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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.

GB GETS ITS FIRST MEDAL

It’s bronze for Dom Parsons in the skeleton – the first time Britain has won an Olympic medal in the men’s skeleton for 70 years. But Andrew Musgrave has a shocker.

SHIFFRIN SLIPS UP IN SLALOM

The American Mikaela Shiffrin failed to get on the podium in the Olympic slalom a day after her gold in the giant slalom.

SHAUN WHITE MAKES HISTORY

The American superstar was in tears as he became the first snowboarder to win three Winter Olympic golds in the toughest competition of his life.

DESPAIR AS GB’S CHRISTIE CRASHES

It’s heartbreak at the Winter Olympics for short-track speed skater Elise Christie as she crashes out in the 500m final. She’d been tipped to take GB’s first medal.

PYEONGCHANG WIND CAUSES HAVOC

With more alpine ski races postponed and snowboarders taking hard falls in the Olympic slopestyle final, are the gusty conditions ruining the sport?

SENSATIONAL MUSGRAVE

Andrew Musgrave has come 7th in the best ever Olympic result for a British cross-country skier – and his favourite event is yet to come.

SNOWBOARDERS CRASH OUT

Britain’s three men all fell in Olympic slopestyle qualification and failed to make the final but was Jamie Nicholls’ robbed by the judges?

PLANETSKI OLYMPIC DIARY

The greatest show on earth is underway & we look at anything quirky, off beat or newsy that catches our eye in PyeongChang. NEW & UPDATED

ORMEROD ‘GUTTED’ TO MISS OLYMPICS

Snowboarder Katie Ormerod had a real chance of two medals for Team GB but has been ruled out after suffering a serious injury.

PARALYMPIC CHAMPION MAKES THE TEAM FOR KOREA

GB’s first Winter Paralympic champion Kelly Gallagher will be in the squad for the Pyeongchang Games after initially failing to be selected. NEW

LET THE GAMES BEGIN

We’ve been talking about the Winter Olympics for months, years even, but now they’re here. Read on for all you need to know.

USE THAT OLYMPIC BUZZ

If the Winter Olympics inspire you then see here for where you can try the sports you’ll be watching.

RUSSIA OLYMPIC BAN REMAINS

Russian athletes & coaches that have been cleared of doping offences by the Court of Arbitration for Sport will not be allowed to take part at Pyeongchang. NEW

THE LECHT WINTER GAMES

The Scottish resort is holding its own version of the Winter Olympics this month to capitalise on Olympic fever.

28 RUSSIANS HAVE OLYMPIC BAN OVERTURNED

The winter athletes who were banned from the Olympics for life for doping offences at Sochi have had their suspensions overturned. The IOC has condemned the decision.

TARTAN ON TOUR

Scottish snowsports have received a big financial boost to promote Scotland as a destination of choice for skiing and snowboarding. NEW

GB MAKES THE X GAMES PODIUM

Izzy Atkin takes silver in the women’s Ski Slopestyle and James Woods bronze in the ski Big Air. Check out how other GB athletes did too. UPDATED

ANALYSIS: GB AT WINTER OLYMPICS

GB’s squad of Winter Olympian skiers and snowboarders is pretty much as expected, but there’ll be a few disappointed athletes out there. We look behind the headlines.

BULLYING INVESTIGATION INTO BRITISH PARASNOWSPORT

An independent investigation has been ordered after a female snowboarder made allegations of bullying and discrimination in British Parasnowsport.

GB TEAM FOR WINTER OLYMPICS

The skiers & snowboarders have been announced. It’s a record number: 25 athletes will compete across alpine, cross country + freestyle.

RACING: SKI MOUNTAINEERING

On a wild and windy weekend in the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland, the second leg of the ISMF took place. NEW

THE WAITING IS NEARLY OVER

The selectors have met and on Thursday we’ll know which skiers and snowboarders will represent Team GB at the Winter Olympics. NEW

RYDING RACES AGAIN

The GB slalom racer was in action in the night race at Schladming. It follows a Top 10 in Kitzbuehel including the fastest run of any racer. UPDATED

NORTH KOREA TO SEND 22 ATHLETES TO WINTER OLYMPICS

They’ll compete in 5 disciplines & 3 sports including alpine skiing. The two Koreas will march together at the Opening Ceremony with a joint ice hockey team. NEW

FOUR MEDALS FOR GB SKIERS

Freestyle skier Izzy Atkin and Telemark’s Jasmin Taylor picked up a pair of podiums each at the weekend.

RYDING MAKES ‘ROOKIE ERRORS’

The GB slalom specialist Dave Ryding blamed only himself after a bad day racing in Wengen on Sunday. NEW & UPDATED

GB ON THE PODIUM

Izzy Atkin takes bronze in the Slopestyle at Aspen as World Cup events across the discipines continue. NEW & UPDATED

NORTH KOREA AT THE OLYMPICS

An ‘Olympic participation meeting’ for North and South Korea has been called by the IOC. NEW

GB WINTER OLYMPIC MEDAL TARGETS SET

Great Britain is aiming for its most successful Winter Olympics ever and has set a target of two medals for snowsports. NEW

NORTH KOREA TO ATTEND THE WINTER OLYMPICS

The announcement was made during talks between North & South Korea. It’s seen as a major breakthrough. UPDATED

ROCKET RYDING COMES 12TH

GB’s No1 ski racer continued his busy start to 2018 with a World Cup race at Adelboden in Switzerland. Other Brits were also in action. NEW & UPDATED

GB SNOWSPORT PARALYMPIANS ANNOUNCED

Nine skiers and snowboarders have been selected to represent GB but there’s no place for Britain’s first Winter Paralympic gold medallist, Kelly Gallagher. NEW

RUSSIA LIKELY TO MISS WINTER PARALYMPICS

Russia has been warned there’s a strong likelihood the country will be banned from the Paras at Pyeongchang with a final decision due next month.

TEAM GB ATHLETES EXCEL

Our snowsports athletes can enjoy a few days relaxation over Christmas as they have started the season well across many disciplines.

THE LONG ROAD BACK

Rowan Cheshire is one of Britain’s few elite halfpipe skiers. Injury put her out of Sochi and now after another lay-off she’s targeting Pyeongchang.

MEDALS FOR GB PARA SKIERS

GB Paralympic skier Menna Fitzpatrick and her guide Jennifer Kehoe have now picked FOUR World Cup medals in as many days. NEW & UPDATED

SIXTH WORLD CUP PODIUM FOR GB

Cross-country skier Andrew Musgrave had the best race of his career, landing his first full World Cup podium in the 15km free event in Italy. UPDATED

PLANETSKI TALKS TO JAMIE NICHOLLS

The GB freestyle snowboarder is at the top of his game and heading towards his second Winter Olympics. Can he reach the final again, or more?

NEUTRAL FLAG FOR RUSSIAN ATHLETES

Russia’s athletes are planning to compete under a neutral flag at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. NEW

DAVE RYDING DISAPPOINTED WITH TOP 20

The British skier said it wasn’t his day after finishing 19th at the World Cup slalom in the French resort. PlanetSKI spoke to him after the race. NEW & UPDATED

MILLIE KNIGHT COMES SECOND

Congratulations to our GB paraskier who was runner-up in the 2017 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award. UPDATED

RYDING AND MUSGRAVE LEAD THE CHARGE

Slalom specialist Dave Ryding and Cross Country’s Andrew Musgrave are the headline British acts in a series of World Cup events this weekend. NEW

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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

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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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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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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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