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Exclusive: Planks Clothing for sale prior to appointment of liquidator

Exclusive: Planks Clothing for sale prior to appointment of liquidator

We are extremely disappointed to confirm that Planks Clothing – the British snowsports brand – is currently seeking a buyer prior to the appointment of a liquidator. Planks Clothing assets and IP for sale Investors were advised by letter last month that the company had not been successful in their latest attempt to raise capital...
10 Things We Learned from the latest Ski Club of Great Britain Consumer Report

10 Things We Learned from the latest Ski Club of Great Britain Consumer Report

Last week, we attended the annual LISTEX & SASTEX online event, organised by the Mountain Trade Network. The two-day event started with a presentation by James Gambrill, General Manager at the Ski Club of Great Britain. He revealed the results of the end-of-season consumer report. We take a look here at some of the main...
8 Takeaways from the 2024 International Report on Snow & Mountain Tourism

8 Takeaways from the 2024 International Report on Snow & Mountain Tourism

Last month, alpine tourism specialist Laurent Vanat, released his 16th annual International Report on Snow & Mountain Tourism. We look at 8 takeaways from the report. Full access is limited to crowdfunding supporters or copies can be purchased online. Winter 2022/23 was a ‘very average’ season Total skier numbers for the 2022/23 winter season were 372m...
The Best Ski April Fools in 2024

The Best Ski April Fools in 2024

The first day of April often brings sunshine, sometimes brings snow, but always brings a round of ‘April Fools’ gags, albeit of varying quality. Here’s our pick of the best of this year’s ski April Fools: Méribel: Most Effort You’re on the slopes, it’s lunchtime, but the queue for the mountain restaurant is way too...
Mathieu Blanchard interview for Ultrarunner Magazine

Mathieu Blanchard interview for Ultrarunner Magazine

Iain recently interviewed the world-class trail runner Mathieu Blanchard for Ultrarunner Magazine. You can find out in this exclusive interview why he has chosen Les 2 Alpes as his training base, the reasoning behind his focus on ski touring this winter and exactly what went on in his epic battle with Kilian Jornet during the...
FIS racers' secret meeting to change calendar

FIS racers’ secret meeting to change calendar

According to skiracing.com, ski racers recently met secretly in Kvitfjell, Norway to discuss a plan of action to force FIS to make changes to the existing race calendar. Top of the agenda was an end to the demanding double race weekends and replacing the twice-cancelled ‘Speed Opening’ downhill races that Zermatt and Cervinia may be...