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Knowledge Is Powder Ski Podcast - Episode 8

Knowledge Is Powder Ski Podcast – Episode 8

In the first episode of the 2018 Jim and Iain make New Year resolutions that they won’t keep and are joined by Charlie Owen from Seasonal Businesses in Travel. They also marvel at the immense snowfall in the Alps at the moment, discuss the potential impact Brexit might have on your ski holiday and chat...
Knowledge Is Powder Ski Podcast - Episode 7

Knowledge Is Powder Ski Podcast – Episode 7

For this episode of the pod, Iain and Jim are joined by Vanessa Fisher, a PR specialist in the UK ski industry. Sadly, the sound on this podcast Vanessa isn’t ideal. We blame her dad’s broadband and the fact that it had to be a ‘one-take’ podcast, as it was recorded two days before Christmas....
Claudia. Winkleman. You. Will. Get. Skiing.

Claudia. Winkleman. You. Will. Get. Skiing.

What is it with popular TV presenters and skiing?  Last year Davina McCall did her uninformed best to put people off skiing, with unsubstantiated claims about the risk of injury. This year Claudia Winkleman has launched her own diatribe against the sport, apparently for ‘humorous’ purposes. In her column in ‘The Sunday Times’ she asks...
Lies, Damn Lies and Ski Statistics

Lies, Damn Lies and Ski Statistics

We all like a stat. Whether we realise it or not, we like numbers. They help us understand the world…when they’re used correctly. We noticed a couple of examples of dubious data while reading two of this month’s ski magazines. Absolute numbers are just totals In Snow Magazine, Pete Coombs rightly laments the lack of...
The Knowledge is Powder Ski Podcast – Episode 4

The Knowledge is Powder Ski Podcast – Episode 4

This week, the world’s fastest snowboarder, Jamie Barrow, joins Iain and Jim to discuss his trip to North Korea earlier this year. As well as our glorious leader’s favourite ski resort, the pod also discuss hiding overnight in a snowdome, the likelihood that Ed Sheeran will end up on any ski playlist and British big...
Is Ed Sheeran about to save the ski industry?

Is Ed Sheeran about to save the ski industry?

For years the snowsports industry has been debating how to bring new entrants to the market. Schools skiing, free lift passes for kids, changing half-term dates – there have been plenty of ideas thrown around. Perhaps all we needed was the omnipresent Ed Sheeran? Not content with filling the singles charts earlier this year and being...