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Neilsons stormed on to ski market in the late 1970s

Neilsons stormed on to ski market in the late 1970s

Neilsons stormed on to ski market in the late 1970s pioneering the use of ski guides to show clients around resorts, including some runs. Most tour operators copied, leading to French opposition to a “jobs for their boys” policy, and ...

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Jet 2 Ski fly high

Jet 2 Ski fly high

Jet2 launches biggest ski flights programme. [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Low-cost airline Jet2.com today announced major expansion to its ski programme for 2016/17 including new destinations, and more flights and on popular ski routes. Next season the leisure airline will have 47 weekly ...

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How it all began

How it all began

Good Ski Guide was the first UK newsstand ski magazine. Very first issue was in 1976, but we lost earliest copies in a fire. Cost then was 60p and circulation 350,000 as tour operator Neilson circulated the magazine at 6,000 ...

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They’re still skiing in Tignes

They’re still skiing in Tignes

It is past mid-April and some of the French high-level resorts are still open for business – as staff writer Jimmy Callery found in Tignes. [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Jimmy was on a 3-day off-piste introduction in the peaks above one of France’s ...

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Sochi to get a next door rival

Sochi to get a next door rival

Arkhyz will be Europe’s next-generation ski resort. Ashley Scott files from Russia. [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The highly-acclaimed Olympics resort of Sochi has been so well received internationally that the Russians are to open another nearby. This time the resort of Arkhyz is ...

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