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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. 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.

Snow report

Twitter

As #skitouring + #crosscountryskiing are allowed in France some local authorities are indicating they will not offer them, to ensure accidents do not lead to increased pressure on hospitals.

Updated:

#covid19france #CoronaVirusUpdates

❄️⛷️🌨️🗻 https://t.co/PVPL7mCMMd

Latest news on #Coronavirus Impact:

- Further Reductions in Numbers at US Resorts
- X-Country Skiing Allowed in France
-Insurance for those Planning to ‘Work from Home’ in Alps
-Talks Continue for a Coordinated Opening of Ski Slopes

https://planetski.eu/2020/11/23/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-10/

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Cross Country Skiing to be Allowed in France

France will allow people to go #crosscountryskiing individually from Saturday, as long as it doesn't prompt big gatherings of people.

https://planetski.eu/2020/11/23/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-10/

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