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Austria Announces Rules After Lockdown Ends on Sunday

The end of the national lockdown is welcome news for skiers, snowboarders and the ski industry.  However cases remain high & some restrictions will be in place, with the nine provinces deciding some of their own rules in what will be a complex situation. UPDATED

SKI HOLIDAY DEALS FOR NEXT WINTER

Ski Holiday Deals for 2021/22 Season

The Black Friday deals are over, but we have the latest deals coming through. There are some good deals from the family specialists, Esprit Ski. Check out the latest… UPDATED

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Time to Ski in Norway?

With the realistic prospect of post-pandemic skiing this winter many are looking to take a bucket list trip or ski somewhere entirely different. Perhaps Norway is worth a look. We think so.

Ski Season Underway in Val Thorens

The resort’s 5-month season started last weekend and PlanetSKI was there to enjoy it. We look back at the weekend and forward to the season ahead in the highest resort in the Alps.

Is Now the Time for a North America Ski Road Trip?

Hell Yeah!  The Ikon Pass covers many fabulous resorts in the USA and Canada and so with a single pass you can ski dozens of resorts.  PlanetSKI reports from experience on the possibilities and what road trips are all about.

Crystal Ski Offers Help to Get People Back to the Slopes

The UK’s largest ski operator has created a special  information hub to help people navigate through all the details about getting to the slopes with all the various Covid-19 rules and regulations.

A Greener Way to Get to the Alps

World attention is on the COP26 summit and how we can tackle the climate situation. Skiers wanting to head to France are being advised that train travel is perhaps better for the planet.

Val Thorens Looks Forward to Winter

It is usually the first resort to open its full area in France and often the last one to close. The highest resort in the Alps has a wealth on offer for this coming season in the post-pandemic ski world.

How About Heading to Jackson Hole this Winter?

The iconic US resort is due to open at the end of November in time for the Thanksgiving Weekend.  Things are looking pretty good with the first snow already falling. Time for a bucket list ski trip across The Pond?

News from the Ikon Pass

The Ikon Pass expands further into Europe with the addition of Dolomiti Superski in Italy and Kitzbühel in Austria for Winter 21/22. Time is running out to buy the pass that gives access to 47 ski areas across 9 countries and 5 continents.

The Isère Region Looks Forward to Winter

Skiing starts at 800m and heads up to 3,600m. The spectacular mountain resorts and the people of Isère in France are waiting to share their region with visitors again. Much of its skiing is perhaps not familiar to UK visitors – yet.

Inghams Highlights Switzerland

Inghams has recently launched its Covid-19 Online Hub to guide customers through the various and complex rules. Here it looks at the situation in Switzerland.

The Tirol Answers Your FAQ as Austria Enters Lockdown

The Austria Province which is home to some of the major ski resorts in Austria has provided PlanetSKI with the answers to some of its Frequently Asked Questions to keep people informed. NEW

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Fancy a bit of ski racing, orienteering, biathlon, snow-shoeing and more? It's all in a good cause and it's happening in Crans-Montana in February ⤵

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Ikon Pass Suggests Five US Resorts

It advises on the resort best for families, best for foodies, best for snowboarders, best for luxury and best for spring skiing. NEW

Crystal Ski Holidays Looks Forward to The Season

The UK’s largest ski tour operator has a simple message for next winter – REMEMBER THE FEELING: LET’S GET BACK TO THE MOUNTAINS. Who are we to disagree?

Ski France Unveils Contactless Catered Chalets

Covid-19 and Brexit have turned traditional chalet holidays upside down. So Ski France has come up with a new concept, Contactless Catered Chalets, ready for the 2021/22 ski season.

Where to ski next winter: The Pyrenees

Western Europe’s other mountain range is often overlooked, but it has some fabulous skiing and snowboarding in France, Andorra and Spain. We look at what the region offers with the specialist, Absolutely Snow.

5 Top Resorts for Families in the Tirol

The Tirol in Austria has around 80 ski resorts and 3,000 kilometres of pistes and is a firm favourite for families. We asked the Tirol Tourist Office to recommend its Top Five. NEW

New for the Tirol Next Season

The Austrian ski area has 80 ski resorts with more than 3,000 kms of pistes. There’s fabulous skiing & snowboarding, delicious cuisine, and stunning scenery. See what’s new for this coming winter.

What’s New in SalzburgerLand in Austria for This Season

In SalzburgerLand resorts have taken advantage of the pandemic pause to invest in improved ski facilities, plus launch new and refurbished hotels.

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Snow-Camp the charity that helps inner-city youngsters get into #snowsports is running a fundraising #ski event in Crans-Montana in February. It's looking for teams to enter ⤵

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Visit http://share.ikonpass.com and boom - we'll make a donation to @protectwinters on your behalf.

There's some cracking #ski & #snowboard action coming up in the next week, including GB's own @daveryding in his first World Cup #slalom race of the season in Val d'Isere ⤵

https://planetski.eu/2021/12/07/gb-snowsport-big-guns-in-action/
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