54: How to Build a Chairlift In Your Garden & Dave Ryding Interview

We would like to thank Switzerland Tourism for their continued support (https://theskipodcast.com/podcast/switzerland-tourism-extend-sponsorship-of-the-ski-podcast/)
Find out more about the Escape to Valais (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.valais.ch/en/information/landingpage/competition/escape-to-valais&sa=D&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw1ql51I2p_nr0TrP9cpjFRs) challenge here
The recent industry survey by Skipedia (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.skipedia.co.uk/2020/04/covid-19-uk-ski-industry-survey-results/&sa=D&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw2vdli8QJqNemtej5OVPVs3) had some worrying results
On a more positive note Chamonix (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.skiweekend.com/blog/lifts-in-chamonix-to-open-again-from-16-may&sa=D&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw2p2qMSWFd2YL-UrDY-AkVI) is preparing to open lifts from May 16
And there is already skiing in Austria (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.j2ski.com/ski-chat-forum/posts/list/0/19371.page&sa=D&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw3oUGli5e-9Xf18lCr8qnoS)
Iain interviewed Steve Cross, responsible for creating the super-viral 'garden chairlift' 
Thanks to Pablo Rodriguez and Leon Rossi for their reviews via our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/theskipodcast) and Mike for his via Snowheads
Pedro Davidenko didn't agree, but 93% of our iTunes reviews are 4* or 5* - why not have your say and give us a review or send us some feedback
Thanks Andrew for your question about gay ski weeks. We'll put this on the list for next season
Dave Ryding is the UK's top Alpine skier with two World Cup podium finishes and four Olympics under his belt already