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[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...
New owners again for Flexiski...

New owners again for Flexiski…

Flexiski has changed hands again as it has been acquired by Hotelplan, owners of Inghams and Ski Total. Acquired by First Choice In 2000, First Choice bought the company for just under £1m from the original founder Neil Manuel. Flexiski was founded in 1988 and operated at first in Chatel. By 1999/2000, it was making...
Crystal Ski's 'Confessions' video nails how ski 'addicts' feel...

Crystal Ski’s ‘Confessions’ video nails how ski ‘addicts’ feel…

Just before half-term Crystal Ski released a new video that nails exactly how skiing and snowboard ‘addicts’ feel about their sport. “It’s been 285 days since my last ski trip…” Set in the style of an AA or NA meeting, ‘Confessions’ is perhaps the first SA (‘Snowlovers Anonymous’?) meeting. Funny, but not widely seen It’s...
17 UK Ski Market Insights from the Club Med 2018 Report

17 UK Ski Market Insights from the Club Med 2018 Report

A new Club Med survey ‘The Changing Landscape of the Ski Market’ suggests that ski holidays are holding up well, despite the uncertainty over Brexit. Here are 17 key facts we took from the report:   Brexit  84% of Brits still likely to go on a skiing or snowboarding holiday despite Brexit 34% said Brexit...
Seasonal Businesses in Travel warn of dangers of ‘Hard Brexit’

Seasonal Businesses in Travel warn of dangers of ‘Hard Brexit’

The organisation Seasonal Businesses in Travel, or SBIT, have been working hard to make sure their message gets out about the risk to British companies and jobs from Brexit. Their latest release, in August 2018, warns of a ‘looming crisis’ and the possible impact of a ‘No-deal’ or ‘Hard Brexit’ when Britain leaves the EU....
How a family of four can enjoy a ski holiday for just £246…

How a family of four can enjoy a ski holiday for just £246…

According to Erna Low, a family of four can enjoy a ski holiday for as little as £246. Admittedly, there are restrictions, the main being that you need to be able to travel in 1974. So, unless you have one of those clever Victorian police boxes, or another way of travelling through time, then sadly you’re...