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The Worst Ski Season of the Millennium

It was the year when skiing and snowboarding was stopped in its tracks by the coronavirus pandemic.  Winter 2019-20 was officially the worst of this millennium according to a major report just published. NEW

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Summer Holidays in the Mountains Edge Closer

People in England can start thinking about booking foreign holidays again this summer. The government has unveiled further details of its traffic light system, though there is criticism of the testing costs and most European countries still have high levels of Covid-19. UPDATED

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.

Bikinis and Swimming Shorts at Sochi’s Local Resort

Hundreds have been out on the slopes of Rosa Khutor in Russia for the annual BoogelWoogel mountain festival.

95-year-old Goes Heliskiing

The are claims that Junior Bounous from Utah is the oldest person in the world to have gone heliskiing. He took to the skies and slopes of Snowbird this week.

15-year-old Beats Eleven Year Snowboard Record Set By Shaun White

Valentino Guseli from Australia has jumped 7.3 metres from the superpipe in Laax in Switzerland. He breaks the previous record of 7 metres set in 2010 by the American multiple Olympic champion and snowboarding legend, Shaun White.

Avalanche Deaths In Switzerland Up 50% This Winter

It’s been a deadly winter season, with significantly more people killed than the average figure in the last 20-year period.  The majority of victims were off-piste skiers or snowboarders.

GB’s Sarah Lewis Aims to be First Female President of International Ski Federation

The former GB ski racer who was unceremoniously sacked as secretary General of FIS now wants to be elected to the top job. She has put her name forward as a candidate in the June election.

FIS President Reflects on a Ski & Snowboard Season Like No Other

The head of the International Ski Federation has given his thanks for a competitive season which saw 300 World Cup events take place, despite the problems posed by Covid-19.  He has praised the ‘entire ski family’ for its efforts.

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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Verbier Closes this Weekend

PlanetSKI reporter Mark Urban has recently been in the Valais canton in Switzerland assessing how the area has dealt with the ski season and the impact of the pandemic.

Lustina is a Romanian who lives in the Netherlands was determined to make her journey.

She's a devoted skier but she's also tried to carry on as far as possible normally under Covid, travelling to the US, South America, and now the Alps, having had 22 PCR tests (for Covid) and multiple quarantines over the past year.

See here for Mark’s full story:

planetski.eu/2021/04/11/was-switzerland-right-to-keep-its-ski-resorts-open/
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Verbier Closes this Weekend

PlanetSKI reporter Mark Urban has recently been in the Valais canton in Switzerland assessing how the area has dealt with the ski season and the impact of the pandemic.

The Reynolds's must be one of the very few British families enjoying skiing this year.

Mike and Lucy have been working in Basel for the past six months. For them it's getting home that's tricky.

See here for Mark’s full story:

planetski.eu/2021/04/11/was-switzerland-right-to-keep-its-ski-resorts-open/
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49 minutes ago
Verbier Closes this Weekend

PlanetSKI reporter Mark Urban has recently been in the Valais canton in Switzerland assessing how the area has dealt with the ski season and the impact of the pandemic.

He spoke to Morten from Denmark. Many European nations have not prevented their people travelling and because Denmark has a low incidence of Covid, no quarantine was required by Morten and his wife when they got to Verbier.

He's pleased to be in Switzerland even if bars and restaurants are shut.

See here for Mark’s full story:

planetski.eu/2021/04/11/was-switzerland-right-to-keep-its-ski-resorts-open/
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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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PlanetSKI’s ‘Skiing Snippets’…

- Transceivers Withdrawn After Technical Problems
- Worth a watch
- Third Wave Fears in Chile

See here for the full details:

https://planetski.eu/2021/03/28/planetskis-skiing-snippets/

Grace Harrison skiing at @Chill_Factore this week.

Brilliant to see activity back up and running - send us your best photos/videos so we can celebrate the return of the sport together. ⛷ 🏂

Wow! They’ve started to dismantle one of the lifts at the Médran #Verbier ... @verbier4Vallees @VerbierResorts

Twitter feed video.Wow! They’ve started to dismantle one of the lifts at the Médran #Verbier ... @verbier4Vallees @VerbierResorts
Verbier4Vallées@verbier4Vallees

Et voilà, après 37 ans de bons et loyaux services, le démontage de notre télécabine 6 places Médran I est en cours... 👋🏻

Elle va vous manquer cette cabine? 🥴

Ne vous inquiétez pas, nous la remplaçons par quelque chose de mieux!

#verbier4vallees

The worst #ski season of the millennium. The verdict of the 2021 International Report on Snow & Mountain Tourism

https://planetski.eu/2021/04/14/the-worst-ski-season-of-the-millennium/

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PlanetSKI’s ‘Skiing Snippets’:

-#Whistler Sees Largest Outbreak of #VariantVirus Outside #Brazil
-Norwegian Ski Jumper Injured in Horrific Fall Has Successful Surgery
-Air Canada Sets Target of Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

https://planetski.eu/2021/03/28/planetskis-skiing-snippets/

We are delighted to announce that Blue Sky Ski Holidays Ltd will be exhibiting at the National Snow Show in October. ⁠Blue Sky Ski-ing Ltd pride themselves on their first class customer service. ⁠

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PlanetSKI’s ‘Skiing Snippets’…

-#Sundance Improvements Set to Go Ahead
-UK Passport Office Urges People to Apply Early
-Japanese Policeman Goes Snowboarding While On Duty
-Canadian Resort of #SunPeaks Sees #Covid19 Spike

See here for details:

https://planetski.eu/2021/03/28/planetskis-skiing-snippets/

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