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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.

GB DELIVERS STRONG RESULTS

It was a snowsport extravaganza at the weekend with some breakthrough results for GB & more World Cup action to come this week. NEW

1000s ENGAGE WITH SNOWSPORTS

The excitement about the start of the winter season has already begun here in the UK on home soil: NEW

BUSY SCHEDULE AS SEASON HITS TOP GEAR

GB competes in Alpine, Para Alpine, Cross Country, Para Nordic, Park & Pipe, Ski Cross, Snowboard Cross, Para Snowboard & Moguls. NEW

WORLD CUP ACTION IN AOSTA VALLEY

This season will see World Cup events in snowboard cross, telemark and cross country skiing.

WEEKEND WRAP

Musgrave leads British World Cup charge after a busy weekend for GB athletes: UPDATED

OLYMPIC SKIER RETIRES AS FUNDING RUNS OUT

Freestyle skier Molly Summerhayes can’t afford to go on. There’s huge sympathy & frustration at her plight.

MUZZY LEADS THE WAY FOR GB

Cross country skier Andrew Musgrave has achieved one of the best performances of his career at a World Cup. NEW

BRITS CHASING SUCCESS

GB athletes are in three continents contesting World, Europa + Far East Cup competitions.

CAIRNGORM MOUNTAIN LTD GOES BUST

The company that runs the Scottish ski area is in administration after suffering ‘unsustainable’ cash flow problems.

FIRST WIN IN FIRST RACE FOR NEW GB ATHLETE

In her first race for GB Snowsport Charlotte Bankes wins a Europa Cup event in Pitztal. It bodes well for the future.

SNOW CENTRE COMING TO SWINDON

The operators of The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead are to open a second indoor real snow centre.

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.

Snow report

Twitter

Looking good in #StAnton in the #Tirol as it reopens part of its ski area with free #Covd19 tests on offer.

Updated:



@StantonReview @VisitTirol #snow #schnee #sun #springskiing https://t.co/wVzl0i59gC

Latest news on #Coronavirus impact on snowsports:

- Some Restrictions Ease in #Switzerland From Monday
- Italian Resort of #AltaBadia Closes for Rest of Season
- Coping with #Covid19 in New Zealand

https://planetski.eu/2021/02/22/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-29/

Latest news on #Coronavirus impact on snowsports:

- St Anton Reopens for Skiing
- Tougher Restrictions in Two Ski Regions in Italy
- Ski sales surge for next season
- Owner of British Airways Calls for Digital Health Passes

https://planetski.eu/2021/02/22/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-29/

Two Ski Regions in Italy Set to See Further Restrictions

#Piedmont & #Lombardy to be declared #OrangeZones as cases continue to spread.

Ski resorts are currently closed in the regions, and it means there is no immediate prospect of them opening.

https://planetski.eu/2021/02/22/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-29/

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