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SUMMER GLACIER SKIING 2018

With the huge snowfalls of last winter and a recent top up the glaciers are in their best summer conditions for years. PlanetSKI looks at the options.

MOTORBIKES MEET THE MOUNTAINS

Riding a motorbike in the mountains has much in common with skiing in the mountains. PlanetSKI reports from the alpine tarmac of the Tirol.

WEEKEND SKI BREAK: DAY 2

They are growing in popularity as some people don’t have time for a full week or want to squeeze a bonus trip in. PlanetSKI is with Skiweekender. NEW

WEEKEND SKI BREAK: DAY 1

They are growing in popularity as some people don’t have time for a full week or want to squeeze a bonus trip in. PlanetSKI is with Skiweekender. UPDATED

HELLO COWBOY!

Our editor is reasonaby adept on skis, but in the saddle…? James Cove has just had the time of his life in cowboy country near Steamboat.

STEAMBOAT IN 48-HOURS

PlanetSKI continues its winter ski road trip in North America as we head through Colorado. Next up it’s the cowboy resort of Steamboat….

THE STEEPS OF WINTER PARK

The Colorado resort is perhaps best known for its wide groomers & intermediate terrain. Not so. PlanetSKI tackles the steeps. NEW

PLANETSKI HITS WINTER PARK

Resorts are offering alternatives to skiing & snowboarding. In Winter Park, Colorado, we’ve been ski-dooing and a few other things besides.

THAT’S ALL FOLKS…

The PlanetSKI Idaho road trip comes to an end. What a week of adventures on the road & in the mountains… next stop Colorado. NEW

BACK ON THE ROAD: McCALL TO SANDPOINT

The PlanetSKI Idaho road trip heads north to Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Check out the journey & our live blog from the largest resort in Idaho. UPDATED

IDAHO SKI ROAD TRIP MOVES ON

We’re heading from Boise to McCall in deepest Idaho and the ski resorts of Brundage Mountain & Tamarack. The journey itself proved an adventure.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

PlanetSKI is on a US ski road trip around Idaho. Adventures await, but it helps to have some skis. And now we have a knowledge of potatos. UPDATED

PLANETSKI IS BACK IN ANDORRA

PlanetSKI’s Katie Bamber has just returned from the slopes of the Pyrenees. She blogged live and here is her piece in chronological order. NEW

FEBRUARY SKIING SECRETS

– Siberian village of Oymyakon warms up
– Managing snow in Brač – Croatia
– Snowboarding in Rome
– Backflip off a chairlift
– Vintage snowcats

PLANETSKI ROAD TRIP HEADS TO NAX

Our editor is doing what he loves most: roaming round the Alps visiting resorts he’s barely heard of. Next stop Nax. Where?

THE PLANETSKI ROAD TRIP ACCELERATES

Our editor is doing what he loves most: roaming round the Alps visiting resorts he’s barely heard of. Next stop Chandolin/St-Luc in the Swiss Alps.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Our editor, James Cove, is doing what he loves the best. Roaming round the Alps visiting a bunch of resorts he’s barely heard of.

PLANETSKI’S NORWEGIAN ADVENTURES

It is one of our editor’s favourite trips of the winter; his annual random trip round a few resorts in Norway. This year was the best ever…

NORWEGIAN ADVENTURES

Our editor is on his annual ski trip to Norway. He’s just visited a resort that gets an annual average of 18m of snow and been where? UPDATED

48-HOURS IN MAMMOTH

PlanetSKI is starting its winter in the US resort with the most terrain open. And rather good it is too! UPDATED

WE HEAD FOR SOME GLACIER SKIING

We’ve just arrived in Les2Alpes as its summer skiing season gets underway. But it’s not all about snowsports. Far from it.

FANCY SKIING THE FJORDS IN NORWAY?

PlanetSKI reporter & adventurer, Squash Falconer, visits the Norwegian Fjords for a ski & sail expedition that includes touring up to the peak of Kopphornet.

