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FIS Restates its Commitment for Respect and Non-Discrimination

The International Ski Federation has re-emphasised its values following the Black Lives Matter movement and growing concerns about equality.

The Skiers & Snowboarders Aiming to Make GB A Top 5 Nation

The sport’s governing body in the UK has been given a massive boost to its ambition to become one of the best snowsports nations in the world. We look who will be helping them get there.

Funding for GB Snowsport More Than Doubled to £11m

The money comes from UK Sport and is aimed to deliver medal winning performances at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and beyond. UPDATED

Cortina 2021 World Ski Championships to Go Ahead as Planned

The Italian Winter Sports Federation made a formal request to postpone the 2021 event until March 2022. That request has been rejected. UPDATED

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on Track Despite Impact of Coronavirus

The International Olympic Committee and the International Ski Federation have praised the organisers after video conference calls. Concerns are rising though about international tensions with China following covid-19 & events in Hong Kong.

Hugo Hoff: A Tribute From Les Arcs

The death of the young extreme skier Hugo Hoff in a fall on Mont Blanc shocked the world of skiing. Here, the 21-year-old’s club and the French resort of Les Arcs pay tribute.

2021 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships Cancelled

Already the Cortina 2021 Ski World Championships are looking to move to 2022 and other event organisers are already looking ahead to whether they can go ahead next season amid possible covid-19 restrictions.

Cortina Asks to Postpone Next Winter’s World Championships to 2022

The Italian hosts believe it is the best way to avoid disruption and a possible cancellation. The organisers think things may not be back to normal for next winter.

Zermatt & Cervinia Plan for Longest Downhill Race on World Cup Circuit

It could take place in November 2022 and comes as the iconic Lauberhorn race in Wengen has been threatened by a row over money.

GB SNOWSPORT ANNOUNCES ‘BE BRAVE’ MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN

The UK’s skiing and snowboarding governing body is taking action to end the stigma around mental health.

Is It All Over For GB’s Billy Morgan?

Reports earlier this week suggested the Olympic medallist and GB Snowsport athlete had called time on his competitive snowboarding career at the age of 31. Not quite, he tells PlanetSKI.

ELLIE SOUTTER FOUNDATION AWARDS ITS 4TH ATHLETE GRANT

The foundation set up in memory of the young British snowboarder has awarded funding to another GB team snowboarder and one of Ellie’s good friends.

GB Alpine Squads Announced for 20/21 Season

GB Snowsport has named its World Cup and Europa Cup Alpine Ski Team for next season which will mark the start of Olympic qualification.

FREERIDE WORLD CHAMPIONS 2020

The winners have been announced following the cancellation of Verbier Xtreme, the Grande Finale of the Freeride World Tour.

Snowsports: Who Won What?

World Cup skiing and snowboarding ended abruptly and prematurely this season, thanks to the coronavirus crisis.  We round up your 2019-20 champions.

KATIE ORMEROD WINS CRYSTAL GLOBE

The 22-year-old Briton has been confirmed as the overall World Cup Snowboard Slopestyle Champion.  She’s the first British woman to win a Crystal Globe and the first snowboarder.

FIRST WORLD CUP MOGULS MEDAL FOR GB

Thomas Gerken-Schofield has put his name in the sporting history books.  He is the first British skier to win a World Cup medal in the event.

MIKAELA SHIFFRIN SET TO RETURN TO SKI RACING FOLLOWING DEATH OF FATHER

Mikaela Shiffrin has made the announcement on social media. She is heading to Scandinavia but will make a final decision once there.

TRIPLE MEDAL SUCCESS FOR GB

The GB Snowsport para snowboard team has picked up three World Cup medals, including two golds.

GB RACERS TO COMPETE AT JUNIOR WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Six promising alpine skiers have been selected for the GB Squad at the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships that get under way in Norway this week.

YOUNG GB SKIERS AT WORLD NORDIC CHAMPIONSHIPS

A team of 6 will represent GB Snowsport at the FIS Nordic Junior & under-23 Cross-Country World Ski Championships which start later this week.

RETIRED SKI CHAMPION SVINDAL TO RACE AGAIN

Aksel Lund Svindal will be going a bit slower than usual.  He’s not returning to downhill or super G action. He’s taking part in a gruelling cross-country ski race. 

GB WORLD CUP WINNING SKIER ROWAN CHESHIRE RETIRES

The freestyle skier, Winter Olympian and former junior World Championships medallist is retiring from competition for health reasons. She is just 24. Her former team mates pay tribute.

