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BREXIT SKI WORRIES DEEPEN IN FRANCE

Brits make up 40% of overseas visitors in some resorts. A series of support events are planned as end of season bookings fall & worries grow.

GB SNOWBOARDER DIES IN ANDORRA

The 59-year old man hit a tree at speed in the Grandvalira ski area. An investigation is underway. NEW

FRESH AVALANCHE WARNINGS

Spring has broken, the touring season is in session, avalanche danger remains ever-present. There have been recent fatalities. UPDATED

APRIL SKIING: WHY IT’S THE BEST

‘Revel in the joys of ski seasons at the peak of their powers’ says Skiworld, giving five reasons why April ski holidays are the best:.

BASI WARNS OF BREXIT

The British Association of Snowsport Instructors speaks of worries. It claims the vast majority of its members want to remain in the EU.

MARCH MADNESS

It’s March in the mountains. From Snowboxx festival to Jazz a Megeve, let Huski do the food so you can keep your head in the game.

COLLISION SKIER REFUSED APPEAL

A 17-year old hit a 10-year old girl who is now partially disabled for life. Should more be done about people that ski out of control? UPDATED

PISTE COLLISION DEATH SPARKS DEBATE

A 45-year-old Swedish skier died in Alpe d’Huez. Collisions on the piste are a growing concern & there’s been huge reaction. UPDATED

TRIBUTE TO AVALANCHE VICTIMS

The only survivor of Tuesday’s avalanche on the UK’s highest mountain has paid a touching tribute to his three climbing friends who died. NEW

BRITISH WEEK IN LES ARCS

A week dedicated to all things British gets underway as Brexit chaos deepens.

POWDER LESSON ON ONE SKI

Ski instructor continues his off-piste lesson on one ski after his other one snapped in half.

FANCY A FREE LIFT PASS?

Mountain Heaven has chalet space available in La Plagne & has 10 lift passes to give away for the first 10 bookers: NEW

DO YOU LIKE YOUR SKI FACTS & FIGURES?

If so read on as the UK’s largest ski operator, CrystalSKI, does some number crunching. NEW

TRIBUTES TO PISTEUR KILLED IN AVALANCHE

Tributes to 34-year-old Mathieu Labrunie pour in as an investigation into the avalanche that swept across a piste continues in Crans-Montana. UPDATED

EUROPEAN GAY SKI WEEK 2019

The world’s roaming LBGT winter sports festival calls for greater awareness of the homophobia faced by travellers.

SKI HOLIDAY PACKING TRICKS

Tricks not tips – the experts at Iglu Ski have blogged on the best space savers for winter holiday packing, here are a few: NEW

MOUNTAINS UNDER THE EARTH’S CRUST

There are mountains taller than Mt Everest 400+ miles underground. Scientists at Princetown University have been investigating.

DEALS GONE WILD

Skiing doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are some self-catering deals this Easter with Pierre & Vacances that’ll make a difference.

UPHILL SKIING RECORD

The ski mountaineer and ultra runner Kilian Jornet has set a new record – for 24-hour uphill skiing.

WHY YOU SHOULD SKI IN MARCH

Here are 5 reasons why March is the month to get in your turns, considering the weather, cost and company.

MEET OUR NEW SCOTLAND REPORTER

Step forward Rod Frazer. And what does he choose to write about first? Lift queues of course.

HUSKI HELPS WITH HALF TERM

Half term can be tiring for parents. Here’s how to make it a little easier for those self-catering in the French Alps.

CHOPPER LIFT RESCUE IN CERVINIA

The Cretaz chairlift stalled in the Italian resort leaving 27 people stranded. Watch as the rescue unfolds on video.

CONFESSIONS OF THE SKI OBSESSED

Crystal Ski launches a fun campaign as a nod to skiers & snowboarders who can’t stop thinking about the mountains. strong>NEW

DEMANDS FOR FIS BOSS TO RESIGN

It follows the comments of 75-year old Gian-Franco Kasper about climate change where he cast doubt on whether it is happening.

THE SKI OBSESSED

Crystal Ski has launched a new video centred on those who never stop thinking about snowsports. It’s worth a watch!

AVALANCHE VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

The two people who lved in the UK were among 8 people who died in avalanches in Italy after heavy snowfall. PlanetSKI reports.

DAVE RYDING TEAMS UP WITH MAISON SPORT

GB’s No1 slalom racer has been appointed an ambassador for the company that helps you find the ski instructor right for you.

TEMPTED BY THE TIROL?

The ski area in the Austrian Alps has had a bumper winter of snow. The Tirol tells us why this season is the time to visit.

AVALANCHE DANGER IN THE ALPS

There is considerable risk of avalanche in parts of the Alps. A pisteur in La Plagne is the latest fatality after 2 people died in Les2Alpes. UPDATED

CAIRNGORM FUNICULAR CLOSURE MAY EXTEND INTO NEXT WINTER

The owners of the Scottish ski area announce the railway will remain shut throughout summer & possibly beyond.

WHY ASPEN?

12 fun facts to inspire your next trip to Aspen Snowmass, Colorado.

