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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.

ALPINE SKIING IN NORWAY

In a country famous for its nordic skiing PlanetSKI finds there’s some seriously good alpine skiing too.

PLANETSKI GOES CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

In the home of cross country PlanetSKI’s Chief Reporter dons some long skinny skis to tackle Norway’s national obsession.

IT’S CARNIVAL TIME

PlanetSKI visits Nassereith in the Tirol for the Schellerlaufen event. It dates back to 1740 & is recognised by UNESCO.

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

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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