71: Les 2 Alpes, Engelberg, Roger Federer & 'Traffic Light' Travel

Apr 12, 2021, 02:06 PM

In Episode 71, we find out about Les 2 Alpes, snowshoeing in Engelberg, quarantine, testing and the new ‘traffic light’ travel rules, plus we have snow reports from around the Alps and an focus on equipment trends for 2021/22. 

Iain was joined by Helena Hospital, Press Relations from Les 2 Alpes and Alyn Morgan from SkiKitinfo.  



·       Alyn last skied in Glenshee
·       Katie Crowe is Communications Manager for Battleface Travel
·       You can find out more about the Battleface survey here
·       A study from Amadeus revealed 91% of travellers would be comfortable with a digital health passport

·       Alex Irwin from 150 Days of Winter is based in Courchevel
·       Andy Butterworth from Kaluma Travel is in St Anton, Austria
·       France is in lockdown just now
·       The Les 2 Alpes glacier is due to open on 29 May or 05 June
·       Iain covered the French ski resort protests in December on Skipedia
·       Helena confirmed that lift pass revenues in Les 2 Alpes are down from €170m to €40m
·       Les 2 Alpes will open with limited capacity, perhaps only 300 lift passes per day
·       Look out for the Bradley Wiggins-hosted cycling event in September in Les 2 Alpes
·       Al Morgan is from SkiKitInfo.com
·       This is the Elan Voyager foldable ski
·       Watch this video for a reminder why knowing how your transceiver works is essential

·       Roving Swiss reporter Charlie Rees was in Engelberg
·       Kirsty Muir, silver Slopestyle World Cup
·       Charlotte Bankes, Bronze Snowboard Cross World Cup Veysonnaz
·       Billy Major has just been crowned Europa Cup Slalom Champion 2020/21
·       Listen to our Eddie the Eagle special episode here
·       Roger Federer is now a global ambassador for Switzerland
·       Iain has a place in the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc trail running race in August
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