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Travel & Holiday

Snow brings travel chaos

The snow may be good news for skiers and snowboarders, but it’s not great for everyone.

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

38-year old British man dies in #avalanche in #Verbier

He is the latest in a string of separate avalanche deaths across Switzerland after recent #snow.

Seven people have died in four days.

Extreme caution is urged in many parts of the Alps.

https://t.co/pAY7HBJ13c

A 19-year old skiing with three friends become the 5th avalanche death in Switzerland in past 3 days.

None had safety equipment & the authorities are urging caution as risk of #avalanche in many places is “considerable”.

Updated:

#veytaux https://t.co/O0XIBGv9UH

Heavy #snow continues in the mountains…. and it’s not just in the Alps.

Updated:

https://planetski.eu/2021/01/15/huge-snowfall-continues-in-the-alps/

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#schnee #neige #letitsnow

The gardens at Versailles looking fabulous under a light blanket of snow #birdsEyeView #Snowfall #loveSnow ❄️

Twitter feed video.The gardens at Versailles looking fabulous under a light blanket of snow #birdsEyeView #Snowfall #loveSnow ❄️
Chateau de Versailles@CVersailles

🇫🇷 Le château de Versailles sous la neige vu du ciel !
🌍 The Palace of Versailles under the snow seen from the sky!

Latest news on #Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports

-Germany Extends Lockdown Measures with Skiing Off the Cards
-UK Arrivals Need Negative Test for Entry
-Ski Resorts in France Await Their Fate

https://planetski.eu/2021/01/18/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-24/

#coronavirusski #CoronaVirusUpdate

Authorities in the Alps re-iterate #avalanche warnings as four die in separate incidents over the w/end.

The risk remains ‘considerable’ in many places.

Updated:

https://t.co/8aAiMe9nPm

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