Travel & Holiday

Travel by Train To Morzine & Save Money in Resort

Skiers and snowboarders opting for a low-carbon ski holiday to Morzine, in the French Alps, can save money when choosing to travel to resort by train thanks to the AlpinExpress Pass. NEW

Absolutely Snow – The One Stop Holiday Shop

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to ski holidays, lacking inspiration for which country and which kind of accommodation to choose? Absolutely Snow claims it can help. NEW

The Ski Season of 2022/23 Starts

Around 30 resorts in the Alps are offering some skiing, with dozens now open in North America. UPDATED

As Jackson Hole Opens PlanetSKI Looks at its Season Ahead

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has opened with the early season snow conditions the best in many years. What makes the resort so iconic? UPDATED

Black Friday Ski Deals Continue

Black Friday Ski Deals with savings on Ski Holidays and equipment hire. Be quick some offers expire on 28th November.

Alpine Fleet – the New Transfer Service from Geneva

Airport transfers to the Alps have often involved either costly private transfers or cheaper but less flexible and far longer, shared bus transfers. Alpine Fleet plans to shake things up.

Obergurgl Celebrates its Season-Opening

The resorts of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl in the Tirol have opened for the season. PlanetSKI was amoung the lucky ones making their first turns of the winter.

World Ski Awards Announced

Verbier takes the crown for the world’s best resort with Bear Lodge, Les Arcs named ‘World’s Best New Ski Hotel’. We look at the winners across all the categories.

Fancy a More Affordable Base for the 2023 Alpine World Champions?

They take place in Meribel & Courchevel next February. The neighbouring resorts of Les Menuires and Saint Martin de Belleville are stressing their advantages.

Travelski Express Reverts to Overnight Departure

The direct weekend train service will now depart from London St Pancras for a Friday overnight service to the French Alps. It means skiers will still get 7-days on the slopes with a daytime return the following Saturday.

More US Ski Resorts Open Early After Fresh Snow

Heavy snow is falling in the USA with many resorts opening early to take advantage of conditions. We look at the state of play in North America as the season gets off to a great start. UPDATED

Maison Sport Goes for Growth

The independent ski and snowboard instructor provider is partnering with a number of providers in the UK and across the world. It says this will enhance the booking experience and drive growth.

Another French Resort Delays Opening Due to Lack of Snow

Val d’Isere has followed Val Thorens in announcing a delay to the start of the season. Warm weather is to blame, but there is snow in the forecast. UPDATED

The Best Ski Resorts in the World?

A new survey rates the major ones & make a fascinating read. What’s your favourite resort & why?

Xmas Treats in the Tirol

Tirol’s villages, towns & ski resorts are famous for their traditional customs and celebrations, plus a home for museums & other cultural attractions. This is perhaps never truer than during the Christmas period.

13 Ikon Pass Resorts in North America Open Early

Skiing & Snowboarding has come early to four states in the USA and Alberta in Canada. North America has seen some good early season snow with cold temperatures to top things up with artificial snow.

Les3Vallees: What’s New for Next Season

It’s the largest linked ski area in the world with 600kms of ski runs. It never rests on its laurels and has a host of new developments for the winter of 2022/23. We look at all the improvements.

Val Thorens Unveils What’s New for Next Winter

The highest resort in France is due to open for winter on November 19th. PlanetSKI will be there as the first lifts turn. Here we look at what’s new in the resort for coming season.

Train Tickets to French Ski Resorts Now on Sale

The French national rail company, SNCF, has put tickets on sale for journeys between January 3rd and March 26th 2023. UPDATED

Repairs to Cairngorm Funicular Near Completion

Highlands and Islands Enterprise, owners of Cairngorm ski resort in Scotland, have said that the repairs to the funicular are on schedule and the funicular will reopen this winter.

More Ski Resorts Opening in the USA

Nine US resorts are now open with some skiing on offer in three states – Colorado, Utah and California. Two more resorts, Timberline & Brighton, are opening some slopes this Friday. UPDATED

Ski Resorts Opening in Canada

Lake Louise, Sunshine Village, Mt Norquay and Nakiska in Alberta are open. The first resort in British Columbia, Big White, opens this Thursday. UPDATED

Austria Glacier Ski Areas Enjoy Some Fresh Snow

The latest storm has given the open glacier areas some welcome fresh snow. PlanetSKI readers are out enjoying some turns. We look at current conditions & ahead to some resort openings. UPDATED

Flexiski Re-Launches for 2022-23 Winter Season

The short break and flexible ski specialist is offering new destinations for the coming season. It has re-launched following its change of ownership during the 2021-22 season.

