162: Skiing in Ukraine, trains to the Pyrénées & ‘Around the World in 50 Slopes’

Nov 28, 2022, 09:22 AM

We find out about skiing in Ukraine, trains to the Pyrénées and travel ‘Around the World in 50 Slopes’.
Iain is joined by UK ski journalist, Patrick Thorne, Sian Grigg from Pyrenean Odysseys and Jem Rose from PowderMad.

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Patrick was in Val Thorens for ‘La Grand Derniere’
Sian skied in Grand Tourmalet
We featured skiing in Georgia in Episode 37 of The Ski Podcast
The Ski Podcast is sponsored by Les 3 Vallees - the largest ski area in the world
Val Thorens is celebrating its 50th anniversary this winter
Alex Irwin from ‘150 Days of Winter’ reported from VT on their opening weekend
Snow Factor in Glasgow has closed
'Around the World in 50 Slopes' is the new book from Patrick Thorne
Svalbard featured in Episode 94 of The Ski Podcast
Jem’s group were in Dragobrat in Ukraine
Find out about the charity War Child here
You can buy Powermad’s ski socks here
Pyrenean Odysseys is based in Luz St Sauveur
The Paris-Lourdes night train is one of only two serving ski resorts in France
Episode 160 was a sustainability special
Iain travelled with his family to Cauterets to prove a half-term ski trip on a budget is possible
Read Iain’s article for ‘The Independent’ about train travel to ski resorts
Find out more about Intersport Ski Hire here
James Gambrill is General Manager of The Ski Club of Great Britain
We spoke to James in Episode 75 just after he'd taken over as GM


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Richard Salden: "Enjoying the podcast & the wide range of topics and opinions"
Andy Thain: "Keep up the good work"

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