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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.

RYDING 9TH IN SCHLADMING

The British number one Dave Ryding made it into the top 10 in the night slalom – his last race before the World Championships. NEW

2 MEDALS IN 2 DAYS FOR GB’S TAYLOR

Telemark skier Jasmin Taylor won silver on Tuesday. On Wednesday it was bronze. It’s her fourth World Cup podium this month.

SKI RACER TO THE RESCUE

Swedish ski racer saved a helper’s life as victim had heart attack in gondola. It came at Garmisch World Cup race this weekend.

X GAMES BRONZE FOR WOODSY ADDS TO GB MEDAL HAUL

James Woods is on the Big Air podium, GB has the new Junior World Halfpipe Champion & there’s a win in the telemark World Cup.

GB TEAMS FOR WORLD CHAMPS

The British squads have been chosen for the World Alpine Ski Championships, the Junior Alpine & XC Worlds. NEW

PLANETSKI SET TO GO SKI JUMPING

We’re going to be watching it, rather than doing it as the superstars of ski jumping take to the skies above Innsbruck next month. NEW

2 MEDALS IN 2 RACES FOR MENNA & JEN

GB’s Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jen Kehoe have a silver to add to their bronze at the World Para Alpine Championships.

LINDSEY VONN TO RETIRE?

The Queen of Speed may be about to hang up her race skis and bring the curtain down on a stella career.

WORLD PARA CHAMPS KICK OFF

GB Snowsport athletes are in action across the next two weeks. Who’s competing for GB Snowsport?

BRITS TAKE ON THE WORLD AS SEASON HITS TOP GEAR

The action continues with 2019 World & Junior World Championships plus World, Europa and Nor-Am Cup events. UPDATED

GB SCHOOLGIRLS RACES UNDERWAY

More than 150 racers take to the slopes of Flaine on Monday and Tuesday for the annual British Schoolgirls Races. UPDATED

RYDING 2ND IN INVITATIONAL NIGHT SLALOM

GB’s Dave Ryding added a race to his busy schedule and made the podium in a one-off slalom in Crans-Montana on Wednesday night. UPDATED

TOP RESULTS FOR GB SNOWSPORT

The cross country skiers and GB’s newest snowsport athlete were the top performers of 30 Britons in action at the weekend. NEW

RYDING FAILS TO FINISH IN ADELBODEN

GB’s leading alpine racer Dave Ryding could not complete the first run in the snow in Switzerland on Sunday. It’s another win for Hirscher.

BUMPER WEEKEND OF SNOWSPORT

More than 30 Brits, including Dave Ryding, will compete in World Cup and Europa Cup events over three days.

CAIRNGORM FUNICULAR WILL BE CLOSED ALL WINTER

It’s been confirmed that the mountain railway at the Scottish ski resort will be out of action for the whole season.

KATIE ORMEROD IS BACK

The British snowboarder is back in training and pain-free for the first time since the devastating injury that ruined her Olympics.

ALL EYES ON RYDING…

GB’s best ever skier goes again this weekend after his World Cup silver on New Year’s Day. Can Dave deliver again? NEW

VERBIER FREERIDE WEEK

It starts on Friday as the Freeride resort in the Alps hosts a series of events. Freeride is on the up!

FIS FOCUSES ON THE ENVIRONMENT

The head of skiing’s world governing body says snowsport and the environment will be a key theme for the organisation this year. NEW

WHAT’S NEXT FOR SILVER WINNING RYDING?

That makes 2 silvers for GB’s Dave Ryding, as he came in 2nd in a World Cup race on 1st Jan. What’s next for our top alpine racer?

REVOLUTIONARY TRAINING FOR GB’S FASTEST SKIER

Jan Farrell was 5th in last year’s FIS Speed Ski World Cup. He’s strapped himself to the roof of a car to ski faster!

SHIFFRIN TAKES ANOTHER RECORD

Mikaela Shiffrin, has become the women’s all-time World Cup leader in slalom wins. PlanetSKI first met her back in 2012.

BRITISH STARS HEAD CHARGE TOWARDS 2019

The final World Cups of the year are about to take place with Dave Ryding and Andrew Musgrave in action. NEW

ROCKET RYDING BACK ON FORM

He just missed out on a podium place and came 4th. It was an astonishing race. Check out the video. UPDATED

THE GREATEST AUSTRIAN SKIER EVER

Marcel the Magnificent. Hirscher is officially the best Austrian skier of all time after his win in the World Cup slalom at Saalbach. NEW

GB WINS WORLD CUP BRONZE

A month since changing allegiance from France to GB, Charlotte Bankes is on the podium in her first World Cup race of the season. NEW

RYDING 23RD AS HIRSCHER MAKES HISTORY

GB’s Dave Ryding has a disappointing second run in the Saalbach slalom as Marcel Hirscher takes his 63rd World Cup win.

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Heartbreak as 230 historic motorbikes destroyed in fire at Historic Motorbike Museum in Austria Ski Resort

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#hochgurgl #topmountainmotorcylemuseum https://t.co/1YoACuxkeX

Check out the latest on the coronavirus impact on snowsports:

-2 US Snowboarders Out of Laax Open After Positive #Covid19 Tests
-France Set to close ski lifts into February
-New Swiss Measures to Battle #Coronavirus
-Italy’s Ski Areas Remain Closed

https://planetski.eu/2021/01/18/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-24/

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Another fatal avalanche in Verbier.

A 29-year old Irish ski instructor has died while skiing off piste.

Latest in a string of separate avalanche deaths across Switzerland after recent #snow.

Eight people have died in four days.

https://planetski.eu/2021/01/18/38-year-old-british-man-dies-as-fatal-avalanches-sweep-across-swiss-alps/

#verbieravalanche

38-year old British man dies in #avalanche in #Verbier

He is the latest in a string of separate avalanche deaths across Switzerland after recent #snow.

Seven people have died in four days.

Extreme caution is urged in many parts of the Alps.

https://t.co/pAY7HBJ13c

A 19-year old skiing with three friends become the 5th avalanche death in Switzerland in past 3 days.

None had safety equipment & the authorities are urging caution as risk of #avalanche in many places is “considerable”.

Updated:

#veytaux https://t.co/O0XIBGv9UH

Heavy #snow continues in the mountains…. and it’s not just in the Alps.

Updated:

https://planetski.eu/2021/01/15/huge-snowfall-continues-in-the-alps/

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