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SKI TRIPS TO DREAM OF

Winter is coming; what’ll you do this season? Hone your touring skills? Improve your off-piste skiing? Ski somewhere new – like China?

GETTING IN THE MOOD FOR WINTER

You could do worse than head to the main Ellis Brigham store at Covent Garden in London this week. Why? NEW

CLUB MED CLAIMS SUCCESS

The French company reports winter sales up more than 30% as interest grows in all-inclusive ski holidays.

CHAMONIX PROPERTY PRICES UP

The French resort has leap-frogged Val d’Isere and Gstaad to take top spot in a ranking of alpine property prices.

THE GERMANS ARE COMING

SnowTrex is a German tour operator that offers ski holidays in 14 countries to a range of target groups with differing demands.

BECOME A SKI CLUB LEADER

Are you sociable, aged 21-60 and are a regular skier or boarder with good experience? How about doing it for a little work with Ski Club GB? NEW

SKI EMOTIONS

Skiing is an emotional experienced – joy, pride, excitement & awe. Then there are the others:

OFF-PISTE SKIING IN IRAN

The Lonely Planet guide says it could be friendliest nation on earth and Snoworks is hitting the backcountry. NEW

CATCH FWT IN CANADA

Backcountry skiing in British Columbia and Freeride World Tour entertainment – what more for a ski holiday this winter? NEW

SIMON HENWOOD LEAVES SKI CLUB GB

The 43-year old will be leaving his job as head of partnerships at the end of the year. He takes up a role with Switzerland Tourism. UPDATED

PRESIDENT ALCOTT

She takes over from the BBC’s Frank Gardner as Honorary President of the Ski Club GB. It comes as top jobs change hands at the club.

RESORT PRICES HEAD DOWNHILL FOR 17/18

The 11th annual Post Office Ski Resort Report is out and claims prices are going down after the rises of last season.

SCAM CHALET WEBSITES ALERT

Skiers & snowboarders are being warned to be on the lookout for fake ski chalet websites selling non-existent holidays. PlanetSKI investigates.

FIRST FATAL AVALANCHE OF US SEASON

An avalanche near Big Sky in Montana took the life of a skier last weekend. Now her partner, who was with her at the time, has committed suicide. UPDATED

GRAHAM BELL Q&A HELISKI EVENING

Olympic skier & Ski Sunday presenter, Graham Bell, will talk about heliskiing & adventure. We have 10 pairs of tickets to give away. NEW

‘REFINE & INDULGE’ SAY VIP SKI

Go on then… Your attention foodies and wine lovers: Customise your chalet stay with VIP SKI to get extras & a holiday exactly your taste. NEW

RACING IN COURCHEVEL

It’s an exciting season ahead in the French resort as it hosts the first women’s parallel slalom. And there’s more… NEW

FANCY A FREE SHOT SKI?

Shot Skis can be won through this winter season from Kicking Horse Powder Tours. Here’s how…NEW

IGLU SKI UPGRADES WEB SITE

Iglu is the UK’s largest ski agent and has been at the forefront of technical innovation. In the planning is a voice search function. NEW

HASSLE FREE FAMILY HOLS

Enjoy a winter sports break in the mountains with the family holiday expert offering free kids places at Xmas and New Year.

SKI WORLD RECORD

The former GB Olympic ski racer Graham Bell has picked up a world record for skiing, almost 20 years after retiring from the sport. NEW

VIP THREE

That’s three new chalets for tour op VIP SKI in the resort of Courchevel; if you fancy a spot of luxury then look no further. NEW

WANT TO BECOME A BETTER SKIER?

Warren Smith & his Academy team are back on tour at Ellis Brigham stores from 13-25 October with technique talks & assesments. NEW

ON THE SLOPES OF IRAN

Mountain Heaven reveals what’s new this season, including a ski tour in the resorts around Tehran; quiet, uncrowded, a unique opportunity.

OCTOBER NEWS IN BRIEF

Shiffrin wins again, Copenhagen Big Air cancelled, Ischgl goes gourmet, Ellis Brigham opens its 22nd store + Shaun White injured again. NEW & UPDATED

SKI HOSTING IS BACK

Inghams is re-introducing it in parts of Italy next winter. It remains outlawed in France as a legal case crawls its way through the courts.

WHY DO WE SKI WHERE WE DO?

A new survey reveals the Top Ten factors that influence our choice of resort, type of accommodation and when we go. NEW

LIAM GALLAGHER HEADLINES SNOWBOMBING

The former Oasis front man will be playing the music festival in the Austrian resort of Mayrhofen April 2018.

3 SNOW-SURE DEALS

Glacier resorts are open, snow has been falling in the Alps; Still, always good to be safe: Crystal releases top ski deals to Europe NEW

FASTEST UP A SKI JUMP

Six-time Nordic World Champion Johannes Rydzek has picked up another title – he’s the quickest man to sprint UP a ski hill. NEW

007 ELEMENTS

A new James Bond cinema experience has been built inside the summit of the Gaislachkogl Mountain in Sölden. It opens this winter. NEW

GAY SKI WEEK 2018

The biggest ‘snowmosexual’ LGBT ski & music festival returns to Les3Vallees for its tenth anniversary.

WHY PEOPLE DON’T SKI

There are many reasons why people give up or never even start. A new video from Crystal aims to debunk a few myths.

RIDING A CHAIRLIFT WITH A MUSICAL STAR

Skiers and snowboarders in Ischgl will find themselves riding up the mountain in the company of a musical superstar next winter. NEW

SHORT & SWEET

The festive period is exhausting; less & less people are making it out skiing; Buck this trend & squeeze in a short getaway. NEW

SIR JOHN RITBLAT AWARDED PERY MEDAL

It is the highest award handed out by the Ski Club of Great Britain. But who is he? And what’s the Pery Medal anyway?

