Praise for PlanetSKI from Across the Pond

The recognition comes from the global US based web site, Unofficial Networks, that calls us ‘One of the best European ski websites’. It is a USA Today company.

Here is one of the latest offerings from Unofficial Networks:

One of the best European ski websites, Planetski.eu, produced this great little video on the joys of being an Innsbruck ski builder.

“Michael Freymann, an Innsbruck ski & snowboard maker, shares his passion for his stunning hometown and talks about the advantages of living close to so many ski areas in the Tirol. Innsbruck is a unique location for skiing. The funicular only takes 20 minutes to get up to Nordkette, the ski area above the city.”

Other cities in contention for title of “World’s Greatest Ski Town” include Salt Lake City, Reno, and Geneva.

However, Innsbruck (population 132,236) has a cable-car in town that will whisk you up to skiing in just 20 minutes.

And here is the video in question that we posted:

Regular readers may remember that PlanetSKI lived for over 2-months in Innsbruck back in the season of 2018/19.

PlanetSKI in Axamer Lizum, the Tirol

PlanetSKI in Axamer Lizum, the Tirol. Image © PlanetSKI.

See here for why we chose Innsbruck:

We intend to be back in the capital of the Tirol for an extended stay next winter.

We also hope to use it as a base in October to visit the surrounding glaciers resorts to put in our first turns of the coming season.

Innsbruck. Image c/o Holger Gassler.

Innsbruck. Image c/o Holger Gassler.

A long-stay in the Tirol last winter brought the memories flooding back:

Unofficial Networks was founded by two brothers, Tim and John Konrad, in Lake Tahoe, CA in the fall of 2006.

The original website provided daily mountain condition reports as well as news, weather forecasts, videos, and entertainment for Tahoe skiers and snowboarders.

In 2010 Unofficial Networks.com was launched to cover the global ski scene with the rollout of local reporters in ski towns across North America.

Since that time, the website has recorded hundreds of millions of sessions and has been linked to by numerous publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, and ESPN.

It is a website where people go to escape, be entertained, gather information, learn about ski destinations, and stay abreast of the latest mountain news.

And for the sake of balance we should point out PlanetSKI is also a huge fan of Aosta in Italy as a base in the Alps.

We have been based there for two winters:

Pila, Aosta Valley. Image © PlanetSKI

Pila, Aosta Valley. Image © PlanetSKI