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Travel & Holiday

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.

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.

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.

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.

IT’S TEMPLE TIME IN JAPAN

No visit to the country is complete without visiting some of the temples and shrines. PlanetSKI goes sightseeing.

SKIING IN JAPAN

We’ve never done a PlanetSKI resort review without skiing there. Well we have now. Check out Niseko. It gets 15m of snow per winter.

PLANETSKI HITS JAPAN: PART 2

We’re continuing our stay in Tokyo before heading off to Hokkaido and beyond. Would we manage to master the metro? Maybe…

PLANETSKI HITS JAPAN: PART 1

The snow is yet to fall so we’re seeing what there is to do off the slopes, looking at the winter ahead and, er, planning to see some rugby.

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.

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.

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

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.

UK SKI TOUR OP BUYS FLEXISKI

Hotelplan, which owns Inghams, Esprit Ski and Ski Total, has acquired the short-break specialist Flexiski.

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.

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.

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

WEEKEND SKI BREAK: DAY 2

They are growing in popularity as some people don’t have time for a full week or want to squeeze a bonus trip in. PlanetSKI is with Skiweekender. NEW

WEEKEND SKI BREAK: DAY 1

They are growing in popularity as some people don’t have time for a full week or want to squeeze a bonus trip in. PlanetSKI is with Skiweekender. UPDATED

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

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

PlanetSKI is on a US ski road trip around Idaho. Adventures await, but it helps to have some skis. And now we have a knowledge of potatos. UPDATED

PLANETSKI IS BACK IN ANDORRA

PlanetSKI’s Katie Bamber has just returned from the slopes of the Pyrenees. She blogged live and here is her piece in chronological order. 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.

Club Med Claims Success

The French company reports winter sales up more than 30% as interest grows in all-inclusive ski holidays.

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.

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.

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.

ULTIMATE SKI ROAD TRIP- SEE FULL STORY HERE

As you may have noticed on PlanetSKI our editor, James Cove, has been doing a 4-week road trip (with some occasional help from planes) in North America.

ULTIMATE SKI ROAD TRIP: UTAH, PART ONE

PlanetSKI is on a 4-week road trip round 20 or so ski resorts in the USA and Canada. We have been blogging each day and here we re-produce the first week in full and in chronological order.

The Road to Revelstoke

The PlanetSKI Canadian ski road trip in British Columbia heads to Revelstoke. We sunk deep into the best powder snow so far.

The Road to Red Mountain

James Cove swings into Red Mountain in an RV. It’s a resort he’s wanted to ski for many years, but will it live up to expectations?

PYRENEES SKI ROAD TRIP

We are back on the road visiting 3 resorts in 3 days in the French Pyrenees; Font Romeu, Les Angles and Ax3Domaines. We saved the best till last. UPDATE

Skiing in Japan

A PlanetSKI reporter, Rob Rees, is in the land of the rising sun…and this season the land of the falling snow. Meters and metres of it. Check out our report and pictures from Japan.

Innsbruck airport hit by bad weather

Flights were delayed as poor visibility and strong winds forced places to divert on Saturday. The airport serves many of the Austrian ski areas though is prone to closure.

Go East for a bargain

That’s the message of a recent survey to find the best low cost skiing in these times of economic hardship.

Snow report

Twitter

#WinterGamesNZ is Back

After two years of disruption due to #covid19 the southern hemisphere’s biggest snowsports event takes place August 27th to September 18th.

https://planetski.eu/2022/07/04/winter-games-nz-is-back/

Death toll rises as search operation resumes after Italian glacier collapses leaving six hikers dead & 8 injured.

Climate change appears to be the cause.

UPDATED with videos:

#marmolada #glacier #glaciercollapse https://t.co/jdNyct8TXt

An incredible result from Andrew Young and James Clugnet last week in the Rollerski World Cup Sprint Race 👏🔥

Congratulations to the entire team ⭐️

Keep up the hard work!

4th place: Andrew Young
5th place: James Clugnet

📸: @Jossi_j

#GBSnowsport

Fresh Warning on Alpine Snow Levels

A new study claims the number of snow days where snow lies on the ground in the Alps will halve by 2100 if greenhouse emissions remain high.

It says action can be taken.

https://planetski.eu/2022/07/02/fresh-warning-on-alpine-snow-levels/

#climatechange #protectourwinters

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