8th August 2022
A mountain guide has found wreckage of a plane that crashed in 1968 on the Aletsch glacier in Switzerland. As the glaciers melt across the mountains more of their secrets are being given up. NEW
10th August 2022
An inquest has heard that Kayleigh Harris was on a day off from her job at a hotel Les Menuires in France 2016 when a skier collided with her after she fell. NEW
9th August 2022
In 2021, mountain rescuers were called out 3,680 times, according to the latest figures. This is 20% more than in 2019. NEW
6th August 2022
The Major of Saint-Gervais, Jean-Marc Peillex, says it is needed to cover possible rescue and funeral expenses. Saint-Gervais sits at the base Western Europe’s highest mountain. UPDATED
5th August 2022
Alpine skiing has had its best season ever yet is not deemed investible for World Class Programme Funding. Cross-country and Para Nordic are also affected. GB Snowsport has described it as ‘deeply disappointing’ and is appealing.
3rd August 2022
More and more people in France are choosing the mountains for their holidays this summer as temperatures soar. That’s according to The National Association of Mountain Mayors. UPDATED
1st August 2022
– The Snow Centre is Hiring
– Italy Drought Continues
– Alta Upgrades Avalanche Protection Measures
– Esprit Ski Backs Snowcamp
– Vail Resorts Drops Compulsory Covid-19 Staff Vaccination …LIVE
2nd August 2022
Apex Mountain Resort is evacuated and its snow guns are turned on as the Keremeos Creek Fire spreads. We have an updated video from the resort as the fire grows. UPDATED
7th August 2022
The Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee has expressed an interest in hosting the 10th Asian Winter Games at Trojena in Neom. Not everyone welcomes the move. UPDATED
6th August 2022
The incident happened at Wild Mountain in Minnesota, USA last December. 58-year old Charlie Mehr had a heart attack as he was getting on a lift.
29th July 2022
You’ll normally find us at altitude in the winter, but in the summer months we’re mostly back in the UK. This time at latitude. We have been writing occasional articles to answer the question most asked at this time of year “What does PlanetSKI do in the Summer?”
26th July 2022
It had been planned to join the two Austrian glacier areas in the Tirol. There has been much opposition from environmentalists and some locals. UPDATED
9th July 2022
The main ski areas in Argentina and Chile are now open for their 2022 season. There have been some decent conditions so far and for some it’s the first time they have been open since 2019 as Covid-19 spread.
18th July 2022
The current heatwave has accelerated the melting of the glaciers with summer skiing and snowboarding currently badly affected. Some glaciers resorts have closed their slopes, but the mountains are offering some respite from the heat and a wealth of great activities. UPDATED
4th July 2022
After two years of disruption due to the pandemic the southern hemisphere’s biggest snowsports event takes place August 27th to September 18th.
16th May 2022
Winter is fast becoming a distant memory as our attentions at PlanetSKI turn to summer in the mountains. First up we look at what is on offer in one of our favourite winter destinations and where we were based for part of last winter: The Tirol in Austria.
6th April 2022
Much is talked about environmental initiatives and sustainability. But is it even possible for ski resorts to be ‘green’? They are in pristine mountain environments, use large amounts of resources and that’s not even mentioning international travel. PlanetSKI examines the issues in the Ski Welt in Austria.
26th July 2022
It claims to be the largest year-round artificial ski slope complex in the world and the facility is spread over 19,000 square metres.
29th July 2022
It is the latest resort to call off summer skiing as the warm summer temperatures take their toll. Hintertux in Austria is now the only on summer ski resort in the Alps open to the general public.
15th December 2021
Any keen skier should own their own boots. Many prefer to hire skis rather than own them, but your own boots are a definite requirement in our opinion at PlanetSKI. But when is it time to change them and where to go?
7th March 2022
The US based ski resort company is spending $1 billion over the next 5 years for improvements to some of its resorts. $344 will be spend for next season. Which resorts are set to benefit?
24th March 2022
Absolutely Snow is turning its attention to next season as this one draws to a close. It has four special offers including securing a holiday for 2022/23 for just £1.
4th November 2021
World attention is on the COP26 summit and how we can tackle the climate situation. Skiers wanting to head to France are being advised that train travel is perhaps better for the planet.
21st October 2021
With the realistic prospect of post-pandemic skiing this winter many are looking to take a bucket list trip or ski somewhere entirely different. Perhaps Norway is worth a look. We think so.
15th March 2022
PlanetSKI is currently touring the Tirol in an extended trip. So we thought we’d ask the Tirol Tourist Office for a few recommendations for restaurants. Here is their response.