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Articles tagged “skiing”

Tourism

It’s Ski ‘Hosts’ Vs. Instructors on the Slopes of France This Winter

The French slopes' frustration is understandable, but since ski tourists prioritize mountains where the free guides are legal, slopes that crack down on ski hosts will likely just lose a whole lot of business -- and a good deal of public goodwill, as well.

It’s Ski ‘Hosts’ Vs. Instructors on the Slopes of France This Winter

Tourism

Vail Resorts’ Newest Ski Pass Now Includes Access to European Slopes

A good deal for all the intercontinental ski bunnies out there -- and for Vail, which owns most of the slopes included.

Vail Resorts’ Newest Ski Pass Now Includes Access to European Slopes

Tourism

Switzerland Bans Sale of Equipment for Luxury Ski Resort to North Korea

Claims that the ski resort is for the people is a laughable statement in a country where one-third of children experience malnutrition. North Korea's secretive culture is a stronger tourism driver than another slope.

Switzerland Bans Sale of Equipment for Luxury Ski Resort to North Korea

Tourism

Colorado Ski Executives Consider Ways to Attract Millennials, Summer Visitors

Well-designed, budget lodging for millennials is already in urban areas. The challenge is to now adopt the model for younger travelers looking for affordable stays in the mountains, no matter the season.

Colorado Ski Executives Consider Ways to Attract Millennials, Summer Visitors

Tourism

How a Colorado Mining Town Turned into a Year-Round Tourist Destination

There's a lesson in here for cities worldwide on how Breckenridge successfully leveraged its moderate summer weather and tourist-friendly businesses to attract visitors and tourism dollars year-round.

How a Colorado Mining Town Turned into a Year-Round Tourist Destination

Tourism

Vermont ski industry rebounds with best season in over a decade

Vermont’s ski industry benefitted from a return in leisure travel and its position to serve a large number of short-haul markets in the northeast U.S.

Vermont ski industry rebounds with best season in over a decade

Tourism

North Korea is building a massive ski resort, but will tourists come?

No; North Korea is controversial destination and Kim Jong-un’s vision of foreigners flocking to his resort is as misguided as the rest of his regime.

Online Travel

The advanced digital habits of ski travelers

Skiers are more affluent than bowlers, for example, so it's not surprising that lots of ski buffs are packing mobile devices. But the're not just packing, they are transacting, too.

The advanced digital habits of ski travelers

Tourism

Olympians worried about climate change and winter sports lobby Obama

Climate change has become a harsh reality that’s cut the bottom lines of thousands of ski resorts in recent years, but Obama’s hinted that little action will be taken to reverse warmer winters this term.

Olympians worried about climate change and winter sports lobby Obama

Hotels

Russian billionaire invests in Olympic ski resorts with an eye on tourism

Bureaucratic hassles, high prices, poor service, crappy food, and unexpected closures: The five bedrock values of Russian tourism.