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5 Takeaways from the 2022 International Report on Snow and Mountain Tourism

5 Takeaways from the 2022 International Report on Snow and Mountain Tourism

The 14th edition of this annual report was unveiled by creator Laurent Vanat earlier this year at the International Mountain Planet event in Grenoble. The 2019/20 ski season was considered the worst of the millennium, with only 319.5 million skier-days recorded worldwide. However the limits in 2020/21, reduced this even further to 201.2 million skier-days....
Les 3 Vallées Summer Party 2022

Les 3 Vallées Summer Party 2022

Snowsports professionals from around the UK gathered in London earlier this month to find out more about what’s new for Les 3 Vallées in 2022/23.
"It hurts to see the glacier like this" - Les 2 Alpes glacier closes six weeks early

“It hurts to see the glacier like this” – Les 2 Alpes glacier closes six weeks early

Sadly, summer skiing is no longer on offer in France for 2022. After Val d’Isère’s decision not to open at all due to lack of snow on the Pisaillas glacier and Tignes’ decision to close early, Les 2 Alpes has been the next resort to close. The southern Alps resort opened earlier than normal on...
Five Easy Things Ski Companies Can Do Today To Promote Sustainability

Five Easy Things Ski Companies Can Do Today To Promote Sustainability

This time last week, I was busy hosting a lively sustainability session at the spring 2022 edition of LISTEX, organised by the Mountain Trade Network. Consumers want sustainable travel Hopefully the session was valuable for those who attended. We covered topics as diverse as train travel to wind power, EVs to upcycled clothing, but the...
Dynastar X3 Triathlon (Courchevel) article in Trail Running Magazine

Dynastar X3 Triathlon (Courchevel) article in Trail Running Magazine

In April 2022, Iain took part in the Dynastar X3 Triathlon in Courchevel. His article on the event is now live on Trail Running Magazine. Thanks to Paul Halford for commissioning it and Florent Hazucka, Richard Lett, Chris Moran and La Tania – latania.co.uk for their help with logistics. You can watch Iain’s video about...
The 6 Best 'Ski' Themed Numberplates

The 6 Best ‘Ski’ Themed Numberplates

“What’s in a numberplate? A vehicle with any other matriculation would drive as sweet.” Shakespeare definitely did not write these words. But if he had seen these ski-themed numberplates, and had been a keen skier and a worse writer, then there’s the small possibility he might have. Rosiere These are all very well, but we’re...