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Travel & Holiday

NEW WARNING ON SKI HOLIDAY COSTS

Ski holiday prices are set to rise further as a result of Brexit, says the company that owns Inghams, Esprit Ski and Ski Total.

INSURANCE: HAVE YOU GOT THE RIGHT COVER?

Britons are risking hefty bills by failing to take out adequate travel and ski insurance, according to new research. Some don’t even bother.

FATHER HITS THE PARK, SON HITS THE POWDER

45-year old Ross Young & his 12-year old son Fynn are in Les2Alpes to sample the other’s skiing style. What could possibly go wrong?

PLANETSKI GOES UNPLUGGED: DAY TWO

We’re in the Swiss resort for its annual festival, Zermatt Unplugged. It is one of our favourite events in the mountains. Here’s why!

FATHER HITS THE PARK, SON HITS THE POWDER

45-year old Ross Young & his 12-year old son Fynn are in Les2Alpes to sample the other’s skiing style. What could possibly go wrong? NEW

THE BEST LAID PLANS…

Our father and son team in Les2Alpes, 45-year old Ross and 12-year old Fynn, had a plan…. At the moment it is on hold. NEW

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON?

45-year old Ross Young & his 12-year old son Fynn have arrived in Les2Alpes to sample the other’s skiing style. What could possibly go wrong?

WHAT A WEEKEND!

PlanetSKI takes a 4-day trip to France with Skiweekender to sample the pros & cons of a short ski break. Fancy following our footsteps?

MOUNTAIN KIDS

Crystal Ski childcare takes a fresh turn for next winter; introducing the Beanie Bear Club for kids NEW

CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?

PlanetSKI’s 4-day weekend ski trip to France with Skiweekender comes to an end. With a surprise. Sssshhh…

WEEKEND SKI BREAK: DAY 3

They are growing in popularity & PlanetSKI is out with Skiweekender in France. Day 3 and we’re off to St Gervais. NEW & UPDATED

JET LAG & ALTITUDE

They can impact significantly on a North America ski trip. On your return jet lag tends to kick in worse. However, there are ways to minimise the impact. NEW

STEAMBOAT IN 48-HOURS

PlanetSKI continues its winter ski road trip in North America as we head through Colorado. Next up it’s the cowboy resort of Steamboat….

PLANETSKI VISITS WINTER PARK, COLORADO

It’s the 4th biggest ski area in the state, the nearest to Denver & has an army of fans. We visit for the first time with our eyes wide-open.

THAT’S ALL FOLKS

The PlanetSKI Idaho road trip comes to an end. What a week of adventures on the road & in the mountains… next stop Colorado. NEW

THE JOURNEY TO WINTER PARK

If there is a better way to arrive in a ski resort then we can’t think of one. By train from Denver to the Colorado ski resort of Winter Park. NEW

SNOW TRAIN TO THE ALPS

We’re off to La Plagne on the snow train from London – see how the journey went.

CLUB MED LIFE

A very different ski trip to the traditional chalet break but fun, easy and a kid’s dream holiday it is for sure NEW

SKIING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

What age should they start? What if they don’t like ski school? What else is there to do? Got questions? Here are some answers… NEW

PRICES DROP FOR FAMILY SKIING

A new report that looks at in-resort costs claims there is better value for families this winter. Two-thirds of resorts surveyed claim a drop. NEW

FANCY SKIING WITH A BIG MOUNTAIN SKIER?

There is a chance to tackle the steeps of Chamonix with one of the world’s top Big Mountain skiers, Jérémie Heitz. NEW

INSURANCE – DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT COVER?

Which age group is most likely not to have the correct insurance? You’ll probably be surprised by the answer.

WHITE IS THE NEW BLACK

Move over Black Friday, it’s White Week or White Wednesday for some of the UK ski tour operators. UPDATED

WHAT MAKES A GOOD CHALET HOLIDAY?

Here’s what we think is important when booking a chalet on our annual precious ski holiday. NEW

HOLIDAYS SURGE AS SNOW FALLS

Resorts & tour operators report a sharp rise in sales after the fresh snow as people look forward to a good start to winter. Is it justified? UPDATED

PARIS TRANSFERS

The newest kind of transfer: With rail travel to ski resorts being a top tip this season, here’s how to simplify the trickiest part: the Paris cross.

INSURANCE PREMIUMS SET TO RISE

That’s the warning from snowsports insurance specialist, MPI brokers. Poor snow, increasing claims & a fall in sterling are blamed.

SCAM CHALET WEBSITES ALERT

Skiers & snowboarders are being warned to be on the lookout for fake ski chalet websites selling non-existent holidays. PlanetSKI investigates.

RAIL TICKETS TO THE ALPS ON SALE

Winter train tickets to ski resorts went on sale on Thursday 12th October, 2017 from 5am.

NEW SWISS SKI PASSES

Switzerland appears to be following the North America model with discounted season passes and new joint lift passes.

SKI FLIGHTS REPLACED AFTER MONARCH COLLAPSE

Inghams and Crystal Ski have found alternative flights for all their guests that were due to be flying with Monarch Airlines this winter. UPDATED

THE ULTIMATE CITY & SKI BREAK

The capitol of the Tirol, Innsbruck, may not be the most obvious place for a ski holiday. Wrong. City + Ski = Perfection.

FLY YOUR SKIS TO THE ALPS FOR FREE

The cost transporting skis on a holiday can be a complete buzz kill. But there are ways; Ski-Flights is offering free carriage all winter.

