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Mountain Heaven to offer skiing in Iran

Mountain Heaven to offer skiing in Iran

Every now and then one of the magazines runs a ‘hero’ feature on skiing in Iran – amazing photos, but generally out of reach of the general public. But that may be about to change.  Last month, Nick Williams – MD of Mountain Heaven – visited Dizin ski resort in Iran, with a view to...
13 of the Best (and Worst!) Snowsports April Fools from 2016

13 of the Best (and Worst!) Snowsports April Fools from 2016

Was April Fool’s Day really only a week ago?  We’ve been dreaming of Val Thorens’ teleportation and having nightmares about ‘Trump International Resort’ ever since… Here’s our round up of the best and worst snowsports April Fools from 2016: Teleportation by Val Thorens There’s no doubt that this effort from Val Thorens was the best...
Does size matter? Scaling the UK snowsports market.

Does size matter? Scaling the UK snowsports market.

The French are bigger than we are. So are the Americans. But does size matter? And to be specific, how big is ours? We speak, of course, of the size of the UK snowsports market. No more Crystal Industry Report In recent years the Crystal Ski Industry Report has always been the starting point for...
Crystal Ski staff star in their new viral video

Crystal Ski staff star in their new viral video

We were impressed with Crystal Ski’s recent video ‘The Mountain is Yours‘, released last week. Filmed in Hintertux in April 2015, the short film depicts five amusing ski stereotypes: the Mile Muncher, the Gadget Guru, the Piste Princess, the Park Rat and the Apres Animal.   Crystal staff, rather than models Rather than using models,...
P&V team up with La Folie Douce

P&V team up with La Folie Douce

The biggest challenge facing tour operators is being able to differentiate their product. After all, if you’re trying to choose who to go with to a particular destination, then the ski area is the same, the lift pass is the same, and the choice of ski schools and ski hire is the same. Some companies...
Should I buy a .ski domain extension?

Should I buy a .ski domain extension?

Since their official launch earlier this week, it has now been possible to buy a .ski domain extension. So for example it’s now possible to buy domains such as courchevel.ski or backcountry.ski And since that launch the most common question we’ve had at Skipedia is ‘Should I buy a .ski domain?’ Not necessary, but probably...