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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. UPDATED

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.

POSTCARD FROM BELALP

In Belalp, above the village of Blatten, PlanetSKI’s Vanessa Fisher took part in the “Belalp Hexe” race, the first in the ‘Super 3’ series. NEW

PICK UP THE PACE IN LA PLAGNE

Think you know all about the French ski resort of La Plagne? PlanetSKI has been in town this week to see what’s changing. NEW

WHAT A HOTEL!

James Rampton has been raving about Nassfeld in Austria. One of the reasons is the Franz Ferdinand hotel. NEW

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?

PLANETSKI IN NASSFELD PART III

Our roving reporter James Rampton goes all Tour D’Austria on the slopes of Nassfeld. NEW

A SKI TEACHER EXPLAINS

How does an instructor ensure a nervous beginner has a good experience? Our own novice finds out.

NIFTY NASSFELD PART II

The literal translation of the Austrian ski resort Nassfeld is ‘Wet Field.’ Let’s be honest it doesn’t sound too enticing! Read our second instalment from Nassfeld. NEW

NIFTY NASSFELD

The literal translation of the Austrian ski resort Nassfeld is “”Wet Field.”” Read Installement II NEW

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.

A WEEK IN LES ARCS

Six days and every kind of weather imaginable as PlanetSKI’s chief reporter pounds the pistes and the powder in the French ski area.

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 LANDS IN NASSFELD PART I

The ski gods have been smiling on PlanetSKI, at least those of us lucky enough to be in Nassfeld. It has charm coming out of its ears. NEW

ANDORRA – WHAT A BLAST!

I was in Andorra for three days and I wondered what had changed since my last visit. I guessed quite a lot, but hoped not too much to spoil my memories.

WE’RE IN ANDORRA

After a 10 year gap I wanted to find out what had changed in the tiny Principality in the Pyrenees. I downloaded an App to help me along.

I WILL NOT FAIL!

She could have been put off skiing for life, but nervous novice Philippa Young is back on skis for more punishment. Part 2 – Austria.

DAUGHTER & DAD ON TOUR

Our editor, James Cove, and his daughter, Tashie, are on a 48-hour trip to Verbier. Away from the Xmas stress & deep in the snow.

POSTCARD FROM LES MENUIRES

Some R&R and ski fun before the run up to Christmas and all that that entails back home.

PLANETSKI POUNDS THE POWDER IN LES ARCS

The huge high-altitude French ski area has opened and PlanetSKI was in resort this week as the first lifts fired up.

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… NEW

THE SNOW IN PICTURES

The huge amounts of snow have produced some wonderful images from across the mountains. Here are some of our favourites here at PlanetSKI. NEW

A SNOWSPORT ON THE UP

Ski mountaineering – at home and abroad:

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

WTF!

The slogan of the Austrian resort of Ischgl is ‘Relax, If you can’. Not a chance with these characters around!

DECEMBER SKIING SECRETS

– Speed ski record attempt
– Verbier powder stashes
– 13 winter tipples
– Ed Leigh in snowmaggedon
– Reclaiming ski shot record

Snow report

Twitter

The @fisalpine World Cup #Ski racing calendar for 2020-21 has been announced with more changes forced by #COVID19 ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/18/world-cup-ski-racing-dates-announced/

'Breathtaking' ski jumping venue for the @Beijing2022 Winter Olympics nears completion ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/18/breathtaking-ski-jumping-venue-for-beijing-olympics/
#Beijing2022 #Olympics #Ski

A doctor has gone on trial accused of being part of an international sports #doping ring that was smashed in raids at the 2019 #Nordic #Ski World Championships in Seefeld, Austria ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/01/septembers-news-in-brief/

Latest news on the #Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

- WHO Repeats Warnings to Europe as More Restrictions Loom
- Italy has ‘Covid-Free’ Flights
- Gatwick Introduces Ultraviolet Disinfecting Security Tray

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/

#coronavirusupdates #coronavirusski

Covid-19 Update:

- WHO Warns of Serious Situation in Europe as UK Warns of the Winter Ahead
- BA Calls for Testing at Airports
- Luxury Operator to Continue with Ski Chalets
- New Zealand has Worst Recession in Years as Ski Resorts see Downturn

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/

From Ski Jumper to Tour de France Supremo

Slovenia's Primož Roglič is the favourite to win the Tour de France and he currently wears the yellow jersey.

Roglic is a former ski jumper who only made the switch to cycling in his early 20s.

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/01/septembers-news-in-brief/

Check out today's latest news on the Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports here ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/
#ski #snowboard #WinterIsComing

Golf Is More Dangerous that Skiing

Skiing and snowboarding is often seen as a high-risk and injury prone sport.

Apparently it is less risky than football, rugby, tennis, cycling and, er golf.

And which is the least dangerous sport?

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/16/golf-is-more-dangerous-that-skiing/

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