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HOW TO DO A CITY AND SKI BREAK…

Innsbruck has world class city attractions + some fabulous ski resorts nearby. Day Two Update: City + Ski.

DECEMBER SKIING SECRETS

* Grouse attacks Russian snowboarder
* Official on course as ski racer speeds towards him
* Check out the black + white ski video
* Woof, woof

BUSTING SKI MYTHS

Our friends over at Maison Sport have been at it again. Offering straight advice on topics relevant to all skiers & snowboarders.

CROWDFUNDING AN AVALANCHE DOG

Fjord is a French flat coated retriever. His handler is writing children’s book that tells the adventures of ‘Fjord’.

WHICH ARE THE TOP APRES SKI RESORTS?

You probably have your own favourite but here is the take from the UK’s largest ski tour operator, Crystal Ski Holidays.

WE START OUR SEASON

PlanetSKI has been in Val Thorens in France, the highest resort in the Alps, for its Opening Weekend.

DISABLED BOARDER BUILDS OWN SIT SKI

A former snowboarder suffering from a debilitating illness is building an adaptive ski to get him back to the slopes.

WE LOOK AT THE LIFE & LEGACY OF JAKE BURTON

A founding father of snowboarding, described as its soul, has passed away. We look at his remarkable life & assess his influence on snowsports.

TRIBUTES CONTINUE FOR JAKE BURTON

The founder of Burton snowboards has died from cancer aged 65. He was quite simply one of the most influential men in snowsports.

THE BIONIC DOG ON A BOARD

His name is Gus and only his back legs work. No problem. He has a prosthetic so he can go shredding.

INSTAGRAM: WHICH RESORT APPEARS MOST?

See which ski resorts in the Alps have been photographed the most and posted in the photo sharing site…

VIDEOS TO WHET YOUR APPETITE

The major players release their annual film offerings as winter starts and PlanetSKI has been watching a few. UPDATED

ARE YOU GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE TIROL CHALLENGE?

Ten challenges await in the Tirol and if you compete 5 you are in with a chance to win some great prizes.

NOVEMBER SKIING SECRETS

– Meet Corty
– Duck landing
– Oh, grow up
– Most googled resort in North America
– Check out the freestyle video

WILL RUGBY LEAD TO MORE SKIING IN JAPAN?

If you have been watching the Rugby World Cup & been tempted, you’re not the only one. We look at the influence the tournament may have on skiing.

GET FIT TO SKI WITH DAVE RYDING

GB’s leading alpine racer has joined forces with Snowsport England to produce a series of videos to get skiers in shape for the slopes.

IS THIS THE WINTER TO TRY CLUB MED?

It’s a marmite holiday – you’ll either love it or hate it. Most love it. One UK agent reports 98% of clients re-book.

AUTUMN IN THE ALPS AND BEYOND

The seasons are changing. That means fabulous colours out in the ski resorts as the leaves change & snow falls.

IT’S TEMPLE TIME IN JAPAN

No visit to the country is complete without visiting some of the temples and shrines. PlanetSKI goes sightseeing.

THERE’S MUCH MORE TO JAPAN THAN SKIING

Which is rather fortunate as we’re in the mountains of Japan before the first flakes have fallen. Checking out resorts & more besides.

HEADING ONWARDS FROM NOZAWA ONSEN

We’re deep in the Japanese Alps checking out a few ski areas ahead of winter. Next up its Ryuoo and Madarao near Nozawa Onsen.

PLANETSKI HEADS SOUTH ON OUR JOURNEY IN JAPAN

We’re having an autumn look at the mountains in Japan. First Hokkaido & now it’s time for the Japanese Alps on the main island.

OCTOBER SKIING SECRETS

– Andri Ragettli wows on his latest parcour course
– Check out this video
– Bird’s eye view
– Speed climbing record smashed

PLANETSKI TURNS INTO PLANET HIKE

We’re currently nosing round the mountains of Japan. With the snow yet to come it’s time for hiking boots.

