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Skiers braced for hard winter

Skiers braced for hard winter

24 November 2010 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

British skiers heading for the slopes this winter will have to dig deep into their ski jacket pockets as they brace themselves against not just the cold but the impact that the weakening pound will have on their spending power, advises currencies.co.uk.

Celebrity ski bar gets relaunch

Celebrity ski bar gets relaunch

24 November 2010 Press Release Organisations & Operators

Dicks Tea Bar, the legendary nightclubs in Val d’Isere and Meribel and The Den restaurant and bar in Meribel are under the new management of WhiteCap Ski, in time for the 2010/2011 ski season. Both Dick’s venues and The Den will launch in early December, allowing anyone visiting the Alps this year to have the same right of passage as many before them. This is one of the most anticipated launches in years as Dicks has been the nightclub for all ski bums, celebrities and royalty alike for over 30 years.

Ski sector takes a tumble

Ski sector takes a tumble

The ski market shrunk 11 percent last year, taking the number of Britons who take ski holidays to below one million per annum. However the market is poised for an upturn, according to Crystal Ski’s influential annual report.

Despite Intrawest’s Financial Woes, Ski Resorts Will Beat the Travel Industry Meltdown

Despite Intrawest’s Financial Woes, Ski Resorts Will Beat the Travel Industry Meltdown

31 December 2009 Press Release Organisations & Operators

The following commentary is offered by Ken Schapiro, President of Condor Capital: Despite the disturbing ski industry news last week that resort operator Intrawest ULC had missed a debt payment on a $1.4 billion loan, the ski business is holding its own in the midst of nationwide travel revenue declines. All signs point toward a modest 3% to 5% revenue drop for mountain resorts nationally, which compares favorably with travel industry trends.

BTN focus: Ski industry braced for a chilly winter

BTN focus: Ski industry braced for a chilly winter

2 November 2009 Focus

The outlook for skiing in 2009/10 remains uncertain for skiers and the ski business alike. Despite last season’s excellent snow conditions, the feelgood factor has yet to transfer to the forthcoming season, and operators are bracing themselves for a tough season.