UK SKI MARKET: IT’S BIG!

A major research project suggests the number of British skiers and snowboarders is far higher than previously thought.

CHEZ BEAR

A cosier sounding lodge there isn’t; This winter the ski chalet in Serre Chevalier relaunches and with a British couple running it. NEW

GLACIER TIDIED UP

The annual hike to clean up the largest glacier in France, Chamonix’s Mer de Glace, has taken place.

WHAT’S NEW IN THE TIROL

New ways to get there, fresh things to do & Ski Club guided trips; Austria’s ski area continues to step it up with winter in sight. NEW

5 SNOW CENTRES IN 1 DAY

Fancy riding at all five of the country’s indoor centres in less than 10 hours? The Snow-Camp Rally is back and you can join in.

SKI LONG, SHORT, NEAR, FAR

Big adventure ski trips; Short breaks to the Alps; Up for something new? Ski Solutions has some options to get you out there this winter NEW

BRING BACK THE SHORT SKI BREAK

Inghams has some new ski weekend options to encourage us out to the mountains, even if just for a few days… NEW

123 CROSS TRI

Verbier’s first 123 Cross Triathlon has taken place. But what was it? A family event that had something for everyone. NEW

WORLD FIRST FOR LES 2 ALPES

The French resort is doing something no other ski area has done before – putting snowmakers above 3,200 metres on moving ice.

FWT HEADS TO JAPAN AND CANADA

The Freeride World Tour 2018 will visit two new classic freeride locations – Hakuba in Japan and Kicking Horse in Canada.

THE NORWAY SKI SOLUTION

As one of the most successful nations to compete in the Winter Olympics, we have to assume the skiing in Norway is pretty good. NEW

EUROPEAN OUTDOOR FILM TOUR

Kicking off on 27th October the show with mini films of people living their dreams will play 11 times through the UK.

SCIENTISTS MONITOR MELTING GLACIER

People are returning to the Swiss village of Saas-Grund after part of a glacier collapsed. They were evacuated shortly before. UPDATED

ASPEN LAUNCHES CONTROVERSIAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN

It’s not your average ski marketing campaign They often just use pictures of snow and blue sky. This one is political and causing a stir.

LET’S SKI!

More than half of skiers say Brexit has had no impact on their skiing plans. However a major survey says there are problems ahead.

NEW SKI SLOPE FOR WALES

There are plans to build an indoor ski slope in the Valleys and it is to be Europe’s longest at 500m.

CRYSTAL ON WATER

Crystal Ski Holidays entered two sailing teams in the Solent Challenge 2017 – an event for Disability Snowsport UK off Portsmouth coast. NEW

TRENDS & NEWS – WINTER 17/18

Impressions of last year & how the ski market stands. Ski Famille MD Chris Thompson gives a market overview.

BREXIT BRAINSTORM

Eight ski companies meet to prepare a strategy to cope with the impact of Britain leaving the EU. Plus – results of the Save The Seasonaire survey. NEW & UPDATED

SKI SOLUTIONS EXPANDS FROM SKIING

The UK ski operator has attracted £6m of investement to grow in the ski market but also to extend into the general adventure holidays area. NEW

SEPTEMBER NEWS IN BRIEF

Trump family’s $330, 000 ski security bill, Vonn to race against the men? + Korean banks buy up tickets for Pyeongchang. NEW & UPDATED

THE BREXIT SKI CLIFF EDGE?

A year ago the snowsports industry was coming to terms with the UK’s vote to leave the EU. 12-months on PlanetSKI looks at the Brexit effect.

STUBAI’S WINTER TERM

Ski Club GB launches new ski weeks in the Austrian glacier resort of Stubai – Don’t know much about the resort? Read on… NEW

FANCY OWNING A SKI RESORT

We pay, we ski, year-in, year-out. Now we can have a part in it. Got a coupla mill to hand? Spank it in North America and buy up a ski hill.

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Latest news on #Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

-Cervinia Opens then Closes
-First Ski Resort in N. America Opens With Covid-19 Restrictions in place
-GB Ski Test Due to Go Ahead at Kuhtai, March 2021
-Chinese Economy bounces Back with No Second Wave

https://t.co/zAwEYKDmO0

First Ski Resort in North America Opens with Covid-19 Restrictions in Place

#MtNorquay near #Banff in #Canada takes the prize after some recent heavy snow.

Other resorts have their snow guns on.

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/25/first-ski-resort-in-north-america-opens/

Latest news Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

-Areas in the Jura mountains increase restrictions
-Cervinia is latest resort to open some slopes
-Updated Covid-19 News from the Ski Nations
-Canada Looks to Local Skiers

https://t.co/wzL9nTGZgw

Areas in the Jura mountains in Switzerland increase restrictions as cases of covid-19 rise at alarming level.

Ski camps suspended and rules tightened.

The rest of Switzerland is seeing a surge in cases.

Updated:

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#coronavirusswitzerland

Sharp Spike in Covid-19 Cases in Switzerland - PlanetSKI

It is currently seeing one of the highest numbers of cases per head of population of any nation in the Alps.

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#Cervinia Opens this Weekend

The Italian glacier resort in the #AostaValley is the latest to fire up its lifts for autumn.

Conditions are good with full #Covid19 restrictions in place.

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/22/cervinia-opens-this-weekend/

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@AostaValley @ValledAosta @CerviniaValt #glacierskiing

Slide 21 is Cancelled due to Covid-19

It’s being reported that the annual UK snowsport tradeshow that was due to take place in January 2021 has been called off.

It was to have been held at the Telford International Centre.

https://t.co/XW3VAYNd4x

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