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New for the 2021/22 Season

Morzine Prepares to Welcome Back British Skiers

The resort in the Portes du Soleil is looking ahead to winter. It has been working hard to ensure that guests can enjoy the resort’s facilities safely and hassle-free, while experiencing a warm and heartfelt French Alpine welcome. NEW

National Snow Show Ends

Thousands of snowsport fans have been at the first ever National Snow Show that took place at the NEC, Birmingham this weekend. PlanetSKI was among them. So, how was it? UPDATED

Tickets for Ski Holidays by Train Now On Sale

The Travelski Express is set to roll with inclusive ski holidays to six resorts in the French Alps. Perhaps now is the time to take a ski holiday by train.

Ischgl Issues its Covid-19 Safety Measures for Next Winter

The Austrian resort is aiming to be one of the safest resorts in the Alps in a post-pandemic ski world.

Austria Assures for Next Season

It is stressing its Covid-19 precautions, the attractions of its snow and mountain regions plus the additional extras offered by a ski holiday in the Austrian Alps. It is all part of a multi-million euro marketing campaign, ‘Winter Love’. UPDATED

Italy Provides Best Value for Skiers

That’s the claim from the Post Office Travel Money Ski Resort Report by the UK’s largest ski operator, Crystal Ski Holidays. PlanetSKI has been given a peak of it ahead of the main annual report in December. UPDATED

Crystal Ski Holidays Looks Forward to The Season

The UK’s largest ski tour operator has a simple message for next winter – REMEMBER THE FEELING: LET’S GET BACK TO THE MOUNTAINS. Who are we to disagree?

New for the 2021/22 Ski Season

Do you want to find all the news for the approaching season in one place? If so then look no further than our new section on PlanetSKI. In a post-pandemic season it is perhaps even more important to keep across all the news.

Morzine Avoriaz: Reasons to visit this winter

Good skiing and snowboarding is a given in the French resort in the Portes du Soleil that is a firm favourite with UK skiers. See the full details of what’s on offer this winter from the resort’s tourist office.

No Health Pass Needed for Lifts in France if Covid Falls

The announcement has been made by the government and other measures will be considered in the coming weeks. The government declared some weeks ago that the resorts would open this winter & some start later this month.

Maison Sport Launches in Scotland

The expansion will support self-employed ski instructors in Scotland as working legislation is affected by Brexit. Many ski instructor jobs in Europe have now gone for British instructors as the free movement of labour ends.

Optimism Continues to Grow for Next Ski Season

The optimism found after the government announced an easing of the travel rules in time for winter is continuing. Is it justified? Some operators advise people to book now as supply is limited. Are they right? UPDATED

October’s Skiing Snippets – See What Catches our Eye in the World of Snowsports…

– Big Air Chur Highlights
– SB Ski in Administration
– Covid Rules in Aspen
– Huge October Snowstorm in California … LIVE

USA Ski Resorts Consider Staff Vaccination Policy

President Biden has ordered all private companies, including ski resorts, with more than 100 employees to make vaccinations compulsory. Those who refuse will need to be tested each week. It comes as ski resorts release details of their Covid-19 rules.

Ski France Unveils Contactless Catered Chalets

Covid-19 and Brexit have turned traditional chalet holidays upside down. So Ski France has come up with a new concept, Contactless Catered Chalets, ready for the 2021/22 ski season.

Where to ski next winter: The Pyrenees

Western Europe’s other mountain range is often overlooked, but it has some fabulous skiing and snowboarding in France, Andorra and Spain. We look at what the region offers with the specialist, Absolutely Snow.

Ski Solutions – See What’s New for Next Winter

The ski specialist has new offerings and is urging people to book early for post-pandemic skiing and snowboarding next season. It is reporting a surge in bookings as travel restrictions are set to ease.

Italy Ski Resorts Set to Open Next month with Limits on Lift Capacity

A decree has been signed looking forward to ski resorts operating from 15th October with an 80% capacity in cable cars and gondolas. Other rules will also be in place. It is the first ski nation to give a clear indication of what things may look like next season.

