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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 data, the future of snowsports...
Google wants to replace humans with AI (and why you shouldn't!)

Google wants to replace humans with AI (and why you shouldn’t!)

TLDR: Google is giving advertisers less information on their campaigns as they want you to use AI instead. However, it will never understand the nuances and seasonality of the ski industry. History When I first used Google in 2001, it was a clean, user-friendly search engine with a ‘Do No Evil’ motto. It grew to...
[VIDEO] "Never Waste A Good Crisis" by MTN

[VIDEO] “Never Waste A Good Crisis” by MTN

Iain from Skipedia and The Ski Podcast was a guest in the Mountain Trade Network‘s latest online panel last week. The panel was one of a series of regular events organised by the Mountain Trade Network to keep the industry up to date with the latest thoughts and customer data. Our topic was ‘Never Waste...
Cross Country Skiing: A Rare Covid Winner

Cross Country Skiing: A Rare Covid Winner

Nordic France, the organisation that manages 130 sites in the country, has revealed some positive news from this ‘saison blanche’. From the start of December 2020, with the lifts closed for skiers, cross country skiing has experienced phenomenal growth. “Exceptional levels“ Participation numbers and revenues reached ‘exceptional levels’ during January and February 2021. Turnover has...
I hate ‘I Hate Mountains’ irony…

I hate ‘I Hate Mountains’ irony…

The last few weeks I’ve been chased around the internet by some dogged display advertising…and I hate it. I don’t recall visiting their website [I’m not going to link to or mention the brand], so I guess I’ve been targeted by one of Google’s ‘Similar Audiences’. “It’s ironic, innit!” To the extent that I am...
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 Switzerland that opening lifts does...