Ski resort argument causes 10% drop in bookings
An argument between two ski resorts is threatening them both this season.
For years towns of Wildhaus and Toggenburg have shared revenue from one ski pass, allowing skiers a wider range of runs.
But Wildhaus says it should have more of the revenue as it claims it has more skiers – but Toggenburg disagrees and so the joint pass is no more.
Hotels have already seen a drop of 10% in bookings.
Local ski shops are also worried as many make their money on rentals. One shop owner, former professional skier Karl Alpiger, says the move is bucking the national trend where more resorts are working ever closer together.