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RIP FITZI, BRITISH SKI RACING LEGEND

One of the true pioneers and legends in British ski racing has passed away. Konrad Bartelski remembers Stuart Fitzsimmons.

GB PARASNOWSPORT SQUADS ANNOUNCED FOR 2019/20

Following a 2018/19 season with some podium performances, this season’s GB Parasnowsport squads have been selected.

WILL RUGBY LEAD TO MORE SKIING IN JAPAN?

If you have been watching the Rugby World Cup & been tempted, you’re not the only one. We look at the influence the tournament may have on skiing.

WORLD CUP SKI RACING IS BACK

A favourite wins the men’s race but the women’s GS race saw a surprise as the usualy all-conquering Mikaela Shiffren came second.

FIRST £100K SKI RACE WINNER

That’s the record prize money that will be awarded to the winners of the Hahnenkamm races next season in Kitzbuhel.

30 DAYS OF SNOWSPORTS BACK FOR 6TH YEAR

The Snowsport England initiative to get people to try skiing or snowboarding is back. It’s underway this month.

FIS SIGNS UP TO UN CLIMATE CHANGE INITIATIVE

The International Ski Federation has had joined the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework and made it part of its sustainability policy.

SNOW CANNONS TESTED FOR SUMMER OLYMPICS

Crowds of volunteers were sprayed at a test event in Japan. Snow guns may be used to keep people cool at next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

SNOW GUNS FOR SUMMER OLYMPICS

They are no strangers at the Winter Games but are to be tested & perhaps deployed at the Summer Games Tokyo 2020.

POLICE FORCE FUNDS SKI LESSONS

A UK police force is paying for youngsters to have ski or snowboard lessons in a bid to deter them from crime.

PARALYMPIC FEMALE SNOWBOARDER: THE SEARCH IS ON

GB Snowsport is looking for an athlete who could join the GB Para Snowboard programme.

THE MARCEL HIRSCHER STORY

Alpine racing has lost one of its very best as one of the greatest of all time hangs up his skis. PlanetSKI looks back.

TRIBUTES AS MARCEL HIRSCHER RETIRES

The 30-year old is one of the greatest ski racers of all time and he has called premature time on his career.

SPAIN’S FIRST FEMALE WINTER OLYMPIC MEDALLIST GOES MISSING

  56-year old Blanca Fernandez Ochoa disappeared more than a week ago according to police. Officials said on Sunday that a black Mercedes A-Class car that Ms Fernandez was last…
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GB’s ALEX TILLEY WINS ANOTHER SLALOM

She stood on top of the podium at the Winter Games NZ for the second day in a row. It follows other medals for Great Britain.

MARCEL HIRSCHER SET TO RETIRE

One of the greatest ski racers of all time is reportedly about to call it a day. He’ill make an announcement this evening on TV.

GB SUCCESS CONTINUES AS ATKIN TAKES BRONZE

Zoe Atkin was on the podium in the Women’s Freeski event at the World Cup in Cardrona, New Zealand.

CONGRATS CONTINUE FOR ORMEROD AFTER SILVER

GB’s No1 female snowboarder Katie Ormerod made her long-awaited return in the Big Air in New Zealand. It could hardly have turned out better.

GB SKIERS MAKE A SPLASH AT WORLD CHAMPS

First, we brought news that GB’s top skiers were competing in a World Championships. Now the results and some fab photos.

GB PARK & PIPE SQUADS FOR NEXT SEASON

Nearly 40 skiers & snowboarders will compete for Britain in Park & Pipe events in 2019-20. And some big names are back.

ROLLER SKIING SET TO RISE IN CHINA

The Chinese Ski Association has formed a new Roller Skiing Development Committee as the sport catches the imagination of the country.

GB SKIERS TAKE ON THE WORLD

These two Brits are world champion skiers: water skiers, that is. And they’re in action in the World Championships this week.

MADI DROPPED BY SPONSOR

After her life-threatening blood clot, GB freeskier Madi Rowlands has suffered another setback. She’s lost her main clothing sponsor.

NEW ZEALAND KICKS OFF SNOWBOARD COMPETITION SEASON

It all starts later this month and the countdown is underway. International snowboarding competitions in the Winter Games NZ.

WILL HIRSCHER RACE AGAIN?

Eight-time world champion Marcel Hirscher has cancelled a press conference as his future remains uncertain. PlanetSKI reports.

ELLIE SOUTTER FOUNDATION SUPPORTS 12-YEAR OLD SNOWBOARDER

Ellie took her own life a year ago and a foundation in her name is supporting promising young athletes.

ATHLETES NEED GREATER VOICE

Athletes should be given greater voice & culture must change’. So a report tells the US Olympic Committee.

SIGHS OF RELIEF ALL ROUND

PlanetSKI looks at the luke warm bidding process that led to the 2026 Games going to Italy. It’s been a long & hard road for the IOC.

REACTION AS ITALY GETS 2026 OLYMPICS

The bid from Milan-Cortina has triumphed. It beat Stockholm-Ã…re in Sweden to host the next but one Winter Games.

SWAPPING SKIS FOR A TANDEM

GB’s golden Paralympic girls are training on a tandem to tackle the Yorkshire 2019 Para-cycling International in September.

