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Travel & Holiday

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.

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.

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Twitter

The @fisalpine World Cup #Ski racing calendar for 2020-21 has been announced with more changes forced by #COVID19 ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/18/world-cup-ski-racing-dates-announced/

'Breathtaking' ski jumping venue for the @Beijing2022 Winter Olympics nears completion ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/18/breathtaking-ski-jumping-venue-for-beijing-olympics/
#Beijing2022 #Olympics #Ski

A doctor has gone on trial accused of being part of an international sports #doping ring that was smashed in raids at the 2019 #Nordic #Ski World Championships in Seefeld, Austria ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/01/septembers-news-in-brief/

Latest news on the #Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

- WHO Repeats Warnings to Europe as More Restrictions Loom
- Italy has ‘Covid-Free’ Flights
- Gatwick Introduces Ultraviolet Disinfecting Security Tray

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/

#coronavirusupdates #coronavirusski

Covid-19 Update:

- WHO Warns of Serious Situation in Europe as UK Warns of the Winter Ahead
- BA Calls for Testing at Airports
- Luxury Operator to Continue with Ski Chalets
- New Zealand has Worst Recession in Years as Ski Resorts see Downturn

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/

From Ski Jumper to Tour de France Supremo

Slovenia's Primož Roglič is the favourite to win the Tour de France and he currently wears the yellow jersey.

Roglic is a former ski jumper who only made the switch to cycling in his early 20s.

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/01/septembers-news-in-brief/

Check out today's latest news on the Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports here ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/
#ski #snowboard #WinterIsComing

Golf Is More Dangerous that Skiing

Skiing and snowboarding is often seen as a high-risk and injury prone sport.

Apparently it is less risky than football, rugby, tennis, cycling and, er golf.

And which is the least dangerous sport?

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/16/golf-is-more-dangerous-that-skiing/

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