AND SO IT ENDS…

The 4-week PlanetSKI road trip ends. We finish where we started, Utah, after a final day in Grand Targhee in Wyoming.

A JACKSON HOLE VIRGIN

The PlanetSKI 4-week road trip swings into the resort we’ve most been looking forward to ski – Jackson Hole. Our editor has never skied it before but heard so much about it.

END OF THE ROAD

The month long PlanetSKI North America road trip ends where it started – Utah. No prizes for guessing which ski area James Cove visited to spend his last day on US snow.

THE ROADS FROM BANFF

PlanetSKI’s 4-week and 20 resort trip to USA and Canada continues. We have just spent 5 days in Banff blogging daily and below we reproduce the Canada leg of the trip in chronological order.

ULTIMATE SKI ROAD TRIP- SEE FULL STORY HERE

As you may have noticed on PlanetSKI our editor, James Cove, has been doing a 4-week road trip (with some occasional help from planes) in North America.

ULTIMATE SKI ROAD TRIP: COLORADO

PlanetSKI is currently on a 4-week road trip in North America taking in around 20 resorts in the USA and Canada. We have just skied 3 resorts in 3 days…
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BACK ON THE ROAD

After flying the 1,250 miles from Denver to Calgary we’re pleased to be back on the road. After a little rest for the Sabbath. PlanetSKI is continuing its 4-week and 20 resort trip round North America. UPDATED

THE ULTIMATE SKI ROAD TRIP

The heavy snow of Utah is but a distant memory as we have headed round to neighbouring Colorado.

ULTIMATE SKI ROAD TRIP: UTAH, PART ONE

PlanetSKI is on a 4-week road trip round 20 or so ski resorts in the USA and Canada. We have been blogging each day and here we re-produce the first week in full and in chronological order.

ULTIMATE SKI ROAD TRIP: UTAH, PART TWO

PlanetSKI is on a 4-week road trip round 20 or so ski resorts in the USA and Canada. We have been blogging each day and here we re-produce the first week in full and in chronological order.

THE ULTIMATE SKI ROAD TRIP

The final day of the Utah leg of PlanetSKI’s 4-week trip in the USA & Canada brings a bit of a disaster. In fact a total and utter cockup. So, what is the best way to react? UPDATED

FAST TRAIN TO WINTER PARK

Downtown Denver to the ski slopes in little more than 90 minutes. The Winter Park Express is back and suddenly it’s a whole lot easier to go skiing in Colorado. PlanetSKI steps on board.

The Road to Revelstoke

The PlanetSKI Canadian ski road trip in British Columbia heads to Revelstoke. We sunk deep into the best powder snow so far.

The Road to Red Mountain

James Cove swings into Red Mountain in an RV. It’s a resort he’s wanted to ski for many years, but will it live up to expectations?

SKIING IN SPAIN – DAY TWO

PlanetSKI has been making some turns in Spain. The Pyrenees? No, Sierra Nevada in southern Spain. And there is far more to it than just the skiing. Our blog continues…

SKIING IN SPAIN – DAY ONE

PlanetSKI has been making some turns in Spain. The Pyrenees? No, Sierra Nevada in southern Spain. And there is far more to it than just the skiing. NEW

PYRENEES SKI ROAD TRIP

We are back on the road visiting 3 resorts in 3 days in the French Pyrenees; Font Romeu, Les Angles and Ax3Domaines. We saved the best till last. UPDATE

Looking back at Norway…

PlanetSKI has just spent 4 days in Norway. We posted a blog each day and they received thousands of views. So, here they are again – in order and with some unpublished photos & anecdotes. NEW

Norwegian Adventures

PlanetSKI is making its annual December ski trip to the Home of Skiing. Sadly on Wednesday it was time to head home. But not before a few laughs! UPDATED

WAKE UP IN THE UK & BE SKIING BY LUNCH

Is it possible to take an early flight and be on the slopes before lunch? Yes, even better if it is a resort you have dreamt of skiing for years.

