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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...
Study shows ski resort cable car rides safer than going to work

Study shows ski resort cable car rides safer than going to work

“We’re following the science” That’s a phrase we’ve heard a lot since the pandemic arrived. And it means that most ski resorts in Europe have their lifts closed at present. Switzerland is an exception to that, but a recent study suggests that this might not be as horrifying as some Twitter users would have you...
9 Takeaways from the Ski Club of Great Britain Survey

9 Takeaways from the Ski Club of Great Britain Survey

With skiing looking less likely for British skiers this winter, there were some encouraging results from the latest Ski Club of Great Britain survey, gathered during January 2021 from over 5000 respondents. Highlights from the survey include: 49% of consumers still intend to go skiing ‘if possible’ this season (this figure was down by 10% from...
Digital Nomads Go Skiing: The Rise of the Workation

Digital Nomads Go Skiing: The Rise of the Workation

Back in October 2020, I highlighted the rise of the ‘workation’ in my presentation for LISTEX, organised by the Mountain Travel Network. I noted the increasing number of articles featuring travel destinations courting the digital nomads for whom ‘working from home’ doesn’t tie you to your own house, but makes the world your oyster. Demand...
Génépi Hand Sanitizer: Val Thorens create the perfect Alpine hand gel

Génépi Hand Sanitizer: Val Thorens create the perfect Alpine hand gel

Most resorts have designed their own face masks, but as far as we know, only Val Thorens has created their own hand sanitizer. Even better, they’re certainly the only resort to launch a hydroalcoholic gel that actually smells of the mountains…made with a unique mix of génépi. Thibaut Loubère, marketing manager for Val Thorens, said:...
True or False? France Montagnes tackle claims about skiing this winter…

True or False? France Montagnes tackle claims about skiing this winter…

On The Ski Podcast, we’ve lost count of the numbers of times we’ve discussed when or whether ski resorts will open this winter. It can be hard to keep up with the various European government announcements. Are resorts open or closed? Will they open at all this season? France Montagnes tackled these questions with a...