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SUMMER GLACIER SESSIONS

If there's a year to enjoy the snow all the way through, then this is it. PlanetSKI reports on current summer glacier skiing in Europe. UPDATED

DRAMATIC HELICOPTER RESCUE ON MT HOOD

The Chinook did a 2-wheel landing to reach a stranded climber who was threatening to kill himself in the Oregon ski area. PlanetSKI reports from neighbouring Idaho. NEW


MY SUMMER SKI CAMP: PART 2

Our young freestyle skier heads up the hill to be coached by skiing royalty as training begins. Read Kirsty Muir's latest account from Whistler, written exclusively for PlanetSKI. NEW


DRY SKI SLOPE SAVED

One of the UK's oldest dry ski slopes has been saved from closure after plans for a housing development were withdrawn.


007 CENTRE OPENED IN SOELDEN

As the James Bond actress Naomie Harris opens the new 007 centre in the Tirol we look at the legacy of Bond in the Alps. NEW


EUROSTAR SKI TRAIN TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS WEEK

The numbers remain small but more skiers and snowboarders are heading to the mountains by train. PlanetSKI reports.


DUMPING DOWN UNDER...AGAIN!

Australia & New Zealand have got off to a cracking start. The best in recent years, which is good news as PlanetSKI will be heading there next month. UPDATED


JULY NEWS IN BRIEF

Mt Blanc is closed, death in Perisher, IOC claims 2026 on track, new ski routes for easyJet + Ortovox re-issues transceiver warning. NEW & UPDATED


JULY SKIING SECRETS

Butterflies migrate over Mt Hood, ping pong in ski boots, 'All In' film trailer, every picture tells a story, kids on snow + 6 km iceberg breaks off Greenland. NEW & UPDATED
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Summer in the Mountains


THE ULTIMATE MOUNTAIN CITY?

Innsbruck is the best of both - alpine & urban, magical mountain scenery and traditional Tirolean charm. It's a top summer destination. NEW

WHY EVERY SKIER SHOULD WATERSKI

It's summer and, as she does every year, our chief reporter has swapped snow for water. Here's her (updated) account of why you should too.

FLY SOUTH FOR SUMMER

Have you considered skiing during our summer and skipping down to the Southern Hemisphere? Here's where, when and why you should...

SKIING IN SOUTH AMERICA

It's all about the adventure and with the snow arriving it's all getting going down there in the Southern Hem - Argentina, Chile anybody? NEW

MATTERHORN RIDE IS COMING

Zermatt's latest lift, The Matterhorn Glacier Ride, is scheduled to open at the end of September. It's quite a project. UPDATED

MY SUMMER SKI CAMP: PART 1

Young freestyle skier Kirsty Muir has just arrived in Canada for a training camp on the glacier at Whistler. She's keeping a diary for PlanetSKI.

INGHAMS WINS SUMMER AWARD

The tour operator's summer programme Lakes & Mountains has won the first Silver-i Award for a certain Austrian adventure.

K2: ROUND TWO

The mission to summit & ski the world's 2nd highest peak, known as the savage mountain, abandoned last year is alive again.
Winter in the Mountains


TOP WOMEN SKIERS EARN MORE THAN MEN

Gender pay gap? Not in ski racing. The top 18 female alpine racers all earned more than their male counterparts last winter.

DECISION DELAY ON ITALIAN 2026 OLYMPIC BID

The Italian government will support one of three cities considering a bid, but the choice by the National Olympic Commitee has been postponed.

BECOME A SKI CLUB LEADER - FOR FREE

The Ski Club of Great Britain has announced a Young Leader Award, giving the under-25s a chance to win a free place on its leaders' training course in the Alps this winter.

CRYSTAL SKI HEADS TO GERMANY

The UK's largest ski tour operator is offering Garmisch Partenkirchen in the Bavarian Alps. So, what's it like?

WILL OLYMPICS COME TO EUROPE AGAIN?

As the voters in Switzerland reject a bid for the 2026 Games in Sion it seems very unlikely any time soon. Significant reforms are neeeded to the bidding process.

FUNDING UP FOR GB ATHLETES

British ski and snowboard athletes are set to benefit from a big boost in funding ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022.

ANDORRA TRIES TO REASSURE

The Grandvalira area is set to split up in May 2019 but it's being emphasised that it's business as usual for next winter. Fine, but what about the future?

MYSTERY OF DEAD SKIER: WHO WAS MR M?

It's baffled Italian police for a decade. Now they're getting closer to identifying human remains thought to have lain undiscovered in a glacier for 50 years.

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