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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.

IGLU TOP 5 AUSTRIA CHALETS

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FOCUS ON GB STARS

Madi Rowlands is 17 and one of the best freestyle skiers in the world. Our video interviews with GB Olympic hopefuls continue.

WE CARRY THE OLYMPIC TORCH

He’s done it. PlanetSKI’s Ben Clatworthy has taken part in the Winter Olympic torch relay in South Korea and what an experience it was.

PARALYMPIC HOPEFUL AMAZED BY RESPONSE TO KIT THEFT

Snowboarder James Barnes-Miller is hoping to be at the Pyeongchang Games but has had £10,000 worth of equipment stolen.

PLANETSKI TO CARRY THE OLYMPIC TORCH!

Our reporter is running with the Olympic Torch in South Korea. He’s feeling rather nervous. Wouldn’t you be?

IOC BANS RUSSIAN SKIERS

Two cross-country skiers at Sochi, including an Olympic champion, have been disqualified and banned from future Games for drugs offences.

BYE, BYE BODE

One of the greatest skiers of all time has left the stage with little fanfare. PlanetSKI picks up the trumpet to pay tribute to Bode Miller. UPDATED

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH GB STARS

21 skiers and snowboarders met 50 journalists ahead of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. What could possibly go wrong?

COUNTDOWN TO PYEONGCHANG

PlanetSKI casts its spotlight on GB’s elite snowsport athletes as they prepare for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

ALPINE ACTION BEGINS…AND THEN STOPS

The Audi FIS Ski World Cup kicked off Sölden this weekend. Sunday’s men’s event was cancelled but the women raced on Saturday. UPDATED

WINTER OLYMPIC TORCH BEGINS ITS JOURNEY

The Olympic flame has been lit in a ceremony at Ancient Olympia, Greece. A reserve flame was used due to poor weather.

GET READY FOR WORLD CUP SKI RACING

This weekend it all gets underway in the 2017/18 Olympic season – the Audi FIS Ski World Cup season starts in Austria.

ARE THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN TROUBLE?

Why do so many European people not want the Games in their city? Our editor ponders the problem.

SWISS GOVERNMENT SET TO BACK SION OLYMPIC BID

In a delayed decision the Federal Council has backed the 2026 bid but it will need public support and that is far from certain.NEW & UPDATED

YOUNG GUNS TAKE OVER

There’s a changing of the guard in the world of British freestyle as all this year’s indoor champions were born in the 21st century. NEW

WINTER ‘OLYMPIC TRUCE’ PLAN

The UN is to be asked to sign an Olympic Truce to ensure the PyeongChang games are safe, given security worries over North Korea. NEW

TIROL REJECTS 2026 OLYMPIC BID

Sunday’s referendum result shows that the people do not want the Winter Games. It is a significant blow to the Olympic movement. UPDATED

REFERENDUM TODAY ON INNSBRUCK OLYMPIC BID

The capital city of the Tirol in Austria is looking at bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. NEW

PYEONGCHANG ANTI-DOPING TASK FORCE

The International Olympic Committee has set up an anti-doping task force ahead of the Winter Games in South Korea. NEW

BEARSDEN CLEAN SWEEP

The Scottish team riders have taken the honours for a second year as Championship Ski and Snowboard 2017 concludes. NEW

DAVE RYDING CHANGES PLANS

The GB slalom skier is back from South America & was heading indoors to train but a good glacier forecast prompts a change of plan. NEW & UPDATED

OLDEST SKI LEAGUE RACES TODAY

Ski racers aged 7 to 70 will be in Gloucester this weekend to mark the 40th anniversary of the UK’s oldest league competition.

LOOKING FORWARD TO WINTER

The International Ski Federation is focusing on Pyeongchang & says everything is being done for security on the Korean Peninsular. NEW

CAN THIS MAN MAKE HISTORY?

With four months to go to the Winter Olympics, PlanetSKI speaks to the man hired to bring home snowsport medals for GB.

WHAT IS GOING ON AT BRITISH BOBSLEIGH?

Senior figures have left, funding has been cut & then reinstated. Plus there are allegations of bullying, sexism & racism. NEW

30 DAYS OF SNOWSPORTS IS BACK

Now in its 4th year it kicked off on Monday as people are encouraged to try snowsports. UPDATED

UK COMMITS TO WINTER OLYMPICS

Team GB has no plans to withdraw from the Winter Olympics in South Korea over security fears. France, Germany & Austria are not so sure.

THE WINTER OLYMPIC SCHEDULE IS OUT

The good news for those of us thousands of miles away is that much of the snowsports action will take place outside normal working hours.

COACHING MATTERS

Inspirational British snowsports coaches have been honoured at an event held at the indoor snow centre, Snozone in Castleford.

SCOTLAND ALL AREAS SKI PASSES ON SALE

Ski-Scotland has launched its All Area Season Ticket for this winter giving access to Scotland’s five mountain snowsports areas.

SKI MOUNTAINEERING ON THE UP

The dates and venues have been annouced for the World Cup events for 2017/18. But what is Ski Mountaineeing? NEW

SNOW-CAMP TO BACK CITY SKI CHAMPS

The snowsports charity is to be the official charity partner at the Verbier City Ski Championships. The event is run by Momentum Ski. NEW

GB SNOWSPORTS FUNDS PAY OUT

Nine British snowsports athletes have been chosen to receive the first grants from two groundbreaking fundraising initiatives.

ARE THE WINTER OLYMPICS AT RISK?

What does the North Korean crisis mean for PyeongChang 2018? Nothing, says the boss of the Olympic movement, but there are big concerns.

30 DAYS OF SNOWSPORTS IS BACK

Now in its 4th year it comes as the Winter Olympic season approaches. It all kicks of next month as people are encouraged to try snowsports. NEW

SHAUN WHITE INJURED

The snowboarding superstar Shaun White has been forced to pull out of the New Zealand Winter Games with injury. NEW

WOODSY WINS AGAIN (& AGAIN)

He’s only gone and won it. Again! Step forward Mr James ‘Woodsy’ Woods who is down in NZ. NEW

MOGULS FOR 2022 GAMES

British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) launch new Moguls programme to support British skiers en route to success at top competition level.

S.KOREA £8.5M TO PYEONGCHANG

The money is to be provided by the South Korean government for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic and Paralympic Games preparations. NEW

CHINA GOES SKIING!

The target was 300M into winter sports by Beijing 2022 & there’s a new director to oversee the ambitious plan in China’s ski revolution.

LLOYD WALLACE OUT OF HOSPITAL

The British aerials skier is back home after suffering a serious head injury in training just over a week ago. UPDATED

CAIRNGORM ARTIFICIAL SKI SLOPE PLANS

Plans for an artificial ski slope at the foot of Scotland’s Cairngorm Mountain are to be submitted in the next couple of weeks.

WOODSY WINS

The GB freestyle skier James Woods starts season with victory at the Winter Games NZ in Cardrona. Other British athletes are in action.

BRITISH TELEMARK TEAM ANNOUNCED

The multi-medal winning Jasmin Taylor is the biggest name in the GB Telemark team for the 2017-18 season. NEW

GB SKIER OUT OF COMA

GB aerials skier, Lloyd Wallace, is to be moved out of intensive care. He suffered a severe head injury in a crash in Switzerland last week. UPDATED

GB PARK & PIPE TEAM ANNOUNCED

As the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics beckons the team aiming to bring back medals is announced. The season gets underway shortly in New Zealand.

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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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Nuestra querida montaña en su mejor momento! 🙌🏻🙌🏻❄️❄️🏔
Feliz de verte así y tristes de no poder disfrutarte! #ThinkSnow

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