BALKAN HOLIDAYS RAMPS UP FOR WINTER 2019/20

It offers Bulgaria, Slovenia & Romania at a lead-in price of £299 per person. Who said skiing is expensive?

PLANETSKI GOES HIKING IN VOLCANO COUNTRY

We’re in the mountains of Hokkaido in Japan. The snow is yet to fall so time to put the hiking boots on.

SKIING IN JAPAN

We’ve never done a PlanetSKI resort review without skiing there. Well we have now. Check out Niseko. It gets 15m of snow per winter.

AND SO TO SAPPORO

Our Japan adventures continue & with no snow at this time of year we’re looking at the other attractions. First there’s some rugby to watch…

PLANETSKI HITS JAPAN: PART 2

We’re continuing our stay in Tokyo before heading off to Hokkaido and beyond. Would we manage to master the metro? Maybe…

PLANETSKI HITS JAPAN: PART 1

The snow is yet to fall so we’re seeing what there is to do off the slopes, looking at the winter ahead and, er, planning to see some rugby.

SPOT THE TYPO…

It seems the PlanetSKI editor, James Cove, doesn’t know his ‘i’ from his ‘e’. It can make a difference.

SEPTEMBER SKIING SECRETS

– Snow Leopards
– The camera never lies – or does it?
– French Alps chef in row over cheese
– Ski training on treadmill
– How many calories does skiing burn?

THE ALPINE VILLAGE WITH 1M VISITORS

Imagine an alpine village with just 800 inhabitants that’s visited by a million tourists a year. That’s Hallstatt in Austria.

IF SKI RESORTS WERE BISCUITS…

VIP SKI must be missing the winter as it’s come up with a rather odd analogy of ski resorts and their biscuit equivalents.

MY BIG WET GREEK ‘HOLIDAY’

The PlanetSKI team gets up to all sorts outside the winter season. For our Chief Reporter, a relaxing break in Greece turned into a busman’s holiday.

AUGUST SKIING SECRETS

– Grenoble Olympic torch up for auction
– Plane, train or automobile to your ski resort?
– Plastic ban on Everest
– Powder snow on a bike

CHILE SKI RESORTS STRUGGLE WITH WARM WINTER

Several Chilean ski operations remain closed due to poor conditions. In Argentina skiing looks better:

HISTORIC US SKI JUMP LISTED

The Nansen Ski Jump has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Check out its fascinating history.

CANDIDE THOVEX TAKES TO WATER

The freeskier makes his own rules (and sport) as he skies on snow, sand, dirt, grass, volcano, jungle & stone. Now its waves.

SWISS PLANES PERFORM OVER WRONG EVENT

Patrouille Suisse was due to fly over an event to mark first flights over the Alps. Instead they performed over a yodelling festival.

RIDING WINTER THROUGH SUMMER

It’s a rolling blog as our ski reporter Katie chases waves on the Atlantic filling the winter void of skiing & snowboarding with surfing.

SKI RESORT OFFERS GOAT YOGA

Ninety-minute ‘goat yoga’ classes will be taking place once again in St Moritz in September. Pardon?

THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR US

That’s a BASS motto, a ski academy offering advanced skier performance breakthrough clinics so we can explore better & further NEW

LOOK OUT FOR LUCA

Pocket-sized ski racer Luca Westbrook is just 9. But he’s already tasted success at the GB and Swiss national championships.

JUNE’S SKIING SECRETS

– Vandalised ski painting repaired
– Using a piste basher to shovel silage
– Mountain creature with ‘superpowers’
– Mountain range similarity

JUNE’S NEWS IN BRIEF

50 glacial lakes under Greenland, Lowther Hills crowd funding for groomer + funds rasied for shot Russian snowboard champion. ROLLING…

SNOWBOARDING FORCES

PlanetSKI meets up with some special people at the BRITS – the UK Armed Forces Snowsport & Parasnowsport teams.

