173: British Backcountry, Pays de Gex & Freeride World Tour Finals

Apr 06, 08:45 AM

We discuss backcountry skiing in Scotland, Pays de Gex in France and the Freeride World Tour final in Verbier.

Iain was joined by ski journalist Catherine Murphy, instructor and film-maker George Treble and founder of British Backcountry, Blair Aitken.

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You can vote for ‘The Ski Podcast’ as ‘Best Wilderness Podcast’ in the Sports Podcast Awards (0:30)
Catherine was last on the show in Episode 99 telling us about the ski scene in Ireland
George is based in Morzine and is an instructor at the Avoriaz Alpine Ski School
Dave Burrows (SnowPros Ski School) reported from Glacier 3000 in Switzerland (3:45)
Andy Butterworth (Kaluma Ski) is based in St Anton, Austria (5:15)
Rob Rees was out in the Aosta Valley in Italy (07:45)
Simon Burgess was reporting from Andermatt in Switzerland (08:30)
The Ski Podcast is sponsored by Les 3 Vallees - the largest ski area in the world (9:30)
Iain spoke to Tom & Olivier in Episode 172 about Les 3 Vallees Enduro
Listen to Iain’s report on the Dynastar X3 Triathlon in Episode 93 (10:00)
You can watch ’10 in a Weekend’ here (10:30)
Find out more about action cameras and iPhones in Episode 171 (17:30)
This is the cover shot of the film, showing Blair abseiling down Angel’s Face (19:30)
Blair runs British Backcountry, with his business partner, Gav Carruthers (23:00)
The Brits took place in Cairngorm last weekend (27:30)
Olympians who turned out included Murray Buchan, Lesley McKenna and Kirsty Muir (28:00)
Our next episode will be a special interview with Kirsty Muir
Find out more about Pays de Gex in France and the ski areas (29:00)
Iain reported from Abruzzo in Episode 170 (31:30)
Try the zip wire in Pays de Gex (33:30)
Jane Shah reported from the Freeride World Tour final in Verbier (36:00)
Jane spoke with multiple winner at Verbier, Reine Barkered (39:00)
Nicolas Hale Woods is the co-founder of the Freeride World Tour (40:00)
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