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5 Things We Learned from LISTEX Online 2021

5 Things We Learned from LISTEX Online 2021

This week, the snowsports industry enjoyed one of the regular virtual networking events organised by James Gambrill of the Mountain Trade Network. The format over three days allowed private one-to-one meetings between suppliers and buyers, destinations and journalists and also featured nine forum events, covering topics from sustainability to big...
When is a ski lift not a ski lift?

When is a ski lift not a ski lift?

As all British skiers are well aware, the ski lifts in France (and across most of Europe) are not turning at present. Safety measures in place French ski resorts have presented a well-prepared case that ski lifts can be managed safely using new Covid protocols. However, despite the evidence from...
"We are not an amusement park!” French ski resorts campaign to open for Christmas…

“We are not an amusement park!” French ski resorts campaign to open for Christmas…

This has been a fast news week in the world of skiing. Way back on Monday the travel industry saw some hope, with the announcement that quarantine could be reduced to five days with a negative test. This is a sad summary of where we are in November 2020: joy...
'Skiing in the New Normal' Saas Fee article on InTheSnow.com

‘Skiing in the New Normal’ Saas Fee article on InTheSnow.com

Iain from Skipedia, The Ski Podcast and founder of Ski Flight Free travelled to Saas Fee in July 2020 to test out skiing in the ‘new normal’. His article about his experience on the Saas Fee glacier has now been published on InTheSnow.com. Iain posted a video snow report from...
'Ski Flight Free' article by Skipedia in Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Mag

‘Ski Flight Free’ article by Skipedia in Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Mag

Iain started the ‘Ski Flight Free‘ campaign in September 2019 to try and encourage more skiers to travel to the Alps by train or (a fully laden) car instead of flying. Iain’s opinion piece on the subject appeared in December’s ‘Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Magazine’. You can find the article...
Ski Touring in Morocco: A Photo Essay

Ski Touring in Morocco: A Photo Essay

Iain from Skipedia recently went ski touring in Morocco. Flying into Marrakech, and then travelling to Imlil (1740m), Iain then spent three nights at the Refuge des Mouflons (3207m), ski touring to different 4000m peaks. Ski hire was from Braemar Mountain Sports, guiding and logistics were organised by Toubkal Guide. You...
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...
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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6 Takeaways from We Like Travel’s Annual ‘Mountains Resort Social Media’ Report

6 Takeaways from We Like Travel’s Annual ‘Mountains Resort Social Media’ Report

Every autumn, French digital marketing agency We Like Travel publishes the results of their annual social media survey of French mountain resorts and regions. The 2021 survey looked at responses from 233 destinations, including 181 ski resorts, 19 ski areas and 33 regions. Here are six of the key points we took from this year’s...
'Ski Launch 2021' in London

‘Ski Launch 2021’ in London

Earlier this month, Iain from Skipedia hosted the forum element of ‘Ski Launch 2021’, the annual event for ski industry professionals organised by Paddy Daly, from Paddy PR. Tour operators, destinations and journalists gathered to exchange ideas and learn best practice from the presenters. The keynote speaker was Debbie Marshall from Silver Travel Advisor, who...
UTMB 2021 Race Report: Finishing is Winning!

UTMB 2021 Race Report: Finishing is Winning!

On Sunday 29 August, I finished the 2021 UTMB (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc) in 41 hours, 35 minutes and 35 seconds. That placed me in 755th place out of 2347 starters and 108th of 541 in the MV50 age category. A good result certainly, but my mantra for the race throughout had been ‘finishing...
'Fastpacking' article on FastRunning.com

‘Fastpacking’ article on FastRunning.com

Iain’s article about his recent four-day ‘fastpack’ of the Tour du Mont Blanc has been published at FastRunning.com: Iain travelled to France in July. ‘Fast-packing’ is hiking, but lighter and faster – it’s great training for trail running races. Iain’s trip was a recce for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc trail running race, taking...
Advice on UK Covid Travel Tests (and Quarantine) for August 2021

Advice on UK Covid Travel Tests (and Quarantine) for August 2021

Do you need to take Covid Travel Tests in August 2021? I know from personal experience, how daunting it can be to plough your way from website to website, trying to work out what’s required and, more importantly, what’s affordable. In the last month, I’ve taken two trips to Europe – both to get some...
Trail Running Article on RadSeason.com

Trail Running Article on RadSeason.com

Iain’s article about trail running in Switzerland has been published by RadSeason.com. In July 2021, Iain travelled to Switzerland, hiking and running his way from Sierre to Zinal, and from there to the Turtmantal, before extreme weather conditions at the Schöllijoch Pass forced him to turn around.