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Dec
15

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT

Above average snow depths for mid-December will increase further over next few days. Great conditions as Christmas approaches. NEW

THE NEXT STORM ROLLS IN

There has been glorious weather out in the Alps this week and now the latest storm is taking its toll. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps. UPDATED


GB'S ZOE ATKIN WINS GOLD

The teenager won at the World Cup Freestyle ski halfpipe in Copper, USA. But Dave Ryding has a difficult day in Val d'Isere. UPDATED


FIRST AVALANCHE DEATH OF SEASON IN COLORADO

After heavy snow the first fatality has been reported. Heavy snow is falling again with extreme caution advised. UPDATED


HEADING OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN THE TIROL

Check out some of the smaller and less well-known resorts. You may be surprised by what is on offer... NEW


POLITICS, PISTE & POWDER

Hands up who's fed up with politics? Yes, we are too so we've gone to Austria for the weekend to get away from it all. Just a couple of days. NEW & UPDATED


LATEST SKI DEALS

With impressive snow conditions in the Alps, check out some of the best Ski Deals that we've collated here. NEW & UPDATED


DECEMBER NEWS IN BRIEF

Organising Committee for 2026 Winter Olympics, Uber Ski launches in 23 areas in USA + changes to w/end World Cup ski races. ROLLING


DECEMBER SKIING SECRETS

Alpinism recognised by UNESCO, Russia and China to be linked by cable car + black run renamed to honour local ski hero. ROLLING
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SKI JOBS CUT & HOLIDAYS SLASHED BY BREXIT FEARS

UK firms have cut jobs by an average of 30% & slashed the number of ski holidays because of fears for the future, new research suggests.

MELTING GLACIERS THREATEN WORLD'S WATER SUPPLIES

That's the claim from a recent summit as climate change affects the mountain regions of the world. NEW

HOW TO SKI SCHOOL...

You may have many questions about taking lessons. Here are a few answers from our friends at Maison Sport. NEW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY POWDER N SHINE

The chalet company may never have existed had its founder not suffered a serious ski injury. Now it's going into its 10th winter.

FANCY A SHORT SKI BREAK OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON?

The short break specialist, Ski Weekender, has a few places left. There will also be no Single Supplement over Xmas.

VIDEOS TO WHET YOUR APPETITE

The major players release their annual film offerings and PlanetSKI has been watching a few. Check them out here.... UPDATED

HOW TO START AND END A SKI SEASON IN 2 HOURS

Day One of my winter: Opening Day at Les Menuires in Les3Vallees. The sun's out, the snow's good. What could possibly go wrong?

PLANETSKI VISITS XMAS MARKETS IN TIROL'S CAPITAL

A Christmas market has always been on our radar. We're in Innsbruck for perhaps the best Xmas markets in the Alps.
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ARE YOU GOOD ENOUGH?

Ten challenges await in the Tirol and if you compete 5 you are in with a chance to win some great prizes.

BALKAN HOLIDAYS LAUNCHES 20/21

This season hasn't even started but the company has already laid its plans for next winter. Prices remain the same.

MPI LAUNCHES NEW SERVICE OF EXTRAS

The specialist ski insurance broker is offering a host of new services and products to help you on your trips to the mountains.

IS THIS THE WINTER TO TRY CLUB MED?

It's a marmite holiday - you'll either love it or hate it. Most love it. One UK agent reports 98% of clients re-book.

LES 3 VALLEES ON A BUDGET

Here we look at ways to make your money go further in the largest linked ski area in the world.

WHICH ARE THE TOP APRES SKI RESORTS?

You probably have your own favourite but here is the take from the UK's largest ski tour operator, Crystal Ski Holidays.

ARC 1950 REVEALS ITS WINTER PLANS

Arc 1950 unveils its offerings for the coming season. Big Air events, snow camps for teens, eco awards & more.

HOW TO GET TO A SKI RESORT BY CAR

It can work out much cheaper plus there is no weight or luggage restrictions. We hear from the specialist operator, Erna Low.

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