81: How Disability Snowsport UK is changing lives, plus "What length skis should I get?"

Oct 26, 07:26 AM

In Episode 81, we find out about Disability Snowsport UK is changing lives, plus we have the story of how one company in the Alps has survived both Brexit and Covid. 

We find out how the National Snow Show in Birmingham went and answer the question “How long should my skis be?”…plus much more.

Iain was joined by Rachel Davies, Head of Snowsport from Disability Snowsport UK, and Noel Miles who tells us his DSUK story. From Bourg St Maurice in the French Alps, Tania Casey from Huski joined us, as well as regular equipment expert Al Morgan. 

SHOW NOTES

·    Battleface offer travel insurance for skiing regardless of FCO rules on travel
·    The PCR Day 2 test for fully vaccinated travellers was replaced with an antigen lateral flow test on 24 October
·    For children this winter, it looks like regular tests in resort will be required in Italy & Austria, although it’s less likely in France and Switzerland
·    We recommend you create your 'Travel Folder of Dreams' by printing out all documents, in case this happens
·    Jenny Nicholls from Inghams Ski reported from Hintertux, Austria
·    Tania Casey from Huski was on the glacier in Tignes
·    Alex Armand from Tip Top Ski Coaching skied in Les 2 Alpes this weekend
·    The National Snow Show took place at the Birmingham NEC last weekend. The dates for 2022 are 15-16 October
·    Iain was joined by Mike Richards and Simon Burgess for ‘The Ski Podcast Live’

https://twitter.com/theskipodcast/status/1452530423154757632

·    Rachel Davies is Head of Snowsport from Disability Snowsport UK
·    You can help raise funds for DSUK by joining in with the Alpine Lunch
and find out about other ways to give here 
·    Huski is a food & drink delivery company operating in the French Alps
Tania’s favourite meal on offer is the ‘Lapin a la moutarde’
·    Our equipment expert Al Morgan is from SkiKitInfo where you can read reviews of all the latest skis and boots
·    Neil McQuoid is editor of Racer Ready Magazine You can read his interview with Alex Tilley here.
·    Alex Tilley finished in an equal best 13th place in the GS in Solden

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