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The BBC have just published a piece on how the credit crunch is impacting the ski industry, with the focus on France.  Highlights of the report are as follows:

– bookings are down in traditionally busy times
– most people are bagging lastminute holiday deals
– exchange rates are having an impact on in-resort spending

Clearly the ski industry is in for a tough time for the next couple of seasons, but conversely it will mean that holiday makers who can still afford their annual snow fix will have a wider range of rental properties to choose from, and quieter slopes.  Lucky them.

You can see the full BBC report here:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7794935.stm

In more positive news, the snow in Val d’Isere looks fantastic!

Snow reports by twitter – that’s just so NOW.  Well that’s what we thought, but maybe we’re just a bit on the geeky side.

As usual the story starts in the pub.  It’s a bit of a blur, but someone suggested that it’d be cool if they could get their snow reports delivered directly to their twitter stream.  So that’s exactly what we’ve done.  Initially we’ve only got 11 resorts set up, but people find it useful we’ll add some more. Leave a comment, or drop us a line to info@chaletpro.com to request your favourite resort is added (Europe or N.America, or anywhere for that matter!).

Follow one of the twitter streams below to get daily updates (for today’s forecast, and tomorrow’s forecast):

@chamonix_snow
@chatel_snow
@la_plagne_snow
@la_rosiere_snow
@la_tania_snow
@les_gets_snow
@meribel_snow
@morzine_snow
@samoens_snow
@tignes_snow
@val_disere_snow
@whistler_snow

For more information on our twitter snow reports keep an eye on our main site.  This is where we’ll keep the up to date list of the resorts that we’re twittering snow fall data for.