201: Ski Norway Special ft Gausta, Strandafjellet and Fjellsetra

Feb 16, 11:06 AM

This episode is a Norway special, featuring the resorts of Gausta, Strandafjellet and Fjellsetra. Iain was joined by Lucy Aspden, Ski Editor at The Telegraph and Rich Astley live from Norway.

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Ian Williams reported from Les Arcs (2:30)
Martha Wells was in Big White, Canada (3:45)
Simon Burgess reported from Flaine (4:30)
Pip bought ski boots and had them fitted at Michel Croz Intersport in Chamonix (6:45)
Andrew Musgrave who finished 7th in the 20km Cross Country in Canmore (7:00)
Listen to Iain’s interview with Zak Carrick-Smith in Episode 200 (7:15)
Twin brother Freddie Carrick-Smith won gold in the u18 Slalom in the European Champs
Sadly, both Esprit Ski + Powderwhite will not operate next winter (7:30)
Iain has taken the Flight Free UK pledge not to take any flights in 2024 (10:15)
Find out about Iain’s train journey to Chamonix on Ski Flight Free
Lucy travelled to Gausta in Norway (10:30)
Find out about the Gaustatoppen funicular and links with WWII (14:45)
Watch the film ‘Heroes of Telemark’ (18:45)
Find out about the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) (23:00)
Rich is based in the Sunnmores Alps (25:30)
Previously he has been ski touring with Uteguiden (25:45)
Rich fell in love with the area on a trip to the Kilsti compact lodges (29:00)
He bought land in the area, and built a property, now available to rent (31:00)
Fjellsetra is a great family resort (32:00)
Strandafjellet has more freeride ski options (32:15)

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Andrew Petch: "Episode 199 with Dave Ryding was another great pod"
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Matthew: "Loving your work. Just wondering if you’d ever done a pod on helmet headphones? I’m going to go in on the Carv, so thinking about the audio element too"

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