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The UK Quarantine: The Wrong Policy at The Wrong Time

The UK Quarantine: The Wrong Policy at The Wrong Time

On Friday 22 May, Priti Patel announced that the UK would be introducing a 14-day quarantine for all arrivals, including British citizens, from 08 June. This was a long-waited for announcement after Boris Johnson’s assertion on 10 May that ‘it will soon be the time’ to start quarantining arrivals. After the endless confusion of last...
Quarantine Chaos (and some positive ski industry news)

Quarantine Chaos (and some positive ski industry news)

Let’s start with the positive, before we move onto the UK government’s complete inability to develop and deliver policy. New Zealand resorts will open The easing of lockdown restrictions in NZ mean that ski areas will open. There will no limits to numbers on the slopes, only in buildings, and social distancing will apply throughout....
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly [Ski Industry Lockdown Update]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly [Ski Industry Lockdown Update]

The Good Austrian glaciers are planning their opening, and in the case of a few lucky racers have already started Arapahoe Basin still hopes to open for the end of this season This has some early thoughts about how Australian resorts might open for their winter season All French ski areas are in the ‘green...
French Skier Days down 16% in 2019/20

French Skier Days down 16% in 2019/20

A report by Domaines Skiables de France (DSF) shows that the number of skier days for the 2019/2020 winter season in French ski areas was down 16% year on year and down 15% on the 4-year rolling average. Skier days down only 2% before Covid-19 struck The drop in numbers was of course principally due...
COVID-19 Ski Industry Survey: Press Coverage

COVID-19 Ski Industry Survey: Press Coverage

It has been great to see the coverage that our Covid-19 Ski Industry Survey has had in the press since it was published on April 30 2020. Of course, we wish that we had better news to share, but it’s important that the public and others in the industry understand the unique challenge that we...
[Covid-19] 11 Ski Industry Ideas from the last week

[Covid-19] 11 Ski Industry Ideas from the last week

As we end week six of the UK lockdown, it might sometimes seem as if it’s never going to end, but there has been some positivity this week: France has announced ‘progressive and controlled’ exit plan Individual sports will be allowed from 11 May, as well as the right to travel up to 100km. The...