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Travel & Holiday

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.

DOLOMITES IMPOSE LIMIT ON TRAFFIC

The Italian authorities are restricting the number of vehicles allowed on a popular Dolomites mountain pass to protect the environment from excessive tourism.

EUROSTAR SKI TRAIN TICKETS ON SALE

The numbers remain small but more skiers and snowboarders are heading to the mountains by train. We have details of the timetable for next winter.

SKI AMIS NOMINATED FOR AWARD

The company is up for the Best Winter Sports Accommodation Provider in the British Travel Awards 2018.

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.

Snow report

Twitter

The latest #Ski Resort Report by the Post Office and @crystalski says #skiers and #snowboarders can halve their holiday costs next winter by choosing carefully ➡

https://planetski.eu/2021/04/12/how-to-save-money-on-next-winters-ski-trip/

England's indoor #snow centres are back in business. They've opened today after #lockdown restrictions eased

https://planetski.eu/2021/04/12/snow-centres-in-england-open-again/

@snowcentre @Chill_Factore @SnowDomeTam @Snozone_UK

The snow is back in Scotland.

Check out PlanetSKI’s updated report from our man in the Highlands…
https://planetski.eu/2021/04/08/last-blast-of-winter-for-scottish-ski-areas/

#glencoe #glenshee #thelecht #cairngorm #nevisrange #skiscotland

#Bikinis and #SwimmingShorts at #Sochi’s Local Resort

Hundreds have been out on the slopes of #RosaKhutor in Russia for the annual #BoogelWoogel mountain festival.

https://planetski.eu/2021/04/11/bikinis-and-swimming-shorts-at-sochis-local-resort/

#springskiing #skiinginRussia

PlanetSKI’s ‘Skiing Snippets’…

- Winter Park Extends Season After Recent Snow
- The Alps From Above
- Highlights of FWT 21
- New 2022 Summer Flights to Innsbruck

See here for the full details:

https://planetski.eu/2021/03/28/planetskis-skiing-snippets/

Some video from tonight in Iceland! Authorities extended the hours for people to hike in and stay past sunset so many people got to see the volcano at its most vivid. #Iceland #icelandVolcano #IcelandEruption #volcano #lava

Full video here: https://fb.watch/4MUu64IBYb/

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