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OLYMPIANS IN LAAX FOR THE BRITS

Snowboarding Olympic medallists are in Europe’s top freestyle resort this week as the 2018 BRITS gets under way. PlanetSKI is there.

DRAMA AVERTED ‘TWICE’ AT ST BERNARD’S MONASTERY

Not one, but two disasters have been narrowly averted at the St Bernards’ Monastery in Switzerland. Read on…

VORARLBERG FAMILY HOTEL

The Alphotel is completely geared towards meeting the needs of families on holiday, for winter ski trips & summer stays.

WHAT HAPPENED AT GUDAURI?

A dramatic chairlift rollback occurred in Georgia on 16th March. Preliminary findings blame a combination of a mechanical failure compounded by human error. NEW

A SMASH OF SPRING DEALS

It’s time to hit the slopes again in what are the best spring conditions in years; Here’s a nudge to get you out there. UPDATED

TWO DEAD AFTER AVALANCHE IN FRANCE

Three female ski tourers were hit by an avalanche in near Modane in the Savoie region. It appears they triggered it themselves. NEW

INVESTIGATION AFTER GONDOLA FALLS ONTO PISTE

The accident happened in the resort of Praloup in the French Alps & it crashed onto a ski slope. There are no reported injuries and a full investigation is underway. UPDATED

MOUNTAIN LIFESTYLE

4* Das Kronthaler hotel at Lake Achensee in the Tirol for skiing and relaxing quite simply gets it right. NEW

THIRD BODY FOUND AFTER VERBIER AVALANCHE

One person remains missing as the authorities consider calling off the search. It was the deadliest avalanche in Switzerland this winter. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

CASTING CALL

Calling all wannabe actors: Spring filming in Val d’Isere needs stars for a video. Guaranteed fun, laughter & celebrity treatment.

SKI HISTORY HANDED OVER

A big collection of artefacts charting 100 years of skiing history has been presented at its new home.

WHAT’S ON…

Easter is upon us, and so is Spring. But skiing & snowboarding is far from over: Here’s what is to come for the rest of this sweet season.

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO CHARLIFT CARNAGE

The lift in Georgia started rolling backwards, then accelerated & became out of control. It was utter carnage, but amazingly no-one was seriously injured.

HOPES FADE FOR MISSING SKIERS

A further two people remain missing in Verbier after an avalanche on Friday. PlanetSKI has pictures & video of the immediate aftermath. UPDATED

PARENTS FINED £24m FOR TERM-TIME ABSENCE

Some parents are budgeting for the cost of school fines for taking their children on holiday in term-time, according to a new report.

PLANETSKI SPEAKS TO NEW BOSS OF SWISS TOURISM

Martin Nydegger has much on his plate as overnight stays fall and the exchange rate bites. But the Swiss tourist industry is fighting back.

DECATHLON: A SKI BRAND TO REMEMBER

It’s not a new brand, in fact it’s a classic French one, but the outdoor sporting goods retailer Decathlon’s own range Wed’ze is full of surprises.

BRITISH SNOWBOARDER SUFFOCATES IN THE SNOW

The accident happened in St Anton in Austria as he became stuck head first in deep snow. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

THE GLOVES ARE OFF

Most of the major ski resorts in the USA & Canada are now associated with two companies and the competition for dominance in Winter18/19 is amping up. UPDATED

TOP RESORTS FOR GROUPS

Ski Total reveals its 5 best European resorts for group ski trips for great skiing, entertainment and ease: NEW

MOUNTAIN TRACKS: TOURING TRIPS

It’s the season for ski touring and it’s going to be a fantastic one. Have you got the basics covered to stay safe this spring? Are you looking for a challenge? UPDATED

TO THE SNOW

Easter is here & with this snow it could be the best in recent years. Here are some hot deals to get you to the mountains.

AVALANCHES & ACCIDENTS IN USA

There have been a spate of avalanche deaths in the western United States. PlanetSKI reports from the USA. UPDATED

FURTHER AVALANCHE FATALITIES IN FRANCE

Another two people have died and three people are missing. It follows 7 deaths in France last week after heavy snow. UPDATED

HOW TO DO A GROUP SKI TRIP

Here are eight tips by ski holiday specialist Skiworld on how to successfully manage & book your group ski holiday: NEW

MARCH NEWS IN BRIEF

Trump tariffs impact outdoor gear, May skiing in Mammoth, man dies in avalanche in Sweden + Shiffrin tops the prize money. NEW & UPDATED

GRIMENTZ IS MOUNTAIN HEAVEN

In the Val d’Anniviers is the 15th Century village of Grimentz, known for its extensive off piste skiing, touring terrain & varied pistes. NEW

FASTEST BOARDER ON EARTH

The Guinness World Record is broken for the fastest ever speed on a snowboard by Brit, Jamie Barrow. And towed by a Maserati.

Z CARD

What is this card? Well, essentially a pocket-sized guide by Ski Total on how you can save bucks skiing next season.

