56: Australia, NZ & Skiing in the 'New Normal' in Les 2 Alpes

In Episode 56 Iain interviews Rachael Oakes-Ash, founder of the Australian website, Snowsbest.com.

Jim reports on skiing in the 'new normal' from Les 2 Alpes and we wonder if bears do that thing in the Arosa woods. 

There’s news on a new virtual Ski Show and Iain looks forward to a visit to Saas Fee.

The Ski Podcast would like to thank Switzerland Tourism for their continued support.


  • Jim was summer skiing in Les 2 Alpes

  • Why not visit the bears in Arosa?

  • Iain is going to visit Saas Fee and Zermatt to test out skiing in the 'new normal' in Switzerland

  • The 'World's Largest Ski Show' will be taking place virtually in October

  • There may be some similarity between the WLLS logo and the Chamonix logo

  • You can sign the petition to restore the ski train here

  • Rachael Oakes-Ash is better known as MissSnowItAll and runs the website Snowsbest.com, focusing on the Australian and NZ markets

  • Thredbo and Perisher had huge problems trying to pre-sell lift passes when their websites crashed

  • Mt Hutt opened last month with no social distancing restrictions

  • Coronet Peak experienced one of their busiest night ski sessions ever, despite the current lack of a 'Trans Tasman bubble'

  • You can watch the brilliant 'Iso' videos from MissSnowItAll on her Facebook page

  • Yes, it's true. Jim is leaving the podcast. Episode 57 will be his final episode!