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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.

ARE THE ALPS MELTING?

Huge mudslides, gigantic rockfalls, glaciers melting and summer ski areas closing: and that’s just in the last week. PlanetSKI reports.

JACKSON HOLE – FOR ONE AND ALL

Freeriders, bankers, PlanetSKI – Wyoming’s best and anywhere’s coolest resort, Jackson Hole, plays host to them all. NEW

HUGE LANDSLIDE IN SWISS ALPS

Hopes are fading of finding at least eight people missing after a landslide in an alpine valley in the Swiss region of Graubünden. UPDATED

71 INDOOR SNOW CENTRES

China’s ski revolution; Dubai’s penguins in the desert; skiing is growing in unexpected countries & it’s much to do with indoor ski centres.

VOTE FOR WORLD SNOW AWARDS

The No1 awards ceremony for UK snowsports is back. Once again PlanetSKI is on judging panel & YOUR vote is needed. Now!

MOONED IN SUN VALLEY

PLANETSKI was in the resort of Sun Valley, Idaho at the centre of the eclipse belt. Celestial proceedings took place & we were looking skywards! NEW & UPDATED

THE BRITS 2018

The British Snowboard & Freeski Championships will be back in Laax next Spring and you can book your place now. NEW

SKI CLUB GB SEEKS NEW CEO

Following the unexpected death of Frank McCusker The Club is searching for a new chief executive. The person will have a full inbox.

GOING BIG

Snoworks has 119 courses spanning 12 categories in 18 ski resorts across 10 countries. It’s bigger than ever for Winter 17/18. NEW

MAKE TOURING TRACKS THIS WINTER

Take your skiing beyond resort boundaries with a Ski Club of GB Mountain Tracks skills course for first-time ski tourers. NEW

FROM TAEKWONDO TO X-COUNTRY SKIER

The shirtless Tongan Taekwondo fighter proposes to represent his country at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. NEW

WILDFIRES RAGE CLOSE TO CANADIAN SKI RESORTS

Ski resorts are threatened & it’s impacting on summer tourism. They are the worst wildfires in 20 years as PlanetSKI reports from Canada. UPDATED

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Check out all the latest news on the Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

- Ryanair Fears Further Cuts to Winter Flights
- A Live Snake as Face Covering!
- Crystal Mountain Introduces Hi-Tech System for Chairlift Access That Will Help Covid-19 Rules

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/

The @fisalpine World Cup #Ski racing calendar for 2020-21 has been announced with more changes forced by #COVID19 ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/18/world-cup-ski-racing-dates-announced/

'Breathtaking' ski jumping venue for the @Beijing2022 Winter Olympics nears completion ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/18/breathtaking-ski-jumping-venue-for-beijing-olympics/
#Beijing2022 #Olympics #Ski

A doctor has gone on trial accused of being part of an international sports #doping ring that was smashed in raids at the 2019 #Nordic #Ski World Championships in Seefeld, Austria ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/01/septembers-news-in-brief/

Latest news on the #Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

- WHO Repeats Warnings to Europe as More Restrictions Loom
- Italy has ‘Covid-Free’ Flights
- Gatwick Introduces Ultraviolet Disinfecting Security Tray

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/

#coronavirusupdates #coronavirusski

Covid-19 Update:

- WHO Warns of Serious Situation in Europe as UK Warns of the Winter Ahead
- BA Calls for Testing at Airports
- Luxury Operator to Continue with Ski Chalets
- New Zealand has Worst Recession in Years as Ski Resorts see Downturn

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/

From Ski Jumper to Tour de France Supremo

Slovenia's Primož Roglič is the favourite to win the Tour de France and he currently wears the yellow jersey.

Roglic is a former ski jumper who only made the switch to cycling in his early 20s.

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/01/septembers-news-in-brief/

Check out today's latest news on the Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports here ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/
#ski #snowboard #WinterIsComing

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