General News

Ski Legends Turn Out to Honour Klammer

More than 30 skiing legends have gathered in the Austrian resort of Bad Kleinkirchheim to join in the 70th birthday celebrations for one of the greatest downhill racers of all time, Franz Klammer. They took part in a race with a difference and PlanetSKI was slopeside. NEW

PlanetSKI Gear Review #3 Winter 23/24

Our gear editor Alf Alderson checks out the latest colours and trends in Ski Jackets and Ski Pants for skiers and snowboarders.

Christmas & New Year Deals

★ SAVE up to €5,000 on Private Ski Chalet with OVO Network ★ Save £244pp with VIP SKI ★ Save 35% with Ski France ★ EXTRA 10% off Equipment Rentals ★ 5% off all Ski Lifts Transfer Bookings ★ NEW

Skiers & Snowboarders Look to Save Money on the Slopes

The cost-of-living crisis is affecting many across the country, and skiers & snowboarders are no different. A quarter of Brits say they can’t afford a snow holiday this winter as a result of the financial squeeze. UPDATED

£3.1m Investment for Maison Sport

The online platform that connects skiers and snowboarders to professional instructors, has announced the successful completion of a £3.1 million investment round.

December’s Ski News

– Climbers in Scotland Rescued After Avalanche
– Rescuers Search for Potential Victims in Scottish Avalanche
– Kayaking Down a Glacier Waterfall
– Switzerland Aims For 2038 Winter Olympics
– Former Olympic Snowboarder Jailed for Staging Plane Crash …LIVE

PlanetSKI Gear Review #2 Winter 23/24

Our gear editor Alf Alderson checks out the latest in backpacks, light luggage and day packs for skiers & snowboarders.

Snow Camp’s AJ Bell 3 Valley Rally is Booking

Last year’s inaugural event raised more than £320,000 for the snowsport charity with much fun had by all. No surprise it is back in 2024 and you can now book.

Black Friday Ski Deals

★ 20% off Premiere Neige accommodation in Sainte Foy ★ Extra 10% discount on Ski Rentals with Intersport ★ Extra £50pp off in addition to current Inghams offer ★ 5% off Resort Transfers ★ NEW

Ex-Royal Marine Begins Longest Solo, Unsupported Ski Crossing of Antarctica

Sam Cox’s route has never been attempted before and is over 500km further than any solo unsupported Antarctic expedition in history.

Ski Sainte Foy With Premiere Neige

In 2002, Premiere Neige made its debut in Sainte Foy starting with just two chalets. Today it owns a collection of 30 catered and self-catered properties.

Ski Club GB Releases its State of the UK Snowsports Market Survey

The survey was conducted by the Ski Club of Great Britain and sent to Ski Club members and subscribers. It was done in partnership with Snow + Rock and the Mountain Trade Network and their customer data bases.

Images of the Snow…

Readers, reports and resorts are sending us images of the snow currently falling across Europe and North America. Inspiring us all for the approaching winter. UPDATED

Deals for November 2023

★20% off accommodation in Sainte Foy with Premiere Neige★ Christmas discounts to Tignes & Kitzbühel with SNO ★ Save up to £400 with Inghams ★ Discount Ski Rentals with Intersport ★ UPDATED

November’s Ski News

– Pat Sharples Named Coach of the Year
– Gastro Day in Gurgl raises €28,660 for Local Families
– From Pow, Pow to Woof, Woof
– Swiss Sports Federations Back Winter Olympic Bid
– Avalanche in Iran Kills 5 Climbers… LIVE

Significant Snowfall in Europe & North America as More Resorts Open

Snow is falling in the Alps & The Rockies. Check out the latest. UPDATED

DSUK Selected as Official eBay Charity

The new partnership will allow anyone in the UK who makes any purchase on eBay during the seven-day window to make a charitable donation to support DSUK at the point of sale. NEW

Arc’teryx Inspires PlanetSKI

The ski clothing company presented five films in London this week at the IMAX cinema. With the aim of promoting the brand & inspiring us for the season ahead.  But what’s with the old orange ski gloves?

FIS Responds to POW

The International Ski & Snowboard Federation has issued a strongly worded response to Protect Our Winters after being called on to do more to protect the environment. It follows claims of excavators being used on a glacier to prepare a race course.

