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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

PAKISTAN SKI CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE

14th August is Independence Day in Pakistan and it’s marked with an uphill ski competition in the Hindu Kush mountain range. NEW

US SKI RESORTS PREPARE FOR SOLAR ECLIPSE

PlanetSKI is at the centre of the eclipse belt in the ski resort of Sun Valley, Idaho for the blackout today, 21st August. UPDATED

NEW SWISS SUSPENSION BRIDGE

It’s the longest steel pedestrian suspension bridge in the world with some eye-watering statistics. Could you walk across it?

ON YER (OLD) BIKE!

Cycling is bigger than ever in the mountains these days and an event with a difference is takes place in Gstaad this weekend.

EMTS IS BACK

Dates have been announced for the 2nd European Mountain Travel Summit. But what’s the event all about?

SAVE THE SEASONAIRE

Today is the last day to take part in a survey looking at the future for the British seasonaire after Brexit. What’s in store for the GB ski worker? UPDATED

SNOWORKS GAP

Ski instructor course in Tignes in October launches as industry ponders future EU workers rights: It’s still the best job out there.

CANADA WILDFIRES SPREAD & SKI RESORTS AFFECTED

Sunshine has been evacuated (again) & other resorts are suffering from the smoke. PlanetSKI reports from Canada. UPDATED

ASPEN DEAL SEALED

PlanetSKI talks to Aspen Skico following the close of the mega deal that dramatically changes the US snowsports industry.

AUGUST NEWS IN BRIEF

End of summer glacier sking? 8 deaths over weekend in Alps, melting glacier reveals bodies + Therese Johaug banned from Olympics NEW & UPDATED

VIDEOS OF THE DAY…..

There are some insane mountain & extreme action videos on the internet & we want to share some of the best on this roll Vlogg. NEW & UPDATED

THE JUMP IS GROUNDED

The celebrity snowsports show is being ‘rested’ next winter by Channel 4. Will it ever return?

VAIL RESORTS GOES GREENER

It commits to a zero net operating footprint by 2030. It follows US ski resorts criticism of President Trump’s grasp of environmental issues.

BIKING BOOMS IN THE ALPS

As another UK ski operator is set to offer summer cycling we look at its growth. And its potential role as boost for mountain tourism.

YET MORE OPTIONS

Though Crystal Ski was way ahead of the winter-holiday game than even the most organised of us, it still has a surprise for us… NEW

FRESH SEASON, FRESH TRACKS

It’ll soon be upon us so better get ahead… Ski Club of Great Britain’s tour operator Freshtracks has released its brochure for next season.

AVOIDING INJURY

‘Prepare your body for our great sport’: Recovering from injury or looking to better equip your body for skiing? BASS has some answers. NEW

VT NEWS FLASH

Less than 4 months to wait until the French ski season kicks off in Val Thorens; Take a quick look at what’s fresh for Winter17/18.

FIRE CREWS TAKE OVER SKI RESORT

Sunshine Village in Canada has escaped the wildfire. Firefighters use it as a base to fight rest of the blaze. UPDATED

SNOWMASS BASE VILLAGE

Under the spotlight: The brakes are off as construction of largest ever US ski village development is underway in Aspen Snowmass.

FREERIDE WORLD TOUR 2018

Riders for next year’s competition are named with 42 skiers and snowboarders over four categories.

GIVE IT A TRI

A new alpine sporting event takes place in Le Chable in Switzerland in September – a cross triathlon. Pardon?

BIKING BOOMS IN THE MOUNTAINS

As another UK winter ski operator prepares to offer summer cycling we look at its growth. And its potential role as saviour for mountain tourism

K2 SKI MISSION ABANDONED

‘Sometimes you gotta lose the battle to win the war’: K2 remains an undefeated ski mountain as Andrzej Bargiel & his team turn back. UPDATED

A GUIDE TO THE SLOPES

‘Your Guide to the Mountain’ Winter 2017/18 edition has just launched! It’s time for some winter holiday inspiration from Crystal Ski.

MPI SPONSORS SCHOOL SAILING

The ski insurance company backs fun and competitive sailing, as well as a host of other sports over the summer months. NEW

GIANT ICEBERG BREAKS OFF

The trillion tonne Larsen C iceberg, approximately 2,200 sqare miles in size has just broken away from Antarctica.