Crystal Ski Holidays Heads to Japan

The UK’s largest ski operator has unveiled Japan as a new destination, with holidays this winter to the resort of Niseko from December 10th to April 2nd.

Snow Falls in The Alps

There’s been some welcome snow across the Alps but temperatures are set to rise this week. UPDATED

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PlanetSKI Looks to Winter in The Tirol

The Austrian region is home to more than 80 ski areas with around 3,400 kms of skiable terrain. Tirol has options for everyone, both on snow and off snow, and the region has been telling us what’s new for this coming season.

Bruson Gets a Makeover

The area in the Swiss resort of Verbier is often overlooked by visitors but now there is no excuse not to visit. There’s a new lift, upgraded facilities and an alpine treasure awaits.

Tirol Hosts Major Sports Events For Winter 2022/23

There’s alpine ski racing, ski jumping, freestyle, cross country, snowboarding and much else besides including tobogganing. Why not combine your ski holiday with one of the major sporting events? NEW

Val Gardena Unveils its Wares for Winter 2022/23

Val Gardena lies in the heart of the Italian Dolomites, where dramatic scenery provides a wonderful winter holiday, set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. NEW

Ski Resorts Around Queenstown in New Zealand Claim Bumper Winter

It has been a tale of two islands in New Zealand this winter. The South Island has claimed a record winter, but it has been somewhat different on the North Island. NEW

Crystal Ski Holidays’ Guides for Beginners and Families Launched

The UK’s largest ski tour operator is offering advice for beginners and families.  If this describes you then you may want to take a look at advice from the experts.

Skiing in Norway

The Scandinavian country is seeing an increasing number of British skiers. It offers a somewhat different winter experience. We look at what the country offers with Norway – Home of Skiing. There’s the skiing, and then the rest…

First Ski Resort in USA Opens

Arapahoe Basin in Colorado is out of the blocks and fired up its first lift on Sunday. Other resorts in the area may open some slopes next weekend. Winter is coming folks. UPDATED

Mister Dancehall Opens Ischgl Ski Season

On 26 November 2022, Sean Paul will kick-off the Ischgl winter season at the  “Top of the Mountain Opening Concert”. Admission is included in the day ski pass.

Thinking of Skiing in Austria This Coming Winter?

We have asked the Austrian National Tourist Office to tells us about its attractions – new and old.

Park City in Utah Goes For Sustainable Tourism Plan

The US mountain town aims to be at the forefront of sustainability and believes others can learn from its initiatives. PlanetSKI examines its plans and looks at what people may notice.

New Online Travel Agency Launched for Les3Vallées

The Association Les 3 Vallées is launching a new online travel agency – Les 3 Vallées Travel. It will provide guests a simple and direct way to book holidays to the largest linked ski area in the world, all year round.

National Snow Week & New London Show Announced for 2023

Raccoon Media Group has unveiled a large scale expansion of UK snowsports activities in partnership with Evening Standard Live. PlanetSKI has the details. UPDATED

Ski Solutions – New for Winter 2022/23

The leading UK ski agent has a host of new offerings for the coming winter.  As the first snow falls in the Alps and some glaciers area open thoughts are turning to winter.

Two NZ Ski Resorts Placed in Voluntary Administration After Poor Winter

The Tūroa and Whakapapa ski areas are on the North Island . External experts are to be appointed to see if they can survive. Poor snow, which some say is caused by climate change, are to blame along with the impact of Covid-19 restrictions since 2020.

Park City, Utah: One of the Great US Ski Towns

It is a favourite of ours at PlanetSKI. It gives access to some of the best ski resorts in Utah and has an atmosphere all of its own. We look back at some of PlanetSKI’s past visits.

Full Details of ‘3 Valley Rally’ for Snow Camp Unveiled

It aims to be the biggest Alpine Fundraiser for the Snow Camp Charity.  It all takes place in Val Thorens in April 2023 and promises an experience like no other.

