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Three People Die in Separate Avalanches in Switzerland

The latest fatalities are in Switzerland. A man died in Tignes on Saturday and it follows a fatality in Courchevel earlier in the week. Extreme caution is urged in many parts of the Alps. UPDATED

SKI HOLIDAY DEALS FOR NEXT WINTER

Latest Winter Holiday Offers from January 2021

When travel restrictions are lifted everyone should get cracking and book a holiday to the mountains. Have a look at offers from Crystal Ski and Ski Solutions, along with yoga and snow shoe trips.
3★ Grand Chalet Brides-les-Bains from £354pp – Crystal Ski
3★ Pension Furstenhof from £395pp – Crystal Ski
★ Snowshoe and yoga in the Chartreuse Mountains
★ Shinrin-yoku in Morzine
★ Ski Solutions Self-Drive/Self-Catered packages

FEATURED NEWS

Morzine Adapts To Survive With Its Ski Lifts Shut

The French Alps resort that’s a favourite with the British is reporting a busy holiday period despite the closure of ski lifts and a lack of visitors from the UK.

Inghams Suspends All Ski Holidays Until End of February

Ski Total and Flexiski holidays are also cancelled. All brands are run by the Swiss company, Hotelplan.  It follows the UK lockdown and there are serious doubts about much of the rest of the season for all UK ski companies.

Ski Sunday… It Skis For All of Us & Still Surprises

It’s back on TV & for most of us it is likely to be the closest we get to skiing anytime soon.  Our editor, James Cove, can’t remember the last time he saw the programme recently as he’s always out in the Alps away from TVs. He did though see its very first episode back in 1978. So, what did he make of it?

Five Undiscovered Gems in the Tirol

Thinking about heading to the Tirol in Austria once conditions allow? Well, how about avoiding the well-known resorts and going for somewhere less-crowded.  Somewhere you have probably never heard of. Until now…

Piste Bashers Going Green

An Italian company has unveiled a fully electric piste basher + a hydrogen powered groomer. A glimpse into a more environmentally friendly future?

Night Skiing Affected as Canadian Province of Quebec Goes into Stricter Lockdown

Canada’s second-most populous province is to have a 4-week lockdown, including a strict curfew that will affect night skiing. Quebec contains the ski resorts of Le Massif, Mont St Anne and Stoneham.

Quarantine Is the Key to Unlocking Winter 2020/21 For UK Skiers 

That is the claim from the rental company Intersport in a survey. It is released as UK quarantine is reduced from 14-days to 5-days.

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Les3Vallees This Winter

Ski areas often claim to have something for everyone but the largest linked ski area in the world really does.  Here’s what to expect in Les3Vallees resorts in the Savoie region of the French Alps this ski season.

Isere Beckons for This Coming Winter

Located in the heart of the beautiful French Alps, Isère is France’s third biggest mountain destination. So, what’s on offer?

More for Morzine in 2020/21 ski season

The French resort in the heart of the mighty Portes du Soleil that straddles France and Switzerland has some new initiatives for this coming season. With full Covid-19 precautions in place.

Crystal Ski Holidays Offers Free Covid-19 Insurance

It will include overseas COVID-19 testing costs, repatriation if medically required, self-isolation costs and new return flights home.

Getting Fit for Skiing

Waste of time? Certainly not.  If you want to be fit, strong and raring to go when the mountains open up again, now is the time to put the work in. So say our friends at Maison Sport.

French Ski Area Using Drone To Help Save Lives

Three resorts in Les3Vallees in the French Alps will this winter have access to a high-powered drone that has already proved its worth in mountain rescues.

Tirol Unveils Plans For A Safe Winter

The huge Austrian ski region, which has some of the most famous resorts in Europe, has announced its plans to try to ensure skiers and snowboarders stay safe this coming season.

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Absolutely classic Scottish ski conditions today on the hills around Killin. Heather bashing, zero visibility, horizontal snow showers and death cookies. But we love it, really.

Huge Snowfall Continues in the Alps

If you’d rather not see pictures of huge amounts of #snow then look away now.

Most ski resorts remain closed but it looks fabulous for the lucky few able to enjoy it.

https://planetski.eu/2021/01/15/huge-snowfall-continues-in-the-alps/

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