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A CANADIAN IN THE ALPS: PART THREE

Marie Taylor has skied the finest resorts in Canada, but never the Alps. In a series of special reports for PlanetSKI she compares the two.

TALES FROM THE TIROL: SCHELLERLAUFEN

Pardon? It is a centuries old Tirolean tradition that is recognised by UNESCO & we’ve been experiencing it today. NEW

WHICH WINTER MUSIC FESTIVALS FOR YOU?

Here’s the handiest app we’ve ever come across, designed to help you choose between all the fab European mountain music festivals.

DAY 4 OF MY SKI SAFARI

Katie Bamber finishes her Ski Safari in Chatel, having skied from Les Gets through Morzine & Avoriaz in Les Portes du Soleil.

A CANADIAN IN THE ALPS: PART TWO

Marie Taylor has skied the finest resorts in Canada, but never the Alps. In a series of special reports for PlanetSKI she compares the two.

PERFORMANCE CLINIC OPENED BY WARREN SMITH IN HARLEY STREET

After an off-snow assessment, programmes are designed to enhance performance for skiers of all levels: intermediates to advanced. NEW

TALES FROM THE TIROL

PlanetSKI is based in Innsbruck for the rest of the winter. To ski as many resorts as we can & write about whatever takes our fancy…

ISCHGL’S NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOUR

It’s a short bus ride from Ischgl and is included in the area lift pass. So why don’t more people visit Kappl? PlanetSKI drops in.

A CANADIAN IN THE ALPS: PART ONE

Marie Taylor has skied the finest resorts in Canada, but never the Alps. In a series of special reports for PlanetSKI she compares the two.

SKIING THE ITALIAN WAY

From Champoluc to Cervinia in the Aosta as we do it Italian style. Food, sun, skiing and more great food.

CAMP ZERO

Skiing right – the Italian way. That’s high mountains to ski, ride and explore, eating excellently, and resting up and relaxing in super 5*s.

FEBRUARY NEWS IN BRIEF

Helicopter search on Nanga Parbat for two mountaineers, Swiss school trips on the rise + 120 evacuated from French cable car. ROLLING

FEBRUARY SKIING SECRETS

– Scary beautiful snow
– Never ending lift queues
– Snowboard with a gas engine
– Snow in Las Vegas
– Cracking snow eggs

PLANETSKI’S FEBRUARY DEALS CLUB

It’s high season, but we’re here to bring you low prices for skiing this month. What’s your Spring plan? ROLLING

THE KEY TO IT ALL

Our correspondent Alf Alderson is a Les Arcs ‘ambassador’. Here’s what’s going down at the Ambassador’s Residence this week.

CRANS MONTANA FROM THE DOWN, UP

A day in pictures. Day Two and I’m inverting my normal ski practice to explore the area by skinning up.

CRANS MONTANA FROM THE UP, DOWN

PlanetSKI goes back to an old Swiss ski favourite to check it out: alpine skiing, ski touring & what’s new for this winter.

DAD’S DELIGHT…

PlanetSKI editor, James Cove, spends a day skiing with his son in the Grand Massif area in France. It’s been a while since he’s done either. UPDATED

SKI SAFARI IN THE PORTES DU SOLEIL

PlanetSKI explores the corners of the Portes du Soleil on skis with a night in each big resort. But first a day ‘acclimatising’.

POUND THE PISTES

Enough of powder skiing, we’re staying on the groomers. PlanetSKI rips it up in Val Gardena in The Dolomites.

LIFTS OF DELIGHT

Our correspondent Alf Alderson is a Les Arcs ‘ambassador’. Here’s what’s going down at the Ambassador’s Residence this week.

HOPPY DAYS

Our correspondent Alf Alderson is a Les Arcs ‘ambassador’. Here’s what’s going down at the Ambassador’s Residence this week.

