197: Tips for skiing with children, ski carriage costs & the latest equipment trends

Jan 12, 10:15 AM

We look at tips for taking a ski holiday with your kids, find out the true cost of ski carriage and get an updated on the latest equipment trends.

Host Iain Martin was joined by journalist Katja Gaskell, Chris Moran and equipment expert Al Morgan.

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Katja was on the show in Episode 167 discussing Ice Swimming (0:45)
Chris shared his knowledge of action cameras in Episode 171 (1:15)
Listen to our equipment specials about skis, ski boots, ski jackets and ski helmets & goggles
Tim Hudson from Inspired Italy reported from the Dolomites (4:00)
Simon Burgess reported from Flaine (5:15)
Jen Tsang from That’s La Plagne is in La Plagne (6:30)
Iain’s ‘Ski IQ’ of 144 puts him 7th on the Carv leaderboard in La Plagne and 1170th globally (9:00)
Enter our competition to win swag from Les 3 Vallées(9:45)
Would you buy an Electric snowboard? (10:00)
Al reported from Slide in Telford (12:30)
Listen to our equipment specials about skis, ski boots, ski jackets and ski helmets & goggles
Find out more about the BOA binding system (15:00)
Can you recycle a ski helmet? (16:30)

Dave Mills: "Great podcast on ski jackets with Iain and Al, giving a resounding performance as a Geordie version of Stanley Tucci"

Ski carriage with Ryanair & easyjet is £90 return if booked in advance (20:00)
You can swap skis during week when you rent with Intersport (21:00)
Read Katja’s blog on family holidays: Globetotting (25:30)
The importance of snacks (30:00)
Morning v. Afternoon lesssons (30:45)
How to ski at half-term on a budget (35:00)
Morzine offers discounts if you travel by train (35:30)
Rent clothing from Ecoski (35:45)
Try skiing in the Pyrénées for good value at half term (36:30)
Or consider Roccaraso in Italy (36:45)

Feedback (38:00)

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LianaF1234: "Always look forward to the newest episode. It's a fantastic listen with invaluable insight into resorts, the latest kit, and guest speakers. Really valued the Ski Train episode and your feature at this year's Birmingham Snow Show. It’s helped to debunk the unknowns around taking the train to the Alps and we’re excited to have booked the train to Tignes in January!”

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Paul Bond: "As ever Iain, great content and really liking the snow reports coming in"

Matt Gregory: "Thank you Iain and all of your contributors for such entertaining, educational and thrilling podcast episodes. Since I started listening in the 2020/2021 season as I watched our annual ski trip disappear in lockdown, I haven't missed an episode and have covered a lot of the back catalogue. Really looking forward to getting the boots snowy when I'm out in La Plagne"

Jon Herbert: "Loving the podcast and specifically the variety!"

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