Brits consume over two kilos of cheese each on ski holidays

The average Brit will consume over two kilos of cheese during a ski holiday – and that doesn't even include when they will go for a raclette.

In fact, holidaymakers can get through two kilos of cheese AND 300g of raclette over a seven-day period in the mountains, according to research.

The survey, conducted by Club Med, looked at the eating habits of holidaymakers over the 2018/2019 season, across 16 of its resorts.

The study found that Brits consumed over 336,459 kgs of cheese and 65,025kg of raclette alone. Not a bad effort.

Oh, and that's just the cheese. Other popular foods included salmon (34,039kg consumed) and oysters (3,627kg).

It's not just food where Brits indulge.


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The research showed that the average adult consumed nearly three bottles of wine, two pints of beer, six cocktails and a glass of champagne during the course of a week.

In fact, that makes for over 32,000 bottles of champagne, 371,000 bottles of wine, and 145,084 litres of beer.

Of course, holidays are the perfect time to indulge – for example, cruise passengers have been known to consumer over 100 tonnes of food and booze in a week.

Still, winter holidays in the mountains offer plenty of opportunity to work off all of the cheese, as for most people the holiday involves winter sports.

Nearly three quarters of holidaymakers were skiing or snowboarding for over four hours a day during their trip, covering about 11 runs – no wonder they needed to replenish their energy!

It's not just the physical side which proves popular; 89 per cent of those surveyed said that skiing and snowboarding has a favourable impact on their mental health.

Thinking of hitting the slopes this winter? We've got a guide with top tips for finding cheap ski holidays, as well as a round-up of the best ski resorts well worth being on your radar.

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