Skiing in Norway: the Resort of Gausta

It is in the south-west of the country with skiing up to 1,883m. It has a fascinating history as it sits in birthplace of skiing, Telemark, with the area playing a key role in World War II.

New Ski Deals for 2023/2024

★ Christmas in Tignes save 22% with SNO
★ Flash Sale 35% off with Ski France
★ SAVE 35% on Whistler Hotels with Inghams
★ SAVE £2,000 with Esprit Ski

PlanetSKI Gear Review #1 Winter 23/24

Here’s the first in a series of gear reviews over the winter. Our gear editor Alf Alderson checks out the latest in day packs, goggles and sunglasses for skiers & snowboarders. UPDATED

Lifts Passes Included in All Sunweb Holidays

Sunweb is one of Europe’s leading holiday operators and has been packaging ski holidays to 200 destinations across Andorra, Austria, France, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland for more than 25 years.

USA to Host Record 11 World Cup Events Next Season

The International Ski & Snowboard Federation has 11 FIS World Cups in the United States for the 2023-24 season – the most in its sporting history.

Fancy Free Tickets to the UK Snow Shows?

The first is in Birmingham this weekend, and then another in London a week later. PlanetSKI readers can get free tickets to both. Read on for more…

Latest Ski Deals for 2023/2024

★ Further £100 off Sunweb Holidays
★ Winter Train Tickets on sale to Alps
★ Ski & snowboard rental discount
★ 5% Off Ski Lift resort transfers UPDATED

Scottish Indoor Ski Slope to Close Permanently

Following a review of the economic and environmental conditions of the ski slope Braehead Leisure Partnership, the owner of XSite, has announced the permanent closure of Snow Factor. UPDATED

Autumn Ski News

– World Cup Alpine Ski Racing Starts then Stops
– The Rocket Prepares to Launch
– Ban on Russia & Belarus Snowsport Athletes Continues
– Chef de Mission for 2026 Paralympics Appointed
– Good luck with your recovery Wozza!…LIVE

Les Menuires Celebrates its 60th Birthday

Les Menuires in Les3Vallees is celebrating its 60th year this coming season. It has a host of events to mark the occasion & much that is new for the season. UPDATED

Body of Missing British Hiker Found in Swiss Alps

Aidan Roche vanished in June. After an extensive search and family involvement his body has been located. NEW

Sit-Ski World Record Attempt

A group of skiers with a disability are aiming to claim the world record for the furthest skied using seated equipment. NEW


* £150 off Crystal Ski Holidays to Europe
* Save £150 with Inghams to Lapland
* Sunweb Holidays offers up to £350 discounts UPDATED

Three Ex-Rugby Players Scale Monte Rosa in the Alps

The three former Exeter Chiefs players were raising money for LooseHeadz, a mental health charity.

Festive Short Ski Breaks  in France with VIP SKI

Christmas & New Year fall on the weekend this year, so VIP SKI is offering mid-week to mid-week ski holidays + some short break options. NEW

Extent of Summer Glacier Melt Revealed

In 2022 Swiss glaciers recorded their worst melt rate since records began more than a 100 years ago. This summer the decline has slowed slightly, but the melt continues. The picture looks grim across the Alps and the Pyrenees.

PlanetSKI at Ski Launch 2023

London’s Copthorne Tara Hotel played host to the annual Ski Launch winter season curtain-raiser event for the UK ski industry.

Snow Camp Praises Partnership with Maison Sport

Maison Sport teamed up with the snowsport charity last winter to help raise money. Snow Camp helps to open up the world of snowsports to young people from deprived inner city areas. NEW

Cairngorm Funicular Set to Return

The funicular railway at Cairngorm Mountain, near Aviemore, could be back in service before the end of this month. It bodes well for the approaching ski season.