JANUARY SKIING SECRETS

– Freestyle in snow
– Ski in a kilt & make money
– Snowboarder videos as Iron Dome intercepts missile
– Moose charges in Breckenridge Resort

JANUARY NEWS IN BRIEF

Gwyneth Paltrow sued over ski crash, ski insurer makes The Times, World Snow Day + Greenland ice loss. ROLLING…

OUR 7 MOST READ STORIES IN 2018

Heavy snowfall, lift accidents, GB sporting success, Brexit impact, drunken mayors & resort visits. So, which came out on top?

3 DAYS IN SERRE CHE

A very short trip planned to a personal favourite resort, with a full-on schedule. What do we do? Make it into a challenge.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wishing all our readers, partners, resorts + many friends in snowsports across the world the very best for 2019. UPDATED

BOY RACERS

The Carrick-Smith brothers could be the brightest future of British alpine racing. PlanetSKI has been to meet them and watch them train.

PLANETSKI MOVES TO INNSBRUCK

We’re going to be based there for 3-months from February 1st. Wey, hey! But why Innsbruck?

ALL THERE IS IN SERRE CHE

Skiing, of course, but what else can you do? PlanetSKI packs in as many different activities as possible in 3 days.

THE SNOWORKS WAY

The coaching is different but the skiers who return time after time can’t all be wrong. PlanetSKI joins them.

LES 3 VALLEES OPENS FOR WINTER

PlanetSKI was in the largest ski domain in the world at the weekend as it fired up its lifts. What a start to winter!

XMAS IS HERE…

More santas have been spotted around the mountains. The job of Father Xmas is now done, so what next? UPDATED

XMAS MARKETS IN THE ALPS

In the Tirol in Austria to be precise. We choose the best five on offer. Some continue to the New Year.

HOW TO BE A BETTER SKIER

Beginner, intermediate or advanced. Whatever your level you can improve this winter. But what’s the right way to do it?

PREPARE FOR THE WORST

If you go off piste, now’s the time to prepare. We’ve been honing our avalanche rescue skills in the wilds of, er, Wimbledon.

NOVEMBER SKIING SECRETS

– Norway Xmas tree on its way
– Putting our feet up
– Is ski racing too dangerous?
– Deep snow close to Gnifetti Hut in Aosta.

SKI HARD, PARTY HARDER

Can you guess where this is going? Find the best apres ski resorts across the world. And tell us your favourite too.

HIKING US-STYLE

The most extreme (and rewarding) activity PlanetSKI has done for a while. Here’s how it went on the mission to Kane Lake.

AUGUST NEWS IN BRIEF

Skier seeks damages for chairlift fall, Ikon collective adds new resorts, British base jumper dies in Swiss Alps + snow in the US. NEW & UPDATED

AUGUST SKIING SECRETS

– Racing up a ski jump
– How are new chairlifts installed?
– Chinese tourists brawl over mountain view
– Finns ski in a swamp in high heels

OUR SUMMER TRIP TO CHAMONIX ENDS

How do you follow a visit to the Aiguille du Midi and paragliding? Mountain biking, white water rafting, glacier hiking and more…

TAKE IT OUTSIDE

The rush of doing yoga outdoors is huge, & infinitely more so when practicing at 2,800m – Is it the altitude or just the scenery?

CHAMONIX IN SUMMER

PlanetSKI hits the Aiguille du Midi. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in France. We blogged & updated in real time throughout the day. UPDATED

ST JOHANN IN SUMMER

It’s a foodie affair, between the biking & hiking, in the Tirol’s St. Johann – can there be a better blend of holiday activities? NEW

HEADING HIGH – SUMMER IN CHAMONIX

PlanetSKI continues its summer trip to perhaps the most famous mountain resort in the world. We know it well in winter, but in summer…

BACK IN CHAMONIX

PlanetSKI is pretty familiar with Chamonix in winter, but not in summer. Time to put that right as we spend a few days in the iconic mountain resort.

