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Coronavirus outbreak

PLANETSKI LEAVES THE ALPS AND HEADS HOME

PlanetSKI’s editor James Cove returned from the Alps at the weekend. He has now gone into self-isolation after covering the coronavirus story from the Alps.

PLANETSKI’S ROLLING BLOG ON THE CORONAVIRUS IMPACT ON SKIING CONTINUES…

It’s another day in these unprecedented times for everyone. Pretty much all the ski resorts in the world are closed as the coronavirus takes hold. Here we keep you updated with the facts – no hype & no spin. The PlanetSKI team reports.

RESORTS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA CLOSE

Over the weekend the two giants of the scene, Vail Resorts and Alterra closed all their resorts. 49 between them. Some followed suit while others carried on. Read our rolling PlanetSKI blog for the latest.

CORONAVIRUS EXODUS FROM FRENCH SKI RESORTS CAUSES SOME CHAOS

The decision of France to shut has caused huge problems with a mass exit underway. Many major resorts in the USA and Canada have announced temporary closures. Sunday is another day of developments as we report the rolling news.

ALL FRENCH SKI RESORTS CLOSED

It was the last major alpine nation to hold out and insist its ski areas would keep running until the end of the season, despite the worsening coronavirus crisis.

SKIING CONTINUES IN FRANCE BUT FOR HOW LONG?

Italy, Austria, Norway, Switzerland and Andorra have closed all their ski areas because of the coronavirus crisis.  In France the resorts are virtually all open.

FRANCE HOLDS OUT AND REMAINS OPEN FOR SKIING

Many thousands of people are heading out to the resorts over the weekend. It is unsure if they will get a full week and may have to come home early. If so it will be a logistical nightmare, not to say a massive health problem threatening lives and health care systems. PlanetSKI reports.

CORONAVIRUS ENDS EUROPEAN SKI SEASON

Resorts across Austria, Switzerland, Andorra, parts of the Spanish Pyrenees and others closed due to the spread of the disease. Italy had already closed. But France is holding out amid strong criticism from some quarters.

SKI RESORTS CLOSE ALL OVER EUROPE

Austria has announced major closures and Norway has said all its resorts are shutting with immediate effect. Other ski resorts across the Alps are now considering following suit with the coronavirus cases growing. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps.

BRITISH SKIERS WITH CORONAVIRUS MOVED FROM SAALBACH

A group of 10 skiers has left the Austrian resort of Saalbach after being forced into isolation in a hotel there.

SKI OPERATORS ADVICE ON HOLIDAY IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS

We are updating this rolling blog with news from the UK ski tour operators and agents. See here for the latest.

PLANET SKI REPORTS ON THE SITUATION IN ITALY

The whole country is under quarantine due to the coronavirus crisis. PlanetSKI reports on all the latest from Italy, our winter home for this season.

WHY I AM STAYING PUT IN NORTHERN ITALY

The area has the highest number of cases of Coronavirus in Europe and if you believe some of the hype you may think bubonic plague is here. Not so.

CORONAVIRUS: SHOULD I GO ON MY SKI TRIP TO ITALY THIS WEEKEND?

It’s a dilemma troubling Jill Helm and her family.  They are booked to travel to Val Gardena in the Dolomites this Saturday.  She tells PlanetSKI her story.

CORONAVIRUS IMPACT ON SNOWSPORTS GROWS

Events with large gatherings across Europe are being called off. All the major alpine resorts, except France, have closed for skiing. Read our our rolling blog.

CORONAVIRUS SPREADS IN SWITZERLAND

The Engadin Ski Marathon in Graubünden is the world’s second largest cross-country skiing event. It was due to take place this weekend. Coronavirus impacts on Switzerland.

NEW MEASURES IN ITALY TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS

A raft of new measures has been announced as the number of cases rises. PlanetSKI reports from the Aosta Valley in the Italian Alps.

CORONAVIRUS SKI INSURANCE ADVICE

The specialist ski insurance broker, MPI, has put together some guidance if your trip to the mountains is affected by the outbreak of the virus.

CORONAVIRUS IMPACT ON SKIING

PlanetSKI is currently in Northern Italy scene of the worst outbreak Europe. We report on the impact of  the Coronavirus in Italy & what it is like to be near the worst affected areas in Europe.

CORONAVIRUS ADVICE FOR SKIERS

Britons who have been to northern Italy – the area with most of the country’s ski resorts – have been warned to keep themselves isolated if they show any symptoms of the virus. Some schools where pupils have returned from ski trips are closed, and now the virus has spread to other alpine countries.

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Brexit Impact for Next Ski Season

The government has launched a campaign aiming to help British travellers, that’s us skiers and snowboarders, prepare for Brexit changes.

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/01/septembers-news-in-brief/

Check out all the latest news on the Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

- Ryanair Fears Further Cuts to Winter Flights
- A Live Snake as Face Covering!
- Crystal Mountain Introduces Hi-Tech System for Chairlift Access That Will Help Covid-19 Rules

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/

The @fisalpine World Cup #Ski racing calendar for 2020-21 has been announced with more changes forced by #COVID19 ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/18/world-cup-ski-racing-dates-announced/

'Breathtaking' ski jumping venue for the @Beijing2022 Winter Olympics nears completion ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/18/breathtaking-ski-jumping-venue-for-beijing-olympics/
#Beijing2022 #Olympics #Ski

A doctor has gone on trial accused of being part of an international sports #doping ring that was smashed in raids at the 2019 #Nordic #Ski World Championships in Seefeld, Austria ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/01/septembers-news-in-brief/

Latest news on the #Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

- WHO Repeats Warnings to Europe as More Restrictions Loom
- Italy has ‘Covid-Free’ Flights
- Gatwick Introduces Ultraviolet Disinfecting Security Tray

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/

#coronavirusupdates #coronavirusski

Covid-19 Update:

- WHO Warns of Serious Situation in Europe as UK Warns of the Winter Ahead
- BA Calls for Testing at Airports
- Luxury Operator to Continue with Ski Chalets
- New Zealand has Worst Recession in Years as Ski Resorts see Downturn

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/

From Ski Jumper to Tour de France Supremo

Slovenia's Primož Roglič is the favourite to win the Tour de France and he currently wears the yellow jersey.

Roglic is a former ski jumper who only made the switch to cycling in his early 20s.

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/01/septembers-news-in-brief/

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