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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

XMAS GIFT (WISH) LIST

Ski themed of course. Got any money left or even a cash gift in your Xmas stocking? UPDATED

#WINTERISCOMING

Game of Thrones is coming to the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, but not quite as fans of the TV series would imagine.

THE NEW WAY TO BOOK YOUR SKI TEACHER

Maison Sport: a name & business to know, but what is it? The future for ski instructors & finding yours.

DECEMBER NEWS IN BRIEF

Shiffrin rules supreme, Vail Resorts eyes up more resorts in Australia + Swiss Rail Transfer Ticket ends. NEW & UPDATED

DECEMBER SKIING SECRETS

– Chairlift carnage
– PlanetSKI tops the list
– Xmas carvings
– Cryo therapy
– Full-time avalanche dog for Glenshee

WORKING A SKI SEASON?

Heading for the mountains and a season in the snow with some work thrown in? Don’t forget to get insured. NEW

SNOW-CAMP PARTNERS WITH LUXURY SKI HOTEL

Two young Snow-Camp apprentices have been selected to work in Val Thorens for the winter. NEW

INVESTIGATION INTO SKI INSURER

The company that provides travel insurance for the Ski Club GB and many other ski companies is said to be facing an investigation. UPDATED

BEN’S BUS FOR LOW COST TRAVEL

Sensibly priced coach transfers in the French Alps so you can spend your Euros on the fun side of skiing…

MPI CHANGES INSURER

The specialist snowsports insurer, MPI, is now working with Ageas Insurance Ltd. See here for its snowsports details. NEW

THE RIGHT SKI BOOT

Why invest in a pair of ski boots professionally fitted & moulded to your feet? Well, here are all the reasons why.

SKI CLUB GB AIMS TO DOUBLE MEMBERS

Some think the oldest ski club in the UK has lost its way. Can an ambitious new strategy turn it around? If not it faces a bleak future.

7 NOVEL SKI FEATURES

Decathlon’s ski game is strong. And to top it, here are 7 innovations to make skiing that bit more… exciting.

WHAT’S YOUR SKI JAM?

The party life or complete solitude? Soaking up the winter sun and beauty or skiing as much as the ski area will allow?

NOT LONG TO GO…

Ski 37 resorts in five countries next season for just £583 ($749). This IKON Pass special offer ends on December 13th.

SNOW NIGHT IN KENDAL

Film premieres, Q & As with top snowsports athletes. It’s Snow Night at the Kendal Mountain Festival.

COMING SOON TO A CINEMA NEAR YOU

Mountains On Stage tour starts. What films are on offer this year & where can you see them in the UK?

SKI SLOPE ON A RUBBISH CENTRE

Copenhill in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the first ski slope in the world to be built on a waste management centre.

INVESTIGATION AS CABLES CUT ON ANDORRA SKI LIFTS

The cables on a chairlift & other lifts in Pal-Arinsal were cut with an electric saw. Police are investigating as speculation mounts on the motive. UPDATED

LEST WE FORGET

Remembrance Sunday was marked in some of the ski resorts that are already open.

SKIING IN NORTH AMERICA

If you want to find out about skiing & snowboarding across the Pond there’s an event in London tonight you may want to check out. NEW

POW UK ADDS ANOTHER PARTNER

The operator Ski Independence is to work with the environmental pressure group, Protect Our Winters.

ONE FOR THE SKI TEACHERS

LEAD Camp is back & with a new line-up of industry experts hand picked to help us Learn: Explore: Aspire: Develop.

A NEW COLOUR FOR WINTER

Purple Ski runs 7 luxurious chalets in Meribel, located in its most exclusive corners. Tempted?

NOVEMBER NEWS IN BRIEF

Earthquake hits Alaska, Vail local dies in the backcountry, Ski Amis wins, A-Basin expands, Cairngorm report delayed + Canadian curlers disqualiifed for being drunk. NEW & UPDATED

REINVENTING THE SKI HOLIDAY

Winter holidays need to offer more than snowsports. That’s the message going out to tour operators, travel agents and resorts. Why?

ELLIE SOUTTER FOUNDATION AWARDS FIRST GRANT

The father of the GB snowboarder who took her own life on her 18th birthday has presented one of her teammates with £6,000.

TEACHER JAILED FOR LES2ALPES AVALANCHE DEATHS

A sports teacher has been sentenced to prison after two of his pupils died in an avalanche on a closed run in Les Deux Alpes.

WHAT’S YOUR GOAL THIS WINTER?

If it’s working on your off-piste skiing or touring skills check out the Action Outdoors courses for this winter to whip you into shape: NEW

MORE RESORTS OPEN IN THE ALPS

The first major storms have battered the Alps with up to 3m in places. Several resorts are already open with the glaciers in good shape. UPDATED

RISING PRICES IN SKI RESORTS

In-resort prices have risen by up to 13% in Europe. A new survey makes grim reading for cash conscious skiers, but there is hope.

ERNA LOW TO FOCUS ON FRANCE

One of the oldest ski holiday companies in the UK is to change its focus for next season and rebrand itself as The Ski Specialist to the French Alps.

GRANTS AWARDED TO YOUNG SNOWSPORTS ATHLETES

A record 13 young British skiers and snowboarders are to get help with their costs for the coming winter season.

WELCOME TO EDEN

Luxury ski chalet company, VIP SKI, adds two new ones to its Alpe d’Huez portfolio & is looking forward to winter in situ.

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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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