DESTINATIONS: `New' Resorts off the Beaten Piste ; with the Skiing Market Bouncing Back, the Big Operators Are Going to Destinations with a Difference. Stephen Wood Reports
Wood, Stephen, The Independent (London, England)
Deciding where to go skiing is harder than ever this season. For most British skiers, the Austrian resorts of Kolsass, Weer and Mallnitz have not previously entered the equation; nor have Aprica and Falcade in Italy, the High Tatras in Slovakia and Alyeska in Alaska. But all of them appear in the brochures of major ski operators for 2001/2, along with several other unfamiliar places.
The two biggest operators, Crystal and Thomson (now both part of Thomson Holidays' ski division), lead the way with, respectively, 15 and 14 new featured resorts. By my count, Crystal now offers a total of 137 different skiing destinations, and Thomson 101. True, the number of options …
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Publication information: Article title: DESTINATIONS: `New' Resorts off the Beaten Piste ; with the Skiing Market Bouncing Back, the Big Operators Are Going to Destinations with a Difference. Stephen Wood Reports. Contributors: Wood, Stephen - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: October 6, 2001. Page number: 5. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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