Two Mountain Guides Die in Separate Accidents in Switzerland

One died in a huge avalanche Verbier and the other had a fatal fall in Torgon in the Portes du Soleil. It brings the death toll on the slopes to 4 in the Verbier area alone in the past week and 11 in Switzerland in the past 11 days. The conditions off piste are described as some of the most dangerous in recent years. NEW


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One of the World’s Top Freeriders Searches for Friend In Verbier Avalanche

Xavier de Le Rue is an Olympian and a Freeride World Tour winner, but this week he was another rider searching desperately for a friend under the snow.  His friend was one of 8 people that died in Switzerland in a tragic 4-day period. The authorities continue to urge extreme caution.

Fire Destroys Historic Motorbike Museum in Austria Ski Resort

It was the highest museum in Europe and perhaps the best motorcycle collection in the world. It housed 100s of historic vintage bikes in Hochgurgl in the Tirol. UPDATED

High Demand for Peak Time Ski Trips Next Winter

With this season looking like it could be a write-off, UK ski tour operators and travel agents say key dates for next winter are selling fast.

GB Speed Skier Jan Farrell Retires

He is Britain’s most successful speed skier in recent history and a world record holder.  Jan Farrell has announced he’s hanging up his skis after 10 years at the top.

GB Ski Businesses Adapt to Survive in the Face of Coronavirus

British-owned ski companies in the Alps are re-inventing themselves to provide a lifeline in these difficult times. Two business owners in France tell PlanetSKI how they’ve been forced to adapt to survive. 

Hats off to Chamonix!

Why? Because the resort tells it like it is with accurate and informative news. Er, not something we always receive from some PR people in ski resorts and certainly not in these dreadfull pandemic times.

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…

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Check out the latest news on the #coronavirus impact on snowsports:

- Oslo Tightens Restrictions as UK variant identified
- UK trainee ski instructors isolate in France
- Crystal Ski Holidays Cancels Holidays Until March 5th
- Covid-19 PCR test results awaited on 172 trainee ski instructors in Austria.

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Further reaction from resorts & businesses in French Alps as they focus on activities to do in ski resorts without the lifts running:

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Further reaction from resorts & businesses in French Alps as they focus on activities to do in ski resorts without the lifts running:

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We're still waiting for a difinitive list of what will be available from the tourist office. They say 'tres bientot' -but we need it now! 3 weeks lost yesterday.

I have a booking for Easter and if we can travel, we will go regardless of the lifts working or not. As they say, there is so much else to do and it will actually make a nice change. Not the holiday we would want in an ideal world, but a very good substitute. We'll drive, stay in self catering isolated accommodation, use a supermarket once, perhaps have a takeaway or 2 and generally be very low risk for transmission, and would of course be happy to provide a negative test result before travel and have as many tests throughout the week as the authorities would like. But I suspect that all of that sensible stuff will still not be enough and we will not be able to travel still by then. Let's see how long our "lockdown" lasts and how ineffective it proves to be and see where we are in March.

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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.

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?

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.

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?

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