Given the considerable cost to the Public Purse and the relatively few serving individuals who benefit from this Bean feast in the snow, can this be justified this year. The real cost of this are often hidden away or simply not disclosed in order to protct the event. There are so many senior officers / COs and Retired Hangers on all living off the fat of HMGs funding to go skiing and in light of cuts to other, just as worthy, activities - will they actually allow it. There will be some balls about it being a feeder to the GBR Olympics, but that's a smokescreen too. If money is to be spent on skiing it could be better used providing skiing to wounded / disabled troops and their families!