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Travel & Holiday

FANCY MEETING SANTA AT HIS HOME NEXT XMAS?

He’s waiting for you and your children in Lapland. But you’ll have to hurry as spaces are filling up.

PLANETSKI GOES HIKING IN VOLCANO COUNTRY

We’re in the mountains of Hokkaido in Japan. The snow is yet to fall so time to put the hiking boots on.

NORTHERN EXPOSURE

Emma Lewis and family head north to Ruka, in Finland’s Lapland for skiing and other snowsports fun. Read more about her adventure in the Arctic circle.

SKIERS HIT BY THOMAS COOK COLLAPSE

UK companies, including Neilson and Inghams, used Thomas Cook flights for some of their ski holidays. They are looking for alternatives.

NEW SLEEPER TRAIN TO TIROL SKI RESORTS

It will take you to the foot of many of Austria’s best resorts this winter and help you slash your carbon footprint.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS FROM LYON TO LES 2 ALPES + ALPE D’HUEZ

Bens bus has announced new routes for next winter. It already serves the resorts from Grenoble and now it is offering rides from Lyon. Grenoble is the closest airport, with…
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CRYSTAL TO OFFER SHORT SKI BREAKS

The biggest ski tour operator in the UK is moving into the short breaks market. It’s a sign of changing times.

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 & book now to save: ROLLING…

CRYSTAL OFFERS ZELL AM ZILLER NEXT WINTER

Crystal Ski Holidays already sells more holidays to Austria than any other country & that looks set to grow next winter.

GATWICK AIRPORT FORMALLY STARTS PLAN TO USE STANDBY RUNWAY

The airport is used by 10s of thousands of skiers and snowboarders each winter and is the main base of easyJet. It is also a hub for ski charter flights.…
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WORLD SNOW DATES TO 2025

The event is run by International Ski Federation and has proved to be a success since it was launched in 2012.

SUMMER SKI DEALS END TODAY

There are fabulous offers, especially to North America. Some ending shortly as summer draws to a close. Fancy a bargain?

SKI TOUR OPS IN LIMBO AS NO-DEAL BREXIT LOOMS

UK ski companies remain unclear how they’ll operate in EU countries this winter. Will they even be able to send staff abroad?

HELI-SKIING IN CANADA: SAFETY RISES

Using a helicopter to get to the wild stuff in Canada has some dangers, but it’s getting safer.

FRESHTRACKS HOLIDAYS REFRESHED

Bucket list destinations, weekend trips and holidays for younger skiers are among the additions to the programme next winter.

WINTER GETS BIGGER FOR ERNA LOW

The ski specialist to the France has launched its winter season with special offers + new properties in 5 resorts.

CRYSTAL SKI: NEW RESORT NEXT WINTER

It’s Hopfgarten and is in the mighty SkiWelt area in Austria. PlanetSKI sampled the delights of the area last winter.

SCANDINAVIAN SKIING JUST GOT EASIER

A direct flight from London to a new mountain airport will reduce travel times to the biggest resorts in Sweden & Norway next winter.

SKIWEEKENDER OPENS BOOKINGS FOR WINTER 19/20

Skiing mightn’t be on your mind at the moment but perhaps it should be. Prices & dates released with short break specialist.

WHERE TO SKI IN CANADA

Why head across the pond for a ski holiday? How do you choose where to go? In an in-depth report PlanetSKI looks at skiing in Canada:

5 TIPS TO SAVE YOU MONEY ON SKIING

Maison Sport, the community for independent ski instructors, gives its top tips. If anyone knows how to save it’s probably these guys.

FRESH BREXIT WARNINGS AS STERLING HITS LATEST LOW

The Association of Independent Travel Operators talks of the ‘collateral damage’ of a no-deal as the pound hits a 28-month low. UPDATED

LOW COST AIRPORT LIFTS TO SKI RESORTS

Ben’s Bus has just released its prices & timings from Geneva. Earlier it gave details of ski transfers from Grenoble & Lyon.

DIRECT DELTA FLIGHT TO SLC WILL START IN DEC’19

Delta has brought forward its timings so it will run over Christmas and New Year. PlanetSKI reports.

EUROSTAR SKI TRAIN TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Eurostar Ski Train tickets for next winter are on sale this week. An expert on train travel gives PlanetSKI the intel.

FOOD TASTING WITH HUSKI

Huski teams up with Skiline to offer guests ‘The experience of a catered chalet, at the price of self-catered’.

DIRECT FLIGHT TO SALT LAKE CITY GOES AHEAD

Delta will be running a flight next winter that gives access to the ski resorts in Utah. If you fancy Utah this may be the winter to do it.

ERNA LOW IS SOLD

The oldest independent ski tour operator has been bought by NUCO Travel. It comes at a changing time for the UK snowsports industry. UPDATED

INNSBRUCK: NEW SKI & CITY PASS

The shape of things to come on a winter holiday? Skiing, city break & host of other attractions all rolled into one. PlanetSKI reports.