LAST MINUTE IN ALPE D’HUEZ

The Fisher family was desperate to find a last minute deal. With school holidays due to start, what were the options?

SKIING THE SPANISH PYRENEES: BOÍ TAÜLL

It’s the final stage of our chief reporter’s road trip to three little known resorts in the Pyrenees in Catalonia. She appears to have found her own private ski area.

GETTING PAST THE PLOUGH

Can Kay Frances move on from the snowplough? She sets off to Andorra to find out. Do you remember learning to ski?

SKIING THE FRENCH PYRENEES

As part of our special series on Europe’s other mountain range we visit two of our favourite resorts in France: Ax3 Domaines & Les Angles.

SKIING THE SPANISH PYRENEES: TAVASCAN

Wild, remote, unique. Our road trip to ski three of the lesser known resorts in the Catalan Pyrenees takes us to a very special place.

SKIING THE SPANISH PYRENEES: PORT AINÉ

Our chief reporter is on a road trip to visit three little known ski areas in the Pyrenees in Catalonia. First up is Port Ainé.

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT ON USA

It’s not a new topic but an important one nevertheless. How are ski resorts affected and what’s there to do? NEW

WATCH THE BOSS DES BOSSES

The legendary inter-resort seasonaires’ bumps competition took place in Verbier on Wednesday. if you missed it, watch the catch up here. NEW

SCOTLAND SKI SAFARI

Our Scotland reporter takes in 3 resorts in a 3 day safari – Cairngorm, Glenshee and the Lecht as winter fianlly gets under way. UPDATED

LET’S GO TO THE CIRCUS

Our chief reporter has just spent a few days in the Skicircus ski area of Austria. Here’s her story, as it happened.

TOURING IN LE TOUR

Le Tour is a wide open Chamonix ski area that has a beautiful marked route to skin. PlanetSKI puts on its skins.

ARGENTIERE – IS IT STILL AS GOOD?

Argentiere is legendary for its lift-served off piste skiing. But after a fire distroyed the Grands Montets lift is it still the same?

CHASING SNOW IN CHAM

The PlanetSKI road trip to ski the wild mountains of Chamonix faces challenges with heavy snow closing road passes & ski lifts.

Snow report

Twitter

The @fisalpine World Cup #Ski racing calendar for 2020-21 has been announced with more changes forced by #COVID19 ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/18/world-cup-ski-racing-dates-announced/

'Breathtaking' ski jumping venue for the @Beijing2022 Winter Olympics nears completion ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/18/breathtaking-ski-jumping-venue-for-beijing-olympics/
#Beijing2022 #Olympics #Ski

A doctor has gone on trial accused of being part of an international sports #doping ring that was smashed in raids at the 2019 #Nordic #Ski World Championships in Seefeld, Austria ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/01/septembers-news-in-brief/

Latest news on the #Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

- WHO Repeats Warnings to Europe as More Restrictions Loom
- Italy has ‘Covid-Free’ Flights
- Gatwick Introduces Ultraviolet Disinfecting Security Tray

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/

#coronavirusupdates #coronavirusski

Covid-19 Update:

- WHO Warns of Serious Situation in Europe as UK Warns of the Winter Ahead
- BA Calls for Testing at Airports
- Luxury Operator to Continue with Ski Chalets
- New Zealand has Worst Recession in Years as Ski Resorts see Downturn

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/

From Ski Jumper to Tour de France Supremo

Slovenia's Primož Roglič is the favourite to win the Tour de France and he currently wears the yellow jersey.

Roglic is a former ski jumper who only made the switch to cycling in his early 20s.

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/01/septembers-news-in-brief/

Check out today's latest news on the Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports here ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/
#ski #snowboard #WinterIsComing

Golf Is More Dangerous that Skiing

Skiing and snowboarding is often seen as a high-risk and injury prone sport.

Apparently it is less risky than football, rugby, tennis, cycling and, er golf.

And which is the least dangerous sport?

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/16/golf-is-more-dangerous-that-skiing/

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