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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.

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

RUSSIAN ATHLETES CAN ATTEND WINTER OLYMPICS

President Putin has said the athletes can compete at Pyeongchang. The IOC has banned Russia after systematic doping at Sochi 2014.

HALFPIPE AND SKI CROSS UNDERWAY

The Northern Hemisphere World Cup season for the two disciplines has begun in the USA and Europe and GB athletes are at both. NEW

PLANETSKI AT THE ALPINE WORLD CUP

We’re in the French Alps this weekend and first up is a bit of world-class slalom action in Val d’Isere. NEW & UPDATED

FIRST TASTE OF SKIING

Thirty school pupils have skied for the first time after winning a competition run by the affordable sports retailer, Decathlon. PlanetSKI tagged along.

RUSSIA THROWN OUT OF 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS

They have been expelled following widespread doping at Sochi 2014 though clean athletes can compete as individuals under the Olympic flag. UPDATED

TODAY IS DECISION DAY

On Tuesday Russia will hear if it can take part in the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics following the Sochi drugs scandal. NEW

TWO MORE WORLD CUP MEDALS FOR GB

And they’re both thanks to British Telemark skier Jasmin Taylor, who’s started the season as she means to go on. PlanetSKI has all the weekend’s results.

THIRD TIME LUCKY?

GB Ski Cross racer, Emily Sarsfield, goes into the World Cup season aiming to get to a Winter Olympics at the third attempt. She’s been speaking to PlanetSKI.

ANOTHER SOCHI MEDAL FOR GB

Great Britain’s four-man bobsleigh team at the 2014 Winter Olympics are likely to be awarded the bronze medal after originally finishing fifth.

THREE IN A ROW

The event aimed at getting more schoolkids into snowsport is back and hoping to capitalise on interest in next year’s Olympics. NEW

INDOOR SKI CENTRE REOPENS

A ski centre in London’s Chiswick has re-opened as a new concern after the previous business went bust in the summer. NEW

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND?

Thirteen British Ski and Snowboard athletes will compete at World Cup events this weekend with the non-Olympic discipline of Telemark starting its season. NEW

DEVELOPER APPOINTED TO REBUILD SHEFFIELD SKI VILLAGE

The long neglected ski centre destroyed by fire is to be rebuilt as part of a £22.5m sports centre development.

CAIRNGORM HIT BY ROW

A dispute has broken out between snowsports enthusiasts and the company that runs Cairngorm Mountain. Some plan a boycott this winter. NEW

GB ATHLETES TO TEST NEW ARTIFICIAL SNOW

British Ski and Snowboard is to trial a new type of artificial snow at the Scottish resort Lecht 2090 this winter. NEW

BACK TO HER BEST

Katie Summerhayes has had her best World Cup result in four years. The GB Slopestyle skier tells PlanetSKI the Winter Olympics is coming at the right time.

WORLD CUP ROUND UP

A host of GB skiers & snowboarders competed in 5 events across 3 continents this weekend and picked up a medal. Check out the results. NEW

WORLD CUP ROUND UP

A host of GB skiers & snowboarders competed in 5 events across 3 continents this weekend and picked up a medal. Check out the results. NEW

GB TAKES SILVER

Katie Summerhayes has achieved her best World Cup result in almost four years, taking silver in the Ski Slopestyle in Stubai, Austria. NEW & UPDATED

GO MILLIE KNIGHT!

The visually-impared skier makes the final 10 for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2017. She’s been speaking to PlanetSKI. NEW

AND THEY’RE OFF

Five countries and five World Cup events for GB snowsports athletes this weekend. NEW

COMING UP IN LES MENUIRES

The small resort in Les3Vallees has lots going on this winter, including a gaming weekend, gay ski week and yoga in the mountains.

SNOWSPORTS GB HEAD TO STAND DOWN

The man who helped take British snowsports from despair to success on the world stage is to leave his post after the Winter Olympics.

PYEONGCHANG – PROMOTED BY SCI-FI VIDEO

It is strange one but organisers hope it sends a message of hope for the upcoming Winter Olympics. What do you think? NEW

NOW IT’S SERIOUS

It’s the season’s first Ski Slopestyle World Cup this weekend and GB’s Tyler Harding will start his bid to get to the Winter OIympics. PlanetSKI speaks to him.

MIXED FIGURES FOR WINTER GAMES

94 nations are interested in competing at Pyeongchang but with poor ticket sales spectators are expected to be down. NEW & UPDATED

UN ADOPTS OLYMPIC TRUCE

The United Nations has agreed a truce aimed at ensuring a safe and secure Winter Olympics and Paralympics in South Korea. NEW

KATIE O FLIES THE FLAG

She’s targeting two medals at the Winter Olympics & few would bet against her. Snowboarder Katie Ormerod talks to PlanetSKI.

TRIBUTES CONTINUE TO POUR IN

The alpine skier David Poisson, who died in a fall in training in Canada, is said to have crashed through safety netting and hit a tree.

RYDING CRASHES OUT

GB’s Dave Ryding was on course for a historic win after leading the first run. In Milan Katie Ormerod won silver. UPDATED

GB MEDAL HOPES KICK OFF OLYMPIC SEASON

Two of Britain’s best hopes for the Winter Olympics, Dave Ryding and Katie Ormerod, are among seven GB skiers and snowboarders in action this weekend. NEW

SCOTLAND PROMISES SNOW THIS WINTER

Three of Scotland’s snowsports areas are guaranteeing snow this winter. They’re using snow factories on some slopes.

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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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