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The Alps opens for skiing

With the fresh snow of last weekend and more falling at the moment resorts are taking advantage as the season starts. Dozens open over the next few days. UPDATED

Val Thorens postpones opening

The highest resort in the Alps was due to open this weekend but there is not enough snow and poor weather would have closed roads and slopes.

Val Thorens postpones opening

The highest resort in the Alps was due to open this weekend but there is not enough snow and poor weather would have closed roads and slopes.

Chamonix lift company takes over Megeve

The Compagnie du Mont Blanc will take over operating the Megeve lift system this winter.

Chamonix lift company takes over Megeve

The Compagnie du Mont Blanc will take over operating the Megeve lift system this winter.

Alpine Legends ski pass scrapped

It was billed as one of the biggest ski passes in the world as Espace Killy, Les3Vallees and Paradiski joined on a single pass. Not any more.

Alpine Legends ski pass scrapped

It was billed as one of the biggest ski passes in the world as Espace Killy, Les3Vallees and Paradiski joined on a single pass. Not any more.

Colorado opens for skiing

Loveland and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado have started for the winter season. Wolf Creek starts today, Saturday. Other US resorts have already opened. UPDATED

Colorado opens for skiing

Loveland and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado have started for the winter season. Wolf Creek starts today, Saturday. Other US resorts have already opened. UPDATED

CairnGorm future on display

The operators of the Scottish ski resort have unveiled their multi million pound vision to turn the resort into a world-class year-round destination.

CairnGorm future on display

The operators of the Scottish ski resort have unveiled their multi million pound vision to turn the resort into a world-class year-round destination.

More resorts open in the Alps

Two non-glaciers resorts opened at the weekend after recent heavy snow and another glacier resort in France also opened some slopes. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

Sun Peaks expands again

The Canadian resort has released its new trail map including two new runs. The resort is the second biggest area in Canada.

Sun Peaks expands again

The Canadian resort has released its new trail map including two new runs. The resort is the second biggest area in Canada.

More resorts open in the Alps

Two non-glaciers resorts opened at the weekend after recent heavy snow and another glacier resort in France also opened some slopes. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

Another US resort opens

Killington in Vermont fired up a few lifts on Sunday and now Sunday River has followed suit. Cold temperatures have allowed the snow cannons to work. UPDATED

Another US resort opens

Killington in Vermont fired up a few lifts on Sunday and now Sunday River has followed suit. Cold temperatures have allowed the snow cannons to work. UPDATED

Snow is falling & slopes are opening

Kauntertal in Austria kicked off the season with a huge party last weekend. Later this week Kaprun opens its lifts on the Kitzteinhorn glacier and snow is falling in France. UPDATED

Snow is falling & slopes are opening

Kauntertal in Austria kicked off the season with a huge party last weekend. Later this week Kaprun opens its lifts on the Kitzteinhorn glacier and snow is falling in France. UPDATED

Chamonix joins North America lift ticket

The French resort is to become part of the Mountain Collective group of ski areas. It is the first European resort to join. NEW

Chamonix joins North America lift ticket

The French resort is to become part of the Mountain Collective group of ski areas. It is the first European resort to join. NEW

Going All Black

With the Rugby World Cup well underway the favourites, New Zealand, are being backed by a ski area. Coronet Peak is offering All Black skis.

Going All Black

With the Rugby World Cup well underway the favourites, New Zealand, are being backed by a ski area. Coronet Peak is offering All Black skis.

Canadian ski area makes helmets compulsory

Brookvale Provincial Ski Park is the second area in Canada to make it mandatory. The rule comes into force next season.

Canadian ski area makes helmets compulsory

Brookvale Provincial Ski Park is the second area in Canada to make it mandatory. The rule comes into force next season.

Should ski resorts have pistes lengths verified?

They are accused of exaggerating their lengths – some by a huge amount. Now a new seal of approval has been created.

Should ski resorts have pistes lengths verified?

They are accused of exaggerating their lengths – some by a huge amount. Now a new seal of approval has been created.

Skiing starts in Scandinavia

The Norwegian resort of Geilo has brought out some stored snow from last year and has been making it furiously over the past few days. On Saturday the resort opened for skiing.

Skiing starts in Scandinavia

The Norwegian resort of Geilo has brought out some stored snow from last year and has been making it furiously over the past few days. On Saturday the resort opened for skiing.

Fall in the snow

This time of year sees some beautiful mountain sights in the USA as the leaves turn and the first dustings of snow arrive. Check out our photo gallery of some stunning images.

Fall in the snow

This time of year sees some beautiful mountain sights in the USA as the leaves turn and the first dustings of snow arrive. Check out our photo gallery of some stunning images.

NZ resort extends season

Mt Hutt extends its ski season by a further week. There has been great snow this winter and more is forecast.

NZ resort extends season

Mt Hutt extends its ski season by a further week. There has been great snow this winter and more is forecast.

Another indoor snow centre for Middle East

This one is set to be built in Oman. It follows news of the longest indoor slope in the world that is planned for Dubai.

Another indoor snow centre for Middle East

This one is set to be built in Oman. It follows news of the longest indoor slope in the world that is planned for Dubai.

