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More Glacier Ski Areas Open in the Alps

The first snow of autumn has fallen in the Alps and over in North America too. Plus there has been further falls down under in Australia as the ski season there draws to a close. Three glaciers resorts in the Alps have opened some slopes this week. UPDATED

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The National Snow Show Ups the Apres Ski

The UK’s only national ski & snowboard show is raising the apres ski bar with live DJ sets + mountain inspired food and drinks. Customer feedback from last year says people want a party vibe. PlanetSKI has some free tickets for readers. UPDATED

PlanetSKI Is Back In The Mountains

We’re continuing our trip to hike some paths in the mountain ranges and ridges on the Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland. We’ve taken to the water too. What a place! UPDATED

Swiss Glaciers Have Lost Half Their Mass in Last 85 Years

Switzerland has nearly half the total number of glaciers in the Alps. The melt rate is accelerating and they may all have disappeared by the end of the 21st century according to a new report. The latest concerns centre on the impact on the water reserves of Europe with glaciers referred to as the ‘water towers of Europe’. UPDATED

Fancy a Discount On Your Ikon Pass?

The multi-resort pass is offering up to $100 (£86) off a pass for next winter. You can either visit the Ikon Pass team at the National Snow Show in Birmingham in October or contact a local Ikon Pass Specialist. It comes as two more resorts are added to the Ikon family. UPDATED

GB Alpine Ski Team Needs Your Help

UK Sport has axed GB’s record-breaking World Cup Alpine Team from World Class Programme funding. UK Sport said it had shifted its investment towards freestyle disciplines. The future looks bleak for alpine skiing unless backers come forward. UPDATED

The British Cross-Country Ski Team Needs Your Help

It’s funding has been cut by UK Sport and it has launched a crowding funding campaign to try to keep the show on the road. In recent seasons it has been competing & making the podium at the highest level.

When Should You Change Your Ski Boots?

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?

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For any Verbier fans, there are some exciting updates happening in the Bruson area, including a new speedy chairlift that will be ready for the new ski season!
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10, 9, 8 ... Nur noch 8 Tage, dann hat das Warten endlich ein Ende. Am 01 OKT 📅 beginnt am Pitztaler Gletscher die Wintersaison ❄. Übrigens: Als Erster verwendete Fritz Lang diesen Countdown in seinem Film "Die Frau im Mond". Bis zum Mond 🌕 reichen unsere Pisten zwar nicht, aber bei auf 3.440 m findet garantiert jeder seine perfekte Abfahrt 🏂! 👉 bit.ly/3UoOO0v 🎿

10, 9, 8 ... Only 8 more days, then the waiting is finally over. On 01 OCT 📅 the winter season ❄ starts at the Pitztal Glacier. By the way: The first to use this countdown was Fritz Lang in his film "The Woman in the Moon". Our slopes don't reach all the way to the moon 🌕, but at 3,440 m everyone is guaranteed to find their perfect run 🏂!
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Und wie lange überhaupt noch? 10-20 Jahre vielleicht

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New Resorts + Saturday Morning Departure for Travel Ski Express

Val Thorens, Courchevel and La Rosiere are added to the ski packages by train to France with a daytime outward bound journey rather than a night one. There is growing interest in travelling by train to the Alps.

What’s New in Verbier for Next Winter?

Verbier was voted the best ski resort in the world at the 2021 World Ski Awards.  PlanetSKI has asked the Swiss resort to update us on its new offerings and developments for next season. NEW

Ski France Expands Offering of ‘Contactless Chalets’

Following the successful launch of Ski France’s Contactless Chalets in winter 2021/2022, Ski France has announced the expansion of its existing range with five new Contactless Chalets. NEW

Inghams Launches Holidays for Next Winter

Inghams has unveiled its Winter 22/23 Ski Holidays with 44 new properties across 25 ski resorts in Italy, Switzerland, Canada, France, Lapland and Austria. NEW

Park City Joins the Global Sustainable Tourism Council

It has joined the GSTC after recently concluding its draft of Utah’s first community-based Sustainable Tourism Plan. It aims to be a premier US ski area for sustainable ski tourism.

Alterra Invests for the Future

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?

OVO Network Launches Winter 2022-23 with 11 New Chalets

Chalet Rental Specialist, OVO Network, now has over 300 high end chalets and apartments in over 30 ski resorts across the French Alps. NEW

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All you need is snow ❄️❄️ Fresh snow has fallen in @MontTremblant time to start getting your gear ready and start planning your next #IkonPass destination 👊

🎥:Martin Migneault, September 22

OVO Network Launches Winter 2022-23 with 11 New Chalets

Chalet Rental Specialist, #OVONetwork, now has over 300 high end chalets and apartments in over 30 ski resorts across the #FrenchAlps

https://planetski.eu/2022/09/20/ovo-network-launches-winter-2022-23-with-11-new-chalets/

Japan Borders to Re-Open in Time for Ski Season

Skiers & snowboarders will be able to visit the country without a visa, and will no longer need to go through a travel agency, from 11th October.

The cap on daily arrivals is also to be lifted.

https://planetski.eu/2022/09/23/japan-borders-to-re-open-in-time-for-ski-season/

#NationalSnowShow is Three Weeks Away

The UK’s only national ski & snowboard show is set to take place at the NEC in Birmingham on October 15th and 16th.

We have the full details of what is on offer.

See here for more: https://planetski.eu/2022/09/22/national-show-is-three-weeks-away/

Investigations continue as police appeal for witnesses after fire destroys Swiss mountain restaurant.

Check out the video as firefighters battle the blaze at 3,000m.

Updated: https://planetski.eu/2022/09/20/fire-destroys-swiss-mountain-restaurant/

The freshly-snowed #Nordkette looks even more glorious from the air 🏔😍

Sometimes it’s still hard to believe that it only takes 20 minutes to get to this dreamland from the city centre… 🚠🙏

🚁🎥: @ashleywiggins111 #myInnsbruck #Innsbruck #snow

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