192: Skiing in the Dolomites, Coach Travel & Ski Booking Trends

Nov 24, 2023, 11:33 AM

We find out about the Dolomites in Italy, the days of ski trips by coach and discuss booking trends in the UK market.

Iain was joined by Lou Anderton from Inspired Italy and Dan Fox from Ski Weekends.

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Alex Irwin of the YouTube channel 150 Days of Winter skied in Val Thorens (3:20)
Betony Garner was in Verbier (4:30)
Dave Burrows from SnowPros Ski School reported from Glacier 3000 (5:30)
Dan will be skiing in Verbier this weekend (7:30)
Listen to our interview with Warren Smith (8:00)
Dave Ryding finished 4th in Obergurgl by just 0.01s (9:00)
The Speed Opening races in Zermatt & Cervinia were cancelled again (9:30)
For a  20% discount on the best available rate at Banff Sunshine Village listeners should email hotelmanager@skibanff.com (10:15)
The Dolomites are in the north-east of Italy (11:30)
Fly to Innsbruck, Verona, Munich, Venice or Milan (12:00)
The Dolomiti Superski claims 1200km of skiing on one ski pass (14:00)
The Sella Ronda is the ‘Circle Line’ of the Dolomites (15:30)
The next Winter Olympics will be in Milan-Cortina in 2026 (18:00)
Inspired Italy offer ‘ski safaris’ across the region (21:30)
The Ikon Pass now includes Dolomiti Superski (25:00)
Harris Holidays were the original coach holidays specialists (26:00)
Dan took over Ski Weekends in 2007 (27:30)
Ski Weekends stopped offering the coach in 2016 (29:45)
Dan is based in St Gervais for the winter (37:00)
Ski Weekend’s chalet in Les Gets sleeps up to 38 people
Listen to Iain’s full episode interview with Eddie The Eagle (40:30)
Eddie will be on ‘Dancing On Ice’ on ITV this winter (41:00)

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