89: Crans Montana, Gstaad, The Mighty Coe & Dewerstone

Feb 22, 2022, 04:38 PM

In Episode 89 we discuss Crans Montana and Gstaad in Switzerland, plus The Mighty Coe event in Glencoe, Scotland. We also find out more about Dewerstone, the climate neutral UK clothing brand and Morzine’s latest step to sustainability.

Iain was joined by freelance journalist Katy Dartford, Dewerstone founder Rory Atton and regular contributors Katie Crowe from Battleface Travel Insurance and equipment expert, Al Morgan from skikitinfo.com

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·       Katy was last on the show in December in Episode 85 after her own visit to Crans Montana
·       Gavin Foster from Ski Weekend skied on the Vallee Blanche in great conditions on 12 February
·       There has been no day 2 test for vaccinated travellers since 11 Feb 
·       The NHS Covid Pass for 12-15 year olds is now available 
·       France have dropped requirement for a negative Covid test for vax travellers from outside EU
·       Switzerland removed the mandate on mask-wearing on 17 February. There are also no tests or entry form required
·       Please check the latest situation on booster requirements: from Feb 15 in France, adults need to have had a booster within 4 months of their second vaccination to use lifts/restaurants
·       Austria requires boosters after 180 days
·       easyJet have added 50,000 more ski flights for this winter
·       Don’t forget, if you need ski insurance, then go to Battleface.com
·       We interviewed Battleface founder Sasha Gainullin in Episode 68 of The Ski Podcast
·       Iain first reported from Crans Montana in December 2020 in Episode 65

·       Iain stayed at the Hotel de la Foret in Crans Montana
·       Find out more about the Hotel Pass in Crans Montana
·       Check out the amazing Alaia Chalet, which featured in Episode 65 as well
·       Babsi Lapwood from MTN reported from 3 Zinnen in the Italian Dolomites
·       Alex Irwin from 150 Days of Winter reported from Courchevel in France
·       Stephen Spiers reported from Glencoe
·       Neil Dalgleish has created The Mighty Coe event, being held in Glencoe on 26-27 March
·       Andy Meldrum told us about summer skiing in Glencoe in Episode 75

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·       Katy was in Gstaad, Switzerland
·       Prada are becoming more visible in ski resorts
·       This ruling on a Prada snowboard at Beijing 2022 was also interesting


·       Rory Atton is the founder of Dewerstone 
·       The company have recently achieved the B Corps accreditation#
·       They have a new partnership with Protect Our Winters
·       Al Judge was previously on our Electric Vehicles in Ski Resort special episode
·       Morzine is offering discounts to vistors travelling by train with the AlpinExpress Pass



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