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Travel & Holiday

PLANETSKI TOURS THE SKIWELT

It’s one of the largest linked areas in Austria, but not one we know that well. Time to change that.

WE LOOK BACK AT OUR TRIP TO UTAH

PlanetSKI was in Utah earlier this month. Take a look back at all our US adventures rolled into one article. What a blast!

Skiing in Bulgaria: It’s Cheap & Very Cheerful…

Our Social Media Editor has been to Borovets & Bansko. She knew it was going to be cheap and cheerful but it was going to be fun discovering more. First up, Borovets.

SKI TREASURE HUNT IN THE DOLOMITES

Day Two of Ian Davis’s Dolomiti Superski adventure. Competing in the annual Ski Caching event. It has its roots in Geocaching.

ALL ABOARD THE ALPEN EXPRESS TO AUSTRIA

PlanetSKI takes a new rail route to the Tirol as we head to the mighty Ski Welt. Check out the ride & our first day on the slopes.

PLANETSKI RETURNS TO THE DOLOMITES

Dolomiti Superski: 39 resorts, 1200kms of slopes, glacier skiing, mott of the slopes at 1600m with many at 2000m.

OUR FINAL DAY IN UTAH… ONE FOR THE MEMORY.

PlanetSKI ends its week-long trip to Utah. Snow shoeing, cross country skiing, ice castles & a swim in a 10,000 year old thermal crater.

PLANETSKI HEADS TO ZERMATT: THE ONE IN UTAH NOT SWITZERLAND

We didn’t know there was another resort called Zermatt. It is not so much a resort as a base to try snowsports activities & nearby ski areas.

STRIKE THREAT TO FRENCH SKI RESORTS

Ski areas in France could be closed or have their operations disrupted by strike action planned to coincide with the busy February holidays.

CAN YOU SKI ON THE CHEAP AT HALF-TERM?

If you’re trying to book you’ll struggle to find a bargain.  Flight prices are soaring. PlanetSKI readers give their advice.

And so to Park City Mountain Resort…

PlanetSKI’s trip in Utah moves round to one of our favourite large resorts in North America. But can it live up to expectations?

MAIN STREET, SNOW SHOEING & OLYMPIC BOBSLED RUN

We’ve arrived in Park City, Utah for a few days of powder skiing. But first we go to two ends of the spectrum.

MAJOR TRAVEL DISRUPTION FOR SKIERS HEADING TO & FROM FRANCE

Flights, ferries, and Eurostar trains are being disrupted by another general strike in France this weekend. UPDATED

TUI APOLOGISES OVER CHAMBERY AIRPORT DELAYS

Almost 1,000 skiers were inconvenienced at the weekend as the airport closed due to heavy fog.

PLANETSKI HEADS TO THE MOUNTAINS

The Xmas and New Year festivities are a thing of the past.  It’s time to go skiing… & dining.

LONDON SKI FLIGHTS TO NEW SCANDINAVIAN AIRPORT BLOCKED

The airport cannot currently accept travellers from outside the Schengen customs area. Flights from Heathrow are being diverted to Oslo.

MORE CANCELLATIONS ON SKI TRAIN

Industrial action in France is disrupting skiers & snowboarders trying to get to and from the Alps this weekend.

NEW AIR ROUTE TO JAPAN IS LAUNCHED

Finnair has just started flying direct from Helsinki to Sapporo and has announced it will be year-round not just for winter.

HELI SKI TRIP TO GEORGIA

James Orr Heliski is the first British operator to offer heliskiing in the area. Trips start in February 2021 but you’d better get saving. NEW

NEW AIR ROUTE TO JAPAN FLIES

Finnair has just started flying direct from Helsinki to Sapporo and has announced it will be year-round not just for winter.

EUROSTAR SKI TRAIN DISRUPTED BY STRIKES

Skiers booked on this winter’s first Eurostar train service direct to the French Alps will miss a day on the slopes after timetable changes.

PISTE, POWDER & NO POLITICS

PlanetSKI is regaining its sanity in the Austrian Alps. Away from UK politics.

HEADING OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN THE TIROL

Check out some of the smaller and less well-known resorts. You may be surprised by what is on offer…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY POWDER N SHINE

The chalet company may not have existed had its founder not had a serious ski injury. It’s now in its 10th winter.

SKI JOBS CUT & HOLIDAYS SLASHED BY BREXIT FEARS

UK firms have cut jobs by an average of 30% & slashed the number of ski holidays because of fears for the future, new research suggests.

INNSBRUCK: THE PERFECT CITY + SKI DESTINATION

PlanetSKI has just been in the capital of the Alps enjoung the city and skiing some nearby ski resorts. All on a new pass.

REPORT REVEALS CHEAPEST PLACES TO SKI

Bulgaria offers the best value with some Italian resorts not far behind. It comes as prices rise in 80% of resorts surveyed.

HOW TO SKI LES3VALLEES ON A BUDGET

Here we look at ways to make your money go further in the largest linked ski area in the world.

TOP TIPS FOR SKIING WITH CHILDREN

Our friends over at Maison Sport have been at it again. Offering straight advice on topics relevant to all skiers & snowboarders.

AIRPORT TRANSFER – FANCY A FREE ONE?

You can get from the Austrian airport of Klagenfurt to your hotel in Schladming or Nassfeld for free – saving £170.

