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Earthquake on Swiss/Austrian border

It was only small but people felt it.

Chemmy Alcott back on skis

Britain’s top ski racer has resumed training after she broke her ankle in Canada last November.

Avalanche toll increases

North America is counting the cost of a series of avalanche deaths. Some of them were within the marked runs.

Another fatal ski collision

A woman has died and the German politician, Dieter Althaus is in a coma after they collided on a ski slope in Austria.

Art of Ice

This week Grindelwald becomes the epicentre for sculpturers hacking out creations from vast blocks of ice.

Child dies in US ski resort

A 10-year-old girl skis into a tree.

Happy New Year from the Alps

It’s been a snowy New Year in many resorts with big celebrations and a few hangovers too. Check out the pictures and video.

Man dies in hit & run ski accident.

A 16-year-old Italian knocked down a man and then skied off. He has now handed himself in to the authorities. It raises the whole issue of crowded slopes, control and speed.

What’s in store for the next few days?

No sooner do we say it’s thawing a bit than it gets cold. Very cold. It’s stopped melting and started freezing.

It’s expensive out here.

It’s not a message we particularly like to pass on but it’s true. The exchange rate quite frankly is appalling.

Base jumper survives cliff fall

Coastguards have said a base-jumper was lucky to escape with his life after his parachute got stuck to the side of a cliff.

2 killed in Austrian Avalanches

The 2 people, both German, were killed in separate accidents

SnowsportGB is on the move

From January 5th it will be situated in brand new offices at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena.

Good days, bad days

The high levels of snow have brought smiles to most people’s faces, but not to everyone and not all the time.

Brochure for 2009/10 out

Blimey, this season has barely started and a brochure for next year is published!

How has the ski industry reacted?

Tour operators & resorts are breathing a collective sigh of relief – and spinning a little bit.

Men’s slalom cancelled

The race was cancelled in Val d’Isere at the weekend due to the strong winds

Razorlight cancels Val d’Isere gig

Sadly the lead singer has tonsilitis and so the band has had to pull out of this weekend’s concert.

Ski industry criticises survey

A recent poll claimed 3/4s of people would cancel their ski holiday due to the credit crunch. Not so, say the tour operators.

Finlay Mickel breaks his leg

First it was Chemmy Alcott, now it’s Finlay on the injured list. Luck doesn’t seem to smiling on Team GB.

The juggler

Occasionaly we see a bit of video that has to be shared. Nothing to do with skiing but we like video here at PlanetSKI.

Tops of mountains blasted away

See film of mountains being blown up for coal. Extraordinary pictures!

Maier the Magnificent

The Austrian legend makes the podium again. Not for nothing is he called the Herminator.

Petrol powered snowboard

Whatever will they think of next to help us travel through the snow?

Merci, Danke, Grazie and thank you

PlanetSKI has now been going a couple of months and we’ve had many more people looking at the site than we expected. We’re a bit staggered really!

Paris Hilton on a snowboard

We’ve seen semi-naked playboy models on snowboards now it’s the turn of the partially-clad socialite.

The apres ski has kicked off too!

As promised here are some pictures from the opening of the apres ski season.

Ski Channel launches on Xmas day

The US TV channel will have on-demand mountain sports programmes and is set to be far and away the biggest in this field.

Leona Lewis snowboards in Austria

The singer took to the slopes of Iscghl after her concert in the resort. A planetSKI reader has given us the exclusive video pictures.

Ischgl opens for the season

The Austrian resort opened at the weekend with 20,000 people attending a concert by Leona Lewis and the slopes covered with fresh snow.

Ischgl prepares for opening

The Austrian resort has Leona Lewis performing and more snow than you can shake a stick at.

Chemmy breaks ankle

Britain’s No 1 ski racer is recovering in the UK but remains hopefull to be racing again in the New Year.

Curling for Gold

The government is giving £350,000 to Scottiish curling to help regain its position as a top curling nation.

X Factor hits Ischgl

Leona Lewis, winner of the X Factor in 2006, is to play in the Austrian resort when it opens at the end of this month.

Going for gold

Snowsport GB hunts the slopes for talent.

Beavers return to Scottish mountains

The European beaver is to be re-introduced to Scotland for the first time in 400 years.

Disabled skier wins compensation

In an important ruling a British man, paralysed after skiing into a tree, has won a multi-million pound claim for compensation from a French ski school.

Beginners ski for free

7 British tour operators are giving novices the chance to have free ski lessons across 45 resorts in the Alps.

EU grant to build a ski slope

A Danishman has been given £79,000 to build a ski slope on a small island in the Baltic where snow rarely falls.

Fatboy Slim goes Snowbombing

The DJ is to headline the week long snow and music festival at Mayrhofen in March

Burton boards do well

Controversial snowboards with graphics of naked women and self-mutilation have sold out in US and are hard to find in Europe.

Breakthrough for knee injuries

It’s the most common form of injury amoung skiers and now help is on hand for one tye of injury to the knee.

Snow report

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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.

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

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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/

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