Another Austrian Glacier Ski Area Opens + Skiing Starts in Finland

Kitzsteinhorn in SalzburgerLand opened on Friday with its Glacier Park opening on Saturday. Six glacier ski areas are now open in Austria with five others in Italy and Switzerland. Resorts in Finland have opened too with snowmaking starting in the USA. UPDATED

Vars-Risoul Ski Area Splits Over Lift Pass Revenue Row

The link between the two resorts in the southern French Alps is cut as the 185km ski area will not be joined this coming winter. It has been a joint ski area for 46-years. Skiers are disappointed and are calling for an outbreak of common sense. UPDATED

Andorra Joins the Ikon Pass

The resorts in the principality in the Pyrenees are the latest resorts in Europe to join the expanding global lift pass. Sun Peaks in British Columbia, Canada, is also joining.

PlanetSKI Has Some Half Price Tickets to The National Snow Show

We have managed to get our hands on 100 50% off tickets for the National Snow Show which is now just 2 weeks away – from 15th to 16th October at the NEC Birmingham.


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★ 20% discount on accommodation with Travelski Express
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★ Discount with Intersport for ski/snowboard hire UPDATED

The Tirol Prepares for Winter

A handful of glaciers ski areas are already open and the region in Austria is looking forward to the coming ski season. We look at what’s on offer this autumn plus see what’s new in the Tirol for this winter.

VIP SKI Offers Free Ski Guiding in Val d’Isere

VIP SKI is now offering free ski guiding to guests staying at the seven Hameau de Bellevarde chalets in Val d’Isère during the 2022/23 winter season.

Collapse of Sterling Set to Have Implications in Some Ski Countries for Next Winter

In some resorts prices will likely be higher next season as the pound continues to fall. It will be most sharply felt in US and Swiss resorts, but less so in Canada and much of the Alps. It comes as rising energy prices may raise the cost of lift tickets. UPDATED

Glacier Ski Areas in Austria Are Opening

Hintertux and Soelden already have slopes open with others making final preparations after the temperatures have dropped and fresh snow has arrived. The winter of 2022/23 is around the corner with significant snow forecast for this week. UPDATED

Travelski Express Confirms Xmas Timetable

Xmas falls on a Sunday with New Year’s Eve on a Saturday. So the timings of the service have altered.

Japan Drops Entry Restrictions in Time for Ski Season

Skiers & snowboarders will be able to visit the country without a visa, and will no longer need to go through a travel agency, from 11th October. The cap on daily arrivals is also to be lifted. 

Full Details of National Snow Show Unveiled

The UK’s only national ski & snowboard show is set to kick off in just over three weeks. It takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on October 15th and 16th. We have the full details of what’s on offer. UPDATED

OVO Network Launches Winter 2022-23 with 11 New Chalets

Chalet Rental Specialist, OVO Network, now has over 300 high end chalets and apartments in over 30 ski resorts across the French Alps.

See What’s New in Morzine For the Coming Season

The French resort that is situated in the heart of the Portes du Soleil is a firm favourite with British skiers and snowboarders. Check out what is on offer for next season.

Crystal Ski Heads to Bosnia & Herzegovina

The area offers budget ski breaks that are around £200 cheaper than other comparable resorts. TUI Airways is also launching the only non-stop flights from London Gatwick to Sarajevo International Airport as a new flight route for the ski season.

Zermatt Re-Opens for Skiing and Snowboarding

The Swiss resort that is normally open year-round closed its  glacier ski area this summer. It was a symbol of the impact of climate change. Val Senales in Italy has also re-opened with Soelden in Austria set to fire up some lifts on its glacier at the weekend. UPDATED

Snow report


PlanetSKI declares (drum roll please) the season of 2022/23 underway.

30 areas are now open in the Alps, with dozens in North America.

PlanetSKI is on its way to Austria today on a week long trip visiting a handful of resorts.

Updated: https://t.co/MXj4zqJH4X

Snow Camp young people have had THE BEST time this week at the premier showings of Warren Miller's 'Daymaker' 🤩 We want to say an enormous thank you to the team for getting us involved, and the generous donations from the ticket sales. ⛷️

If you thought going downhill on skis was hard work, look away now! Action from today's Ski Mountaineering World Cup in #ValThorens #Les3Vallees #InfiniteMountainExperiences 🎞️ @Ski_Chrono

Snow Sculptures Back in Ischgl this Winter

The slopes of #Ischgl in the Austrian Tirol will see the 29th anniversary of the resort’s #ShapesinWhite exhibition.



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