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TILLEY LEADS GB CHARGE

GB athletes saw action in World Cup, Europa Cup and FIS competitions in Austria, Norway, Canada & USA.

SHARP CRITICISM FOR CAIRNGORM REPORT DELAY

Publication of the report into the closed furnicular has been delayed until at least mid-December. It’s another blow for the resort.

BUSY WEEK FOR GB ATHLETES

Freestylers, alpine skiers, cross country skiers + our ski & snowboard cross athletes are in action.

GB SNOWSPORT IS BORN

It was British Ski & Snowboard but now the sport’s governing body has changed its name and image. Why? Does it matter?

LINDSEY VONN TO MISS LAKE LOUISE

The 34-year old US racer injured her knee in training. It’s another setback as she tries to be the greatest ski racer ever.

GB POACHES TOP FRENCH ATHLETE

Britain has got itself one of the world’s best snowboard cross athletes as Charlotte Bankes joins the team.

GLENCOE PROMISES SNOW

The ski centre is the latest in Scotland to guarantee an opening and closing date after buying a snowfactory.

RYDING IN ‘FULL ON FIGHT’ FOR 12TH

Dave Ryding was 12th in his opening World Cup race of the season. There were mixed results for other GB athletes.

SNOWBOARDER LANDS CAB TRIPLE UNDERFLIP

Anna Gasser from Austria pulled off the trick at the pre-season Prime Park sessions at Stubai glacier in the Tirol in Austria.

RYDING READY FOR LEVI

The first men’s World Cup ski race of the season takes place in Levi, Finland on Sunday. GB’s Dave Ryding will be in action.UPDATED

CALGARY REJECTS 2026 OLYMPIC BID

Voters in a referendum voted 56.4% against hosting the Games in the Canadian city. It is another massive blow to the IOC. UPDATED

SNOWBOARD GOLD FOR SHARK ATTACK VICTIM

Sean Pollard lost his left arm and most of his right arm in 2014. Now he is a medallist at the Parasnowsports World Cup in Dubai.

CAIRNGORM – £27M VISION TO RESCUE RESORT

An ambitious plan has been unveiled to boost winter & summer activities at the Scottish ski area. It involves new high-speed chairlifts.

THE LECHT BUYS A SNOW FACTORY

The Scottish ski area has splashed out after a successful trial last winter. It’s planning to open up in early December.

TEENAGERS SHINE IN BIG AIR

The first World Cup Big Air contest of the season in Europe took place at the weekend with teenagers taking all four top spots in ski and snowboard.

BIG MACS HIT THE BIG AIR

The McCormick brothers, Matt and Chris, are in action for GB this weekend in the first Big Air World Cup of the winter in Europe.

BOOST FOR DISABLED SKIERS

The UK’s leading disabled snowsport charity is to open an adaptive ski and snowboard school in England after receiving its biggest ever donation.

CALGARY OLYMPIC BID GOES ON

In a dramatic vote city councillors decided to press on with a bid to host the 2026 Games. It followed an 11th hour financial deal.

CAIRNGORM: £1MILLION TO MAKE SNOW AT CRISIS-HIT RESORT

The landowners of the Scottish ski area agree to spend the money in a last-ditch attempt to rescue Cairngorm’s winter.

CALGARY COULD PULL OUT OF 2026 BID

The City Council is meeting now after Assessment Committee recommends withdrawing. However last minute fiance deal is put in place… UPDATED

CAIRNGORM CRISIS – LOCAL FURY

Instructors at the Scottish ski area have been told there’s no work for them this winter. Disabled skiing lessons are also in doubt & a festival is cancelled.

THE KATIE ORMEROD INTERVIEW

Dreams of Olympic glory turned into a nightmare for GB’s top female snowboarder. 8 months on she is back on crutches after operation number 7.

RACING STARTS… THEN STOPS

The men’s World Cup GS race was cancelled on Sunday due to the weather. The women were luckier on Saturday. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

THE 2019 TOUR DE FRANCE

The race will have its last stage in the highest resort in the Alps: Val Thorens. The mountains are saved till last.

ELLIE SOUTTER FOUNDATION AWARDS FIRST GRANT

The father of the GB snowboarder who took her own life on her 18th birthday has presented one of her teammates with £6,000.

EVE OF SEASON MESSAGE FROM FIS

As the World Cup ski racing season kicks off this weekend the President of the International Ski Federation worries about climate change.

KATIE SUMMERHAYES RUPTURES KNEE LIGAMENT

The GB freestyler skier has suffered another serious knee injury. However another Katie is on the mend.

GRANTS AWARDED TO YOUNG SNOWSPORTS ATHLETES

A record 13 young British skiers and snowboarders are to get help with their costs for the coming winter season.

JOINT ITALIAN 2026 OLYMPIC BID

After debates and delays a joint bid from Turin, Milan and Cortina has emerged. Will it prove successful?

TRIBUTES CONTINUE FOR ELLIE SOUTTER

The snowboarder took her own life on her 18th birthday. Tributes have been pouring in from across the snowsports world.

SKI BIG AIR AMONG NEW EVENTS AT BEIJING 2022

It’s one of five new ski and snowboard disciplines to be included at the next Winter Games, but there’s no place for Telemark skiing. UPDATED

DRY SKI SLOPE SAVED

One of the UK’s oldest dry ski slopes has been saved from closure after plans for a housing development were withdrawn.

DECISION DELAY ON ITALIAN 2026 OLYMPIC BID

The Italian government will support one of three cities considering a bid, but the choice by the National Olympic Commitee has been postponed.

GB SQUAD ANNOUNCED

Athletes and coaches are announced for the British ski cross and snowboard cross team for next season. NEW

TOP WOMEN SKIERS EARN MORE THAN MEN

Gender pay gap? Not in ski racing. The top 18 female alpine racers all earned more than their male counterparts last winter.

