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French Ski Resorts Close & Cancel Openings as Country Goes Into Second Lockdown

The measures were announced tonight by President Macron on national TV. The glacier ski resorts of Tignes and Les2Alpes are currently open. Val Thorens has already cancelled its opening on November 21st. The new lockdown comes into force on Friday. NEW & UPDATED

Some Ski Resorts in Italy Remain Open

Normally four resorts are able to offer skiing and snowboarding at this time of year. After crowded scenes in Cervinia the national government ordered them to close except to racers and professional skiers. 3 out of the 4 remain fully open. NEW

Melbourne Defeats Covid-19 But At Huge Economic Cost

The Australian city is out of its lock down as no new cases have been reported. Some say it has set an example to the rest of the world, but its economy and those of its surrounding ski areas have been badly hit. UPDATED

Ski Resort in Italy Shut to General Public

There are only a handful of glacier resorts open but the apparent breaches of Covid-19 rules in Cervinia as the pandemic spreads in Italy are being taken very seriously. It’s an indication of what things may be like next winter across the Alps. UPDATED

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

Cervinia Opens then Closes After Alleged Crowded Scenes

The Italian resort opened for autumn skiing on Saturday 24th October. Then on Sunday it announced it was closing temporarily after an Emergency Decree from the Italian government. Some claim crowded scenes at the resort are to blame. UPDATED

Sharp Spike in Covid-19 Cases in Switzerland

It is currently seeing one of the highest numbers of cases per head of population of any nation in the Alps. The Jura mountain area has introduced a raft of new restrictions. UPDATED

Tirol Answers Your Covid-19 Questions

 Austria’s main ski area has answered the 10 most asked questions about what next winter my look like.

Where is the UK with Travel Testing and Quarantine?

It is a confusing picture, but testing & reduction in quarantine times are essential if there is to be a ski season this winter for us Brits.

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

Coronavirus Restrictions Into and Out of Ski Countries for People from the UK

With quarantine requirements it is a bit of a nightmare trying to find out what the rules currently are. PlanetSKI has been doing its homework looking at Europe, North America and Asia.

Italy Added to UK’s Quarantine List

It is no great surprise as its case rate is now 64 per 100,000 over a 7-day period. It was the last major alpine ski nation that did not require self-isolation.

Les3Vallees Could See a 20% Fall in Skiers This Winter

The largest lift-connected ski area in the world is bracing itself for a significant drop in the number of skiers and snowboarders.

Austrian Authorities Could Have Done More to Contain Covid-19 in Ski Resorts

That’s the finding of an independent report in the spread of the virus in Ischgl and St Anton.
The resorts could have closed earlier, the mass exodus when they were shut was badly handled & lessons should be learnt. 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

Tirol Unveils Plans For A Safe Winter

The huge Austrian ski region, which has some of the most famous resorts in Europe, has announced its plans to try to ensure skiers and snowboarders stay safe this coming season. UPDATED

Italy Requires Test for People Coming from UK

It has announced compulsory testing for anyone travelling from the UK and a number of other countries. Those that test positive will need to go into quarantine. UPDATED

UK Quarantine Changes On the Way?

It is the single biggest restriction on the ski industry for next winter after Covid-19 itself. If current quarantine measures are in place it will decimate the winter for many UK skiers and snowboarders. It seems changes are coming but not soon enough for many.

Will Italy and Sweden Go on UK Quarantine List This Week?

They are the last major ski countries that do not have travel restrictions for people returning to the UK, but their Covid-19 cases are rising. Travel remains possible with all the skiing nations in Europe, but arrival/departure quarantine rules are growing.

Reduction in UK Quarantine with Airport Testing on the Way

The government is expected to start a trial project at Heathrow and it could then be rolled out to other airports. Testing is seen as key to getting people flying again and booking ski holidays.

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

More Skiing Countries Added to UK Quarantine List

Quarantine is now needed from Poland and Turkey. All the countries in the Pyrenees, North America and many in the Alps are currently under the restrictions. There are though some options. Fancy skiing in Cyprus?

Ski Travel Insurance in the Covid-19/Brexit Era

Getting the right insurance cover for your ski holidays is something most of us take seriously.  It’s never been more important than now.

Quarantine Measures to Ski Countries

This week Switzerland has introduced a mandatory 10-day quarantine for people coming from the UK.  There are other restrictions in place to visit other ski countries. Many hope they will be eased, but there are concerns it will go the other way with tighter rules as winter approaches.

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

France Unveils What Resorts Will Look Like Next Winter

The body representing the French mountain resorts, France Montagnes, has published details of the Covid-19 rules for next winter.  Some things will be the same with others very different.

Austria Bans Apres Ski Next Winter

Apres ski groups have been banned in the ski resorts in Austria next winter. Ski resorts will open but with Covid-19 restrictions in place.