FRESH SUMMER MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCES

Summer is in full swing and as families spend holiday time together a survey shows that many are discovering new activities in the mountains. NEW

SKIPLEX GOES BUST

Three of Britain’s indoor ski centres have gone out of business after making big losses. Skiplex heads for liquidation.

NATIONAL CLEAN SPORT WEEK

It starts today and comes at a time when trust in athletes’ integrity is low, impacted by recent stories & doping scandals. NEW

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME – 40 YEARS ON

The film release date in 1977 was 7th July – 077. Here’s what the critics said at the time + good excuse to watch the infamous skiing sequence.

WHISTLER GLACIER CONFLICT

One ski camp folded this summer due to poor snow on the Horstman Glacier. Now another camp leader says the snow’s great! NEW

CELEBRATING A CENTURY

What better way to mark your 100th birthday than to go skiing. Utah’s Snowbird fired up a lift on 5th July for a very special centenarian. UPDATED

JULY 4TH SKI SESSIONS

After a monster season in the USA, Independence Day festivities included skiing, as well as more hot tub parties. Take a look: UPDATED

SAWDUST SAVES OUR SNOW

Well, that’s different! Sawdust is being used in a French ski resort to protect the snow over the summer.

JULY NEWS IN BRIEF…

US golf course to become ski jump, Mammoth Mountain to end season on 6th August, man claimed he could hardly walk but managed to ski, climb & win a triathlon. NEW & UPDATED

VIDEOS OF THE DAY…..

There are some insane mountain & extreme action videos on offer. Check them out here. UPDATED

PERFECT PERK

Chalets in Reberty, Les Menuires come with a private instructor or guide this coming December with Powder N Shine.

WORLD’S LARGEST SKI DOME OPENS

The Wanda Indoor Ski and Winter Sports Resort in the Chinese city of Harbin has opened.

UTAH RESORT OPENS AFTER WILDFIRE

The ski resort of Brian Head opened for its summer activities on Saturday, two weeks after a forest fire threatened the town. NEW

CRANKWORX HEADING TO WALES?

Mountain bikers doing back flips, whip-offs and cork 720s could be on their way to the UK, PlanetSKI can reveal.

TRIBUTES TO FRANK…

Condolences, memories & tributes have been pouring in for Frank McCusker. The CEO of the Ski Club GB died last weekend aged 55. UPDATED

GRIZZLY TALES

Bear destroys car at Mammoth, cool bears in Lake Louise, problems for Bear 148 + more bear crazed photographers.

TERM-TIME HOLIDAY DAD FINED

A father who fought for the right to take his 6-year-old daughter out of school for a holiday has been convicted and fined. NEW

TRIBUTES TO CEO OF SKI CLUB GB

Tributes continue to pour in for Frank McCusker who died of a heart attack on a cycling trip last weekend. He was 55. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

SUMMER IN THE ALPS STARTS

The inaugural Les2Alpes Outdoor Festival took place at the weekend as the glacier opened for summer skiing.

SCOTLAND-ICELAND SKI PASS NOT A HIT

A season lift pass giving access to all ski resorts in both Scotland and Iceland has failed to take off in its first year. NEW

Snow report

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Latest news on tCoronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

-‘Rest & Test’ at Heathrow
-World Alpine Ski Champion Tests Positive for Covid-19
-Some Ski Resorts in Italy Remain Open
-First US Ski Resort Set to Open Today with Covid-19 Restrictions in Place

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/26/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-16/

It’s Opening Time!

Today #WolfCreek in #Colorado is set to be the first resort in the USA to open.

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

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#winterishere #letsgoskiing @WolfCreekSki2

Need a few pictures of snow to take your mind off things?

There’s been another big fall in parts of the Alps.

Most of us may be unable to visit at the moment, but it looks fabulous.

Updated:

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/27/let-it-snow-2/

Some Ski Resorts in Italy Remain Open

Four resorts are able to offer skiing and snowboarding at this time of year.

After crowded scenes in Cervinia the national government ordered closure, except to racers and professional skiers.

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/28/italian-government-orders-ski-resorts-in-italy-to-close-but-some-stay-open/

World Champion Tests Positive for Covid-19

The 28-year old Norwegian ski racer Aleksander Kilde is now self-isolating in Norway.

He won last season’s overall title.

He is said to be in a good condition.

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/26/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-16/

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

-Brand USA Looks to Permanently Abandon WTM
-Good Points, Well Made
-Melbourne Defeats Covid-19 But At A Huge Economic Cost

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/26/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-16/

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