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ACTION IN THE TIROL

The Diary: Some dates and events not to miss in the Austrian Tirol this winter: NEW

THE AOSTA VALLEY

6 world class ski resorts and Europe’s 3 highest mountains means acres of untracked powder with serious on & off-piste skiing… NEW

SWISS MAN CHARGED OVER SHOOTING WOLF

The authorities have brought charges against a person who allegedly shot a wolf dead last year. NEW

25,000 SEASONAL JOBS AT RISK

The jobs in skiing and the wider travel industry could go and holiday costs rise as a result of Brexit, according to a new report.

TRIBUTES TO ELISABETH HUSSEY

A ski pioneer has passed away at the age of 88. She was an influential person in the GB snowsports industry. NEW

CITY OF SKI & CULTURE

What first comes to mind when you think of the Austrian hub of Innsbruck? NEW

75 YEARS OF INFERNO

The Inferno Race in Murren this year turns 75. It’s the world’s oldest, longest amateur downhill ski race that attracts fierce competition. A spectacle worth catching… NEW

TRIBUTES TO GB ESF DIRECTOR

The funeral of 51-year old Simon Atkinson has taken place. He was director of the ESF ski school in La Rosiere. NEW

WORLD CUP WOES

PlanetSKI’s chief reporter has covered her first World Cup ski race. It didn’t all go to plan.

CRYSTAL 2018/19 DEALS

It may a bit early to think about next winter but Crystal Ski has launched its programme for the 2018/19 season. There are sweeteners are plenty. NEW

5 HIDDEN GEMS

Inghams names five lesser known ski resorts each with its own draw: No lift queues? No English? Quick to reach? Read on… NEW

CHALET HOLIDAYS IN THE USA

Ski holidays stateside normally mean staying in hotels. Not so with SkiWorld that has chalets in Breckenridge and Vail.

THOUSANDS OF SANTAS HEAD TO VERBIER

Verbier saw an avalanche of merry Santas at the weekend, and this year there was a record number. NEW & UPDATED

DECEMBER NEWS IN BRIEF

Buy your St Moritz lift pass with bitcoins, Pyeongchang tickets sales show sharp rise + Olympic torch relay in Jecheon cancelled. NEW & UPDATED

POWDAIR WILL NOT FLY THIS WINTER

The airline that had hoped to fly to Sion in Switzerland has confirmed it will not run a service this winter. There is deep anger & red faces aplenty. UPDATED

CRYSTAL WINS AGAIN

Crystal Ski Holidays has picked up a prestigious award at the Oscars of the travel industry. Neilson was also honoured.

FRENCH SKI BREAKS

Three more resorts on offer with the short ski break specialist Ski Weekender: NEW

WHO ARE THESE DAREDEVILS?

Two wingsuit flyers leap off a 4,158m Swiss mountain to catch a plane! Really! NEW & UPDATED

TWO SKI HOLIDAYS IN ONE TRIP

Short ski break specialists Ski Weekender introduces another string to its bow – the ‘double domain’ ski week. NEW

GAY SKI WEEKS 2018

The top LGBT parties on the slopes around the world.They offer some of the best apres ski around, check out where the main ones are.

INTERSPORT’S NEW RANGE

The French ski hire chain has four new ski and snowboard packages this winter, promising to stock the best kit available. We’ve had a preview. NEW

POWDAIR IN LAST DITCH TALKS

The airline with routes to Sion in Switzerland has lost its main financial backer and is unlikely ever to fly. It needs to find £1m by Friday. UPDATED

PIPPA MIDDLETON BACKS DSUK FUNDRAISER

She is a keen skier, patron of the disabled snowsports charity & promoting its new fundraising drive. She’s been speaking to PlanetSKI.

POWDAIR IN LAST DITCH TALKS

The airline with routes to Sion in Switzerland has lost its main financial backer and is unlikely ever to fly. It needs to find £1m by Friday. UPDATED

THE ART IS IN THE LEARNING

‘You need to learn how to learn’ – Director of Snoworks Ski Courses Phil Smith says. Read on… NEW

ALPS COACH DRIVER CRASHED TO SAVE LIVES

Maurice Wrighton was going down a steep mountain road from Alpe d’Huez in France in 2013 when the brakes failed.

WINTER IN AUSTRIA

Are you an adrenaline junkie looking to push your skiing to the next level? Check this for testing those new limits.

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE

First scam ski chalet websites, now it’s online ski shops. Be careful this cyber-Monday, they’re after your credit card details.

WINTERSPORTS MUST BE LESS ELITIST

An expert on the future of winter sports has laid out the steps he says are needed to protect alpine tourism in the years ahead.

CLUNKS AND CRASHES IN RUSSIA!