LUXURY OPERATOR AXES SKI CHALETS

Scott Dunn cuts its catered chalets in the Alps at the end of next winter. It’s another significant blow to the traditional chalet holiday. UPDATED

10 TIPS FOR TIROL IN THE SUMMER

Hiking, biking, climbing: There’s so much to see & do in the Tirol during summer months, outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice.

RECORD BREAKING WINTER IN THE USA

The numbers are in, the snow depths have been measured and last season will go down as one of the best ever. UPDATED

TRAIN TRAVEL TO THE ALPS

A new video is out to show the advantages of taking the train to your ski resort of choice next winter.

CHALET FIRMS ACT TO ATTRACT SKIERS

Crystal Ski is the latest to upgrade its catered chalet service for next winter as the cloud of Brexit continues to hang over the industry.

ALTERRA: WHAT’S NEW THIS SUMMER

14 iconic year round mountain resorts in North America have lots of summer activities & events to entice us over to state-side.

TOP 10 CHALETS IN AUSTRIA

Provided by the UK’s leading ski travel agent, Iglu Ski. So, why does Iglu love Austria & where is best for skiing & riding?

MILLIONS LOST TO HOLIDAY FRAUD

Fraudsters stole more than £7M in scams targeting travellers booking online accommodation and flights for ski and summer holidays in 2018.

SKIING THE SPANISH PYRENEES: BOÍ TAÜLL

It’s the final stage of our chief reporter’s road trip to three little known resorts in the Pyrenees in Catalonia. She appears to have found her own private ski area.

SKIING THE SPANISH PYRENEES: TAVASCAN

Wild, remote, unique. Our road trip to ski three of the lesser known resorts in the Catalan Pyrenees takes us to a very special place.

OUR TIPS FOR FAMILY SKIING

Let’s be honest it can be heaven or hell. Ian Davis advises on how to make it the former as he holidays with his kids and 2 other families.

UK SKI TOUR OPERATOR COLLAPSES

Ski-Val has ceased trading with immediate effect. The chalet firm has skiers & snowboarders in the Alps and is working to ensure they get back.

AVOIDING THE CROWDS

The slopes can be packed in February but there is an alternative. We’ve been skiing some little-known resorts in the Tirol. Five in total.

DRIVING IN THE EU AFTER BREXIT

Driving in the Alps or Pyrenees after 29th March 2019? What’s changing? Here’s our latest Brexit guide.

6 BEST SELF-CATERING OPTIONS

20% discount from Pierre et Vacances for half term and Easter across all French ski areas.

EHIC AFTER BREXIT?

The EHIC is used widely by skiers and snowboarders, but what may happen after March 29th?

PRICES SOAR FOR HALF-TERM SKI FLIGHTS

£1,500 for a return flight from the UK to Austria during the February half-term. Prices are getting absurd. PlanetSKI reports.

WHY DON’T MORE BRITS SKI?

The majority of UK adults have never been on a ski trip, according to research by a leading outdoor sports retailer.

MONEY-SAVING DEALS FOR FAMILY SKIING

Family skiing is expensive and is getting more so. But there are ways to save. Read on…

THE PLANETSKI DEALS CLUB

PlanetSKI’s Katie Bamber has been searching for the best ski holiday deals out there ROLLING

GOING DIY

Pre-Xmas PlanetSKI has been on a last minute short break self-catering ski trip to the French Alps. So, what was it like?

BEST VALUE RESORT FOR FAMILY SKIING

Clue: It’s in Italy not Eastern Europe and it begins with the letter B. Family lift pass is £391. And the rest.

MUM KNOWS BEST ABOUT SKIING WITH KIDS

Especially if the Mum is the ex-GB racer, Chemmy Alcott. A mother of one, and soon to be mother of two.

THE PLANETSKI DEALS CLUB

Simply THE best ski holiday offers out there and all in one place. Katie Bamber brings you our December edition. UPDATED & ROLLING…

BLACK FRIDAY SKI DEALS EXTENDED…

Go wild as Black Friday’s ski offers roll on out through the weekend and beyond… UPDATED

THE PLANETSKI DEALS CLUB

Simply THE best ski holiday offers out there and all in one place. Katie Bamber brings you our November edition. UPDATED & ROLLING…

INSURANCE: DO YOU HAVE THE CORRECT COVER?

Many do not according to ABTA – The Travel Association. An estimated 2.5m admit not checking they’re insured for snowsports.

THE PLANETSKI DEALS CLUB

Simply THE best ski holiday offers out there and all in one place. Katie Bamber brings you our November edition. UPDATED & ROLLING…

BLACK FRIDAY

Here we collect the best deals out there for the Black Friday deals for ski holidays: NEW

THE PLANETSKI DEALS CLUB

As the snow falls & winter gets closer, we collect the best ski holiday offers out there. Check out our November edition…UPDATED & ROLLING…

UK SKIERS CONSIDER TRIPS OUTSIDE EU

More than a third of people are considering skiing or snowboarding outside the EU as a result of Brexit, according to a survey.

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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