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New for the 2022/23 Season

Japan Drops Entry Restrictions in Time for Ski Season

Skiers & snowboarders will be able to visit the country without a visa, and will no longer need to go through a travel agency, from 11th October. The cap on daily arrivals is also to be lifted. NEW

Full Details of National Snow Show Unveiled

The UK’s only national ski & snowboard show is set to kick off in just over three weeks. It takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on October 15th and 16th. We have the full details of what’s on offer. NEW

OVO Network Launches Winter 2022-23 with 11 New Chalets

Chalet Rental Specialist, OVO Network, now has over 300 high end chalets and apartments in over 30 ski resorts across the French Alps. NEW

See What’s New in Morzine For the Coming Season

The French resort that is situated in the heart of the Portes du Soleil is a firm favourite with British skiers and snowboarders. Check out what is on offer for next season. NEW

Crystal Ski Heads to Bosnia & Herzegovina

The area offers budget ski breaks that are around £200 cheaper than other comparable resorts. TUI Airways is also launching the only non-stop flights from London Gatwick to Sarajevo International Airport as a new flight route for the ski season. NEW

Dachstein Glacier To Remain Shut This Season as Climate Change Takes its Toll

The warm summer temperatures have reduced the size of the Austrian glacier. The lifts are now unstable as the ice has melted and the permafrost has been damaged. Large crevasses have also opened up.

Ski France Expands Offering of ‘Contactless Chalets’

Following the successful launch of Ski France’s Contactless Chalets in winter 2021/2022, Ski France has announced the expansion of its existing range with five new Contactless Chalets. NEW

Inghams Launches Holidays for Next Winter

Inghams has unveiled its Winter 22/23 Ski Holidays with 44 new properties across 25 ski resorts in Italy, Switzerland, Canada, France, Lapland and Austria. NEW

What’s New in Verbier for Next Winter?

Verbier was voted the best ski resort in the world at the 2021 World Ski Awards.  PlanetSKI has asked the Swiss resort to update us on its new offerings and developments for next season. NEW

New Resorts + Saturday Morning Departure for Travel Ski Express

Val Thorens, Courchevel and La Rosiere are added to the ski packages by train to France with a daytime outward bound journey rather than a night one. There is growing interest in travelling by train to the Alps.

Japan May Further Relax Covid Border Restrictions Ahead of Ski Season

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seiji Kihara told local TV the cap on daily entries could be lifted in the “not so distant future”.  It comes as ski companies look forward to the winter and entry made easier.

Fancy a Discount On Your Ikon Pass?

The multi-resort pass is offering up to $100 (£86) off a pass for next winter. You can either visit the Ikon Pass team at the National Snow Show in Birmingham in October or contact a local Ikon Pass Specialist. It comes as two more resorts are added to the Ikon family. UPDATED

New Tunnel Creates New Black Ski Run in Glacier 3000

A new piste in the Swiss ski area with a height difference of 1,000m will connect the Cabane middle station with the Col du Pillon through a 265m long tunnel. It is claimed the run will be one of the steepest in the world.

New Overnight Ski Train From Holland to Austria

The German tourism business TUI has introduced the TUI Ski Express in cooperation with GreenCityTrip. Next winter there is also an overnight train from Holland to the French Alps.

Japan Ski Season Set To Go Ahead As Covid Travel Rules Eased

Independent travellers are set to be able to enter the country from next month.  Currently people have to be part of a guided tour with flights included. Ski operators and resorts have welcomed the move.

The National Snow Show Ups the Apres Ski

The UK’s only national ski & snowboard show is raising the apres ski bar with live DJ sets + mountain inspired food and drinks. Customer feedback from last year says people want a party vibe. PlanetSKI has some free tickets for readers. UPDATED

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All you need is snow ❄️❄️ Fresh snow has fallen in @MontTremblant time to start getting your gear ready and start planning your next #IkonPass destination 👊

🎥:Martin Migneault, September 22

OVO Network Launches Winter 2022-23 with 11 New Chalets

Chalet Rental Specialist, #OVONetwork, now has over 300 high end chalets and apartments in over 30 ski resorts across the #FrenchAlps

https://planetski.eu/2022/09/20/ovo-network-launches-winter-2022-23-with-11-new-chalets/

Japan Borders to Re-Open in Time for Ski Season

Skiers & snowboarders will be able to visit the country without a visa, and will no longer need to go through a travel agency, from 11th October.

The cap on daily arrivals is also to be lifted.

https://planetski.eu/2022/09/23/japan-borders-to-re-open-in-time-for-ski-season/

#NationalSnowShow is Three Weeks Away

The UK’s only national ski & snowboard show is set to take place at the NEC in Birmingham on October 15th and 16th.

We have the full details of what is on offer.

See here for more: https://planetski.eu/2022/09/22/national-show-is-three-weeks-away/

Investigations continue as police appeal for witnesses after fire destroys Swiss mountain restaurant.

Check out the video as firefighters battle the blaze at 3,000m.

Updated: https://planetski.eu/2022/09/20/fire-destroys-swiss-mountain-restaurant/

The freshly-snowed #Nordkette looks even more glorious from the air 🏔😍

Sometimes it’s still hard to believe that it only takes 20 minutes to get to this dreamland from the city centre… 🚠🙏

🚁🎥: @ashleywiggins111 #myInnsbruck #Innsbruck #snow

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