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PLANETSKI IS SKIING IN SCOTLAND

Our intrepid Scotland reporter, Rod Frazer, has been out on the slopes for the first turns of the season.

PISTE, POWDER & NO POLITICS

PlanetSKI is regaining its sanity in the Austrian Alps. Away from UK politics.

POLITICS, PISTE & POWDER

Hands up who’s fed up with politics? Yes, we are too so we’ve gone to Austria for the weekend to get away from it all. Just a couple of days.

THE BEST OFF PISTE GUIDEBOOK EVER?

It’s the idea of a British skier & is published two years after he came up with the idea while nursing a broken leg.

HOW TO SKI SCHOOL…

You may have many questions about taking lessons. Here are a few answers from our friends at Maison Sport.

HOW TO START AND END A SKI SEASON IN 2 HOURS

Day One of my winter: Opening Day at Les Menuires in Les3Vallees. The sun’s out, the snow’s good. What could possibly go wrong?

PLANETSKI VISITS XMAS MARKETS IN TIROL’S CAPITAL

A Christmas market has always been on our radar. We’re in Innsbruck for perhaps the best Xmas markets in the Alps.

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.

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Twitter

Cross Country Skiing to be Allowed in France

France will allow people to go #crosscountryskiing individually from Saturday, as long as it doesn't prompt big gatherings of people.

https://planetski.eu/2020/11/23/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-10/

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- First Val d’Isere World Cup Races Cancelled
- Alpine Ski Nations in Talks to Have Co-Ordinated Opening
- French Ski Resorts Can Open In December But Ski Lifts to Remain Shut

https://planetski.eu/2020/11/23/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-10/

#coronavirusski

Sad 😢
While French ski resorts can open in December, the lifts will remain shut!
https://twitter.com/valdisere/status/1331958057266540544

Twitter feed video.Sad 😢 
While French ski resorts can open in December, the lifts will remain shut! 
 https://t.co/sggaoYelnm
Val d'Isère@valdisere

🎵 "When will I see you again, wonderful country ..."
We are ready but we've been hit with the breakdown!
If the opening of the ski lifts remains uncertain, our charming village awaits you for the Christmas holidays!
#valdisere #lesbronzés #christmas

First Val d’Isere World Cup Races Cancelled

Men’s Giant Slalom races December 5 & 6 are off.

"We’re staying united and motivated for organizing the following two weekends of racing.”

https://planetski.eu/2020/11/23/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-10/

#premierneige #valdisere

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