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Knowledge Is Powder Ski Podcast - Episode 10

Knowledge Is Powder Ski Podcast – Episode 10

In Episode 10 Jim and Iain were joined by Will Taylor, currently based out in South Korea and our ‘man on the ground’ for the Winter Olympics, and Jerry Blease, who has hosted celebrities including Sting and Seal in his La Clusaz chalet. Jerry reveals that Sting preferred cross country skiing and how Seal enjoyed...
How much is an Olympic medal worth?

How much is an Olympic medal worth?

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games start tomorrow. Are you excited about it? Will you be getting up in the middle of the night to watch? Most importantly, will you get value for money from the Games? Team GB target is 4 medals Almost £30 million has been invested to this Olympic cycle. For this, UK Sport...
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...