Ski Legends Turn Out to Honour Klammer

More than 30 skiing legends have gathered in the Austrian resort of Bad Kleinkirchheim to join in the 70th birthday celebrations for one of the greatest downhill racers of all time, Franz Klammer. They took part in a race with a difference and PlanetSKI was slopeside. NEW

An Australian in Austria

Grace Burnfield and her partner, Luke, are from Perth in Western Australia. They’re touring Europe at the moment, including taking in a spot of skiing. Ischgl seemed the best place to head to and so it proved to be. NEW

A Day Ski Touring in the Tirol

It is one of the big growth areas in snowsports – ski touring. It doesn’t have to be for the experts. Check out our photogallery from the weekend. NEW

December’s Ski News

– Rescuers Search for Potential Victims in Scottish Avalanche
– Kayaking Down a Glacier Waterfall
– Switzerland Aims For 2038 Winter Olympics
– Former Olympic Snowboarder Jailed for Staging Plane Crash
– Happy Birthday Dave Ryding! …LIVE

Why Ski in Austria Next Winter?

We are asking some of the Alpine and Scandinavian countries to tell us, in their own words, what makes a ski holiday so special in their region. Next we hear from Austria.

Five of the Best in the Tirol

We are asking some resorts and ski areas to tell us, in their own words, what makes a ski holiday so special in their region. First we hear from the Tirol Austria.

Ski Sainte Foy With Premiere Neige

In 2002, Premiere Neige made its debut in Sainte Foy starting with just two chalets. Today it owns a collection of 30 catered and self-catered properties.

November’s Ski News

– Pat Sharples Named Coach of the Year
– Gastro Day in Gurgl raises €28,660 for Local Families
– From Pow, Pow to Woof, Woof
– Swiss Sports Federations Back Winter Olympic Bid
– Avalanche in Iran Kills 5 Climbers… LIVE

Happy Birthday Iglu Ski

The pioneering ski agent is 25-years old. All those years ago it recognised that the future of booking a ski holiday was using digital technology with real-time information to put the customer at the heart of the process.  400, 000 people have reaped the rewards.

The Snow Show 2023

PlanetSKI reporter Simon Wilson has not been to a ski show for more than forty years – so we despatched him to this year’s exhibition & asked him to take his teenage-self along. What has changed?

Fancy Free Tickets to the London Snow Show This Weekend?

It takes place this weekend at the ExCeL in east London and follows on from the National Snow Show in Birmingham last weekend. PlanetSKI has a bunch of tickets to give away. NEW

PlanetSKI Ends its Autumn Trip to the Mountains of Europe

But not before we watched England and Wales in their separate matches in the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup. They were being held last weekend in Marseille to the south of the Alps. UPDATED

Ski Club GB Looks Forward to the Season of 23/24

The Ski Club of Great Britain is celebrating its 120th anniversary and to mark the occasion, is launching a host of new initiatives for its members as it heads into the 2023-24 winter ski season.

Save Money on Your Ski Trip

We have just fully updated the PlanetSKI Guide to Saving Money – it’s full of handy tips and practical advice. It sits in another section of the web site but we re-produce it here. UPDATED

PlanetSKI Stays in 14th Century French Chateau in Alps

We’ve stayed in some varied and interesting places in our travels around the Alps. But never a genuine French chateau. Check out the Le Chateau de Candie in Chambery.

PlanetSKI Seems to Have Turned Into PlanetRUGBY. Again!

We’re on the final week of our month-long tour of France: watching the group stages of the Rugby World Cup. Plus visiting The Alps, Pyrenees & Jura as we look ahead to winter. NEW

Autumn Ski News

– World Cup Alpine Ski Racing Starts then Stops
– The Rocket Prepares to Launch
– Ban on Russia & Belarus Snowsport Athletes Continues
– Chef de Mission for 2026 Paralympics Appointed
– Good luck with your recovery Wozza!…LIVE

Autumn in the Alps

The seasons are changing as autumn gets underway & winter edges closer. The days are shorter, there’s been snow at altitude & the leaves are changing their colour. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps. UPDATED

PlanetSKI is in the Jura Mountains

We’ve been in the Pyrenees and the Alps on our autumn tour of the mountains, now its time for the Jura.  One of Europe’s little-known and under-appreciated ranges. UPDATED

PlanetSKI Turns Into PlanetRUGBY

We’ve been in the Pyrenees, the Alps & the Jura in France as we take in the Rugby World Cup. UPDATED

PlanetSKI Is In the Alps

We’re in Chambery: hiking at altitude, nosing round the ancient town, plus staying in a Chateau. We have a bit of time on our hands between matches in the Rugby World Cup. UPDATED

