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Bad News for British Ski Instructors

The British Association of Snowsport Instructors says Britons will not be allowed to take the European speed test needed for the top level of qualification required to work in the EU. NEW

SKI HOLIDAY DEALS FOR NEXT WINTER

Fancy getting a good ski deal for 2021/22? Look No Further…

Some Tour Operators have opened up bookings for ski holiday departures from January 2022.
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How to Save Money On Next Winter’s Ski Trip

The latest Ski Resort Report produced by the Post Office and Crystal Ski Holidays says skiers and snowboarders can halve their holiday costs next season by choosing carefully.

Scotland’s Mountain Areas Open Up

Scotland is open, with a further easing of Covid-19 restrictions coming into force on Monday 26th April. The nation is an option for spring and summer holidays, but it’s come too late for the Scottish ski industry.

Was Switzerland Right to Keep its Ski Resorts Open?  

Switzerland took the controversial decision not to close its ski resorts back in December as other alpine nations shut theirs.  It is now the final week of this very different season in the major resorts. We report in-depth from the Valais in Switzerland on how winter unfolded in this exclusive report.

Covering Glaciers: an Expensive Way of Preventing the Ice Melting

Covering glaciers with tarpaulins reduces melting by as much as 60% but is too costly to use on a large scale, according to a Swiss research study. A separate report warns that the temperature of the Swiss permafrost is continuing to rise. 

What A Year For GB Skiing & Snowboarding: Season Review

Most of us may not have set foot on the slopes this winter but skiers and snowboarders representing Great Britain have been doing their country proud. PlanetSKI reviews the season.

Beginner skier?  Your Questions Answered…

It can be daunting.  But that first lesson on the snow doesn’t have to be a stressful experience.  Especially with the right gear and information. NEW

Crystal Ski Holidays Says Next Season Could be a Bumper One

The UK’s largest ski operator details growing interest and which resorts are proving to be most popular for the season of 2021/22. It says sales are surging as optimism returns. Will it last?

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15 hours ago
Attempt To Get Dry Slope Skiing on School Curriculum

A petition has been launched to bring England into line with Wales and include dry slope skiing and snowboarding in GCSE Physical Education.

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Attempt To Get Dry Slope Skiing on School Curriculum  A petition has been launched to bring England into line with Wales and include dry slope skiing and snowboarding in GCSE Physical Education.  https://planetski.eu/2021/05/01/mays-skiing-snippets-see-what-catches-our-eye-in-the-world-of-snowsports/

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Only allowing real snow discriminated against those that can’t afford it (not that dry slopes are cheap). I’ve always thought permitting certain sports and not allowing others is a touch unfair. Who is to say being good at one sport is worth more than another?

Hi, it isn’t to get skiing on the curriculum it is to allow dry slope to be assessed for GCSE. Putting skiing on the curriculum is a totally different thing and one that would be very tricky for some schools to do!!! Thanks.

17 hours ago
It ain’t over yet.

We’ve been skiing in Scotland after the latest snowfall….

All images c/o Rod Frazer.

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19 hours ago
Observers may consider #Narvik in Norway as an outsider for the 2027 Alpine World Ski Championships.... but the resort certainly doesn’t!

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this is the view all ski resorts should have!

Fabulous place.... I'd definitely go back to watch!

3 days ago
Avalanche Service Back in Scotland

The Scottish Avalanche Information Service, SAIS, has resumed services after fresh snow in the Highlands.

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Contactless Chalets – The Shape of Things to Come?

Ski France is offering 50 so-called ‘Contactless Chalets’ across some of the major resorts in France. With Brexit rules on employing British staff and Covid-19 restrictions it is a new product on the market.

Where to Ski Next Winter: Norway

In our occasional series we are looking at areas to ski next winter that offer something a little bit different. Norway is one of our favourites – the Scandinavian country is most certainly not the Alps, but that’s good.

5 Family Resorts in the Tirol for Next Season

The Austrian ski region is full of quiet, uncrowded resorts.  Some you’ve probably never heard of. Let PlanetSKI be your guide to some of the best resorts to visit for a family trip next winter.

A Beginners’ Guide to Telemark Skiing

Ski touring, cross country skiing, snow shoeing. They can all be done when the lifts are shut.  And then there’s telemarking.  Our friends at Maison Sport have produced the definitive guide. Why not give it a go if you’re in the mountains and wanting a new challenge?

GB Skiers & Snowboarders Hoping to Shine at Beijing 2022

In exactly one year’s time the Beijing Winter Olympics begin. Team GB has its best ever medals prospect as it continues its quest to become a Top 5 snowsport nation by 2030. Which skiers & snowboarders are our hopes pinned on?

Top 5 Resorts In The Tirol for Powderhounds

With most of us turning our attention to next winter it’s time for PlanetSKI to help you decide where to go. If you love your freeriding, read on.

Off Piste Skiing & Photography in Zermatt

Every now and again on PlanetSKI we post videos from our readers and our friends out in the mountains. This one caught out eye and brought back many memories too – from last year and longer ago.

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Attempt To Get Dry Slope Skiing on School Curriculum

A petition has been launched to bring England into line with Wales and include dry slope skiing and snowboarding in GCSE Physical Education.

https://planetski.eu/2021/05/01/mays-skiing-snippets-see-what-catches-our-eye-in-the-world-of-snowsports/

Observers may consider #Narvik in #Norway as an outsider for the #AlpineWorldSki2027Championships but the resort doesn’t!

Updated:

https://planetski.eu/2021/05/06/4-bids-to-host-2027-alpine-world-ski-championships/

Image: Norway Home of Skiing

@Northern_Norway @fisalpine

Avalanche Service Back in Scotland

The Scottish Avalanche Information Service, SAIS, has resumed services after fresh snow in the Highlands.

https://planetski.eu/2021/05/01/mays-skiing-snippets-see-what-catches-our-eye-in-the-world-of-snowsports/

Bad news for British #ski instructors. BASI confirms the CTT speed test (Eurotest) is no longer an option for British nationals or for #BASI members with EU passports

https://planetski.eu/2021/05/07/bad-news-for-british-ski-instructors/

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