KATIE ORMEROD CLOSE TO MAKING GB SPORTING HISTORY

The snowboarder has been on the World Cup podium in four successive events and is leading the slopestyle standings with one competition to go.

GUS KENWORTHY TAKES GOLD FOR GB

The former US skier who now competes for Team GB is on top of the podium. Gus Kenworthy has won gold at the FIS freestyle Halfpipe World Cup in Calgary, Canada.

SPEED SKIING NIGHT RACE MAKES HISTORY

Imagine skiing downhill at speeds of more than 150kph – at night.  The fastest men & women on the planet – including GB’s Jan Farrell – have just done it.

GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE FOR GB AT DEW TOUR

It’s the full set of medals for British athletes competing at the prestigious Dew Tour in Colorado.  They’re on the podium in both para snowboard and freestyle skiing.

CHAMONIX CELEBRATES AS FRENCHMAN WINS WORLD CUP SLALOM

The 22-year old French racer, Clement Noel, has won the Kandahar World Cup slalom race in Chamonix. Cue wild celebrations, but there was disappointment for Dave Ryding. PlanetSKI was in the finish area.

COUNTDOWN TO ENGLISH ALPINE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The competition is Snowsport England’s premier alpine event and the biggest British week of winter ski racing. It’s on in Bormio this month.

3 MEDALS FOR GB SNOWSPORT

Skiers Izzy Atkin and Jasmin Taylor win silver & snowboarder Katie Ormerod continues her impressive comeback with her third World Cup podium in a row. She’s top of the slopestyle standings.

HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR BRITISH SCHOOLGIRLS RACES

The 2020 event saw more than 150 young ski racers from 54 schools take part in the French resort of Flaine.

SCHLADMING EXCELS WITH RYDING IN TOP TEN

The Rocket came 8th – his second Top Ten of the season. PlanetSKI is slopeside in Schladming at one of the highlights of the racing season.

THE AKSEL LUND SVINDAL INTERVIEW

The great Norwegian ski racer has been answering questions from PlanetSKI.  He was in Kitzbühel for the infamous Hahnekamm races but this time, he was watching.

SCHLADMING: A CELEBRATION OF SLALOM

Downhill has the Hahnenkamm + the Lauberhorn.  PlanetSKI is in Schladming for slalom’s biggest night, and party, of the winter.

DAVE RYDING’S FRUSTRATING SEASON GOES ON

The British number one alpine racer is still looking for his second top 10 of the winter.  He’s 20th in Kitzbühel where he achieved his first World Cup podium three years ago.

JASMIN TAYLOR BREAKS GB RECORD FOR WORLD CUP SKI MEDALS

She’s the most successful British skier of all time. The telemarker has more World Cup podiums than any other GB skier.

GUS KENWORTHY AT X GAMES IN FIRST COMP AS GB SKIER

The Sochi Olympics silver medallist is competing at the prestigious Aspen X Games under the British flag for the first time since switching allegiance from the USA. NEW

80 YEARS OF RACING THE HAHNENKAMM

The most dangerous downhill ski race in the world takes place in the Austrian resort of Kitzbühel this weekend.  Eight decades on it has lost none of its appeal, but why no women?

BRITISH SCHOOLGIRLS RACES BACK IN FLAINE

The series of races that are seen as key in the development of young female ski racers, return to the French resort this week.

OLYMPIC SILVER FOR GB’S KIRSTY MUIR

The 15-year-old freestyle skier from Aberdeen takes GB’s only individual medal at the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympics. She’s on the podium in the Big Air.

Can Ski Dreams Come True? You Bet!

A young Austrian boy, Luca Stocker has a dream, he wants to ski as well as fellow countryman Marcel Hircher. Now, that is a wonderful dream and it seems to be shaping up.

KIRSTY MUIR: BEST OF THE BRITS

The 15-year-old freestyle skier was the top GB performer in a busy weekend of snowsports action as she just missed an Olympic medal. It follows Katie Ormerod’s World Cup bronze as she continues her comeback.

BRONZE FOR KATIE ORMEROD 

The British snowboarder has her first World Cup slopestyle podium in almost four years.  It’s another sign that she’s back on form after serious injury.

ADELBODEN WOES FOR DAVE RYDING

The Rocket had a tough day in the office in the Swiss resort, finishing outside the top 20. Elsewhere GB skiers have being doing rather well.

