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Iain Martin wins award for ‘Best Online Article’ from France Montagnes

Iain Martin wins award for ‘Best Online Article’ from France Montagnes

Yesterday saw 17 French ski resorts and regions gather in London for the annual France Montagnes UK press launch. Resorts including La Clusaz, Les 2 Alpes, Les Menuires and Tignes were joined by regional organisations Savoie Mont Blanc and the French Pyrenees as they briefed the UK press on all...
Three Days in Les 3 Vallées

Three Days in Les 3 Vallées

With the best snow in a generation, what better season to sneak in a final few days in the world’s largest ski area…Les 3 Vallées. Day 1 My family have been lucky enough to ski in Les 3 Vallées several times before, so we didn’t waste our time. After dropping our...
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...
Behind the scenes at 'The Jump' 2017 in Kuhtai

Behind the scenes at ‘The Jump’ 2017 in Kuhtai

Last month Iain from Skipedia was lucky enough to be taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of ‘The Jump’ in Kuhtai.     The most entertaining season yet This fourth season of the show has perhaps been the most entertaining yet – probably because it has featured more skiing than in...
Interview with Thibaut Loubere, Community Manager, Val Thorens

Interview with Thibaut Loubere, Community Manager, Val Thorens

With 230,000 fans on Facebook, 20000 followers on Instagram and 15000 on Twitter Val Thorens is one of the most engaged ski resorts in the world. So during our recent visit to Val Thorens, Skipedia took the opportunity to catch up with Thibaut Loubere, Community Manager for the resort.  ...
'I'm a modern-day Batman' says anti-ESF campaigner

‘I’m a modern-day Batman’ says anti-ESF campaigner

These are difficult days for the ESF in the UK. The current legal cases against Simon Butler and Le Ski have stirred up plenty of negative sentiment within the British market against the ESF. Both cases – which deal with different aspects of the law – are currently at different...
Why do chalet girls bake a cake every day?

Why do chalet girls bake a cake every day?

Okay, not strictly anything to do with marketing, but just for fun… So why do chalet girls bake a cake every day? As far as I know chalets have always left out a cake for their guests to tuck into for ‘afternoon tea’. After a long day on the slopes,...
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Seven Snowy Stats about the French Mountains

Seven Snowy Stats about the French Mountains

At the recent France Montagnes press event in London, Skipedia came across the following snowy stats about the French mountains:   Proportion of France covered by mountains                                     23% Average price per day of a French ski holiday, per person             €81 Average ski holiday budget, per person                                             €429 Average daily price of a...
The Top 8 French Ski Resorts in 2018

The Top 8 French Ski Resorts in 2018

‘Montagne Leaders’ magazine have recently published their annual survey, showing which resorts have generated the most lift pass revenue. The Savoie region of France contributed 46% of the 1.3 billion euros of revenue, followed by the Haute Savoie (26%, €355m) and Isère (9%, €123m). The Top 8 French Ski Resorts: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc La Plagne Val Thorens/Orelle...
'World's First Wheelchair Piste Basher Driver' article on Telegraph.co.uk

‘World’s First Wheelchair Piste Basher Driver’ article on Telegraph.co.uk

In April 2018, Iain travelled to Courchevel in France, where he interviewed Antoine Motillon. Antoine was involved in a motorcycle accident in 2004 and has been in a wheelchair since then. However, in 2017 he was given the opportunity by Courchevel to drive a specially adapted piste basher. Article on The Daily Telegraph In the...
Verbier start unique partnership with Liverpool FC

Verbier start unique partnership with Liverpool FC

Verbier have become the first ski resort to partner with a Premiership football club. While Manchester United may already have official partners for everything from noodles to beer, last year’s Champions League finalists Liverpool have become the first English football team to find a ski resort partner. Verbier hopes that through its sponsorship of the...
Why La Clusaz has produced the best ski resort video this year...

Why La Clusaz has produced the best ski resort video this year…

Aspirational powder skiing shot? Tick! Kids playing in the snow? Tick! Nightclub shot? Tick! Couple relaxing in sauna/hot tub? Tick! Assorted ski resort clichés? Tick!   La Clusaz stands out above the crowd Why is it that so many ski resort videos follow the same time-honoured pattern? I mean, it all looks great on screen, it’s...
Folie Douce to open new hotel in Serre Chevalier

Folie Douce to open new hotel in Serre Chevalier

It seems hotels from La Folie Douce are like buses; none for ages and then two come along at once. It was only earlier this summer that we reported La Folie Douce was diversifying into hotels with the news that they were to open their first property in Chamonix this December. Less than two months...