PlanetSKI’s Autumn Trip to the Alps & Pyrenees Continues

We’ve been in the Pyrenees. We’re heading to the Alps and then hopefully it’s the Jura. Plus we’re taking in the Rugby World Cup. Did we mention golf and lilo testing? UPDATED

PlanetSKI Is In The Pyrenees

We’re back in our natural habitat – the mountains. We are in France for 4-weeks (hopefully longer) for the Rugby World Cup. Be rude not to spend the downtime between matches in the Pyrenees & the Alps. UPDATED

PlanetSKI’s Autumn Trip to the Alps & the Pyrenees

We’re always in the mountains for the Winter & ski into Spring. Then we’re back in the Summer. Now we’re in the mountains of France for the Autumn. Plus taking in the Rugby World Cup. UPDATED

Summer Ski News

– Swiss Ski Museum Set to Open
– New Disabled Ski World Record Set
– Glacier Melt Continues in Canada
– What the FWT
– Andorra Bans Foreigners from Buying Homes…LIVE & UPDATED

Summer in Les 2 Alps: A Sports-Lover’s Dream

There was mountain biking, hiking, running & even some summer skiing. As the official summer season closes this weekend PlanetSKI’s Claire McAteer looks back at her earlier visit. UPDATED

August’s Summer Ski News

– Volunteers Needed for First Cross Border World Cup Ski Race
– Mt Ruapehu Claims Deepest Snow Base in the World
– Thieves Steal Donations to Swiss Climbing Club
– ISTM Heads to Obertauern in Austria
– Fancy Owning a Ski Area?…LIVE & UPDATED

PlanetSKI Visits Innsbruck in the Summer

It’s the final stop on our summer tour of the Tirol where we’ve been enjoying some of our favourite winter places, in the summer months. Check out our photo gallery from the capital of the Tirol.

Ski Club of Great Britain Celebrates 120 Years

It all started in the Cafe Royal in London in 1903. The Club has held a Gala Dinner in the same venue to commemorate the occasion. We look back at the Club’s history.

PlanetSKI Goes Hiking & E-Mountain Biking in the Tirol

We’re continuing our summer Tour of the Tirol in St Johann. We’ve been E-mountain biking & now we’re hiking. Summer in the Alps…UPDATED

PlanetSKI turns into PlanetBOAT. Again.

Readers with a long memory will recall that in 2021 PlanetSKI didn’t get to the mountains due to Covid-19 restrictions. So, we did a few other outdoor activities in the UK including a 4-day boat trip on the Thames.  We’ve just been back for more.

PlanetSKI Rides the Cable Cars of San Francisco

We are in the city ahead of a Spring ski trip to Palisades Tahoe and Mammoth Mountain. We reckon any ski trip to this part of California deserves some time in one of the greatest cities in the USA.

Tirol in the Summer

There’s hiking, biking, climbing, cultural activities, relaxing and much more. With something for families, adrenaline junkies and everyone in between. See what’s on offer in the summer in one of PlanetSKI’s favourite winter playgrounds.

Summer Ski News

– Summer E-Bike Festival in Verbier
– New Ski Resorts Planned for Ukraine
– New Zealand Talks About A Winter Olympics Bid
– UK Airport Drop-Off Charges Soar
– 2022 Was Hottest Year On Record in Switzerland …LIVE & UPDATED

Verbier Ends Its Season on a High

PlanetSKI has been in the resort as it shut last weekend. We’ve been enjoying the fabulous late-season conditions, wondering why it is even closing & assessing how the winter has gone for the Swiss resort.

Running Over the Alps

Regular PlanetSKI reader and Snow Camp manager, Dan Keeley, is running 86-miles over the St Bernard Pass in three days. It is just part of his 1,100-mile run from London to Rome that is now underway. UPDATED

Day Two of Snow Camp’s 3 Valley Rally

24 teams of four are battling it out in a series of fun events on snow. It’s all done to raise money for the charity, Snow Camp, that is celebrating its 20th birthday. PlanetSKI is at the event. UPDATED

Snow Camp’s 3 Valley Rally Takes Place This Weekend

The charity that helps underprivileged youngsters find a path in snowsports is celebrating its 20th birthday. It is hosting a fabulous fund-raising event in Val Thorens & PlanetSKI is joining the event and reporting back. NEW

PlanetSKI Heads Up to the Aiguille du Midi

It is a must-visit spot on any trip to Chamonix. If you are doing the Vallee Blanche take the time to look round or if the ski route is not your cup of tea then it is well worth a visit in its own right.

