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Quarantine Chaos (and some positive ski industry news)

Quarantine Chaos (and some positive ski industry news)

Let’s start with the positive, before we move onto the UK government’s complete inability to develop and deliver policy. New Zealand resorts will open The easing of lockdown restrictions in NZ mean that ski areas will open. There will no limits to numbers on the slopes, only in buildings, and...
[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...
'Ski Flight Free' article by Skipedia in Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Mag

‘Ski Flight Free’ article by Skipedia in Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Mag

Iain started the ‘Ski Flight Free‘ campaign in September 2019 to try and encourage more skiers to travel to the Alps by train or (a fully laden) car instead of flying. Iain’s opinion piece on the subject appeared in December’s ‘Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Magazine’. You can find the article...
Ski Touring in Morocco: A Photo Essay

Ski Touring in Morocco: A Photo Essay

Iain from Skipedia recently went ski touring in Morocco. Flying into Marrakech, and then travelling to Imlil (1740m), Iain then spent three nights at the Refuge des Mouflons (3207m), ski touring to different 4000m peaks. Ski hire was from Braemar Mountain Sports, guiding and logistics were organised by Toubkal Guide. You...
Iain Martin wins award for ‘Best Online Article’ from France Montagnes

Iain Martin wins award for ‘Best Online Article’ from France Montagnes

Yesterday saw 17 French ski resorts and regions gather in London for the annual France Montagnes UK press launch. Resorts including La Clusaz, Les 2 Alpes, Les Menuires and Tignes were joined by regional organisations Savoie Mont Blanc and the French Pyrenees as they briefed the UK press on all...
Interview with Thibaut Loubere, Community Manager, Val Thorens

Interview with Thibaut Loubere, Community Manager, Val Thorens

With 230,000 fans on Facebook, 20000 followers on Instagram and 15000 on Twitter Val Thorens is one of the most engaged ski resorts in the world. So during our recent visit to Val Thorens, Skipedia took the opportunity to catch up with Thibaut Loubere, Community Manager for the resort.  ...
'I'm a modern-day Batman' says anti-ESF campaigner

‘I’m a modern-day Batman’ says anti-ESF campaigner

These are difficult days for the ESF in the UK. The current legal cases against Simon Butler and Le Ski have stirred up plenty of negative sentiment within the British market against the ESF. Both cases – which deal with different aspects of the law – are currently at different...
Why do chalet girls bake a cake every day?

Why do chalet girls bake a cake every day?

Okay, not strictly anything to do with marketing, but just for fun… So why do chalet girls bake a cake every day? As far as I know chalets have always left out a cake for their guests to tuck into for ‘afternoon tea’. After a long day on the slopes,...
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[COVID-19] What are Google Ads Credits?

[COVID-19] What are Google Ads Credits?

In the latest of our COVID-19 marketing updates, we look at the Google announcement that they will be offering ‘Google Ads Credits’ to ‘Help alleviate some of the cost for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to stay in touch with their customers during this challenging time’ What does that mean? Google will be giving SMEs worldwide...
[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...
[COVID-19] How should I adjust my Ski Marketing? (Part 2)

[COVID-19] How should I adjust my Ski Marketing? (Part 2)

Events, dear boy, events Harold McMillan understood that the best laid plans can easily be undone at any moment thanks to unexpected events. The Coronavirus brought the ski industry to its knees in the space of a dramatic few days earlier this month. I blogged last week about how snowsports companies should adjust their ski...
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:
[COVID-19] How should I adjust my Ski Marketing?

[COVID-19] How should I adjust my Ski Marketing?

Do you remember when it was only ski resorts in Lombardy that were going to close? The 8th of March seems a lifetime ago now. It’s been like a set of dominos since then. First the Aosta Valley, then the rest of Italy. We then had a relatively lull until an outbreak in Ischgl saw...