Not just Brits spending less last season
3rd May 2009
High spending Russians cut back too and even in Courchevel they noticed it this winter. The Russians were not throwing their money around in the way they used to.
The French resort has gained a reputation as the glamourous resort that the rich oligarchs go to.
According to this report on the BBC they were not spending in quite the same way as they used to.
Now here at PlanetSKI we are all for everyone enjoying the skiing but quite frankly the reason to ski is not so you can go back and try to impress your friends.
However we met a number of Russians this year and they were not at all like the stereo-typical ones portrayed in the media like Tatiana.
They were just ordinary skiers out to enjoy themselves.