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Resort News

World’s highest ski area closes

The Chacaltaya ski area in Bolivia has shut down. There’s not enough snow and climate change is blamed. Shame, as it has quite a history.

New summer pipe for Les 2 Alpes

The resort is famous for it’s summer park and it’s about to get better. PlanetSKI will be there this summer and we’ll bring you a special report.

Early snow for New Zealand

Cold temperatures and light snowfalls have delivered early snow to New Zealand’s main ski areas of Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt and The Remarkables.

Resort reviews on your mobile

Kodak has just launched a new service so you can get the information on your mobile. It’s part of its new snow-themed website, Snowstories.

Vail orders staff to wear helmets

To wear or not to wear seems to be the debate of the winter following a number of high profile deaths. Now, for the first time, a group of adults are being made to wear them.

Snow Centre opens next month

As the ski season draws to a close in the Alps it starts up in the UK with the opening of the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

Off piste safety gear compulsory

The Piedmonte region in Italy has passed a law requiring all people who go off piste to have a transceiver, shovel and avalanche probe.

A poo with a view

Hold on to your seat this has to be the strangest view from a toilet. It’s the top of a ski jump.

Bears force slope closure

2 bears have come out of hibernation early and are a danger to skiers in the resort of Powderhorn in Colarado.

Spanish resort extends ski season

Sierra Nevada is staying open for an extra 2 weeks as it has so much snow. It’s also halving the price of its ski pass.

Lift ticket facts and figures

If you don’t like statistics then look away now. If you do then get your anorak on.

Oldest Scottish resort up for sale

Glencoe has been put up for sale in an attempt to get new investment.

Skier ordered to pay for his rescue

The man skied into a tree in an area that had been roped off and declared unsafe. He now has to pay for his actions.

Spring is in the air

The sun is shining out here in the Alps with warm temperatures and melting snow. But there’s still plenty of the white stuff around. What does the end of the season have in store?

Skiers attacked by owl

Night time skiers in a US ski resort report being attacked by an owl.

90 people rescued from ski lift

High winds led the authorities at Snowbird, Utah, to close The Peruvian chairlift..

US resort goes bust

Tamarack ski resort in Idaho has been declared bankrupt just 4 years after it opened.

Liftees go on strike

Lift operators went on strike for 36 hours in Valmorel, France, over working conditions.

Chairlift collapses in Spain

The accident happened in the Sierra Nevada. Around 20 people were injured though none seriously.

Veteran US skier dies

Paul Schipper didn’t miss a day on the slopes for 24 years. He skied every day that the lifts were open at Maine’s Sugarloaf ski resort.

Kylie to play Ischgl

She will be performing on the slopes of the Austrian resort in May. It will be her first daytime concert in Austria and looks set to be a spectacular event.

Let’s not forget Scotland

It is currently having the best conditions for years with resorts turning away people as they are full. We have a report from the Scottish slopes.

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

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/

❄️⛷️❄️🏂❄️

#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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