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Travel & Holiday

Chaos at Gatwick

Ice closed the runway and flights have been delayed.

Channel Tunnel update

More skiers are driving to the Alps and many are using the tunnel.

Protestors block Stansted

54 protestors broke through airport security and distrupted flights

A day with Father Christmas

8-year-old Max headed off to Finland with his Mum for a day trip to meet Santa. But would the magic hold?

More US resorts ban Burton boards

Employees are told not to use the snowboards that show pin-up Playboy models.

Fancy a sauna with a difference?

In the Swiss resort of Leukerbad you can already watch a film while having a swim, but now you can have a sauna while listening to ancient tales and fables being recounted.

Magnets secure kids to chairlfts

Sounds odd, but it’s true and it works. It follows a number of recent accidents with children falling off lifts.

Ski bargains to be had

The deals are not as eye watering as a week ago but they are still pretty good. We have the latest offers.

Go East for a bargain

That’s the message of a recent survey to find the best low cost skiing in these times of economic hardship.

Eurotunnel restrictions continue

Services are still not back to normal after the fire last September and skiers may be disrupted this season.

Want to invest in a US ski resort?

Jay Peak in Vermont will give people who invest $390,000 a Green card too.

Swiss must improve lift safety

It follows an accident in Grindelwald in which one person died and 3 others were seriously hurt last winter.

Andorra broadens its appeal

The Grandvalira and Vallnord ski areas are hoping to attract a greater number of non-skiers and offer people some different things to do in the mountains.

Sharp increase in some lift pass prices

The cost of a lift ticket is going up and the low level of sterling doesn’t help either.

Lift off

There are new cable cars for Whistler and Jackson Hole, The Vanoise Express re-opens, while on other lifts you can have a sauna or try your luck at a spot of speed dating.

First Tracks

Hit the slopes of Méribel before the crowds this winter.

Snow report

Twitter

Switzerland Drops Quarantine for People Arriving from the UK

From 29th October people who have visited the UK in the past 10-days will no longer be required to quarantine.

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/26/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-16/

#FrenchSkiResortsClose as France Goes Into Second National Lockdown.

#Tignes & #Les2Alpes are currently open for glacier skiing and snowboarding. #ValThorens has already announced it is cancelling its opening on November 21st.

Latest:

https://t.co/DNOuZ1Poy4

Latest news on tCoronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

-‘Rest & Test’ at Heathrow
-World Alpine Ski Champion Tests Positive for Covid-19
-Some Ski Resorts in Italy Remain Open
-First US Ski Resort Set to Open Today with Covid-19 Restrictions in Place

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/26/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-16/

It’s Opening Time!

Today #WolfCreek in #Colorado is set to be the first resort in the USA to open.

Updated: https://planetski.eu/2020/10/25/first-ski-resort-in-north-america-opens/

❄️⛷️❄️🏂❄️

#winterishere #letsgoskiing @WolfCreekSki2

Need a few pictures of snow to take your mind off things?

There’s been another big fall in parts of the Alps.

Most of us may be unable to visit at the moment, but it looks fabulous.

Updated:

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/27/let-it-snow-2/

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