Europeans Attack Cherished British Institution

21st December 2014 by Roger Bray

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The ski chalet holiday is a curiously British institution. It varies enormously, from the budget package where you pad down the corridor on bare feet to find the lavatory already occupied, to the luxurious, with champagne when you get back from the slopes and hot tubs to soothe overworked muscles.

It’s all the more odd, then, that the Swiss authorities should have apparently bowed to pressure from a group of hoteliers to render the chalet business model – at least at the lower end of the price spectrum – impossible to sustain.

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Roger is one of the UK's longest serving travel journalists having served as the travel and aviation correspondent - and later travel editor - of the Evening Standard.

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