TRIBUTES TO SKI GUIDE WHO DIED IN ALPS AIR COLLISION

Frank Henssler, a German who worked out of the Aosta Valley, was among the seven who died in the collision near the Italian ski resort of La Thuile.

ARSON SUSPECTED IN COURCHEVEL FIRE

Investigators say that a fire that killed two people in the resort of Courchevel may have been started deliberately.

INVESTIGATION AFTER 2 DIE & DOZENS INJURED IN COURCHEVEL FIRE

Questions are raised about smoke alarms & fire extinguishers after the blaze in a seasonaires building in Courchevel 1850. UPDATED

CRYSTAL 2020

We’re talking Crystal Ski Holidays for the 2019/2020 ski season: What’s coming to look forward to next winter?

WORK OUT WHAT YOU WORK OFF

Here’s your winter calorie counter as Crystal Ski Holidays finds the best ways to burn the calories when out in the mountains.

FATAL AVALANCHE ACCIDENTALLY TRIGGERED

The parents of a teenager who died in St Anton last week say the slide happened as rescuers triggered the slides as they made their way to help the family.

THE SKI CHALET 2019

The traditional ski chalet holiday is on its last legs. Or is it? PlanetSKI spends a week in a chalet in France.

WHAT A RESCUE!

A helicopter pilot showed extraordinary flying skills during a rescue in the French Alps. The rescue was captured on video.

PLANETSKI MAKES THE TIMES

The weekend edition of the paper looked at the threat to the traditional British chalet holiday.

AVALANCHE DEATHS

8 people have died in avalanches & accidents due to heavy snowfall in the Central Alps. It follows avalanches in Norway and N America. UPDATED

SCHUMACHER FAMILY CELEBRATES HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY

He was 50 on Thursday and it’s 5 years after a New Year ski accident left him in a coma following serious head injuries. NEW

3 TRIPS TO BLOW YOUR MIND

Once-in-a-lifetime trips for those looking for inspiration on how to push their limits in 2019, brought by Mountain Tracks.

140 PEOPLE EVACUATED FROM USA CHAIRLIFT

The incident took place in Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana after Chair 5 suffered a mechanical failure. NEW

WEARING HELMETS IN SNOW SPORTS

Following the death of a man on the slopes in France, there’s been further sharp debate over wearing helmets. UPDATED

THE GOOD FIGHT

One of our favourite kinds – between skiers and snowboarders. Which is easier to learn and to improve on? Crystal explores.

KITTING OUT FOR WINTER

Skiing is plenty expensive already. No need to look out even more things to spend money on. And with the price of ski gear so high…NEW

‘MIRACLE’ AS BOY SURVIVES 50 MINUTES UNDER AVALANCHE

The 12-year-old was buried in an avalanche in La Plagne. He was found in an air pocket by a rescue dog. UPDATED

INNSBRUCK – THRILLS & CHILLS

Innsbruck is alive for the winter 2018-19 season: 9 ski areas, 90 lifts and 300km of snow-sure ski slopes. NEW

INSURANCE KNOWLEDGE FOR DIY SKIERS

Many more people are travelling independently & by-passing the tour operators. But don’t forget to get insured.

DESTINATION SKI – HOLIDAYS BY SKIERS

Destination Ski – a ski travel agency that promises to get you the best prices and best options on your winter break.

HOW GB TOOK ON THE WORLD

British freestyle skiers and snowboarders are now a global force. The story of how they did is the subject of a new illustrated book.

FOOD WITH ALTITUDE

Food & drink huskied to you in anywhere in the French Alps, saving you money and giving time to spend skiing. UPDATED

TEST CHALETS RUN BY VIP SKI

The company has launched chalets this winter that have prototype ideas for the future. Read on for more…

MOUNTAIN HEAVEN HEADS TO IRAN

The unusual ski destination is on the agenda again for the UK chalet company, Mountain Heaven. Why not try something different?

SKIING & THE MIND

The benefits of sport on mental health are widely recognised but skiing may not be the first one that pops into your mind.

2 LITTLE CHALETS, 2 HUGE SKI AREAS

In all the ski areas in all the world, we’ve picked just two residences found in two reasonably local resorts to us in the Alps.

SNOWBALL BAN ENDED BY 9-YEAR OLD

In Severance in Colorado throwing a snowball was illegal. Not any more after a child changed the law.

CRANS-MONTANA APPOINTS NEW UK PR

Mountain Press has been appointed as UK PR representatives for the Swiss resort. NEW

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Australia records deadliest day, New Zealand goes 101 days without a locally transmitted Covid-19 case + Austrian company developing Covid-19 test that could be used for country's ski resort employees.

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Austrian Company Developing Covid-19 Test That Could be Used for Country's Ski Resort Employees

SKIDATA is working on a screening system to allow resorts to test employees.

It's working with Austria's largest corona test laboratory, Novogenia GmbH.

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/09/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-6/

Check out all the latest news on the coronavirus impact on snowsports.

Masks required outdoors in Haute-Savoie Region of France + Coronavirus hits work of British Antarctic Survey

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/09/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-6/

Memories of Bormio 2020.

The dates for the English Alpine Championships 2021 have been announced ⬇

Races: 14th – 19th February, opening parade: Saturday, 13th Feb.⁠

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