US resort bans drones

Aspen has decreed that drones can only be used by people with a special license from the Federal Aviation Administration.

US resort bans drones

Aspen has decreed that drones can only be used by people with a special license from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Canadian resort set to expand

Plans to expand Lake Louise in Alberta have been approved by Parks Canada. A significant expansion moves a step forward though not everyone is happy.

Canadian resort set to expand

Plans to expand Lake Louise in Alberta have been approved by Parks Canada. A significant expansion moves a step forward though not everyone is happy.

Longest indoor slope in the world

The proposed slope would be 1.2km long and is part of a huge new shopping mall and residential development in Dubai.

Longest indoor slope in the world

The proposed slope would be 1.2km long and is part of a huge new shopping mall and residential development in Dubai.

Park City & Canyons merge

The two ski resorts in Utah are being linked by a connecting lift for next winter and will join up to become one single resort. It will be known as Park City.

PARK CITY & CANYONS MERGE

The two ski resorts in Utah are being linked by a connecting lift for next winter and will join up to become one single resort. It will be known as Park City.

Marijuana stores banned in Vail

The US state of Colorado voted to allow the sale of recreational cannabis, but towns can opt out. Vail looks like being one of them but other ski resorts allow the shops.

Marijuana stores banned in Vail

The US state of Colorado voted to allow the sale of recreational cannabis, but towns can opt out. Vail looks like being one of them but other ski resorts allow the shops.

NZ claims early season success

Good snow has led to a sharp increase in skiers and snowboarders. Could this be a bumper winter Down Under as Oz also enjoys huge snowfalls?

Presidential ski home sold

The Beaver Creek ski retreat of the former US President, Gerald Ford, has finally been sold. PlanetSKI had a tour of the property back in 2014.

Presidential ski home sold

The Beaver Creek ski retreat of the former US President, Gerald Ford, has finally been sold. PlanetSKI had a tour of the property back in 2014.

NZ claims early season success

Good snow has led to a sharp increase in skiers and snowboarders. Could this be a bumper winter Down Under as Oz also enjoys huge snowfalls?

Can Jesus stay in a ski resort?

It is a tricky legal question that has been heard this month in a US appeal court. Some want a statue of him in the resort of Whitefish in Montana USA taken down.

Can Jesus stay in a ski resort?

It is a tricky legal question that has been heard this month in a US appeal court. Some want a statue of him in the resort of Whitefish in Montana USA taken down.

Feeling a bit warm in the heatwave?

If you want to think of cooler places then check out the images we have just been sent from the ski fields of New Zealand.

Feeling a bit warm in the heatwave?

If you want to think of cooler places then check out the images we have just been sent from the ski fields of New Zealand.

Another ski area up for sale

If you fancy owning your own resort you now have a choice. Two are on the market in the USA.

Another ski area up for sale

If you fancy owning your own resort you now have a choice. Two are on the market in the USA.

More NZ resorts open with good snow

The Remarkables is the latest resort to open after having to delay its start as its new building was not ready. Early season conditions are some of the best in over a decade.

More NZ resorts open with good snow

The Remarkables is the latest resort to open after having to delay its start as its new building was not ready. Early season conditions are some of the best in over a decade.

New Mont Blanc cable car opens

It is on the Italian side of the mountain and was officially opened this week by the Italian PM, Matteo Renzi and the Aosta Valley President, Augusto Rollandin. It received a blessing from local clergy too.

New Mont Blanc Cable Car Opens

It is on the Italian side of the mountain and was officially opened this week by the Italian PM, Matteo Renzi and the Aosta Valley President, Augusto Rollandin. It received a blessing from local clergy too.

Midsummer skiing in Scotland

Skiers and snowboarders will be out on the slopes of Glencoe on Sunday. It has become an annual tradition and this year conditions are better than ever.

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Latest news on #Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

-Cervinia Opens then Closes
-First Ski Resort in N. America Opens With Covid-19 Restrictions in place
-GB Ski Test Due to Go Ahead at Kuhtai, March 2021
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First Ski Resort in North America Opens with Covid-19 Restrictions in Place

#MtNorquay near #Banff in #Canada takes the prize after some recent heavy snow.

Other resorts have their snow guns on.

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/25/first-ski-resort-in-north-america-opens/

Latest news Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

-Areas in the Jura mountains increase restrictions
-Cervinia is latest resort to open some slopes
-Updated Covid-19 News from the Ski Nations
-Canada Looks to Local Skiers

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Areas in the Jura mountains in Switzerland increase restrictions as cases of covid-19 rise at alarming level.

Ski camps suspended and rules tightened.

The rest of Switzerland is seeing a surge in cases.

Updated:

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Sharp Spike in Covid-19 Cases in Switzerland - PlanetSKI

It is currently seeing one of the highest numbers of cases per head of population of any nation in the Alps.

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#Cervinia Opens this Weekend

The Italian glacier resort in the #AostaValley is the latest to fire up its lifts for autumn.

Conditions are good with full #Covid19 restrictions in place.

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/22/cervinia-opens-this-weekend/

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