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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

Mt Buller in Australia Closes Bringing the Ski Season to an Early End in Victoria

As cases of covid-19 continue to rise with further restrictions introduced by the authorities the resort has been told to close its lifts. NEW

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.

Leading UK Ski Tour Operator Goes into Administration

Harris Holidays Ltd that trades as Ski Weekends has been placed into administration.  Observers fear it is one of the first of more as the fallout from Covid-19 continues. UPDATED

Two Ski Resorts In Australia To Stay Closed For The Rest Of The Season

Falls Creek and Hotham Alpine Resort in the state of Victoria will not re-open for Spring skiing, the owners, Vail Resorts, have announced.  

Ski Dubai to Host Snowsports Competition

It will be one of the first snowsports competitions in the world to be held in the pandemic and will have social distancing measures in place.

Three More Indoor Snow Centres in England Reopen

Tamworth Snowdome opened on Thursday with the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead and the Snozones in Castleford and Milton Keynes firing up their lifts on Friday. UPDATED

Ski Town Parties Breach Covid-19 Rules

Australian police in Jindabyne, close to the ski areas of Perisher and Thredbo, have again broken up illegal gatherings and issued fines as revellers continue to defy rules on social distancing. NEW

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

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.

Snow Centres Delay Opening for Skiiing and Snowboarding

The Snow Centre just outside London and the Snowdome at Tamworth were to open their doors for the first time since March this Saturday, 1st August. Government restrictions have put things on ice. UPDATED

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.

Police Issue Fines & Threaten Closures After Covid-19 Breaches at Thredbo 

Officers in the Australian ski resort of Thredbo and the nearby town of Jindabyne handed out fines totalling more than AUS$20,000 at the weekend for breaches of social distancing rules.

Coronavirus Impact on Skiing and 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

Coronavirus Impact on Skiing and 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

FIS Plans for Snowsport Competitions Next Winter

In a summer message the International Ski Federation says it has a number of scenarios for next winter depending on covid-19.

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.

Coronavirus Impact on Skiing and 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

Indoor Snow Centres to Reopen

The indoor centres in England can open again under the easing of covid-19 restrictions.  The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead was first out of the blocks and others have followed.

Two Resorts in Australia Close Due to Covid-19 Spike

Falls Creek and Mt Hotham in Victoria have closed after local restrictions have been put in place and the border with the neighbouring state of New South Wales is shut. Could similar openings and closures happen in Europe next winter?

Campaign to Save the Ski Train

It has been going since 1997 but has hit the buffers after Eurostar cancelled it for next winter. It has blamed coronavirus, but some think this is exactly the moment when train travel could be a viable alternative to flying.

Eurostar Cancels Ski Train for Next Winter

The restrictions imposed by Covid-19 mean the trains are cancelled for next winter. Some had thought it might be a safer way to travel amid restrictions.

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.

Coronavirus Impact on Skiing and 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

Covid-19 Restrictions in the Mountains

With UK quarantine measures set to ease and travel in Europe possible we look at the various restrictions in place for the main countries that give access to the Alps and the Pyrenees.

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

40% of People Living in Ischgl Ski Resort Have Covid-19 Antibodies

The Austria resort had the highest number of cases in Austria as the pandemic spread. Skiers and snowboarders became infected and then took the virus back to their own country. People in the resort now have a high level of immunity. UPDATED

Hotelplan UK To Close Office & Cut Jobs

The company, which owns the ski brands Inghams, Ski Total, Esprit Ski, Flexiski and Santa’s Lapland, is to reduce the size of the business and is considering cutting jobs by 27% due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 crisis. 

Another Ski Resort Opens in Australia

Thredbo and Mt Buller were first out of the blocks and Perisher is now open. Some have delayed opening as there is not enough snow. It will though be a far from normal season with Covid-19 restrictions in place. UPDATED

Coronavirus Impact on Skiing and 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

USA Ski Season On Course For Bumper Season Before Pandemic

It was heading for its fourth busiest winter on record before Covid-19 closed ski resorts across the country in mid-March. That’s according to figures just released.

Alpine Nations Lift Border Controls as Covid-19 Restrictions Eased

The European Commission encouraged all internal border restrictions to be lifted from Monday and some have taken the advice. UPDATED

Coronavirus Impact on Skiing and 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

UK Quarantine Measures Come into Force

People will need to self-quarantine for 14-days with some counties introducing reciprocal arrangements. The tourist industry criticises but some say it is far too late.

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

Air Bubble Linking Ski Fields of Australia & New Zealand

Both countries are allowing their ski resorts to open later this month.  It will be primarily aimed at locals but if deemed safe an air link would be established that could make a big different to the ski resorts, especially in New Zealand.

