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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] UK Ski Industry Survey Results

[COVID-19] UK Ski Industry Survey Results

A survey of UK ski industry professionals by Ski Press and Skipedia demonstrates the damaging impact of Covid-19 on the world of snowsports. Key Points 64% are experiencing reduced sales for next winter 24% fear going out of business 60% have furloughed staff 80% are worried about future restrictions on UK passport holders 71% believe...
[COVID-19] Reasons to be Cheerful Pt.1

[COVID-19] Reasons to be Cheerful Pt.1

Firstly, let me clarify – I’m not suggesting the deaths of thousands of people is something to be cheerful about. This blog post is purely about looking for signs of positivity while the UK remains in lockdown and ski bookings are at the bottom of a disastrous trough. The good news… Some people are booking...
COVID-19 may cost French ski industry €1.8 billion

COVID-19 may cost French ski industry €1.8 billion

It’s evident that COVID-19 is going to have a huge impact on the ski industry. While it’s still not clear how the UK industry will be affected, some shocking figures were released last week. €1.8 billion drop in turnover “We have lost 20% of our financial capacity, a drop of €1.8 billion in turnover,” said...
Aspen 'Ski Thief' article on InTheSnow.com

Aspen ‘Ski Thief’ article on InTheSnow.com

Iain from Skipedia and The Ski Podcast recently interviewed Jason Auslander from The Aspen Times about Derek Johnson – ‘The World’s Most Prolific Ski Thief.’ You can listen to the full interview in Episode 52 of The Ski Podcast and read the article in InTheSnow Magazine:
Folie Douce in Val d'Isère 'now run by Luc'

Folie Douce in Val d’Isère ‘now run by Luc’

Browsing through ‘The Sunday Times Guide to Ski & Après-Ski’ recently we were amused to see that the Folie Douce in Val d’Isère is ‘now run by Luc’. ‘Luc’ is the founder of the Folie Douce empire The Luc in question is Luc Reversade, now known as the brainchild behind the whole Folie Douce ‘clubbing...