DAVE RYDING 7TH IN MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO

It’s the first top 10 of the season for GB’s leading alpine skier. It should give him confidence with his next race in just four days.

DAVE RYDING 18TH IN ZAGREB

Great Britain’s number one alpine skier is still waiting to break into the top 10 this season. He has his next chance in just 3 days.

THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY OF SNOWSPORTS

The head of the International Ski Federation reflects on 10 years of the best & worst in skiing & snowboarding as we enter a new decade.

GB SKIERS RETURN TO ACTION

It’s not been much of a Christmas holiday for some of GB’s athletes. A handful are back to work.

IZZY ATKIN TAKES BRONZE

There’s a host of events taking place this weekend. The first GB success comes with Izzy Atkin on the podium.

GB SKIERS IN YOUTH OLYMPICS TEAM

A large contingent of snowsports athletes is included in the Team GB squad announced for the Lausanne 2020 Games.

BOA BACKS STRONGEST ACTION AGAINST RUSSIA

The British Olympic Association says Russia should not compete at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in all but name.

GB’S ZOE ATKIN WINS GOLD

The teenager won at the World Cup Freestyle ski halfpipe in Copper, USA. Dave Ryding had a difficult day in Val d’Isere.

FIS BANS SOME SKI WAXES

Flourinated ski wax will not be able to be used by racers next season due to its impact on the environment and health.

US OLYMPIC MEDAL SKIER TO JOIN GB TEAM

Gus Kenworthy is a Winter Olympics, X Games, World Championships and World Cup medallist. He joins the GB team with immediate effect.

CHINESE GO SKI JUMPING

Ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter teenage hopefuls have been in Scandinavia learning the sport.

AUSTRALIAN SNOWBOARD ATHLETE SWITCHES TO GB

Bryn Nicholas will now compete for Great Britain thanks to his British born father. He is the latest snowsport athlete to switch to GB.

FIS BOSS TO STAND DOWN

Gian-Franco Kasper has led the International Ski Federation for 22 years. At time he has been a controversial figure.

RYDING CRASHES OUT ON 2ND RUN

GB’s top alpine racer Dave Ryding was lying in second place in the opening slalom of the season. Sadly it was not to be.

PARALYMPIC GB SKIER COULD MAKE IT TO SUMMER GAMES

Millie Knight has taken up rowing. She could be one of the few athletes to compete at both Summer & Winter Paralympics.

WELCOME TO WINTER

The President of the International Ski Federation looks ahead to the competition season as winter approaches.

Snow report

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Finland lifts travel restrictions for 17 more European countries but not UK and Sweden, Falls Creek remains open for some snow activities as lifts close + New Zealand to limit people flying into country to align with available quarantine accommodation.

https://planetski.eu/2020/07/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-5/

Crowds descend on resorts in New Zealand to enjoy 'epic' #snow conditions ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/07/13/epic-conditions-at-new-zealand-ski-resorts/
@MtHutt @CoronetPeak @TheRemarks @CardronaNZ
#ski #snowboard #NewZealand

What will #apresski look like next season?

If the example of some of the summer party hotspots in anything to go by then the answer is very different.

Is apres an essential part of your holiday or are you not bothered?

https://planetski.eu/2020/07/13/what-will-apres-ski-bars-look-like-next-season/

#FallsCreek remains open for some snow activities as lifts close due to #covid19

The resort will still run some cross country skiing, tobogganing, snowmobile tours and back country tours.

https://planetski.eu/2020/07/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-5/

#covid19skiing #coronavirusskiing #skiinginaustralia

The date is set and the countdown begins as indoor snow centres in England can open - 4 months after covid-19 restrictions shut them. https://planetski.eu/2020/07/10/the-snow-centre-announces-it-is-to-reopen/

New Zealand to limit people flying into country to align with available quarantine accommodation.

The skiing conditions are currently described as “epic”.

https://planetski.eu/2020/07/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-5/

11-year old from Scotland become youngest person to climb the Matterhorn.

HUGE congrats to Jules Molyneaux from Perthshire.

https://planetski.eu/2020/07/01/julys-news-in-brief/

Has your local slope reopened yet? We've collated information about reopening dates of facilities across England on our website.

Find out if your local slope is open or planning to open soon ➡ https://bit.ly/ReopeningInfoSE

Who has ever tried packing up the car and setting off to the Alps on the road? Once you arrive, you can enjoy the freedom of driving to neighbouring resorts to explore new slopes... ❄️⛷️

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