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Coronavirus Impact on Skiing & Snowboarding

The team at PlanetSKI is reporting all the news & developments as it affects the snowsports world in our ever-popular rolling blog. If you want to see its impact and the response of skiers & snowboarders then read on… UPDATED

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Ski Deals For Next Winter

We’re optimistically looking ahead to the 2020/2021 ski season. Have a look at some of the earlybird offers from a selection of tour operators. We update this page regularly so keep checking back for new offers.

Masion Sport Looks Ahead to Skiing & Snowboarding Next Season

Our friends at Maison Sport have been looking at what next winter may be like with covid-19 restrictions in place.

Signs of Life For Next Winter’s Skiing and Snowboarding Season?

Tour operators report a rise in bookings, summer travel restrictions are being eased and resorts are planning ahead for next winter. It will be a somewhat different affair but there are, at last, growing signs of some optimism.

Next Winter Will Be ‘Old School’ Ski Experience

So says the boss of the Aspen Skiing Co, Mike Kaplan.  He’s been outlining plans for the new ski season and what will change thanks to Covid-19.

What Might a Ski Holiday Look Like Next Winter? Part 1

In a two-part special PlanetSKI looks at what skiing and snowboarding may be like next winter.  One thing is likely  – it will be very different if a vaccine hasn’t been discovered and administered.

What Might a Ski Holiday Look Like Next Winter? Part 2

In the second of our special reports we look at what life might be like in a socially distanced ski resort. It will be an altogether different experience.

What May Apres Ski Look Like Next Season?

If the example of some of the summer party hotspots in anything to go by then the answer is very different. Some may even not open.

How To Drive To The Alps

Ski tour operators are reporting increased interest in driving to the mountains next winter with people unsure of other travel options amid covid-19.  PlanetSKI offers some help.

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Ski Weekender Launches Next Season’s Holidays

Here at PlanetSKI we are already looking forward to next season despite what is currently happening in the world of travel. 

Go Cycling in The Austrian Tirol This Summer

If you’re one of the thousands who have taken to the saddle during lockdown, why not challenge the legs with a trip to one of the top cycling destinations in the Alps?

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Check out all the latest news on the coronavirus impact on snowsports.

UK advises against all but ‘Essential’ travel to Andorra,
Italy threatens to suspend Ryanair flights, Three more indoor snow centres in England open today + People urged to stay away from busy areas of Cairngorms National Park.
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Rock debris covers glaciers across the world

The amount is larger than previously thought.

That’s according to a study run by Britain’s Northumbria University and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research.

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Rock debris covers glaciers across the world

The amount is larger than previously thought.

That’s according to a study run by Britain’s Northumbria University and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research.

 https://planetski.eu/2020/08/01/augusts-news-in-brief/

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Three more indoor snow centres in England have opened today.

Updated: planetski.eu/2020/08/04/snow-centres-in-england-to-open-this-week/

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Summer In Morzine

The French Alps resort close to Geneva is open for summer activites.  With quarantine-free travel expected to open up from the UK soon, we look at what you can do in Morzine.

Inghams Launch Digital Brochure for Next Winter

The ski specialists are taking bookings for the 2020/21 season with the help of a new interactive brochure.

Want to Save Money on Your Ski Gear?

Look no further than Decathlon and its own brand of Wedze. Good gear with affordable prices to match.

PlanetSKI Tests The New Wedze Skis From Decathalon

We’ve been putting them through their paces on the steeps of Argentière. They’re now competing with the big boys at a fraction of the price.

Skiing in Bulgaria: It’s Cheap & Very Cheerful…

Our Social Media Editor has been to Borovets & Bansko. She knew it was going to be cheap and cheerful but it was going to be fun discovering more. First up, Borovets.

Les Menuires Going Greener

It’s the only ski resort in France to have partnered with Protect Our Winters. The charity is helping Les Menuires be more green.

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The squads for Ski and Snowboard Cross for 2020/21 have been announced, with four athletes featuring in the World Cup squads and over a dozen more earning places in the Europa Cup squads.

Congratulations to all the athletes!

Read more: https://bit.ly/2F1jB1b

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UK advises against all but ‘Essential’ travel to Andorra,
Italy threatens to suspend Ryanair flights, Three more indoor snow centres in England open today + People urged to stay away from busy areas of Cairngorms National Park.
https://planetski.eu/2020/08/02/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-5/

Rock debris covers glaciers across the world

The amount is larger than previously thought.

That’s according to a study run by Britain’s Northumbria University and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research.

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/01/augusts-news-in-brief/

Italy appears to be keeping Covid-19 under some control.

As cases rise in many parts of Europe Italy seems to be currently on top of the pandemic.

PlanetSKI looks at the situation in Italy and considers a visit to the Italian Alps.

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/07/italy-appears-to-be-keeping-covid-19-under-some-control/

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3 more indoor snow centres in England open today, People urged to stay away from busy areas of Cairngorms National Park, Melbourne lockdown rules tightened as nearby ski resorts close for season, US resorts fear fall in international visitors next winter

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/02/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-5/

Inspections begin ahead of next World Cup snowsports season

FIS has sent technical staff to venues due to host World Cup ski and snowboard events next winter.

They include trips to Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Austria and Switzerland.

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/04/inspections-begin-ahead-of-next-world-cup-snowsports-season/

#TamworthSnowdome has re-opened today with other #indoorskicentres following tomorrow.

Updated: https://planetski.eu/2020/08/04/snow-centres-in-england-to-open-this-week/

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As the company that runs Ski Weekends goes into administration we have an interview with the MD + analysis & reaction as the first major UK operator goes under due to Covid-19:

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/05/leading-uk-ski-tour-operator-goes-into-administration/

Check out all the latest news on the coronavirus impact on snowsports.

Opening World Cup Races Moved Forward to Avoid Crowds + US Resorts Fear Fall Off in International Visitors Next Winter

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/02/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-5/

As two resorts in Australia announce they will stay closed for the rest of the season due to covid-19 PlanetSKI looks at the implications for the coming winter in the Northern hemisphere:

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/05/two-ski-resorts-in-australia-to-stay-closed-for-the-rest-of-the-season/

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