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HOW TO DO A CITY AND SKI BREAK…

Innsbruck has world class city attractions + some fabulous ski resorts nearby. Day Two Update: City + Ski.

WE START OUR SEASON

PlanetSKI has been in Val Thorens in France, the highest resort in the Alps, for its Opening Weekend.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

HANNIBAL RETURNS TO THE ALPS

It’s simply one of the strangest events in the Alps. Actually make that THE strangest. PlanetSKI reports from ‘Hannibal’ in Soelden.

ALPINE SKIING IN NORWAY

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

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

IT’S CARNIVAL TIME

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

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

PLANETSKI MOVES TO INNSBRUCK

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

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

Verbier- Pure Energy, Day 2.

Our editor is continuing his quest to see if Verbier’s marketing slogan is true or just more PR spin. Next up – climbing Mont Fort!

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 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.

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.

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 Hills Are Alive to the Sound of Laughter

Billed as ‘the funniest show on snow,’ the Altitude Comedy Festival is underway in the Austrian resort of Mayrhofen. PlanetSKI is there to lap up the laughs. NEW

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?

SUNSHINE SPARKLES

PlanetSKI has been in the Canadian resort of Sunshine Village for a few days. It is one of our favourite resorts in Canada. Why?

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…

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Update:

More #snow falls (70cm in places) as more glacier ski areas open.

Here is a summary of the current situation in the Alps from On the Snow - though it does appear that #Pitztal has moved from Austria to Italy ;-)

https://planetski.eu/2022/09/29/more-glacier-areas-open-for-skiing-snowboarding-this-weekend/

Dreaming of the Dolomites with @DolomitSuperski ❄️🎿 Enjoy over 29,000 acres and 450 lifts, plus unique Italian eateries and aprés with the fabulously friendly locals 🥂

PlanetSKI Has 100 Half Price Tickets to The #Nationalnow Show

We have managed to get our hands on 50% off tickets for the National Snow Show which is now just 2 weeks away – from 15th to 16th October at the #NEC Birmingham.

First come, first served…

https://planetski.eu/2022/10/01/planetski-has-some-half-price-tickets-to-the-national-snow-show/

VIP SKI Offers Free Ski Guiding in Val d’Isere

#VIPSKI is now offering free #skiguiding to guests staying at the seven Hameau de Bellevarde chalets in Val d’Isère during the 2022/23 winter season.

https://t.co/nSTk5DUzAo

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