NEW AIR ROUTE TO SWISS ALPS

Powdair is launching flights to Sion giving quick & easy access to resorts, some with 30min transfer times. But is there a demand?

FANCY FREE SKI CARRIAGE?

One of our PlanetSKI partners is offering just that next January, but you’ll have to hurry as the offer ends soon… NEW

LAST DAY FOR SWEET SKI DEALS

With August very nearly over, so are some of the best summer offers for the coming ski season. Start thinking winter & get in quick. UPDATED

ROAD TRIPPIN’

For your spirit of adventure: Driving around the mountains… What better landscape for a road trip than the Pyrenees?

SKI TRAIN TICKETS ON SALE

Booking is open for direct Eurostar trains to the French Alps next winter.

NEW NEXT WINTER

Dozens of new ski flight routes have already been announced for the upcoming season, and BA has just added two more from Manchester.

HOW SAFE IS YOUR SKI HOLIDAY?

Some ski companies have recently gone out of business & more could follow. Brexit is blamed.

NEW REGIONAL AIR ROUTE TO THE ALPS

Crystal Ski is offering flights from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to Chambery in France for next winter.

SALT LAKE CITY SKI FLIGHT AXED

New direct Delta flight from Heathrow to Utah has been cut after just one winter due to poor sales: A blow for GB skiers.

BARGAINS GALORE!

Take advantage of early booking offers for the winter season. Some offers end on 31st May so be quick to secure your skiing holiday. NEW

NEW WINTER FLIGHTS TO SION CONFIRMED

New airline Powdair has confirmed that it will be running six routes from the UK to Sion airport in the Valais region of Switzerland next ski season.

PETITION FOR SUNDAY SKI TRAIN

Eurostar is being urged to introduce a new direct service to cater for the increasing numbers of skiers travelling to the French Alps on a Sunday.

EASTER FAMILY SKIING IN THE FRENCH PYRENEES

We started with 30cm of fresh powder & ended touring the religious shrines of Lourdes on Good Friday. Plus had some great Spring skiing in between.

FATHER LOSES TERM-TIME HOLIDAY CASE

The Supreme Court has overturned a High Court ruling that found in favour of a father who took his daughter on a term-time holiday. It has implications for parents who take their kids out of school for a ski holiday. UPDATED

BY TRAIN TO THE ALPS

An 8am Eurostar for a 5pm arrival in Reberty, Les Menuires in Les3Vallees; a more enjoyable way of travelling to the mountains.

FLIGHTS FOR NEXT WINTER ON SALE

It’s already time to think about next season’s ski trip & Ski-Flights has released its programme for a few European destinations for Winter 17/18.

A JACKSON HOLE VIRGIN

The PlanetSKI 4-week road trip swings into the resort we’ve most been looking forward to ski – Jackson Hole. Our editor has never skied it before but heard so much about it.

NEW AIRLINE ROUTE TO SION NEXT WINTER

The new service will operate between UK regional airports and Sion Airport in the Swiss Valais region, cutting transfer times to some of the country’s most popular ski resorts.

WILD WEATHER AND FUN IN AX

The gang of 7 arrived just as a huge storm set in over the French Pyrenees. With strong winds and inclement weather skiing plans needed urgent tweaking for family entertainment.…
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INSURANCE CLAIMS DOUBLE AT HALF TERM

The insurance company Aviva says February half-term is the most dangerous time of year for a trip to the slopes. It’s offering advice on staying safe as the holidays begin. NEW

SKI WITH AN EAGLE

Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards prepares to fly back to 1988 with Kicking Horse Powder Tours. NEW

SUPREME COURT CONSIDERS TERM-TIME HOLIDAYS

5 Justices met this week to consider the issue. They are now considering their judgment which will be published later. NEW

NEW WAY TO GET TO AOSTA VALLEY

A new scheduled transfer service between big airports and the Aosta Valley in Italy has this season launched – and it’s affordable! NEW

SUPREME COURT HEARS TERM-TIME HOLIDAY CASE

The Supreme Court is today considering a government-backed appeal against parents taking their children on holiday during term-time. The result will have implications for skiing families. UPDATED

WORLD SNOW DAY CLAIMS SUCCESS

There were 478 events in 46 countries across the world as 3m people were involved in the 6th edition that took place last weekend. NEW

JANUARY SKI DEALS ARE OUT

There are a raft of special offers out that could save you £100s. With the much wished for snow finally arriving in resorts, here are some January deals to get you out to the Alps. UPDATED

VALUE FAMILY SKI WEEKS

Action Outdoors has launched a new destination for 2017 February half term and offers a favourite over the Easter break for an all-inclusive price of £523. NEW

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Twitter

As #skitouring + #crosscountryskiing are allowed in France some local authorities are indicating they will not offer them, to ensure accidents do not lead to increased pressure on hospitals.

Updated:

#covid19france #CoronaVirusUpdates

❄️⛷️🌨️🗻 https://t.co/PVPL7mCMMd

Latest news on #Coronavirus Impact:

- Further Reductions in Numbers at US Resorts
- X-Country Skiing Allowed in France
-Insurance for those Planning to ‘Work from Home’ in Alps
-Talks Continue for a Coordinated Opening of Ski Slopes

https://planetski.eu/2020/11/23/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-10/

@MPIBrokers

Cross Country Skiing to be Allowed in France

France will allow people to go #crosscountryskiing individually from Saturday, as long as it doesn't prompt big gatherings of people.

https://planetski.eu/2020/11/23/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-10/

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