PLANETSKI HITS CHAMONIX

We’ve just arrived in the winter capital of skiing to see what it’s like in the summer. Biking, hiking, rafting, paragliding and no doubt a bit more. NEW

MY SUMMER SKI CAMP: PART THREE

British freestyle skier Kirsty Muir has spent a week at a training camp in Whistler. Here’s her final blog for PlanetSKI.

SURF TO SKI

Where in the world can we do both of these sports, in a day, for the most perfect soujorn of snow and sea. Riders, here’s where:

MY SUMMER SKI CAMP: PART TWO

GB’s young freestyle skier heads up the hill to be coached by skiing royalty. Read Kirsty Muir’s latest account from Whistler, written exclusively for PlanetSKI.

MY SUMMER SKI CAMP: PART ONE

Young freestyle skier Kirsty Muir has arrived in Canada for a training camp at Whistler. She’s keeping a diary for PlanetSKI.

SUMMER IN LES GETS: PART 3

PlanetSKI’s roving reporter is not generally renowned for his agricultural expertise but we find him in the mountains on a farm playing the role of Farmer Giles.

SUMMER IN LES GETS: PART 2

PlanetSKI’s roving reporter, James Rampton is in the ski area of Les Gets, and he’s gone all yogic on us. Downward-facing dogs…

JULY NEWS IN BRIEF

Ex-Olympic champion skier dies in jet-ski accident, Is 2026 on track?, GB hiker in 25m Austria fall + Snowkidz claims success. NEW & UPDATED

JULY SKIING SECRETS

– Twiggy the skiing squirrel retires
– Retro grass skiing plus roller skiing
– Insta-snippets
– Zig-zag
– Mobile charging station at Les Menuires

SKIING IN SOUTH AMERICA

It’s all about the adventure. Argentina, Chile, anybody?

SUMMER IN LES GETS: PART 1

Our Roving Reporter turns Robocop as he tests the ski slopes. Not on two planks, instead he’s rolling down the slopes on two chunky wheels.

CONGRATULATIONS CONTINUE FOR FIRST SKI DESCENT OF K2

The Polish ski mountaineer, Andrzej Bargiel, has become the first person to ski down the mountain. It is a HUGE achievement. UPDATED

SUMMER GLACIER SESSIONS

If there’s a year to enjoy the snow all the way through, then this is it. PlanetSKI reports on current summer glacier skiing in Europe. UPDATED

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Twitter

#IndoorSnowCentres in England to Open in Mid-July?

Govt hopes to open gyms & leisure facilities in England in mid-July.

It is likely, though not certain, the indoor snow centres will come into the same category.
@snowcentre

https://planetski.eu/2020/07/05/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-4/

Melbourne goes into lockdown with people barred from nearby ski resorts + ABTA calls for more government support for outbound tourism

https://planetski.eu/2020/07/05/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-4/

Rockfall Warnings in Scotland

A warning has been issued about large loose boulders, some 1m wide, on melting snow.

Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team issued the warning about the "significantly-sized boulders" at the top of Black Spout, in Deeside.

https://planetski.eu/2020/07/01/julys-news-in-brief/

Check out all the latest news on the coronavirus impact on snowsports.

Ski train cancelled, further restrictions in Sweden, Australia ski resorts busy + new mask requirements in Austria and Switzerland.

https://planetski.eu/2020/07/05/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-4/

Looks like there’s fabulous snow in Las Leñas but sadly the slopes are empty ❄️

Twitter feed video.Looks like there’s fabulous snow in Las Leñas but sadly the slopes are empty ❄️
Las Leñas Depto #ThinkSnow@laslenasdepto

Nuestra querida montaña en su mejor momento! 🙌🏻🙌🏻❄️❄️🏔
Feliz de verte así y tristes de no poder disfrutarte! #ThinkSnow

#LasLeñas #cordilleradelosandes
#LasLeñasDepto #ownerdirect
#COVIDー19 #enfriamientoglobal ?

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