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CITY AND SKI, PART ONE

We love cities & we love ski resorts. Where do they come together in perfect harmony? Innsbruck in the Tirol: PlanetSKI is in town.

UNPLUGGED IN ZERMATT

And so the PlanetSKI visit ends, 3 days of wonderful music and fabulous skiing in our favourite resort. Life really doesn’t get much better.

PLANETSKI GOES UNPLUGGED: DAY TWO

We’re in the Swiss resort for its annual festival, Zermatt Unplugged. It is one of our favourite events in the mountains. Here’s why!

PLANETSKI WINS SILVER AT THE BRITS

Surely some mistake? Our chief reporter is runner-up in the masters category of the British National Skiercross Championships at the BRITS.

APRIL FOOL SPOOFS

We’ve spotted a few in the ski world from snowblading entering the Olympics, drones delivering skis, e-touring, sand ski resorts & maybe a few more…

APRIL NEWS IN BRIEF

IOC claims credit for Korean talks, Crystal Ski launches 2018/19 holiday guide + 10 winter deaths in Scottish mountains. NEW & UPDATED

APRIL SKIING SECRETS

– White Thrill in St Anton
– Salmon & horse for dinner
– P|ond skimming in Georgia
– Japanese snow-wall walk

SKI TOURING: JUST AN UPHILL SLOG?

No. There is far more to it, especially if it means skiing down the north face of the mighty Bellecote at 3417m. PlanetSKI skins up.

HELISKIING IN REVERSE

Our correspondent Alf Alderson is a Les Arcs ‘ambassador’. Sadly his latest communique does not make happy reading.

SNOWBOXX – DAY FIVE

As the 6th edition of Snowboxx Festival ends in Avoriaz we look back on a tremendous week in the French Alps.

RAMPAGING RAMPTON AT SNOWBOXX – DAY FOUR

For one day only, James Rampton is not the roving reporter for PlanetSKI. Instead, he’s special correspondent for PlanetEFATBIKE.

RAMPAGING RAMPTON AT SNOWBOXX – DAY THREE

PlanetSKI’s roving rampaging reporter is in Avoriaz. Hold on, No! He’s at a pop up stage across the border in Champery, Switzerland. NEW

AND SO IT ENDS…

PlanetSKI completes the Super Three races. The final event took place in Saas- Fee last weekend where it was super snowy.

RAMPAGING RAMPTON AT SNOWBOXX – DAY TWO

PlanetSKI’s roving & ramping reporter is in Avoriaz. A great day on the slopes in powder snow was followed by some jaunty gyrations to Fatboy Slim with 6,000 other euphoric fans. NEW

RAMPAGING RAMPTON AT SNOWBOXX DAY ONE

PlanetSKI’s roving & rampaging reporter is in Avoriaz. Enjoying the music line-up & taking a turn or two. Here’s his first report on what’s going on.

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

SKI, SPA & SUN IN AX

In the rugged Pyrenees the French town of Ax-les-Thermes and the 3 Domaines ski area offer a charming alternative to the glitzier versions in the Alps.

HOLD ON TIGHT

It’s not all about the skiing in Copper Mountain. There’s a lot more to get the heart racing and entertain the kids and wannabe kids.

EUROPEAN CHALET EXPERIENCE IN THE USA

Skiworld is the only UK tour operator that offers a genuine ski chalet experience in the US. PlanetSKI joins in the house-party at Breckenridge, Colorado.

COLORADO’S SKIING SECRET

It’s just 75 miles from Denver and not far from Vail but as PlanetSKI discovers, there are good reasons to visit the less well-known Copper Mountain.

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….

THRILLS & SPILLS OF MOGULS

PlanetSKI’s Kisia Cove gets some mogul time & then tackles a halfpipe. Do you want to learn to ski the bumps better? Read on…

THE ALTITUDE PREVIEW

It’s time to send in the clowns. The hills are about to be alive with the sound of merriment. NEW

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

MARCH SKIING SECRETS

– Moose
– Skijoring cowboy style
– Scary snow overhang
– Orange snow
– Now that’s a snow slide!
– Taking a Tesla to the slopes
– Skis or snowboard?

KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY

A resort that works for Kids, Tweens and Teens plus a skiing Grandad at Half Term: Wengen in Switzerland.

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.

AND ANOTHER THING…

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

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.

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

PlanetSKI’s Clare Meaney finally gets back on her skis on after the worst three years of her life. We salute you Clare!

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

THREE DAYS IN BANFF

PlanetSKI returns to one of its favourite ski towns: Banff in Alberta Canada. So, what makes it special for us?

PLANETSKI IS BACK IN BANFF

It’s one of our favourite ski towns and we’re in Banff in Canada this week. Next up – Delirium Dive, the signature run of Sunshine Village. UPDATED

UNFORTUNATE SERIES OF EVENTS

Three years ago PlanetSKI reporter, Clare Meaney, was involved in a “hit and run” accident in Val d’Isere. Finally she is back on snow.

