‘Parrots in the Snow: the rise and fall of Bladon Lines’ – article in ‘Ski+Board’ magazine

Iain’s article ‘Parrots in the Snow: the rise and fall of Bladon Lines‘ has now been published in ‘Ski+Board’ magazine. My first experience of working in the ski industry came 35 years ago when I went to Chatel in the Portes du Soleil to be a ‘SAS Officer’ for Bladon Lines. SAS was not quite as exciting as it sounds (it stood for ‘Ski and Apr├Ęs-Ski’), but I had a fantastic season and subsequently worked for Bladon Lines in Zermatt and also in their Putney offices in the sales team. Barring a couple of years in Australia, I’ve been working in snowsports ever since, and I’ve often reflected on the influence the company had on me. In 2012 I wrote a blog post titled ‘Where are the ski companies of 1984 today?‘ which mentioned Bladon Lines. As the years passed I noticed people adding comments with their memories and experiences of the company, both as employees and customers. A Google search showed that the page was scoring at the top of the organic rankings for ‘bladon lines‘. Knowing there was interest out there, I had the idea of writing an article about the company. Last year, I pitched this to … Continue reading ‘Parrots in the Snow: the rise and fall of Bladon Lines’ – article in ‘Ski+Board’ magazine