60: Quarantine Latest, 80s Ski Technology, Silvretta Montafon & Jasmin Taylor

Iain is joined this week by Dave Burrows (Director, SnowPros Ski School) & Lucy Aspen (Online Ski Editor, Telegraph).

We discuss quarantine and the #Test4Travel campaign and ski technology predictions from 1988. Iain interviews Team GB telemarker Jasmin Taylor and Robin reports from Montafon in Austria.

Show Notes

Dave skied in Diablerets (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.inthesnow.com/swiss-ski-area-opens-early-after-a-metre-of-september-snow/&sa=D&source=calendar&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw2ETh3TxTNUlzOfcaOii9Uf) last week, which opened early

Lucy skied in Scotland in February (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/news/scottish-ski-season-saved-deep-snow-conditions/&sa=D&source=calendar&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw2QIsPnZN5-BstyRwzTIyeo)

Mike covered skiing in Scotland last winter in Episode 58

A negative test result is now required for entry to Italy (https://www.thelocal.it/20201008/italy-expected-to-make-coronavirus-tests-mandatory-for-travellers-from-the-uk-netherlands-belgium)  

Brits have to quarantine for 10 days to enter Switzerland (https://www.eda.admin.ch/london)  

Tignes & Les 2 Alpes are both opening on 17 October (https://www.facebook.com/Chaletline/photos/a.447298358622018/3850889021596251/?type=3&theater)

Some skiers will definitely travel (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://twitter.com/skipedia/status/1309045893212102661&sa=D&source=calendar&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw2f4QrlZCBSpQQo4wz6jFU4)

Find out more about the Telegraph #Test4Travel Campaign (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/test4travel-quarantine-testing-airport/&sa=D&source=calendar&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw2A61-FoC5vzSVREUGkIQ-9)  

Government Task Force (https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/oct/08/uk-government-looks-into-reducing-travel-coronavirus-quarantine-testing-arrivals) will report early-November  

Find out more about the Common Pass Project (https://twitter.com/skipedia/status/1314480731448639488)  

There may be no apres-ski (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/news/apres-ski-is-off-the-menu-as-austrian-government-clamps-down/&sa=D&source=calendar&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw2HxtqJgSIJi-ZEBCrJFtwh) (more on this in Episode 58 (https://audioboom.com/posts/7676551-58-norway-swiss-memories-the-end-of-apres-ski) )

More info here on what it's going to be like in France (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://twitter.com/FrenchMountains/status/1312792120089022464&sa=D&source=calendar&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw2MCJjji0sqW7kVLS-KVSa9) and in the USA (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/news/ski-resorts-in-america-announce-strict-rules-for-this-winter/&sa=D&source=calendar&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw3FDJAKhb5Ow_U-61d07rmy)  

You can listen in Episode 56 (https://audioboom.com/posts/7632157-56-australia-nz-skiing-in-the-new-normal-in-les-2-alpes) about how Australia dealt with 

Thanks to Robin from Sport Harry in Silvretta Montafon for his report

Both LISTEX & WLSS cancelled (ref Episode 58 (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://audioboom.com/posts/7676551-58-norway-swiss-memories-the-end-of-apres-ski&sa=D&source=calendar&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw0TUqiOD-brS7gPekPZhTVD) )

Mike has more positive views about the new Bham Show (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://nationalsnowshow.com/&sa=D&source=calendar&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw2mNHQLRDkd5pUzPGCNfvMv)  

You can listen to our Ski Podcast Special on Jasmin Taylor (https://audioboom.com/posts/7694622-a-ski-podcast-special-jasmin-taylor-team-gb-telemark-skier) here

Or watch it as a Facebook Live (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.facebook.com/1768925610081580/videos/3232201496835206/?__so__%3Dchannel_tab%26__rv__%3Dall_videos_card&sa=D&source=calendar&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw1HC8Is3Qg8AJdwSSFWoA11)

Other Ski Podcast Specials include Benjamin Alexander (https://audioboom.com/posts/7683199-a-ski-podcast-special-benjamin-alexander-jamaican-skier) , Graham Bell (https://audioboom.com/posts/7613645-a-ski-podcast-special-q-a-with-graham-bell) , Avalanche Safety (https://audioboom.com/posts/7543377-a-ski-podcast-special-avalanche-safety) and Train Travel (https://audioboom.com/posts/7684160-a-ski-podcast-special-train-travel-to-the-alps)

We have another Podcast Special with Picture Organic coming up

Thanks to Andrew Brannan for sending us these features from Ski Survey magazine 1988

David Goldsmith was the author of this article - thanks for your time in talking to us David

Current ski tech options include Skitracks, Carv, Peakfinder and Strava

If you'd like to hear more about ski touring, then listen to Iain's previous reports from Morocco (https://audioboom.com/posts/7284199-30-ski-touring-in-morocco-powder-technique-eddie-the-eagle-pt2) and Andermatt

Dave presents the Ski Instructor Podcast (https://theskiinstructorpodcast.podbean.com/)

This includes an amusing Eurotest meme (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t%3D134407%26highlight%3D&sa=D&source=calendar&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw2bVdzNjmqrrXi0WcxPyR04)

Find out more about the Ski Club of Great Britain survey (https://www.j2ski.com/ski-chat-forum/posts/list/0/19478/86-dedicated-skiers-intend-ski-year.page)

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Coming up in Episode 61 

Our guests will be Krystelle from Sno.co.uk and Alex from 150 Days of Winter

Mount Noire on diversity in skiing

Remo Kaeser from the Jungfrau region

Ski Book Group: A Whole Life 

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