Norway in pictures

At this time of year there is not much daylight in the ski resorts of Norway. There are long daybreaks and sunsets that make some great photo opportunities.

Skiing in Norway

Sometimes it is judgement, often it is luck and occasionally a combination of the two. This week PlanetSKI has been in Norway, the location of some of the best current snow in Europe.

Hiking the Hahnenkamm

It is the most famous downhill ski race of them all. The Streif course is now a summer attraction too. PlanetSKI pulls on its hiking boots rather than ski boots.

On the road again

The PlanetSKI Norwegian road trip continues as our content editor and his son arrive in Hefjell, near Lillehammer. So what is it that makes Norway special?

Skiing in Norway – Part Three

Norway used to be popular with the British but recently numbers have dwindled. That may be about to change – next winter Crystal is offering holidays again. PlanetSKI is in Norway and we have a series of special reports. Here we visited Hemsedal – one of the biggest resorts that rivals what the Alps has to offer.

Skiing in Norway – Part Four

Norway used to be popular with the British but recently numbers have dwindled. That may be about to change – next winter Crystal is offering holidays again. PlanetSKI is in Norway and we have a series of special reports. Here we try our hand at husky sledging and have a ski area all to ourselves. Literally.

Skiing in Norway – Part Two

Norway used to be popular with the British but recently numbers have dwindled. That may be about to change – next winter Crystal is offering holidays again. PlanetSKI is in Norway and we have a series of special reports. Here we try our hand a cross-country skiing.

Skiing in Norway

Norway used to be popular with the British but recently numbers have dwindled. That may be about to change as the tour operators look again at the country. Next winter Crystal is offering holidays. PlanetSKI is in Norway and we have a series of special reports.

Road trip in the French Pyrenees

PlanetSKI has been in one of the great undiscovered ski areas of Europe; The Hautes Pyrenees. Undiscovered by the Brits that is. We have just skied 5 resorts in 5 days. Phew.

Pyrenees road trip continues

PlanetSKI has been in one of the great undiscovered ski areas of Europe; The Haute Pyrenees in France. Undiscovered by the Brits that is. We have just skied 5 resorts in 5 days……here is Day Two.

Two resorts in a day

PlanetSKI has been in one of the great undiscovered ski areas of Europe; The Hautes Pyrenees. Undiscovered by the Brits that is. We have just skied 5 resorts in 5 days. Here is Day Three when we skied Bareges and La Monjie. And nursed a hangover.

Road trip ends

PlanetSKI has been in one of the great undiscovered ski areas of Europe; The Haute Pyrenees. Undiscovered by the Brits that is. Last month we skied 5 resorts in 5 days. Phew. Here is our final day – Day Five. We saved the best till last.

A jewel of skiing

A new linked ski area has been created in the Austrian Tirol as Alpbach links up with the resorts in the Wildschonau. It has taken 11 years of heated debate as change happens rather slowly in this part of Austria. PlanetSKI reports from the Ski Juwel.

Skiing in California

Our content editor travelled to California with some reluctance. It hadn’t snowed for weeks and it was having the worst winter in years. He is not entirely a fan of skiing in North America either. He returns itching to get back. So what happened?

It is difficult not to be smug

Our content editor is in Lake Tahoe in California. Up until last weekend it was having one of the worst winters on record. Then it started snowing and it hasn’t stopped. Check out his latest blog.

California Dreaming

Our content editor has just arrived on the west coast of the USA to visit Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood. He’s been dreaming of the trip, while the resorts have been dreaming of snow. It has been a poor winter so far on the west coast.

Skiing in Japan

A PlanetSKI reporter, Rob Rees, is in the land of the rising sun…and this season the land of the falling snow. Meters and metres of it. Check out our report and pictures from Japan.

Snow report

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