50: Courmayeur, Saint Luc & Goat Yoga
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.
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