and you could win a pair of Atomic goggles worth £200





    FEEDBACK AND REVIEWS




    Please leave your comments and reviews either on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, social media or email to theskipodcast @ gmail.com




    Alex Crump (YT): "Great to listen to the Mayor of Les 2 Alpes and his plan for a green future"




    Mark Thommason (YT): “Was surprised to see the UTMB cap…so impressed!”




    You can follow Iain on social media @skipedia (Facebook/Twitter/YouTube) and the podcast @theskipodcast (Instagram/Twitter/Facebook)

    • 54 min
    94: Skiing in Svalbard & Narvik, Jasmin Taylor interview & LISTEX

    94: Skiing in Svalbard & Narvik, Jasmin Taylor interview & LISTEX

    In Episode 94, we find out about skiing in Svalbard, Narvik in Norway and how Team GB got on in this winter’s Telemark World Cup. 




    We also have snow reports from Japan…and Hemel Hempstead, plus we discuss new lifts in Les 2 Alpes and find out about the spring edition of industry networking event LISTEX.
     
    Iain was joined by Jasmin Taylor, Team GB Telemark skier, freelance journalist Rob Rees and Al Morgan from SkiKitInfo. 





    SHOW NOTES





    The Plaine Morte glacier in Crans Montana remains open for skiers until 05 June. 
    Jasmin was in Hintertux, Austria

    LISTEX took place last week at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead
    Babsi Lapwood told us about LISTEX in Episode 92



    https://twitter.com/skipedia/status/1521791925023563776





    Iain spoke to Vanessa Fisher, Colin Matthews (Meriski), Stephen Morgan (National Snow Snow), Nick Williams (Mountain Heaven), Phil Brown (Impulse Racing) and Ian Brown (MD, The Snow Centre/Chill Factore)
    Jasmin Taylor has her best season ever with 8 World Cup podiums including 2 wins (giving her 7 in total across her career)


    https://twitter.com/skipedia/status/1523615325396340738





    She finished second in the world behind Swiss skier Martina Wyss
    Team GB had their best season overall ever with Tim Gough recording his first top 10 result
    Jasmin will be working in Hotham in Australia this summer


    https://twitter.com/_hotham/status/1522461592419733504





    Rob Rees went to Narvik in Norway ‘Home of Skiing’
    You can see Rob’s photos on Instagram

    He will be writing up his adventure for Skier and Snowboarder Magazine~
    Chris Howie travelled to Svalbard in the Arctic Circle


    https://twitter.com/theskipodcast/status/1523614627929726978





    Chris booked his trip with Base Camp Explorer

    Listen to Chris’ experiences of heliskiing in Iceland in Episode 38

    Christophe Aubert is mayor of Les 2 Alpes
    The Jandri lift is being upgraded to an ultra fast 3S lift
    Al explained about how PIN touring bindings
    Listen to Iain’s report on ski touring in Morocco here

    Find out more about the Shift binding here

    Jasmin uses customised versions of the Meidjo binding



    REVIEWS
     
    Please do get in contact with your feedback and reviews whether via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, social media (@theskipodcast) or email to theskipodcast@gmail.com 




    make_love_not_warz (IG): "Keep up the good work with the podcasting and tweets"

    Andrea Dalton (FB): "Another great episode"
     
    Don't forget there are 145 episodes to catch up on, 93 listened to in the last week. 




    Coming up in Episode 95 we’ll be talking to Di Palumbo from Skiworld, Chris Brown from LaTania.co.uk and Arnie Wilson – the first man to ski every single day of a calendar year.




    If you'd like to make your own small gesture to say thanks, you are very welcome to Buy Me A Coffee at www.buymeacoffee.com/theskipodcast 

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

sdstarr ,

Entertaining Insight to European Skiing

A great show filled with information about far flung skiing locations like Japan, Georgia, the Pyranees and the Alps. I would love to hear about skiing in Scandinavia, New Zeland and South America, if you get the chance!

I think you've got just the right focus for your podcast, and I don't think you should add gear reviews. In my opinion gear preference is too specific to individual size, skill level and favored terrain for a general podcast audience to get much out of a review.

Scott85h65 ,

Great show but more kit reviews?

Hi guys. Love the show but it would be great to hear some gear reviews. I would love to hear a review on avalanche airbags including battery/fan v canister. Thanks and keep up the good work. Scott (Dubai).

johnfmh ,

Powder to the People

Wonderful podcast. Humorous and informative at the same time, even for skiers like me who live across the pond!

Love it. I eagerly await the next episode.

DCSkier

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