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One of the UK’s oldest dry ski slopes has been saved from closure after plans for a housing development were withdrawn.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

BIG AIR BILLY IN SCOTLAND

The GB Winter Olympic bronze medalist Billy Morgan was visiting some of Scotland’s ski resorts last weekend. UPDATED

THE BRITS IN TIGNES

The ski racing reason ends but there’s one big date left for GB skiers. The British Alpine Championships get under way this week. UPDATED

IT’S GOLD!

Menna Fitzpatrick and her guide Jen Kehoe are top of the podium in the women’s visually-impaired slalom at the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang.

GB OLYMPIC SKI STAR MEDALS AGAIN

Izzy Atkin picks up another medal – silver at the slopestyle World Cup in Italy. James ‘Woodsy’ Woods also gets on the podium. NEW & UPDATED

MIDWEEK WORLD CUP ACTION

The competition season is reaching its climax but several GB skiers & snowboarders are still hoping to make their mark, including an Olympic medallist. NEW

GB SPEED SKIER ON THE PODIUM

Jan Farrell takes bronze at a World Cup event. It’s the first British podium in Speed Skiing since 2004.

THIRD MEDAL FOR MENNA AND JEN

Another day, another medal for GB at the Paralympics as visually-impaired skier Menna Fitzpatrick and her guide Jen Kehoe take silver in the giant slalom. UPDATED

CAN GB BE TOP 5 IN SNOWSPORTS?

In 12 years’ time Britain is wants to be up there with the world’s best ski & snowboard nations. With two medals from Pyeongchang, is that even possible?

OLYMPIC INJURY RATES REVEALED

The most dangerous sports in the Winter Olympic Games revealed.

BIG TURNOUT FOR LECHT WINTER GAMES

Scotland’s mini Winter Olympics has been declared a huge success with thousands of people taking part. NEW

WELCOME HOME!

PlanetSKI was at Heathrow to meet Team GB’s record-breaking Winter Olympians as they arrived home (and get our hands on a medal!)

WE LOOK BACK AT WINTER OLYMPICS

It’s all over with Team GB home. Billy Morgan, wielded the flag for GB as the 23rd Winter Olympics closed. We review the best & worst bits.

BRONZE FOR BILLY MORGAN

The snowboarder has taken the bronze medal in the inaugural Olympic Big Air competition. It’s officially GB’s most successful Winter Games.

EMILY DEFIES THE RANKINGS

Britain’s ski cross racer Emily Sarsfield got to the Olympics at the third attempt and she’s made it count, getting through to the quarter finals.

RYDING TOP 10 IN SLALOM FULL OF SHOCKS

Britain’s best alpine skier Dave Ryding came 9th at the Olympics but the big shock is that both Marcel Hirscher and Henrik Kristoffersen skied out.

BIG AIR BILLY IN OLYMPIC FINAL

Snowboarder Billy Morgan is through to the final of the first men’s Olympic Big Air competition. Also on day 12, Lindsey Vonn misses out on gold.

CHESHIRE’S COMEBACK

British halfpipe skier Rowan Cheshire finishes 7th in the Olympic final – a huge achievement after the heartbreak of Sochi and an injury-hit four years.

BIG AIR LANDS

The newest and most spectacular sport to be included in the Winter Olympics has landed. It’s Snowboard Big Air and Austrian Anna Gasser is a hot favourite.

WOODSY JUST MISSES A MEDAL

Britain’s James Woods put on a superb display in the ski slopestyle Olympic final but finished just out of the medals in fourth.

PLANETSKI OLYMPIC DIARY

The greatest show on earth has taken place & we’ve been looking at anything quirky, off beat or newsy that’s caught our eye in PyeongChang. Here’s Week Two. NEW & UPDATED

HISTORIC DAY AT OLYMPICS FOR GB

Izzy Atkin is the first British skier in history to win an Olympic medal. Her bronze in the slopestyle kicked off Super Saturday with GB winning a gold and another bronze.

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#IndoorSnowCentres in England to Open in Mid-July?

Govt hopes to open gyms & leisure facilities in England in mid-July.

It is likely, though not certain, the indoor snow centres will come into the same category.
@snowcentre

https://planetski.eu/2020/07/05/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-4/

Melbourne goes into lockdown with people barred from nearby ski resorts + ABTA calls for more government support for outbound tourism

https://planetski.eu/2020/07/05/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-4/

Rockfall Warnings in Scotland

A warning has been issued about large loose boulders, some 1m wide, on melting snow.

Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team issued the warning about the "significantly-sized boulders" at the top of Black Spout, in Deeside.

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

Check out all the latest news on the coronavirus impact on snowsports.

Ski train cancelled, further restrictions in Sweden, Australia ski resorts busy + new mask requirements in Austria and Switzerland.

https://planetski.eu/2020/07/05/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-4/

Looks like there’s fabulous snow in Las Leñas but sadly the slopes are empty ❄️

Twitter feed video.Looks like there’s fabulous snow in Las Leñas but sadly the slopes are empty ❄️
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