58: Norway, Swiss memories & the end of Après Ski?

Sep 07, 2020, 03:48 PM

In Episode 58, Iain is joined by the super-experienced Mike Richards.

We discuss skiing in Scotland and Norway, plus the latest news on how apres ski might look this winter in the Alps after both Ischgl and Mayrhofen announce plans to scale back partying.

There’s ski show chat, both virtual and physical, and an interview about LISTEX 2020 and we wonder if a drone could ever tow a skier?

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


  • Mike Richards has previously featured on the pod, talking about his experiences in Georgia (Episode 37), Montenegro (Episode 39) and Japan (Episode 41)
  • Mike was skiing in Scotland in March at Glencoe and the Nevis Range
  • Do you have memories of skiing in Switzerland back in the day? Switzerland Tourism want to hear about them…
  • You can find out more about the Telegraph’s ‘Test4Travel’ campaign here – we strongly encourage you to follow and share as much as you can
  • Mayrhofen have announced that ski boots will be banned after 8pm and apres-ski will be scaled down
  • Ischgl are also scaling down their apres-ski for this winter (understandably)
  • Amazon have applied for a patent for a Drone Ski Tow
  • The ‘World’s Largest Ski Show’ – a new virtual ski show – has shifted its dates from October to November
  • There is a new ski show scheduled for October 2021 for the NEC in Birmingham
  • LISTEX will be taking place at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead in October
  • Mike Smith asked why we’ve had no coverage of skiing in Norway?
    Mike visited Narvik and Stranda in Norway
  • Thanks to Mike Smith for his review: “I am very much enjoying the podcast. Keep at it!” Also to Loobzy and Bramski

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Coming up

  • Watch out for our Train Travel special in conjunction with Ski Flight Free coming up soon
  • In Episode 59 we’ll be discussing new technology including predictions from the 1980s

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