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Resort News

2 die in Whistler avalanches

The men died in separate accidents and we have just heard about 3 people dieing in Verbier.

Scottish resorts have bumper snow

The snow that has brought parts of the UK to a standstill is a boost for the nation’s ski resorts.

Keep out of the trees

It’s great fun to ski in them but environmentalists say we damage the woods by skiing in them. Perhaps it’s time to think again about tree skiing.

Fancy a game of golf this weekend?

The French resort of Les Gets in the Portes du Soleil is hosting a game of street golf.

Life begins at 40 in Flaine

The French resort of Flaine celebrates it’s 40th birthday with parties, concerts and a host of events.

Sharp rise in lift ticket sales

The world’s biggest ski lift company announces rise in number of tickets sold. It’s not all bad economic news for the ski industry.

All of Utah’s resorts skied in a day.

They began at Brian Head at 5 in the morning and ended at Beaver Mountain at 8 in the evening.

Full moon fever

It was a full moon, the thermal baths of Leukerbad were steaming and it was a night to remember.

Calling all transvestite skiers

If you like wearing women’s clothes and getting a ski bargain then SkiWelt in Austria is for you.

Joe Cocker to play Wengen

He’ll be performing along with the 70’s rock band, Uriah Heep.

France ‘claims’ ski boom

Good snow has apparently led to an increase in people skiing over Xmas.

First results of gondola accident

The Whistler incident has left locals worried and other resorts are checking their lifts.

Investigation into Whistler accident

First findings after a pylon of the Excalibur Gondola collapsed and 53 people were rescued.

Peak 2 Peak opens

The much-hyped lift in Whistler opens with fresh snow, large crowds and our PlanetSKI reporter, Alex Griffiths, was one of the first to use it.

Peak2Peak opens, where’s the snow?

Whistler’s record-breaking lift opens today but sadly conditions are far from ideal. We have a report from the resort.

Vail sees bookings fall

The US resorts company says people are simply not making plans for a ski holiday as the economic future worries them too much.

Ski school for disabled launched

A ski school in Switzerland has recruited a team of 5 to teach people with disabilities the joys of skiing.

Snow is boost for the ski industry

Winter really couldn’t have got off to a better start. With the economic worries Mother Nature has come to the rescue. We have a news video report.

Doppelmayr on the up

The world’s leading ski lift builder has seen sales rise and more people use their lifts.

US resorts face the credit crunch

Ski resorts in America are feeling the pinch. Hopefully the good snow will help though.

Ski Club election results

An attempt by a single issue group to take over the club’s governing body has been defeated.

Tui profits up 43%

Europe’s biggest travel firm bucks the trend and reports rise in profits.

The Ski Club decides

The Club holds its AGM tonight as a group tries to overturn its off piste skiing policy.

BASI seeks new Chief Executive

Following the departure of Peter Kuwall last month the British Association of Snowsports Instructors (BASI) is looking for a new boss.

SKI CLUB WARS

A fierce internal battle is raging over the off piste policy of the Ski Club of Great Britain.

Snow report

Twitter

The squads for Ski and Snowboard Cross for 2020/21 have been announced, with four athletes featuring in the World Cup squads and over a dozen more earning places in the Europa Cup squads.

Congratulations to all the athletes!

Read more: https://bit.ly/2F1jB1b

⛷️: Ollie Davies

UK advises against all but ‘Essential’ travel to Andorra,
Italy threatens to suspend Ryanair flights, Three more indoor snow centres in England open today + People urged to stay away from busy areas of Cairngorms National Park.
https://planetski.eu/2020/08/02/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-5/

Rock debris covers glaciers across the world

The amount is larger than previously thought.

That’s according to a study run by Britain’s Northumbria University and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research.

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

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.

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/07/italy-appears-to-be-keeping-covid-19-under-some-control/

@AostaValley

3 more indoor snow centres in England open today, People urged to stay away from busy areas of Cairngorms National Park, Melbourne lockdown rules tightened as nearby ski resorts close for season, US resorts fear fall in international visitors next winter

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

Inspections begin ahead of next World Cup snowsports season

FIS has sent technical staff to venues due to host World Cup ski and snowboard events next winter.

They include trips to Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Austria and Switzerland.

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/04/inspections-begin-ahead-of-next-world-cup-snowsports-season/

#TamworthSnowdome has re-opened today with other #indoorskicentres following tomorrow.

Updated: https://planetski.eu/2020/08/04/snow-centres-in-england-to-open-this-week/

@SnowDomeTam @Snozone_UK @HSRC_Hemel #indoorskiing

As the company that runs Ski Weekends goes into administration we have an interview with the MD + analysis & reaction as the first major UK operator goes under due to Covid-19:

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/05/leading-uk-ski-tour-operator-goes-into-administration/

Check out all the latest news on the coronavirus impact on snowsports.

Opening World Cup Races Moved Forward to Avoid Crowds + US Resorts Fear Fall Off in International Visitors Next Winter

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

As two resorts in Australia announce they will stay closed for the rest of the season due to covid-19 PlanetSKI looks at the implications for the coming winter in the Northern hemisphere:

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/05/two-ski-resorts-in-australia-to-stay-closed-for-the-rest-of-the-season/

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