Renting Skis After All These Years

PlanetSKI reporter Jo Vizard loves her skis – K2 Misdemeanors. Only trouble is they are 15 years old, so perhaps it is time rent some more up to date ones.

An Andorran Adventure: Part Two

PlanetSKI’s Chief Reporter is plugging a big gap in her ski knowledge, she’s finally in Andorra. Part two of An Andorran Adventure.

An Andorran Adventure

PlanetSKI’s Chief Reporter is finally plugging a big gap in her ski knowledge. She’s skiing in Andorra in the Pyrenees for the first time. Part one.

A Week in Paradiski

At PlanetSKI we’re often flitting between resorts, never spending more than a few days in one area before moving on.  For a change, we’ve spent a whole week hitting the slopes of the vast Paradiski in the French Alps. We could hardly have chosen a better time to be there.

PlanetSKI’s Postcard from Park City

One of our regular readers, Rob McAteer, is in Utah for the first time. Here’s what he makes of one of the USA’s largest ski areas.

Where’s the Cheapest Beer in the Mountains?

Crystal Ski Holidays has highlighted the cheapest ski resorts to enjoy a pint, so skiers and snowboarders don’t have to break the bank in order to enjoy a refreshing beer after a day on the slopes.

Ski School or Home School?

It’s a dilemma faced by many parents during a winter holiday. What do you do when you book your kids into ski lessons, and then they simply refuse to put their skis on?

Norwegian Ski Rail Trip

PlaneSKI has been on a rail ski safari round a few ski areas in Norway – Voss, Myrkdalen and Norefjell. Adventures aplenty.

PlanetSKI Takes the 45-Minute Challenge

PlanetSKI’s Tim Clark has taken on the challenge of getting from the French resort of La Rosiere to La Thuile in Italy on a snowboard in 45 minutes.  Can it be done?

Spring Skiing & Easter in Tirol

Most ski areas in the Austrian Tirol are open until Easter and beyond.  Five of them are glacier resorts just an hour from Innsbruck. 

Great Austrian Resorts for Spring Skiing

They’re ski areas with a long season, kicking off early and finishing in April or even May. Check out some great choices for your spring trip to the mountains.

PlanetSKI Hits the Powder of Norway

It hadn’t snowed in the Alps for weeks. So, we decided to go skiing in Norway where snow was falling. We’re been travelling round Norway by train and it seems we’ve hit gold!

PlanetSKI Reports from Abruzzo in Southern Italy

Abruzzo is an Italian region to the east of Rome that contains the Apennine Mountains – home to a number of fabulous ski areas that are little-known to British skiers and snowboarders.

PlanetSKI Takes Self-Catering Ski Holiday in Chamonix

As a Canadian living in the UK, PlanetSKI’s Marie Taylor is on a mission to ski all of Europe’s big resorts. She’s stayed in hotels in Zermatt & chalets in Les3Vallees. Now it’s self-catering in Chamonix. Read on for more on the self-catering experience.

Skiing in Adelboden: An Unexpected Delight

If you like the idea of a traditional, quaint, ski resort where the locals still go to ski because the skiing is rather good, then this Swiss gem is for you. Did anyone mention its swing?

Black Skiers Celebrate 50 Years of ‘Soul on Snow’

More than 2,000 people have gathered in Vail, Colorado, to mark a half-century of the National Brotherhood of Skiers, an organisation created by black ski and snowboard enthusiasts.

Best Value Food & Drink in Les3Vallées

It’s not a secret that eating and drinking out in the vast Three Valleys ski area in France can be an expensive pastime.  With that in mind – and with the busy February holiday period in full swing – our friends at Maison Sport give us their tips for the best value spots. NEW

A Day With A Chamonix Mountain Guide

The powder snow may not be there at the moment but a day out with a mountain guide is always a special experience. And so it proved to be.

What to do in Morzine Besides Snowsports

There are 600km of pistes to enjoy in the Portes du Soleil but if you want a break from the slopes – or are travelling with those less keen than you are on snowsports – what else is there to do? 

Tirol’s Local Secrets

If you’re off to the Tirol this season, we have some local secrets to let you in on.  Even if you’re heading to the Austrian region’s most famous resorts, we’re pretty sure there will be things you don’t know.  Let the locals tell you more.

Avoriaz: Love it or Hate it?

It’s one of those places that provokes strong feelings.  If you’re a fan of traditional mountain ski villages, then this 1960s purpose-built resort in the French Alps is possibly not for you.  But it has a lot going for it and we rather like it.

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