ALL CHANGE AT THE TOP

Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic ski and snowboard teams are to be merged into one world-class programme in a big change for the sport.

JUNIOR WORLDS: YOUNG GB RIDERS ARE OFF

A big team of young British skiers and snowboarders is off to New Zealand next month to compete in the Junior Freestyle World Championships.

FUNDING UP FOR GB ATHLETES

British ski and snowboard athletes are set to benefit from a big boost in funding ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022.

RISING FROM THE ASHES

The consortium behind plans to revive the famous Sheffield Ski Village in South Yorkshire has issued the first images of how it will look.

THE NEXT BILLY MORGAN?

He’s 15 and already ranked just below the Olympic Big Air medallist in the UK snowboard rankings but who is Gabe Adams?

PYEONGCHANG PARALYMPIANS PRAISED BY PIPPA

Pippa Middleton, the Patron of Disability Snowsport UK, has highlighted the achievement of GB’s athletes at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games.

WILL OLYMPICS COME TO EUROPE AGAIN?

As the voters in Switzerland reject a bid for the 2026 Games in Sion it seems very unlikely any time soon. Significant reforms are neeeded to the bidding process.

REFLECTIONS ON SION 2026 OLYMPIC DEFEAT

In a referendum in the Swiss Valais canton people voted 54% against. It’s another sharp blow for the IOC that is now assessing the future. UPDATED

SION OLYMPIC REFERENDUM UNDERWAY

Votes are being cast and counted in the Swiss canton of Valais over the fate of a 2026 Winter Olympic bid. The outcome is too close to call. NEW

HONOURS FOR MENNA & JEN

Paralympic ski champion Menna Fitzpatrick & her guide Jen Kehoe are made MBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Others in snowsports are recognised.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOUNG GB SKIER

14-year-old freestyler Kirsty Muir is heading for a Momentum Ski summer camp on Whistler’s glacier after beating off some tough competition.

REVIEW OF FUNDING FOR GB OLYMPIC TEAM

Do you want a say in how the UK’s elite winter athletes are funded in future? Now’s your chance. Change may be a-coming. NEW & UPDATED

GB ALPINE SKI SQUAD NAMED

37 athletes are selected across three squads as Team GB hopes to build on the success of last season. So, who’s in? UPDATED

TELEMARK STEPS CLOSER TO THE OLYMPICS

Skiing’s world governing body is to recommend that Telemark be included in the Winter Games at Beijing in 2022. It’s a big moment for the world’s oldest ski discipline.

CRUNCH TIME FOR TELEMARK OLYMPIC BID

It’s the world’s oldest ski discipline and is growing in popularity but Telemark is not in the Olympics. This week there’s an attempt to change that.

SUMMER FUN IN THE AUSTRIAN TIROL

Think hiking instead of snow shoeing, biking instead of skiing or snowboarding and climbing up, instead of sliding down.

THE FUTURE IS FUN

You may be packing away your skis for the summer but young snowsports fans are being urged to look to the future – the Futures Project, that is.

CALGARY OLYMPIC BID WILL GO AHEAD

Calgary city council has voted to continue with Winter Olympic & Paralympic bid process following concerns last week. NEW

TWO OF THE BEST

Tiny, talented and tipped for the top. PlanetSKI meets Mia Brookes and Kirsty Muir, the freestylers who have what it takes to be the best in the world.

THE FASTEST MEN ON SKIS

The Speed Skiing World Cup ends with a Brit coming 5th overall as they reach speeds of 200 km/h. PlanetSKI looks at the sport. NEW

THE BRITS WRAP UP

It was a bluebird day in the Swiss resort of Laax for the final two events of the British Snowboard and Freeski Championships. PlanetSKI was slopeside.

WHAT BILLY DID NEXT

PlanetSKI catches up with Billy Morgan on day three of the BRITS to find out how life is treating him after his Winter Olympics bronze medal.

PLANETSKI WINS SILVER AT THE BRITS

Surely some mistake? Our chief reporter is runner-up in the masters category of the British National Skiercross Championships at the BRITS.

THE BRITS 2018 – DAY 1

The first day of the British Snowboard and Freeski Championships saw tough fought contests in ski big air and snowboard cross with the young and not so young taking part. PlanetSKI is there. NEW

IT’S A WRAP

As they prepare to hang up their skis at the end of the season, two of GB’s Olympic skiers have been talking to PlanetSKI at their final World Cup in Tignes.

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Cross Country Skiing to be Allowed in France

France will allow people to go #crosscountryskiing individually from Saturday, as long as it doesn't prompt big gatherings of people.

https://planetski.eu/2020/11/23/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-10/

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- First Val d’Isere World Cup Races Cancelled
- Alpine Ski Nations in Talks to Have Co-Ordinated Opening
- French Ski Resorts Can Open In December But Ski Lifts to Remain Shut

https://planetski.eu/2020/11/23/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-10/

#coronavirusski

Sad 😢
While French ski resorts can open in December, the lifts will remain shut!
https://twitter.com/valdisere/status/1331958057266540544

Twitter feed video.Sad 😢 
While French ski resorts can open in December, the lifts will remain shut! 
 https://t.co/sggaoYelnm
Val d'Isère@valdisere

🎵 "When will I see you again, wonderful country ..."
We are ready but we've been hit with the breakdown!
If the opening of the ski lifts remains uncertain, our charming village awaits you for the Christmas holidays!
#valdisere #lesbronzés #christmas

First Val d’Isere World Cup Races Cancelled

Men’s Giant Slalom races December 5 & 6 are off.

"We’re staying united and motivated for organizing the following two weekends of racing.”

https://planetski.eu/2020/11/23/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-10/

#premierneige #valdisere

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