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Verbier Ends its Ski Season

It is the end of a long and strange season under the pandemic. We have recently reported from the area on how the 4 Vallees and other resorts have coped in this, the strangest of winters. Earlier we heard from some of the people lucky enough to make it to the slopes.

Bikinis and Swimming Shorts at Sochi’s Local Resort

Hundreds have been out on the slopes of Rosa Khutor in Russia for the annual BoogelWoogel mountain festival.

95-year-old Goes Heliskiing

The are claims that Junior Bounous from Utah is the oldest person in the world to have gone heliskiing. He took to the skies and slopes of Snowbird this week.

Last Blast of Winter For Scottish Ski Areas

The return to winter weather has brought a dusting of hope for those desperate to slide around Scotland’s summits.  There was more snow over the weekend as temperatures fall. Graeme Wallace reports for PlanetSKI. 

Off Piste Skiing & Photography in Zermatt

Every now and again on PlanetSKI we post videos from our readers and our friends out in the mountains. This one caught out eye and brought back many memories too – from last year and longer ago.

Skiing Snippets – See What Catches our Eye in the World of Snowsports…

-GB Snowsport Supports Enough Is Enough
-Check It Out…
-Fancy a Fondue?
-Schweitzer Ski Resort Joins Ikon Pass
-Covid-19 Cases at Everest…UPDATED

Marmot Basin in Canada Opens New Terrain

It is the epitome of high alpine riding – steep, snow-filled, treeless terrain with breathtaking views of the surrounding Rocky Mountain Peaks. Who are we to disagree? Check out the images from one of our favourite resorts in Canada.

Where to Ski Next Winter: Norway

In our occasional series we are looking at areas to ski next winter that offer something a little bit different. Norway is one of our favourites – the Scandinavian country is most certainly not the Alps, but that’s good.

A Guide to Cross-Country-Skiing

It’s taken off this winter, according to numerous reports from the Alps.  If you’ve yet to be converted, have a look at the latest guide from our friends at Maison Sport.

Top 5 Resorts In The Tirol for Powderhounds

With most of us turning our attention to next winter it’s time for PlanetSKI to help you decide where to go. If you love your freeriding, read on.

A Beginners’ Guide to Telemark Skiing

Ski touring, cross country skiing, snow shoeing. They can all be done when the lifts are shut.  And then there’s telemarking.  Our friends at Maison Sport have produced the definitive guide. Why not give it a go if you’re in the mountains and wanting a new challenge?

Ski-In Ski-Out: Dundee-style

It’s rare to be able to ski to your front door in Scotland, especially when living far away from the Highlands. But hundreds of people have been doing just that.  Even as the big thaw begins, it’s looking good for spring touring, as PlanetSKI reader Graeme Wallace has been finding out. 

Coping with Covid-19 in the Alps

It is a year since coronavirus started to spread widely in Europe. In our occasional series we hear from PlanetSKI readers who have lived through it out in the mountains. Here’s Kevin Young from near Chamonix…

Lockdown Ski Lessons With A Difference

Fancy some top tips on your ski technique?  Let’s face it, most of us are not going to see a slope this season but we can still benefit from free coaching by expert instructors.  How?

5 Family Resorts in the Tirol for Next Season

The Austrian ski region is full of quiet, uncrowded resorts.  Some you’ve probably never heard of. Let PlanetSKI be your guide to some of the best resorts to visit for a family trip next winter.

Why Are There Currently So Many Fatal Avalanches in the Alps?

The snowpack is highly unstable in places and some people are simply skiing and snowboarding where they should not be given the current conditions. The worrying aspect is professionals have also been caught out. The conditions are some of the most dangerous in recent years.

Top 12 Must Watch Ski Movies

Not on the slopes?  This is the next best thing.  Get your fix of ski and snowboard action with these recommendations.

Life In A Ski Resort When The Lifts Are Closed

As ski lifts in France remain closed into February and perhaps for the rest of the season we ask what’s it like to be in a ski resort in the French Alps in mid-winter when all the lifts are closed.   We hear from Alexandra Beuchert and Simon Perry, who have French residency and travelled from the UK to their home in Tignes in late December.

Cross Country Skiing Takes Off In France

More and more skiers are clipping into long, skinny skis to get their snow fix.  PlanetSKI has been talking to a Nordic skiing instructor in the French Alps about the surge in demand for cross country lessons as the lifts remain closed.

Ski Sunday… It Skis For All of Us & Still Surprises

It’s back on TV & for most of us it is likely to be the closest we get to skiing anytime soon.  Our editor, James Cove, can’t remember the last time he saw the programme recently as he’s always out in the Alps away from TVs. He did though see its very first episode back in 1978. So, what did he make of it?

Happy New Year Folks!

Bonne année, Urte berri on, Frohes neues Jahr, Gleðilegt nýtt ár, Felice anno nuovo, 明けましておめでとうございます, Godt nytt år, Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku, С Новым Годом, Srečno novo leto, Feliz año nuevo and Gott nytt år.

October’s News In Brief

– Snow Helps Extinguish Wildfires
– Autumn Colours in the Mountains
– Tree hugging and ice floating in France this winter
– Russia Accused of Hack Attack on 2018 Winter Olympics.. UPDATED

Snow report

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Anyone else looking forward to summer in the mountains when conditions allow?

We have reports from #Ischgl, #Morzine and #Isere about what’s on offer…

https://www.planetski.eu/

PlanetSKI’s ‘Skiing Snippets’…

-Airport Planned for Andorra
-Ski Resort in Finland Has Record-Breaking Winter
-US Sees High Numbers of Avalanche Deaths
-GB Snowsport Supports Enough Is Enough

See here for the full details:

https://planetski.eu/2021/05/01/mays-skiing-snippets-see-what-catches-our-eye-in-the-world-of-snowsports/

Ski Resort in Finland Reports Record-Breaking Winter

For many resorts it was a winter most would want to forget.

Not so #Pyhä that saw a sharp increase in skiers and snowboarders last season.

https://planetski.eu/2021/05/01/mays-skiing-snippets-see-what-catches-our-eye-in-the-world-of-snowsports/

#skiinginFinland

PlanetSKI’s ‘Skiing Snippets’…

-GB Snowsport Supports Enough Is Enough
-Check It Out…
-Fancy a Fondue?
-Schweitzer Ski Resort Joins Ikon Pass

See here for the full details:

https://planetski.eu/2021/03/28/planetskis-skiing-snippets/

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