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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?

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.

ANOTHER US RESORT SEEKS TO OPEN AMID PANDEMIC

This time it is Wolf Creek in Colorado. Two other areas in the state are looking at the possibility and one resort in California has already done so.

SKI RESORT IN NORWAY EXTENDS ITS REOPENING

Myrkdalen opened at the weekend and says it will open next weekend too. Social distancing measures are in place and the resort claims they will be enforced. Some question the decision.

FRENCH SKI RESORTS DIGEST EASING OF LOCKDOWN

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has outlined the plans of the country as it looks to ease some of the country’s tough restrictions. It will affect the summer season and people are beginning to look at what the next winter season may look like.

NEW ZEALAND SKI AREAS PLAN TO OPEN WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS

New Zealand says it has stopped the community transmission of Covid-19, effectively eliminating the virus. Ski resorts are cautiously optimistic they will be able to open for a locals’ season, albeit under tight restrictions.

More Resorts in the USA Look to Re-Open

Mt Baldy in California has re-opened even though it appears to be against the rules. Now two in Colorado are considering their position, but says they will only do so if allowed to.

THE COVID-19 IMPACT ON SKIING & SNOWBOARDING CONTINUES

Our ever-popular rolling blog continues as we report on its impact on the world of snowsports. There is, as always, good news and bad news.

Ischgl Set To Try To Change Its Image

The resort wants to move away from “party tourism” after it suffered Austria’s biggest cluster of coronavirus. Its international reputation has been damaged as some accuse it of spreading covid-19 to many other countries in Europe.

MT BALDY SKI RESORT IN CALIFORNIA RE-OPENS

The ski resort claims that if some golf courses in the state can open, then so can a ski resort. The announcement of skiing and snowboarding re-starting amid covid-19 has met with mixed reaction.

SKI SEASONAIRES COMPLETE QUARANTINE MARATHON FOR CHARITY

Two British ski seasonaires who caught coronavirus while working in Italy have completed marathons while in quarantine in their small apartments to raise money for charity.

STRICT QUARANTINE MEASURES LIFTED FOR 3 AUSTRIAN SKI RESORTS

Ischgl, St Anton and Soelden in the Tirol were sealed off in mid-march. Extensive testing for covid-19 has been carried out and the authorities have now lifted the quarantine 3- days earlier than expected.

How Has Coronavirus Hit Skiing & Snowboarding

The pandemic is having a devastating impact on the travel industry.  How is the snowsports world faring and what might next season look like?  PlanetSKI assesses the situation.

NORWAY EASES MORE LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS

The country went into full lockdown early and quickly.  It shut its ski resorts in a single move on Friday 13th March. It now claims some success in dealing with coronavirus with some restrictions lifted on Monday.

CORONAVIRUS IMPACT ON SKIING & SNOWBOARDING CONTINUES

As we enter another week under the cosh from coronavirus our ever-popular rolling blog continues as we reports on its impact on the world of snowsports.

SNOWSPORTS INDUSTRY HELPS IN COVID-19 FIGHT

From Googles for Doctors in the USA, to Michelin starred chefs preparing meals for health staff in France. Burton Snowboards is sourcing 500,000 masks & a paralympic silver medalist is working as a nurse.

SWITZERLAND RELEASES DETAILS OF EXIT FROM LOCKDOWN

Like many other alpine nations the country remains in lockdown with ski resorts closed, tight restictions on movements with shops and businesses closed.  The government has released details of its exit strategy.

SKI RESORTS IN PICTURES

This week should have been busy on the slopes with families enjoying the final week of the Easter holidays. Sadly, there’s some great spring sunshine but no skiing. PlanetSKI reports on what we’re missing.

ISCHGL RESPONDS TO CRITICISM OVER ITS HANDLING OF CORONAVIRUS

The resort has come under attack for not closing quickly enough or heeding early warnings. Some claim its actions helped to spread the virus across parts of Europe, but others believe it acted in good faith. PlanetSKI reports.

ISCHGL & ST ANTON REMAIN IN QUARANTINE WITH DECISION EXPECTED ON SOELDEN

All three resorts in the Tirol have been under strict quarantine since March 13th.   Extensive testing has revealed the resorts are still hotbeds of the virus with widespread infections.

CORONAVIRUS IMPACT ON SKIING & SNOWBOARDING

We have been updating our blog on a daily basis here on PlanetSKI with all the news on how it impacts on the world we live in and the one we love – skiing and snowboarding.

AUSTRALIA SKI SEASON UNDER THREAT

The resorts are preparing, but will there be one as the coronavirus pandemic continues? Resorts are hiring, plans are being made but it is unlikely to start as normal in June.