Compulsory Health Passes Likely for French Ski Resorts Next Winter

The government is encouraging the introduction of passes for ski holidays in France this winter. Other ski nations in Europe have restrictions already operating or planned for the winter. UPDATED

New for the Tirol Next Season

The Austrian ski area has 80 ski resorts with more than 3,000 kms of pistes. There’s fabulous skiing & snowboarding, delicious cuisine, and stunning scenery. See what’s new for this coming winter.

All workers in Italian Ski Resorts Will Need Covid Pass Next Winter

It is the result of a country wide policy as Italy becomes the first European country to make it compulsory for all workers to have a Covid ‘green pass’. Cases remain low and stable, but the authorities have decide to be on the side of caution.

Dates & Venues for 2022 FWT Announced

The Spanish resort of Baqueira Beret in the Pyrenees kicks off the Freeride World Tour next January. Other familiar venues are there with the winners crowned in Verbier at the end of March.

Further Details Revealed of New Ski Train to French Alps

A Eurostar Ski Train will run every week this winter from London to Moutiers & Bourg St Maurice in France. Compagnie Des Alps, a major ski lift company, has chartered the train from Eurostar and tickets will only be for people heading on a package to its resorts.

New Ski Train Set To Run Next Winter

A Eurostar Ski Train will run every week this winter from London to Moutiers and Bourg St Maurice in France. In an unusual twist Compagnie Des Alps, a major ski lift company for French resorts, has charted the train from Eurostar and tickets will only be for people heading on a package to its resorts.    UPDATED

Apres Ski Bars in Austria Could be for the Vaccinated Only Next Season

The Austria Health Minister has submitted a proposal to restrict nightclubs and apres ski venues only to those who have been vaccinated. The measure could be in place next month as a handful of resorts are open in October.

UK Sticker Needed to Drive to the Alps Next Winter

Gone is the more traditional GB sticker, and in comes a UK one. GB number plates will still be valid within the EU as long as drivers display a UK sticker on the rear of their vehicle.

Some Optimism for Ski Racing Next Season

The International Ski Federation’s women’s Alpine race director Peter Gerdol has said he is optimistic about the upcoming World Cup season.

Two Major European Ski Areas Join Ikon Pass

Dolomiti Superski in Italy and Kitzbühel in Austria join Zermatt in Switzerland on the pass offered by the US company, Alterra. It offers people 21 days in the Alps for the coming winter.

US Resorts Announce Opening Dates

The two main resort operators, Alterra and Vail Resorts, have announced when their lifts start spinning for the 2021/22 season. Many UK skiers and snowboarders are looking across the pond as they plan a bucket-list ski trip as the pandemic begins to be brought under some sort of control. Fingers crossed. UPDATED

Cairngorm Funicular Out of Action this Winter

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has announced another delay to the repair works. It will come as a blow to the Scottish resort and those that ski and snowboard there.

Austrian Resort to Host 2022 Virtus World Skiing Championships

Seefeld in the Tirol has been named as the host resort for the event. It was to have taken place last winter but was cancelled due to Covid-19.

GB Snowsport Names Telemark Squads for Next Winter

There are fresh faces and returning veterans for the British Telemark squads for 2021/22 season.

GB Freestyle, Freeski & Snowboard Squads Unveiled

They will be competing across six disciplines in the 2021/22 season and include  69 athletes, with 6 newcomers.

Fancy A Free Lift Pass for Next Winter?

The UK’s largest ski operator, Crystal Ski Holidays, is running a 2 for 1 lift pass offer. Offer ends at midnight on 9th August 2021.

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Huge Snowstorm Hits California Ski Areas

More than half a metre has fallen in places with resorts set to open early.

#snow across some other USA ski states too.



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Huge Snowstorm Hits California Ski Areas - PlanetSKI

More than half a metre has fallen in places with ski resorts set to open early. There has been snowfall across some other ski states too.

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17 ski areas currently open in the Alps with plenty of fine and sunny weather on offer right now. Snow likely next week though: https://www.weathertoski.co.uk/weather-snow/

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