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Summer in the Mountains

Epic Conditions at New Zealand Ski Resorts

Skiers and snowboarders have been queuing to take advantage of fresh snow and sunshine as the country’s winter season gets into full swing. NEW

Big Snowfalls in South America But Ski Resorts Are Closed

It’s been one of the best starts to winter for years but the coronavirus pandemic means ski resorts are not able to open.

Summer In Morzine

The French Alps resort close to Geneva is open for summer activites.  With quarantine-free travel expected to open up from the UK soon, we look at what you can do in Morzine.

Nevis Range To Re-Open In July

The ski resort near Fort William is getting ready open for summer activities next month as the Scottish Government prepares to ease lockdown restrictions.  However, some jobs are to go.

NZ Resort Opens With No Covid-19 Restrictions Needed

Mt Hutt in the South Island opened on Friday, earlier than originally planned for skiing and snowboarding. New Zealand has moved to Covid-19 alert level 1, meaning ski resorts will be able to operate largely as usual this winter.

Austria To Open Its Borders To 31 Countries Next Week But Not The UK

The Austrian Alps is reopening for international tourism on June 16th with social distancing in place and strict covid-19 restrictions.

More Ski Resorts In The Alps Open For Summer

Cervinia in Italy and Tignes in France are the latest resorts to fire up their lifts for summer. They join others open in Switzerland and Austria. It will though be a far from normal summer.

Life After Lockdown…

Lockdown is easing across the Alps and beyond. We covered the stories of our readers, reporters and others under lockdown. So, what are they up to as restrictions are lifted? UPDATED

Summer Skiing & Snowboarding Starts in Austria

The glacier resorts of Hintertux, Kaunertal & Kitzsteinhorn are first off the mark, giving some lucky skiers and snowboarders the chance to make some turns for the first time since early March.

Arapahoe Basin in Colorado Reopens for Skiing and Snowboarding

It fired up its lifts on Wednesday and people had to make reservations with only 600 allowed on the slopes. So many people have tried to book online that system was unable to cope.

Arapahoe Basin in Colorado Still Looking to Reopen for Skiing

There is a chance the ski resort could open later this week. If so what will skiing and snowboarding look like as covid-19 restrictions will be in place and enforced? NEW

Border Restrictions Eased Across Some Alpine Countries

Italy has announced that travel will be allowed from June 3rd.  It follows Austria, France and Switzerland relaxing some restrictions today with a plan for borders reopening on June 15th.

US SKI AREA REOPENS

Timberline Lodge in Oregon has fired up its lifts after the governor allowed resorts to reopen. Other ski resorts in the state remain closed as they prepare for summer.

Some Resorts in Alps Prepare to Open For Summer

As lockdown restrictions are eased and some border controls lifted the ski resorts are preparing for summer. It will though be a very different experience.

EU NATIONS LOOK TO LIFT SOME BORDER RESTRICTIONS

Will it be enough to kick start summer tourism safely? Some alpine tourism is set to restart and there are implications for next winter’s ski season.

PlanetSKI’s Summer Gear Review

It may be awkward to get to the Alps at the moment, but summer is around the corner and restrictions are set to lift in June. Take a look at our top tips for gear this summer – in the Alps or here in the UK.

Colorado Ski Resorts May be Allowed to Re-Open

A small number may offer some skiing but for most it will be summer activities. Arapahoe Basin is one that wants to offer skiing again as others say it is too late.

HOW LONG WILL BORDER RESTRICTIONS TO ALPINE COUNTRIES REMAIN?

The UK is set to introduce quarantine measures for international visitors. France, though not the other alpine nations, is exempt. Other alpine countries put restrictions and quarantine regulations in place back in March. They re more likely to be extended rather than lifted. UPDATED

SUMMER SKIING SET TO START ON AUSTRIA GLACIER AT END OF MAY

The Kitzsteinhorn glacier in Salzburgerland is being prepared for opening on May 29th.  There will be some restrictions and social distancing measures will be required.

US SKI RESORT SET TO OPEN IF RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED

Timberline Ski Area in Oregon says it will open if an executive order from the governor, Kate Brown, allows.

NEW ZEALAND SKI AREAS PLAN TO OPEN WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS

New Zealand says it has stopped the community transmission of Covid-19, effectively eliminating the virus. Ski resorts are cautiously optimistic they will be able to open for a locals’ season, albeit under tight restrictions.

HOW TO GO SUMMER SKIING

Don’t despair. It doesn’t have to be over. There are plenty of places to ski this summer for all budgets.

MOTORBIKES MEET THE MOUNTAINS

Riding a motorbike in the mountains has much in common with skiing in the mountains. PlanetSKI reports from the alpine tarmac of the Tirol.

Snow report

Twitter

What will #apresski look like next season?

If the example of some of the summer party hotspots in anything to go by then the answer is very different.

Is apres an essential part of your holiday or are you not bothered?

https://planetski.eu/2020/07/13/what-will-apres-ski-bars-look-like-next-season/

#FallsCreek remains open for some snow activities as lifts close due to #covid19

The resort will still run some cross country skiing, tobogganing, snowmobile tours and back country tours.

https://planetski.eu/2020/07/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-5/

#covid19skiing #coronavirusskiing #skiinginaustralia

The date is set and the countdown begins as indoor snow centres in England can open - 4 months after covid-19 restrictions shut them. https://planetski.eu/2020/07/10/the-snow-centre-announces-it-is-to-reopen/

New Zealand to limit people flying into country to align with available quarantine accommodation.

The skiing conditions are currently described as “epic”.

https://planetski.eu/2020/07/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-5/

11-year old from Scotland become youngest person to climb the Matterhorn.

HUGE congrats to Jules Molyneaux from Perthshire.

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

Has your local slope reopened yet? We've collated information about reopening dates of facilities across England on our website.

Find out if your local slope is open or planning to open soon ➡ https://bit.ly/ReopeningInfoSE

Who has ever tried packing up the car and setting off to the Alps on the road? Once you arrive, you can enjoy the freedom of driving to neighbouring resorts to explore new slopes... ❄️⛷️

Resorts close in Australia as covid-19 spikes but some snow activities are back, PlanetSKI was in Georgia last March as resorts closed, now open for summer + GB 11year old trains in lockdown to climb #Matterhorn - the youngest person reach the summit.
https://planetski.eu/2020/07/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-5/

SNOW UPDATE: Current situation on Moteng Pass.

The road remains closed to 2 x 4 vehicles.

@_ArriveAlive @visitlesotho @StormReportSA1 @SnowReportSA @SAWeatherServic @sawx_sa_weather @TheReporterLS @GoneSkiingSA

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