TIROL LIFTS SOME OF ITS CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS

People can now leave their villages and towns, plus limited outdoor exercise is allowed as cases drop. The ski resorts of Ischgl, Soelden and St Anton remain under full quarantine.  PlanetSKI reports.

CORONAVIRUS IMPACT ON SNOWSPORTS

We bring you all the latest news on Covid-19 and its effect on the snowsports community. PlanetSKI reports.

SKIING FINALLY ENDS IN SWEDEN

Some ski areas shut on Sunday and others will close on Monday. Some believe they should have done so sooner to prevent further spreading of coronavirus. PlanetSKI reports.

Coronavirus: Claiming For Your Cancelled Ski Trip

Some PlanetSKI readers are facing an uphill battle to get their money back for ski holidays that aren’t happening or were brought to an end when ski resorts closed.  Others say the service providers are doing well in difficult circumstances.

MORE CALLS FOR US UPHILL SKIERS TO STOP RISKING THEMSELVES AND STRETCHING EMERGENCY SERVICES FIGHTING CORONAVIRUS

Over the weekend there were more skiing and snowboarding accidents requiring emergency and rescue intervention. PlanetSKI reports.

LEGAL ACTION THREATENED OVER CORONAVIRUS SPREAD FROM AUSTRIAN SKI RESORTS

It is reported that around 400 people exposed to coronavirus while on ski holidays to Austria are interested in joining a class action lawsuit against the ski authorities. Some say lawyers are circling before official investigations are concluded.

CORONAVIRUS IMPACT ON SKIING. OUR UPDATED BLOG ON COVID-19 ROLLS ON…

We’re bringing you all the latest news on Covid-19 and its effect on the snowsports community as it happens. Our rolling blog enters another week.

UK SEASONAL WORKERS BACK HOME FROM QUARANTINE IN AUSTRIA

A total of 260 British people, most of whom are seasonal workers in ski resorts, were able to fly home from Austria on Saturday.  PlanetSKI reports.

CORONAVIRUS IMPACT ON BEIJING 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS

The Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on the build-up to the Games and snowsports in general.  Preparations, though, are still on track as the country gets back to work. And back to skiing. PlanetSKI reports.

ISCHGL UNDER INVESTIGATION OVER CLAIMS IT DID NOT DO ENOUGH TO LIMIT SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

The ski resort in the Tirol was the first resort in Austria to announce it was closing after a 36-year old barman contracted the disease. It is claimed the virus was passed on in the apres ski venues and partygoers then took it back to their home country.

SWEDEN REMAINS OPEN FOR SKIING

It is one of the few countries where skiing is allowed and some question the decision as the country puts few restrictions in place to fight coronavirus.

PLANETSKI’S LOCAL PARK NOW CLOSED TO CYCLISTS

It was inevitable given the behaviour of a small number of people on their bikes as they sped round the park in groups and some crowded round the gates.

OUR ROLLING BLOG ON THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON SNOWSPORTS CONTINUES

The coronavirus crisis is having a huge impact on the snowsports world and here we bring you all the latest news as it happens. PlanetSKI reports.

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Another Glacier Resort in Europe Set to Close

The #Fonna glacier resort in #Norway is closing its summer season early on August 21st as conditions deteriorate.

It had been the only place where #summerskiing bore some semblance to normal conditions.

https://planetski.eu/2022/08/10/another-glacier-resort-in-europe-set-to-close/

Inquest Held into GB Snowboarder Who Died Following Collision

An inquest has heard that Kayleigh Harris was on a day off from her job at a hotel Les Menuires in France 2016 when a skier collided with her after she fell.

https://planetski.eu/2022/08/10/inquest-held-into-gb-snowboarder-who-died-following-collision/

Mountain Rescues in Switzerland Rise

In 2021, mountain rescuers were called out 3,680 times, according to the latest figures.

This is 20% more than in 2019.

https://planetski.eu/2022/08/09/mountain-rescues-in-switzerland-rise/

Receding #Glacier Reveals Wreckage from 1968 Swiss Plane Crash

A mountain guide has found wreckage of a plane that crashed in 1968 on the #Aletschglacier in #Switzerland.

https://planetski.eu/2022/08/08/receeding-glacier-reveals-wreckage-from-1968-swiss-plane-crash/

Saudi Arabia Interested in Hosting 2029 Asian Winter Games

The Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee has expressed a desire to host the 10th Asian Winter Games at Trojena in Neom.

https://planetski.eu/2022/08/07/saudi-arabia-interested-in-hosting-2029-asian-winter-games/

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