BRITISH SEASONAIRE WHO DIED IN ALPE D’HUEZ IS NAMED

He is 23-year old Jordan Waugh and he worked for VIP SKI. Elsewhere a 12-year old boy died when he fell over a cliff in Avoriaz & a woman has died in an avalanche in Switzerland. UPDATED

PROTECT OUR WINTERS GIVEN $50K

The campaigning environmental group has received the money from Ikon Pass. Read more here about POW.

SCOTLAND DEFENDS ITS RECORD

Ski Scotland and the Association of Scottish Ski Areas have come out fighting after accusations of spending too much on snowmaking.

INVESTIGATION & WARNINGS AFTER AVALANCHES & DEATHS

A 44-year old man and his 11-year old daughter have died in an avalanche in Val d’Isere. A man perished in a fall in a couloir in La Grave. PlanetSKI reports.

WILL YOU ENDURO IT?

Easter Sunday competition open to EVERYONE will take place throughout Les3Vallees – Pros, families, mates…. get racing. NEW

THE JONES FAMILY CHANNEL

The joys of learning to ski are perfectly captured in the video diaries of one active family taking a winter holiday in Les3Vallees. NEW

MOUNTAINS & MUSIC

At PlanetSKI, these are two of our favourite things in the entire world. Check out the details on the Snowboxx festival in Avoriaz.

BRITISH WEEK IS BACK IN LES ARCS

It saw its first year last season and is back for 2018 with backing from none other than Jenny Jones, GB bronze Olympic medalist.

ALPENGLOW

An agency specialising in catered ski chalet holidays NEW

MPI SKI SUPPORT

The leading specialist ski insurer sponsors events that foster a spirit of competition NEW

P&V GOES FLEXIBLE

For some ski holidays the customer has to adapt to fit in with the schedule of a holiday. Not so at Pierre et Vacances as the customer goes first. NEW

COLORADO: WHAT’S NEW THIS WINTER?

It has some of the best resorts in the USA and PlanetSKI will be visiting next month. NEW

BUMPER SNOW FOR SCOTLAND

It bought three snow factories after poor snow last winter. Seems they aren’t needed as Mother Nature provides and skiing booms.

CHAMONIX TOP OF THE LEAGUE

A specialist mountain property agent has ranked the French resort as the best place to buy a property, based on its points system.

SKIERS MAY SUE OVER CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING

A British family has instructed lawyers after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning during a Christmas trip to the French Alps.

SKI VIDEOS: THE FEBRUARY EDIT

There are some insane mountain & extreme action videos out there. Check out some of the best on this rolling Vlog. NEW

FEBRUARY NEWS IN BRIEF

Changes to airline security checks, new Ikon Pass soon out, skier survives Scottish avalanche + Presidents’ Day in US. NEW & UPDATED

SKI CLUB GB HERITAGE STORED

Historical items charting more than 100 years of British snowsports are to be taken on by a leading sport heritage centre. But how can we see them? UPDATED

TRIBUTES TO BRITS WHO DIED IN CHAMONIX

Tributes have been paid to two skiers who fell to their deaths in a steep couloir. Futher details of the accident have been revealed. UPDATED

LIFT PASS WARS IN NORTH AMERICA

Introducing the Ikon Pass – a collective ski pass covering 23 ski resorts to rival Vail Resort’s Epic Pass.

TRIBUTES TO WARREN MILLER

The legendary and pioneering US ski film maker has died aged 93. Tributes are coming in. PlanetSKI looks at his life & legacy. UPDATED

WHAT TO WEAR

Are you new to skiing or snowboarding, or a little rusty on what you need to stay cool, or warm, on the slopes? Iglu’s here to help: NEW

WHERE NOW FOR THE SKI CLUB GB?

A new CEO has been appointed. Our editor, James Cove, has been closely involved with the Club over the years & looks at the challenges ahead.

SKI CLUB OF GB HAS A NEW BOSS

He’s Darren Neylon, a businessman originally from Australia and a keen skier. He takes up his post in March at a vital moment for the Club. NEW

50 YEARS ON

The Engadine Ski Marathon is 50 years old .The cross-country race takes place in March. Read the story of its most loyal competitor: NEW

INGHAMS WINS AGAIN

Inghams has been awarded Best Operator for Activities in the Globe Travel Awards 2018 for the third time running NEW

PLANETSKI AT EMTS

We’ve been at the European Mountain Travel Summit in Crans-Montana as senior people from the global snowsports industry look into their crystal balls.

NAMED AT LAST

Alterra Mountain Company is the new name in the ski industry to know; The partnership & resorts that include Aspen NEW

WORLD SNOWSPORTS INDUSTRY GATHERS IN SWITZERLAND

The 2nd annual European Mountain Travel Summit is taking place in Crans-Montana. On the agenda is future of the industry. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

BRITS ON THE BOOZE

Some skiers and snowboarders consume the advised weekly alcohol allowance in one day on the slopes. So says a new report.

CRYSTAL CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

Getting into the Christmas Spirit? Check out how to concoct some winter drinks from around the world courtesy of Crystal Ski. NEW

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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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