Ski Deals for Winter 2023/2024

* Ski France Lift pass offer (time sensitive)
* Save 20% with Pierre et Vacances at Portes du Soleil
* Guaranteed discount on ski & snowboard rental
* Save 5% on airport transfers with Ski Lifts UPDATED

Body of British Climber Missing for 52 Years Identified

His remains were found in Saas-Fee in Switzerland a year ago. It is the latest in a series of discoveries in the Alps as glaciers retreat. NEW

Summer Ski News

– Swiss Ski Museum Set to Open
– New Disabled Ski World Record Set
– Glacier Melt Continues in Canada
– What the FWT
– Andorra Bans Foreigners from Buying Homes…LIVE & UPDATED

Huge Rockslide in French Alps

700 cubic meters of rocks came crashing down in the Mauriene Valley narrowing missing vehicles on a road below. It was caught on camera.

Melting Austrian Glacier Reveals Body of Missing Skier

It is the latest finding as the alpine glaciers retreat at an alarming rate as climate change impacts.

Three Injured in Chairlift Accident in Australian Resort of Thredbo

Three snowboarders were injured after a chair fell from the Kosciuszko lift at Thredbo. An unusually strong gust of wind is thought to be to blame. UPDATED

Cairngorm Funicular Legal Cases Settled

They are historic legal cases relating to the original design and construction of the Cairngorm funicular railway in the 1990s and early 2000s and guarantees in place with the previous operator.

Melting Glacier Above Zermatt Reveals Body of Another Missing Person

The person has been identified as a 63-year old Italian ski tourer who went missing in March 2019. NEW

Family Hunt for Missing British Hiker in Swiss Alps

29-year old Aidan Roche was last seen in the Grindelwald area. An extensive search has failed to find any trace of him.

Two Hikers in Separate Groups Die in Mt Blanc Rockfall

A Dutch and a French hiker were hit while ascending the Aiguilles du Tour on Mont Blanc. Climate change is making the mountains more unstable.

August’s Summer Ski News

– Volunteers Needed for First Cross Border World Cup Ski Race
– Mt Ruapehu Claims Deepest Snow Base in the World
– Thieves Steal Donations to Swiss Climbing Club
– ISTM Heads to Obertauern in Austria
– Fancy Owning a Ski Area?…LIVE & UPDATED

Melting Swiss Glacier Reveals Human Remains

It is the latest discovery as climate change leads to glaciers melting & revealing their secrets. This time it’s the discovery of German climber missing since 1986. UPDATED

Forest Fire Rages in Swiss Alps

200 people have been evacuated from their homes in the Alps  near the Italian border. It follows high temperatures with strong winds making the situation worse.

Deadly Summer Avalanches in California

For the past 13 years the US state has seen no deadly avalanches in the summer months. So far this summer there have been two fatalities.

Direct Travelski Express to French Alps Axed for Next Winter

The direct Eurostar service from St Pancras, London to Moutiers & Bourg St Maurice in France will not operate this winter. Travelski Express describes it as ‘regretable’. UPDATED

Auction Prizes Requested for Snow Camp Charity Ball

2023 is the 20th Anniversary of the snowsports charity. The Ball is part of a series of celebrations and fund raising events across the year.

Ski Parents Angry as Insurance Company Refuses to Pay Out

A Brighton school had to cancel an Easter ski trip to Italy because of delays at Dover last winter. No refunds have been able to be claimed.

PlanetSKI Visits St Jacob’s Cross as Our Summer Trip to the Tirol Continues

We popped in on our way from Kitzbuhel to Innsbruck. In Kitzbuhel we strode down the Streif as we hiked the Hahnenkamm. UPDATED

July’s Summer Ski News

– Fancy Working for FIS?
– Polish Ski Mountaineer Makes Skiing History
– 73-Year Old Skier Dies in Thredbo
– World’s Oldest-Known Glacier Identified
– TV Doc on Gwyneth Paltrow Ski Collision Court Case…LIVE & UPDATED

PlanetSKI Goes Hiking & E-Mountain Biking in the Tirol

We’re continuing our summer Tour of the Tirol in St Johann. We’ve been E-mountain biking & now we’re hiking. Summer in the Alps…UPDATED

Swiss Voters Back Cuts to Carbon to Tackle its Melting Glaciers

Voters in Switzerland have backed a new climate bill designed to cut the use of oil and gas. It aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Ski Season Underway in Australia & New Zealand

There is precious little snow in Australia as the season starts, with some resorts only able to open a few runs. Others can open none at all. It is looking better in New Zealand. NEW

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