PLANETSKI POPS ACROSS THE POND

February is our time to head to North America. All of us in the full-time staff are heading out & we’ll be visiting around 20 different resorts. UPDATED

SKIING INTO SPRING

The formula is simple: Spring means sun, sun makes us happy; Mountains are therapy, skiing mountains is the king of all activities. NEW

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

IT’S LEGENDARY

A ski resort with a big reputation: What’s there to do in Kitzbühel that raises the ski game? NEW

POSTCARD FROM REBERTY

We report from the hamlet of Reberty that sits above Les Menuires in the mighty Les3Vallees. NEW

TRY A NEW SKI AREA

How about Carinthia or the Zillertal in Austria? Have you had a chance to explore them in winter? NEW

WATCHING THE FWT

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

ANDORRA AFTER 10

From the French Pyrenees to Soldeu in Andorra: SNOW, skiing and atmosphere. UPDATED

FEBRUARY SKIING SECRETS

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

PLANETSKI HITS THE PYRENEES

It is a favourite mountain range of ours & this time we’re visiting by train. Check out our rolling blog of one of the best PlanetSKI trips of the season so far.

PLANETSKI HEADS TO THE PYRENEES

We arrived just after 8AM on the overnight sleeper train from Paris. Check out our live & updated rolling blog across today… NEW & UPDATED

SPRAINS & STRAINS

PlanetSKI arrives in Aosta. Disaster strikes even before we reach the ski slopes! So, how do we cope?

TORD’S TURNS IN THE TIROL

There are turns to be made in St Anton & its fellow Arlberg resorts after all the snow. PlanetSKI’s Tord Nilson drew the lucky straw. NEW

BOBBING ALONG IN ST MORITZ

Along with football hooliganism, bobsleigh is one of GBs most successful exports‎. Read on with our roving reporter: NEW & UPDATED

INFERNO IN THE SNOW

It was first organised by a group of ski-crazy brits in 1928, & today it’s the world’d largest amateur ski race. PlanetSKI partakes.

SERENE ONCE AGAIN

PlanetSKI’s roving reporter James Rampton revels in the peaceful ‎delights of St Moritz. One of the few major resorts not battered by wild weather.

MICHELIN STARS IN THE MOUNTAINS

Here’s the second report from St Moritz by PlanetSKI’s roving reporter, James Rampton. NEW

SKIING WITH A BOND STUNT-MAN

Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined I would ski with a Bond Stunt Man. Yet here I am in Wengen skiing with him & hearing about his Bond adventures.

SERENE ST MORITZ

As Biblical storms batter parts of the Alps again, PlanetSKI appears to have got lucky.

48-HOURS IN HEAVEN

Technically it was 48-hours in Zermatt but for our editor, James Cove, it is one and the same thing.

WE VISIT SERRE CHEVALIER…

A truly authentic French gem of a ski resort. PlanetSKI passed through the resort this week with superb conditions.

HAPPY 80TH MERIBEL

The ski resort at the heart of the Three Valleys is celebrating a big birthday this year. PlanetSKI hits its slopes and delves into its history.

AND SO IT ENDS…

The PlanetSKI Swiss road and rail trip draws to a close. We look back on a week of some fabulous skiing & great adventures.

Snow report

Twitter

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Latest #Coronavirus

-BA Offers Testing Kit to Passengers
-Ischgl Cancels the Rest of Its Ski Season
-Ryan Air Predicts Falling Fares this Winter
-Switzerland’s Image Abroad Changed by Handling of Pandemic
-Sweden Heading Towards Third Wave

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Record temperatures & an alarming loss of #snow in the #Alps. Even high altitude #ski areas have been hit https://planetski.eu/2021/03/03/alps-snow-pack-shrinks-in-warm-weather/
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BBC #SkiSunday presenter & former alpine racer Chemmy Alcott is the latest female sports presenter to face vile personal abuse on social media. ➡

https://planetski.eu/.../chemmy-alcott-suffers-online-abuse/

@ChemmySki @snowedleigh @BBCSport

Today @musgraveandrew and @JamesClugnet are joined in the 15km F by @andrew_youngy after a quick recovery from injury in the Nordic World Ski Championships, in Oberstdorf.

Catch the action on @Eurosport_UK Player from 12:05pm GMT 👉 https://www.eurosportplayer.com/schedule

📷: @ArneOlavWageniu

Top 5 Resorts In The #Tirol for Powderhounds

With most of us turning our attention to next winter it’s time for PlanetSKI to help you decide where to go.

If you love your #freeriding, read on…

https://planetski.eu/2021/03/01/top-5-resorts-in-the-tirol-for-powderhounds/

@VisitTirol

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