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British ski companies to the rescue

It’s emerged that a number came to the rescue of some of our Olympic athletes after Snowsport GB went into administration.

Whistler’s weather woes continue

The latest casualty of the weather was the men’s Super Combined. Heavy snow and rising temperatures led to a postponement. The weather continues to affect Cypress Mountain and complaints are coming in from spectators.

Swiss win downhill gold

It was Didier Defago, rather than the favourite Didier Cuche, who won gold for Switzerland. The country’s first Downhill gold for 22 years. Svindal took silver and Bode Miller bronze in a weather delayed race.

A Swiss night to remember

PlanetSKI reports from Switzerland where there was quite a party as they won the Downhill for the first time in over 2 decades.

An Olympic Volunteer’s blog

The Winter Olympics couldn’t run without them, the thousands of people who work for free to ensure it all runs smoothly. Some get the prime jobs like preparing the Downhill Course. One of them, Lyndsay Webb, is a PlanetSKI reader and reporter.

Let the Games begin, sort of

The weather is once again causing a few headaches. It foggy at Cypress Mountain while snow and rain have led to the men’s downhill and the women’s Super Combined being postponed. The Opening Cermoney went off well, dedicated to the Georgian luge athlete who died in training.

Olympic luge racer dies

It is a tragedy as the Games got under way at the weekend and has cast a shadow over the opening events. The 21-year old Georgian competitor, Nodar Kumaritashvili, died in practice. Tributes are being paid to him.

British athletes get funding guarantee

Following the collapse of Snowsport GB on the eve of the Winter Olympics the athletes have been formally told they can take part in The Games. Correct funding has been secured too.

Bring in the choppers

To some it has arrived like the US cavalry to save the day, for others it’s a hugely expensive last resort and an environmental disaster. Using a helicopter to ferry in snow at an Olympic venue will though allow competition to take place.

Olympic ticket scam

Hundreds of people who thought they had tickets for the Winter Olympics have been told they haven’t after a ticket supplier has fail to supply them.

Team GB prepares

Many of the athletes are now in Calgary in Canada putting in their final preparations before the Olympics begins in a week’s time. It’s quite an atmosphere.

Racers raise £116,000 for Haiti

The world’s top skiers raised the money for victims of the earthquake disaster in a charity auction.

Olympic venue desperate for snow

The venue for the snowboarding, freestyle skiing and ski/board cross suffers from a lack of real snow. So the authorities are going to extraordinary lengths at Cypress Mountain. There is perhaps some media exaggeration and Olympic hype going on too.

Miller to ski ’em all

Excellent news! Bode Miller has announced he will ski all 5 disciplines at the Olympics. We can’t wait.

Dream Olympics trip for allergy boy

A teeneger from Devon with a life threatening allergy to grass is off to Vancouver, all expenses paid. He couldn’t do sport on grass so he took up skiing instead.

Vonn looses and wins

Her unbeaten run in the Downhill this season ends as Maria Riesch wins in St Moritz. Vonn took first place in the Super-G though. Chemmy Alcott had a mixed weekend. It was the final racing ahead of the Olympics.

What a laugh!

With the Olympics round the corner we thought we’d look on You Tube for videos of our glorious winter sports athletes. We were drawn to the bobsleigh area…….

Gold for GB

It’s been one of his best seasons ever so far, but a World Cup Gold medal in Downhill is an impressive achievement for Britain’s No1 Disabled skier.

British racing in crisis

The Olympics take place next month and the sports governing body, Snowsport GB, could go bankrupt and be placed into administration. PlanetSKI has been talking to the skiers, their support staff and Snowsport GB about the problems.

Another skier misses Olympics

The Swiss racer Lara Gutt will not be going to Vancouver next month. She was a favourite for a medal.

Brits at The Olympics

With the Olympics almost upon us we take a look at the British team and who might, just might, bring back a medal. PlanetSKI takes a look first at the alpine skiers.

Women only

Women have their own events, equipment, holidays, tour operators, ski schools and even web sites. Who needs men?

Snow report

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Latest news on #Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

-Cervinia Opens then Closes
-First Ski Resort in N. America Opens With Covid-19 Restrictions in place
-GB Ski Test Due to Go Ahead at Kuhtai, March 2021
-Chinese Economy bounces Back with No Second Wave

https://t.co/zAwEYKDmO0

First Ski Resort in North America Opens with Covid-19 Restrictions in Place

#MtNorquay near #Banff in #Canada takes the prize after some recent heavy snow.

Other resorts have their snow guns on.

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/25/first-ski-resort-in-north-america-opens/

Latest news Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

-Areas in the Jura mountains increase restrictions
-Cervinia is latest resort to open some slopes
-Updated Covid-19 News from the Ski Nations
-Canada Looks to Local Skiers

https://t.co/wzL9nTGZgw

Areas in the Jura mountains in Switzerland increase restrictions as cases of covid-19 rise at alarming level.

Ski camps suspended and rules tightened.

The rest of Switzerland is seeing a surge in cases.

Updated:

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#coronavirusswitzerland

Sharp Spike in Covid-19 Cases in Switzerland - PlanetSKI

It is currently seeing one of the highest numbers of cases per head of population of any nation in the Alps.

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#Cervinia Opens this Weekend

The Italian glacier resort in the #AostaValley is the latest to fire up its lifts for autumn.

Conditions are good with full #Covid19 restrictions in place.

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/22/cervinia-opens-this-weekend/

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@AostaValley @ValledAosta @CerviniaValt #glacierskiing

Slide 21 is Cancelled due to Covid-19

It’s being reported that the annual UK snowsport tradeshow that was due to take place in January 2021 has been called off.

It was to have been held at the Telford International Centre.

https://t.co/XW3VAYNd4x

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