Crystal Ski Holidays Answers Your Covid-19 Questions

It is, to say the least, a very confusing picture for next winter with so many unknowns in booking a ski holiday. The UK’s largest operator is on hand to try to help answer your FAQs.

Morzine Unveils Covid-19 Plans for Next Winter

The French resort is the latest to reveal its policies and comes after a busy summer season with measures taken and lessons learnt. So, what will next winter look like?

Legal Action Launched After Covid-19 Cases in Austrian Ski Resorts

The VSV consumer association in Austria has launched a class action lawsuit. 6,000 skiers and snowboarders have contacted VSV believing to have caught Covid-19 in a ski resort. UPDATED

Arlberg Ski Area Announces Covid-19 Policy for its Lift System

The resort of St Anton is the main one in the Arlberg and it saw a significant outbreak.  PlanetSKI was in the resort as it shut back in March and we report on how the lifts will operate next winter.

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

Handful of European Ski Resorts Prepare to Open

Stubai, Pitztal and Kaunertal in the Tirol plan to fire up their first lifts by the end of September. Then its Ruka and Levi in Finland. It will be a somewhat different experience with Covid-19 restrictions. 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

Crystal Ski Holidays Axes Entire Chalet Programme for Next Winter

The UK’s largest ski tour operators is ending its chalet business. It blames Covid-19 and will have huge implications for next season’s ski and snowboard holidays.

First Snow in Ski Resorts in Canada as Covid-19 Rules for Next Season Released

Winter is on its way with snow at altitude in Canada. The resorts are looking ahead to what the season of 2020/21 may be like as the pandemic continues. UPDATED

Ischgl Sets Out to Rebuild Image & Reputation After Covid-19

The Austrian resort has become a byword for a ski resort that spread coronavirus.  Many others likely did similar, but the mud seems to have stuck on Ischgl. The resort has unveiled its plans for next winter. UPDATED

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

Covid-19 Restrictions at English Ski Area Next Winter

We’ve heard from the mighty Vail Resorts, looked at other resorts in the Alps & kept across developments in the southern hemisphere over summer. But what about closer to home? Yad Moss in the Pennines to be precise.

How Does the UK Government Decide Which Countries to Quarantine?

It is a surprisingly simple formula that gives an indication of which country may be going on and off the list. Much of the Alps and Pyrenees are out of bounds unless you are prepared to go into 14-day quarantine, but not everywhere.

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

Switzerland Looks Set to be Next Alpine Country to be Added to UK Quarantine List

First it was France, then Austria and now it is looking like Switzerland. An announcement is expected on Thursday with new measures possibly coming into force on Saturday morning. PlanetSKI reports from Switzerland. NEW & UPDATED

Questions Over World Cup Freestyle Events in North America

The Alpine World Cup skiing events have all been cancelled, but what about other disciplines? Apart from the World Cup there’s the small matter of the Dew Tour and the X-Games. The Burton Snowboarding Championships were called off a while back.

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

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

Self-driving Across France with No Need to Quarantine Remains Possible

Despite the new quarantine regulations from France it is possible to drive across France from another country in a private vehicle as long as people do not get out, or allow anyone in. And use the Channel Tunnel.

UK Introduces Quarantine from France

The Foreign Office is warning against “all but essential travel” to France. It’s dealt a body blow to UK visits to the French Alps and the French Pyrenees this summer. It remains possible to drive across France to reach or return from another country.

Chill Factore Reopens

The indoor snow centre in Manchester has fired up its lifts. It closed last March and follows other indoor slopes that are now running.

Ski Resorts in New Zealand Reopen but with Restrictions as Covid-19 is Back

The resorts closed with immediate effect on Wednesday but now feel they can operate under Level 2 restrictions.  The new cases are in Auckland on the North Island.

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.

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 summer 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.

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

Maison 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

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Switzerland Drops Quarantine for People Arriving from the UK

From 29th October people who have visited the UK in the past 10-days will no longer be required to quarantine.

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/26/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-16/

#FrenchSkiResortsClose as France Goes Into Second National Lockdown.

#Tignes & #Les2Alpes are currently open for glacier skiing and snowboarding. #ValThorens has already announced it is cancelling its opening on November 21st.

Latest:

https://t.co/DNOuZ1Poy4

Latest news on tCoronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

-‘Rest & Test’ at Heathrow
-World Alpine Ski Champion Tests Positive for Covid-19
-Some Ski Resorts in Italy Remain Open
-First US Ski Resort Set to Open Today with Covid-19 Restrictions in Place

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/26/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-16/

It’s Opening Time!

Today #WolfCreek in #Colorado is set to be the first resort in the USA to open.

Updated: https://planetski.eu/2020/10/25/first-ski-resort-in-north-america-opens/

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#winterishere #letsgoskiing @WolfCreekSki2

Need a few pictures of snow to take your mind off things?

There’s been another big fall in parts of the Alps.

Most of us may be unable to visit at the moment, but it looks fabulous.

Updated:

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/27/let-it-snow-2/

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