FANCY A SHORT SKI BREAK OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON?

The short break specialist, Ski Weekender, has a few places left. There will also be no Single Supplement over Xmas.

SKI CHALET SCAMS LATEST

More people have contacted a company which lists fake ski websites to say they’ve been conned out of thousands this autumn.

IKON PASS DISCOUNT

The Ikon pass gives access to 41 resorts across the world. There are two weeks left to save £100+ for this season.

COMPULSORY WINTER TYRES: FRANCE DELAYS PLANS

Plans to force cars to fit winter tyres or carry snow chains on certain mountain roads will not be in force this winter.

BALKAN HOLIDAYS LAUNCHES 20/21

This season hasn’t even started but the company has already laid its plans for next winter. Prices remain the same.

HOW TO GET TO A SKI RESORT BY CAR

It can work out much cheaper plus there is no weight or luggage restrictions. We hear from Erna Low.

SKI SOLUTIONS: NEW FOR 2019/20 SKI SEASON

Ski Solutions is one of the most respected UK ski agents and once again it has new products and holidays for next winter.

CRYSTAL SKI HOLIDAYS FOR WINTER 2020/21 GO ON SALE

This season hasn’t even started and yet the UK’s largest tour operator has started selling holidays for the following winter.

ONE SKI HOLIDAY, TWO RESORTS

Ski Safari is living up to its name and offering a week in Norway taking in the ski resorts of Hafjell and Kvitfjell.

FANCY A SHORT SKIING BREAK AT XMAS?

If you want to be at home for Xmas and New Year with a ski in between then step forward Ski Weekender.

TAKING THE TRAIN TO ITALIAN SKI RESORTS

We hear much about going by train to ski areas in France, Switzerland and even Austria. But what about Italy?

TAKE A COACH TO THE ALPS

Do you want to reduce your carbon footprint and save some money too? Perhaps travelling by coach to the Alps is the answer.

FANCY A CITY AND SKI BREAK?

Balkan Holidays expands its ‘City and Ski’ option with time in Sofia after skiing its surrounding ski areas.

SKIERS WANT MORE FLEXIBLE SKI HOLIDAYS

That’s the claim from a UK snowsports travel agent and is backed up by our observations here at PlanetSKI.

WHAT’S NEW IN THE TIROL FOR NEXT WINTER?

There are 80 ski resorts + 3,000kms of pistes. The Austrian Tirol offers epic trails, delicious cuisine and stunning scenery. Read on…

CRYSTAL ADDS MORE RESORTS IN NORWAY

Kvitfjell and Hafjell are added to its winter programme. PlanetSKI reports.

IS THIS THE WINTER TO TRY CLUB MED?

It’s a marmite holiday – you’ll either love it or hate it. Most love it. One UK agent reports 98% of clients re-book.

INGHAMS: WHAT’S NEW FOR WINTER 2019/20?

Inghams celebrates its 85th birthday and is gearing up for Winter 2019/20 with a range of new product, catering changes and great offers available.

SKIWELT: FANCY SKIING IT?

With 284 kms of slopes it is one of the largest and most modern ski areas in Austria. With a whole host of activities on offer.

UCPA LAUNCHES NEW SKI TOURING WEEKS IN NORWAY

UCPA is running the trips away from its home in France to the north of Norway around Tromsø& the Lyngen Alps.

KITTING OUT THE KIDS

Take a look at Decathlon’s new children’s ski range and kit out your little ones at the best possible prices.

SEVEN REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SKI IN NORWAY

Norway has seen a sharp rise in people visiting in recent years. Why? It’s a winter experience like no other.

REPORT REVEALS BEST VALUE FAMILY SKI RESORTS

Bansko in Bulgaria regains top spot for cheapest family skiing but Italian resorts rate best for value overall.

SKI CHALET SCAMS ARE BACK

Fake websites selling non-existent ski holidays are up and running. This year the scams are more elaborate than ever.

PLANETSKI’S SKI DEALS: WINTER 19/20

Here to bring you early ski holiday deals and discounts for next season. Take your pick of holidays and Book now to save money: ROLLING

FAMILY SKI OPERATOR GEARS UP FOR NEXT WINTER

Esprit Ski is offering discounts on Baby & Toddler weeks, free ski & boot rental, lift pass offers and other family savings.

BOOK WINTER RAIL ROUTES

Independent rail-to-resort guide from our friends over at Snowcarbon explains how to book.

LUXURY IN THE ALPS

Is it the most luxurious accomodation in the Alps? Les Airelles is in the Jardin Alpin, the most elegant area of Courchevel 1850. NEW

BALKAN HOLIDAYS RAMPS UP FOR WINTER 2019/20

It offers Bulgaria, Slovenia & Romania at a lead-in price of £299 per person. Who said skiing is expensive?

CRYSTAL SKI HOLIDAYS LAUNCHES NEW CAMPAIGN – HOW TO WINTER

The UK’s largest ski tour operator has launched a campaign to inspire skiers as the season gets closer.

Snow report

Twitter

#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 ❄️
Las Leñas Depto #ThinkSnow@laslenasdepto

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

#LasLeñas #cordilleradelosandes
#LasLeñasDepto #ownerdirect
#COVIDー19 #enfriamientoglobal ?

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