DECISION DAY FOR 2026 WINTER OLYMPICS

The decision is made today for the host city for the next but one Winter Games. Will they be held in Italy or Sweden? PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

BEIJING WINTER OLYMPICS: THE VENUES

FIS has started a campaign to introduce the venues and promote interest with the countdown under way to 2022.

POLITICAL BACKING FOR SWEDEN OLYMPIC BID

The three Swedish regions which will host events if Stockholm-Ã…re is awarded the 2026 Winter Games have backed the bid publicly for the first time.

SPIRIT OF SARAH

Seven years after her death, freestyle skier Sarah Burke’s legacy lives on as another young skier wins a scholarship in her name.

SWEDISH BID PUSHES GREEN CLAIMS

The joint 2026 bid from Stockholm & Åre has reiterated its pledge to deliver the first climate-positive Winter Olympic Games.

BLIND SKI CHAMPION & GUIDE DOG BARRED FROM SUPERMARKET

Sainsbury’s has apologised after refusing entry to a store in London to John Dickinson-Lilley. UPDATED

GB ALPINE TEAM NAMED

The skiers who will be in Britain’s squads next season have been announced. So who’s in?

SNOW MORE STIGMA

A top GB snowboarder commited suicide. Now attention is being to being paid to the pressures as a national campaign is launched.

GB STARS HAVE BEST SEASON SO FAR

Winter’s over and it’s officially the best in terms of results for British skiers and snowboarders.

2 MEDALS FOR GB TEENAGE SKI STAR

14-year-old freestyler Kirsty Muir is on the podium for the second time at the Junior World Championships. Bronze in the Big Air adds to Slopestyle silver.

SNOWBOARDING FORCES

PlanetSKI meets up with some special people at the BRITS – the UK Armed Forces Snowsport & Parasnowsport teams.

BILLY MORGAN BACK IN BUSINESS

Winter Olympics hero Billy Morgan celebrates his 30th birthday on top of the podium after more than a year’s break from competition since his Big Air bronze in Pyeongchang

21 ATHLETES IN DOPING RING

It follows the arrest of 5 athletes at the Seefeld World Championships as investigations continue.

DOPING ARRESTS AT NORDIC WORLD CHAMPS

Police claim to have broken an ‘internationally active doping network’. PlanetSKI reports from Seefeld. UPDATED

RYDING KNOCKED OUT OF STOCKHOLM SLALOM

GB’s Dave Ryding has a good record in the parallel slalom knockout format but it wasn’t to be in Sweden on Tuesday night.

GB SKIERS MARCH ON

British snowsports athletes have clocked up a series of strong results as World Championships season continues.

RYDING 9TH AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

It’s his best result at a World Championships and is thanks to a brilliant second run after a disappointing first.

GB SKIER EQUALS WORLD CUP RECORD

Telemark skier Jasmin Taylor has clocked up her 29th podium, equalling the all-time British record.

SAVE EXETER SKI SLOPE

A campaign to save one of the oldest dry ski slopes from closure has suffered a setback. The council wants to build houses on the site.

MIKAELA SHIFFRIN REVEALS HER THOUGHTS

In a recent social media post the greatest current female skier outlines her philosophy. We re-produce it here.

WHAT NEXT FOR LINDSEY VONN?

The greatest female skier of all time has ended her career on the podium in a fairytale finish. PlanetSKI pays tribute & looks ahead to her future.

WOODSY: WORLD CHAMPION

GB skier James ‘Woodsy’ Woods has taken the title in ski slopestyle at the Freestyle World Championships in Utah.

VONN CRASHES OUT

Lindsey Vonn crashed out in the Super G as her career ends at 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden.

WORLD MEDALS FOR GB’S BANKES & ATKIN

At the Freestyle World Championships Charlotte Bankes won silver and Izzy Atkin bronze. Watch the video of their medal-winning runs.

TRIBUTES AS LINDSEY VONN RETIRES

The Queen of Speed hangs up her race skis after the World Championships in Sweden next week.

GB SNOWSPORT’S AIM TO EXCEL ON COURSE

It is early days but a look at the results being clocked up by British skiers and snowboarders show the dream is still on.

FOLLOWING IN CHEMMY’S SKI TRACKS

More than 150 girls from 36 schools have taken part in the 60th edition of the British Schoolgirls Races in Flaine.

GB SQUAD FOR EUROPEAN WINTER OLYMPICS

The British team of young winter athletes for Sarajevo 2019 is dominated by skiers and snowboarders.

MENNA & JEN ARE DOUBLE WORLD CHAMPS

Menna Fitzpatrick & guide Jen Kehoe have gold in the Super G to go with their downhill victory at the Para Alpine Worlds.

FREESTYLE WORLDS: GB TEAM NAMED

GB Snowsport has announced its squad for the World Championships which begin in Utah this week.

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Twitter

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... ❄️⛷️

Resorts close in Australia as covid-19 spikes but some snow activities are back, PlanetSKI was in Georgia last March as resorts closed, now open for summer + GB 11year old trains in lockdown to climb #Matterhorn - the youngest person reach the summit.
https://planetski.eu/2020/07/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-5/

SNOW UPDATE: Current situation on Moteng Pass.

The road remains closed to 2 x 4 vehicles.

@_ArriveAlive @visitlesotho @StormReportSA1 @SnowReportSA @SAWeatherServic @sawx_sa_weather @TheReporterLS @GoneSkiingSA

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