Russia has had its first heavy snowfall in recent days and the streets are attracting spectators as cars slither and slide on sheet ice. NEW

‘DYNAMIC’ SKI PACKAGES

Holiday specialist Pierre & Vacances has early season ski packages to its most popular destinations. NEW

FOOD, GLORIOUS MOUNTAIN FOOD

Chalet company PowderNShine, working out of the charming village of Reberty in Les3Vallees, is strong on food this season:

6 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SWISS SKIING

Where’s the longest piste? How many kms of cross-country ski trails? Where you can ski at night? There’s more… NEW

VIRTUAL SKI COACHING

Can’t get out to the mountains to train, or can’t afford an instructor to tweak your technique? Send a video in for training tips NEW

INSTRUCTORS IN CHINA TRAINED BY UK SKI SCHOOL

The Warren Smith Ski Academy is back in China training locals to become instructors as skiing is set to boom. NEW & UPDATED

ED SHEERAN HITS THE SLOPES

His latest video is shot in Hintertux in Austria. There’s plenty of love, plenty of snow & it could give a much needed boost to skiing.

MUMS & DADS, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU

Top 5 family resorts in the Tirol – in case you need a quick hit list to save some time deciding… NEW

WHAT’S ON IN THE WORLD OF…

Mountain Heaven. Chalets old have been dropped, chalets new, taken up. And then there’s the running of ski trips to Iran. Yes! NEW

PARALYMPIC HOPEFUL AMAZED BY RESPONSE TO KIT THEFT

Snowboarder James Barnes-Miller is hoping to be at the Pyeongchang Games but has had £10,000 worth of equipment stolen.

NOVEMBER NEWS IN BRIEF

Racers mourn David Poisson at Lake Louise downhill, Bird Flu threat to Pyeongchang + 23 investigated over Italian hotel avalanche. NEW & UPDATED

NOT LONG TO GO…

Ski Amis is eagerly counting down to the start of the season & has some winter deals to share the ski love and excitement.

A TIROLEAN JEWEL

Known as Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildsch̦nau, the Austrian ski resort names its top 5 things to do, other than the obvious #1 Рskiing. NEW

ZUGSPITZ-ARENA: SKI IT!

Have you heard of the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena on the Austria-Germany border? It’s a family favourite you might like to check out.

CHALET FRAUD GROWS

New fake websites and social media accounts selling non-existent ski holidays have sprung up since PlanetSKI’s recent investigation.

SLOPERCISE

Shape up for the slopes – Now the season we’ve been anticipating is oh so near, it is time for the hard part NEW

£125,000 TO SNOW-CAMP

Ski Safari funds a £125k project for youth charity Snow-Camp. It is the largest donation the charity has received.

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

The gongs have been handed out in the annual and prestigious World Snow Awards. So, who has won what?

SEE YOUR SKI CHALET BEFORE IT’S BUILT

VIP SKI has computer generated videos of its new Morzine chalets. Very realisitic they are too. See if you agree. NEW

SKI TRIPS TO DREAM OF

Winter is coming; what’ll you do this season? Hone your touring skills? Improve your off-piste skiing? Ski somewhere new – like China?

GETTING IN THE MOOD FOR WINTER

You could do worse than head to the main Ellis Brigham store at Covent Garden in London this week. Why? NEW

CLUB MED CLAIMS SUCCESS

The French company reports winter sales up more than 30% as interest grows in all-inclusive ski holidays.

CHAMONIX PROPERTY PRICES UP

The French resort has leap-frogged Val d’Isere and Gstaad to take top spot in a ranking of alpine property prices.

THE GERMANS ARE COMING

SnowTrex is a German tour operator that offers ski holidays in 14 countries to a range of target groups with differing demands.

BECOME A SKI CLUB LEADER

Are you sociable, aged 21-60 and are a regular skier or boarder with good experience? How about doing it for a little work with Ski Club GB? NEW

SKI EMOTIONS

Skiing is an emotional experienced – joy, pride, excitement & awe. Then there are the others:

OFF-PISTE SKIING IN IRAN

The Lonely Planet guide says it could be friendliest nation on earth and Snoworks is hitting the backcountry. NEW

CATCH FWT IN CANADA

Backcountry skiing in British Columbia and Freeride World Tour entertainment – what more for a ski holiday this winter? NEW

SIMON HENWOOD LEAVES SKI CLUB GB

The 43-year old will be leaving his job as head of partnerships at the end of the year. He takes up a role with Switzerland Tourism. UPDATED

PRESIDENT ALCOTT

She takes over from the BBC’s Frank Gardner as Honorary President of the Ski Club GB. It comes as top jobs change hands at the club.

RESORT PRICES HEAD DOWNHILL FOR 17/18

The 11th annual Post Office Ski Resort Report is out and claims prices are going down after the rises of last season.

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Brexit Impact for Next Ski Season

The government has launched a campaign aiming to help British travellers, that’s us skiers and snowboarders, prepare for Brexit changes.

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/01/septembers-news-in-brief/

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/

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