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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.

Hiking high in the Alps

PlanetSKI reporter, Christian Ferree, is the Swiss Alps hiking near the longest glacier in Europe. He is blogging for us as he travels; Day Two Reideralp-Bettmeralp-Eggishorn-Jungfraurochst.

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

Twitter

Another Glacier Resort in Europe Set to Close

The #Fonna glacier resort in #Norway is closing its summer season early on August 21st as conditions deteriorate.

It had been the only place where #summerskiing bore some semblance to normal conditions.

https://planetski.eu/2022/08/10/another-glacier-resort-in-europe-set-to-close/

Inquest Held into GB Snowboarder Who Died Following Collision

An inquest has heard that Kayleigh Harris was on a day off from her job at a hotel Les Menuires in France 2016 when a skier collided with her after she fell.

https://planetski.eu/2022/08/10/inquest-held-into-gb-snowboarder-who-died-following-collision/

Mountain Rescues in Switzerland Rise

In 2021, mountain rescuers were called out 3,680 times, according to the latest figures.

This is 20% more than in 2019.

https://planetski.eu/2022/08/09/mountain-rescues-in-switzerland-rise/

Receding #Glacier Reveals Wreckage from 1968 Swiss Plane Crash

A mountain guide has found wreckage of a plane that crashed in 1968 on the #Aletschglacier in #Switzerland.

https://planetski.eu/2022/08/08/receeding-glacier-reveals-wreckage-from-1968-swiss-plane-crash/

Saudi Arabia Interested in Hosting 2029 Asian Winter Games

The Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee has expressed a desire to host the 10th Asian Winter Games at Trojena in Neom.

https://planetski.eu/2022/08/07/saudi-arabia-interested-in-hosting-2029-asian-winter-games/

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