Coronavirus Impact on Skiing and 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

Life After Lockdown…

Lockdown is easing across the Alps and beyond. We covered the stories of our readers, reporters and others under lockdown. So, what are they up to as restrictions are lifted? UPDATED

Summer Skiing & Snowboarding Starts in Austria

The glacier resorts of Hintertux, Kaunertal & Kitzsteinhorn are first off the mark, giving some lucky skiers and snowboarders the chance to make some turns for the first time since early March.

2021 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships Cancelled

Already the Cortina 2021 Ski World Championships are looking to move to 2022 and other event organisers are already looking ahead to whether they can go ahead next season amid possible covid-19 restrictions.

Cortina Asks to Postpone Next Winter’s World Championships to 2022

The Italian hosts believe it is the best way to avoid disruption and a possible cancellation. The organisers think things may not be back to normal for next winter.

Arapahoe Basin in Colorado Reopens for Skiing and Snowboarding

It fired up its lifts on Wednesday and people had to make reservations with only 600 allowed on the slopes. So many people have tried to book online that system was unable to cope.

Ski Season Set to Get Underway in Australia

Three more resorts announce they are opening. They follow Thredbo and Mt Buller. We look at what the experience may be like, what other resorts may learn & ask if it can be economically viable.

Arapahoe Basin in Colorado Still Looking to Reopen for Skiing

There is a chance the ski resort could open later this week. If so what will skiing and snowboarding look like as covid-19 restrictions will be in place and enforced? NEW

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

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.

Ski Resorts Contributed to the Wide Spread of Coronavirus

That’s the view of Andrea Ammon, director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. A view we agree with at PlanetSKI as we saw it unfold in the Alps.

Coronavirus Impact on Skiing and 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

Border Restrictions Eased Across Some Alpine Countries

Italy has announced that travel will be allowed from June 3rd.  It follows Austria, France and Switzerland relaxing some restrictions today with a plan for borders reopening on June 15th.

US SKI AREA REOPENS

Timberline Lodge in Oregon has fired up its lifts after the governor allowed resorts to reopen. Other ski resorts in the state remain closed as they prepare for summer.

New Zealand Ski Areas get Special Exemption to Open

The country has further relaxed its coronavirus restrictions, moving to Alert Level Two.  Ski resorts are finalising their plans to open. Many resorts around the world are watching closely as it could be a blueprint for others.

EU NATIONS LOOK TO LIFT SOME BORDER RESTRICTIONS

Will it be enough to kick start summer tourism safely? Some alpine tourism is set to restart and there are implications for next winter’s ski season.

Colorado Ski Resorts May be Allowed to Re-Open

A small number may offer some skiing but for most it will be summer activities. Arapahoe Basin is one that wants to offer skiing again as others say it is too late.

HOW LONG WILL BORDER RESTRICTIONS TO ALPINE COUNTRIES REMAIN?

The UK is set to introduce quarantine measures for international visitors. France, though not the other alpine nations, is exempt. Other alpine countries put restrictions and quarantine regulations in place back in March. They re more likely to be extended rather than lifted. UPDATED

CORONAVIRUS IMPACT ON SNOWSPORTS

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

SUMMER SKIING SET TO START ON AUSTRIA GLACIER AT END OF MAY

The Kitzsteinhorn glacier in Salzburgerland is being prepared for opening on May 29th.  There will be some restrictions and social distancing measures will be required.

US SKI RESORT SET TO OPEN IF RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED

Timberline Ski Area in Oregon says it will open if an executive order from the governor, Kate Brown, allows.

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.

THE 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…

COLORADO EXTENDS BAN ON SKIING IN SKI RESORTS

The governor, Jared Polis, has banned lift served skiing until at least May 23rd in a new executive order.  Some resorts had hoped to re-open this weekend and one is still holding out hope.

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Masks required outdoors in Haute-Savoie Region of France + Coronavirus hits work of British Antarctic Survey

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/09/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-6/

Memories of Bormio 2020.

The dates for the English Alpine Championships 2021 have been announced ⬇

Races: 14th – 19th February, opening parade: Saturday, 13th Feb.⁠

Double Amputee Climbs the Matterhorn

A former soldier, 39-year old Neil Heritage from Dorset, who lost both of his legs in Iraq has become the first above-the-knee double amputee to reach the summit.

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/09/double-amputee-climbs-the-matterhorn/

#matterhorn @zermatt_tourism

Coronavirus Hits Work of British Antarctic Survey

It is scaling back its work with only essential teams heading back to the continent as it emerges from winter.

Virtually all science in the deep field has been postponed for a year.

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/09/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-6/

New Covid-19 measures in Norway, Mt Buller in Australia closes bringing ski season to early end in Victoria, Cases in France rise as does chance of quarantine into UK + Preparations for New Zealand air corridor

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

As another week draws to a close check out all the developments as Covid-19 impacts on skiing and snowboarding across the world.

If you want to keep informed then look no further.

We’ve been updating daily… https://planetski.eu/2020/08/02/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-5/

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

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