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 (https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/) for their continued support.

SHOW NOTES

Jim was summer skiing in Les 2 Alpes (https://ete.les2alpes.com/fr)

Why not visit the bears in Arosa (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.arosabaerenland.ch/eng&sa=D&source=calendar&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw0T5xXohKKI6vhYqp2tbd2y) ?

Iain is going to visit Saas Fee (https://www.saas-fee.ch/en/) and Zermatt to test out skiing in the 'new normal' in Switzerland

The 'World's Largest Ski Show (https://www.facebook.com/wlsshow) ' 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 (https://www.change.org/p/eurostar-international-limited-savetheskitrain-reinstate-the-eurostar-ski-train?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_23338933_en-GB%3A5&recruiter=16289573&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=29b2da36782f4f38985e9f6648ff06f4&use_react=false)

Rachael Oakes-Ash is better known as MissSnowItAll (https://www.facebook.com/misssnowitall) and runs the website Snowsbest.com (https://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 (https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/snow-bunnies-frustrated-by-access-issues-c-1120002)

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 ( https://www.facebook.com/misssnowitall/videos/2627631117455632/ )

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