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Ski Pinch! Prices Of Ski Trips Rise In Contrast With Pound Decline Since Brexit

Travelers Today       By    Chen Gomez

Updated: Nov 05, 2016 06:37 AM EDT

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It looks like the people from Great Britain will have a bit of a problem with skiing down the slopes of the European Alps, as the cost of pounds continues to dwindle down ever since Britain's exit from the European Union, according to Bloomberg.

A British property developer, Jon Ficker, who is based in Beaconsfield, London, said that some of his friends might as well postpone their yearly ski trip in Portes du Soleil, if ever the cost of the trip will rise to as much as 500 pounds ($623).

Fricker, who often skis in Portes du Soleil for a week along with his wife and two teenage children says "Brexit has focused the mind," and "It's the same whether buying a house or booking a ski holiday: do we really want to spend all that money now?", according to Stuff.

Several chalets in the Alpine resorts report that there has been a drop in British bookings for the winter season ever since the pound slid down 15 percent compared to the euro and the Swiss franc after the exit of U.K. from the European Union on June 23.

Christmas bookings stooped down at 10 percent at its 12 Austrian, French and Swiss destinations, according to U.K. ski tour operator, Mark Warner Holidays. Meanwhile Switzerland Tourism anticipates that British tourists' overnight stays will drop five percent this season.

"All of a sudden you're looking at close to a thousand pounds for a family for passes and equipment for the week and that's a lot," said the head of sales and marketing at Mark Warner, Ben Roseveare. "It's all quite tricky."

"Those families clubbing together to spend 25,000 to 30,000 pounds for a ski break, they are spending less and waiting longer before booking," said U.K. sales head Oliver Corkhill of Leo Trippi, which is based of St. Moritz alpine resort town.

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