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SKI TREASURE HUNT IN THE DOLOMITES

Day Two of Ian Davis’s Dolomiti Superski adventure. Competing in the annual Ski Caching event. It has its roots in Geocaching.

ALL ABOARD THE ALPEN EXPRESS TO AUSTRIA

PlanetSKI takes a new rail route to the Tirol as we head to the mighty Ski Welt. Check out the ride & our first day on the slopes.

PLANETSKI RETURNS TO THE DOLOMITES

Dolomiti Superski: 39 resorts, 1200kms of slopes, glacier skiing, mott of the slopes at 1600m with many at 2000m.

OUR FINAL DAY IN UTAH… ONE FOR THE MEMORY.

PlanetSKI ends its week-long trip to Utah. Snow shoeing, cross country skiing, ice castles & a swim in a 10,000 year old thermal crater.

PLANETSKI HEADS TO ZERMATT: THE ONE IN UTAH NOT SWITZERLAND

We didn’t know there was another resort called Zermatt. It is not so much a resort as a base to try snowsports activities & nearby ski areas.

SKIING, FOOD & HISTORY IN THE TIROL

PlanetSKI reporter Clare Meaney has been finding out what the neighbouring resorts of Ischgl and Galtür have to offer. After the skiing, it’s eating and a bit of culture.

And so to Park City Mountain Resort…

PlanetSKI’s trip in Utah moves round to one of our favourite large resorts in North America. But can it live up to expectations?

DEER VALLEY RE-DISCOVERED

The first resort we’re hitting in Utah is Deer Valley. Consistently voted the No1 resort in the USA. So, is it?

BACK ON SKIS AFTER SERIOUS INJURY

PlanetSKI reporter, Clare Meaney, had a serious injury 5 years ago after being skied into. She has pretty much been unable to ski, until now.

MAIN STREET, SNOW SHOEING & OLYMPIC BOBSLED RUN

We’ve arrived in Park City, Utah for a few days of powder skiing. But first we go to two ends of the spectrum.

RELAX IF YOU CAN!

It’s known for its fabulous skiing & apres ski, but it has another side too – relaxation. Relax if you can.

PLANETSKI ARRIVES IN UTAH AS MORE SNOW FALLS

Half a metre fell last week and more is forecast. Which is good as PlanetSKI has just touched down in Salt Lake City!

PLANETSKI HEADS TO THE MOUNTAINS

The Xmas and New Year festivities are a thing of the past.  It’s time to go skiing… & dining.

JANUARY SKIING SECRETS

– ‘Drunk’ arrested for trying to drive up a ski slope
– Chose your music for the slopes
– Environmental cost of some ski waxes
– GB snowboarder aims to break own speed record

PLANETSKI HANDS OUT ANOTHER AWARD

Which is The Best Ski Resort You Have Never Heard Of? We’ve found ours. Step forward Zauchensee. Where?

NEVIS RANGE 30 YEARS ON

The Scottish ski resort has been celebrating its birthday as it turns 30. We look back at its illustrious history.

IT’S BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE XMAS

PlanetSKI tours the Advent Market in Altenmarkt in SalzburgerLand in Austria. It sure works up an appetite.

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

Snow report

Twitter

Looking good in #StAnton in the #Tirol as it reopens part of its ski area with free #Covd19 tests on offer.

Updated:



@StantonReview @VisitTirol #snow #schnee #sun #springskiing https://t.co/wVzl0i59gC

Latest news on #Coronavirus impact on snowsports:

- Some Restrictions Ease in #Switzerland From Monday
- Italian Resort of #AltaBadia Closes for Rest of Season
- Coping with #Covid19 in New Zealand

https://planetski.eu/2021/02/22/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-29/

Latest news on #Coronavirus impact on snowsports:

- St Anton Reopens for Skiing
- Tougher Restrictions in Two Ski Regions in Italy
- Ski sales surge for next season
- Owner of British Airways Calls for Digital Health Passes

https://planetski.eu/2021/02/22/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-29/

Two Ski Regions in Italy Set to See Further Restrictions

#Piedmont & #Lombardy to be declared #OrangeZones as cases continue to spread.

Ski resorts are currently closed in the regions, and it means there is no immediate prospect of them opening.

https://planetski.eu/2021/02/22/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-29/

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