Swiss Resorts Could See Future Economic Problems as So Few Migrants Ski

Breitbart | 2/12/2019 | Staff
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Concerns have been raised over the economic future of Swiss ski resorts due to the rising migrant population combined with the lack of interest in skiing within the migrant-background community.

In Switzerland, many schools take students up to ski resorts to teach them how to ski but according to the director of schools in the Swiss city of Sierre, Jacques Zufferey, very few take up the sport in their free time saying, “70 per cent of my students do not ski outside of school,” Swiss newspaper Le Nouvelliste reports.

Municipalities - French-speaking - Canton - Valais - Effort

The municipalities across the French-speaking Canton of Valais have put enormous effort into encouraging children to take up skiing, including heavily subsidised trips to the resorts so that parents pay only 15 to 30 Swiss francs (£12-24) while transportation, instructor costs and meals are generally free.

Swiss politician Christophe Darbellay, a member of the cantonal government and the Christian Democratic People’s Party, expressed concern that the lack of interest will have a measurable effect on tourism,...
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