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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.

HUNDREDS OF CAMPER VANS ARRIVE IN SCOTTISH MOUNTAINS AS PEOPLE TRY TO FLEE THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Around 30 turned up in the car park of the Nevis Range ski resort and many more are already in the Highlands. PlanetSKI reports.

SNOW CENTRES IN THE UK CLOSE

The Snow Centre was first out of the blocks making its announcement after the new government regulations were announced.  Other UK snow centres have been following suit.

ALL FIVE SCOTTISH SKI AREAS NOW SHUT

Cairngorm announced it was closing and then Nevis Range, The Lecht, Glenshee & Glencoe followed suit. Some have closed already, but two are open on Sunday amid growing criticism as the coronavirus spreads. PlanetSKI reports.

SKIING CONTINUES IN SCOTLAND, BUT FOR HOW LONG?

All five mountain snowsports centres are open but precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Rumours are that this will be the last weekend.

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY UNDER THREAT

The ski industry along with other sectors of travel is facing an unprecedented crisis as the coronavirus continues its expansion.  PlanetSKI reports.

THE SEASON OF 2020/21 AWAITS

Now may not perhaps be the time to think about next winter, but at PlanetSKI we are.  Big time. We need to stay positive, support the beleaguered snowsports industry and show we care.

LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN…

Here we have a page for you to share your stories, tips, experiences … in fact anything you want.  Many of our readers are currently under restrictions in ski resorts across the mountains.

SKIERS IN FRANCE TOLD: STAY OFF THE MOUNTAIN

Police in the Haute-Savoie and Savoie regions that include many of the major ski resorts in the French Alps have issued warnings against ski touring and any other on-mountain activity. It’s banned and violators face action.

UK SKIERS IN FRENCH RESORTS ALARMED BY NEW LOCKDOWN MEASURES

Here at PlanetSKI we are being asked when and how people should leave French ski resorts.  There is little official information and confirmation but here is our ‘best guess’ & the accounts of some still in ski areas.

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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City & Ski: Stubai, the Tirol

PlanetSKI has started its winter with a week long visit to the Tirol.

We’re now in Innsbruck – sampling the city life & the ski life.

Today it’s a visit to the #Stubaiglacier

https://planetski.eu/2022/12/05/city-ski-stubai-the-tirol/

❄️🌨️⛷️🏂❄️🌨️⛷️🏂 @tirol @stubai #stubai

Our team had an amazing time in the Norwegian ski resorts of @NorefjellSpa and @SkiGeilo. Fantastic early season conditions, brilliant off slope activities and excellent service. ⛷️🇳🇴 ⁠

View Norway ski holidays here:
https://www.skisolutions.com/ski-holidays/norway-resorts

Around 100 Ski Resorts Now Open in Europe

At the w/end many resorts across the Alps, Pyrenees & Scandinavia opened some slopes. PlanetSKI was in #Schlick2000 in the #Tirol as it opened.



#snow #schnee #neige #letitsnow #letsgoskiing https://t.co/REvaIGzoIp

Innsbruck: A City Made for Skiing

As PlanetSKI starts its season we have moved on from the Otztal Valley in the Tirol in Austria to Innsbruck.

It’s the self-proclaimed capital of the Alps and for good reason.

https://planetski.eu/2022/12/03/innsbruck-a-city-for-skiing/

#snow #tirol #innsbruck #letsgoskiing

Well, this is a pretty decent way to kick off PlanetSKI’s season.

3-days fabulous in the #OtztalValley in the #Tirol and now we’ve moved round to #Innsbruck to hit #Khutai & #Stubai.

Updated:

https://t.co/RlEXmyUt8t

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