169: Ed Leigh, BBC Ski Sunday presenter

Feb 10, 2023, 08:16 AM

Ed Leigh has been the co-presenter of BBC’s Ski Sunday since 2007. We caught up with him in Les 3 Vallées prior to the 2023 World Championships, which are taking place in Courchevel and Méribel from 06-19 February.

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·       Ski Sunday has already featured races in Adelboden, Wengen, Kitzbuhel and Schladming

·       The season had a bad start in December 2022 with many resorts limited to strips of snow (4:30)

·       Lauren MacCallum from Protect Our Winters appeared in Episode 168 of The Ski Podcast (5:00)

·       You can raise money for Disability Snowsport UK by donating 10-100% of the sale price to them on ebay (6:45) 

·       You can find out when Ed lists his snowboard by following him on Instagram (9:15)


·       Ski Sunday returned to Chamonix for the Kandahar Slalom (15:00)

·       Ed bought the Courchevel ski touring lift pass (15:45)

·       Ed is a big fan of FatMap (17:45)

·       The Breche de la Portetta is spectacular (19:00)

·       Iain reported on his stay in an unmanned refuge in Méribel in Episode 167 (19:15)

·       The Alpine Ski World Championships take place in Courchevel & Méribel from 06-19 February (22:00)

·       Matt Barr presents the ‘Looking Sideways’ podcast (25:15)

·       Find out more about the ‘Natural Selection’ tour (26:30)

·       Ed and Graham presented High Altitude as part of Ski Sunday (30:00)

·       Ed took Simon Le Bon sailing in Sweden (33:00)

·       Listen to Iain’s interview with Mia Brookes in Episode 158 (37:00)

·       Iain interviewed Chemmy Alcott when the Ski Sunday team were based in Laax in Episode 67

·       During the 2021 season in Laax, Ed dislocated his knee cap and broke his tibia (42:00)


·       Ed is based in Wanaka, New Zealand outside of the northern winter