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PlanetSKI in The Times, Pup plays in snow, 'How Young?' Suggestive Xmas lights, white reindeer in Norway + woof woof . NEW & UPDATED

 

 

 

 

SKIING SECRETS  STORIES FROM NOVEMBER 2018


MONDAY 10TH DECEMBER

PLANETSKI MAKES THE WEEKEND PAPERS

The Times to be precise.

Our editor, James Cove, was quoted about how next February half-term may be the time to cross The Pond.

It's low season in the USA and a price-war has broken out with some very cheap flights on offer.

PlanetSKI in The TimesPlanetSKI in The Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And just in case your eye sight isn't that good.

PlanetSKI in The TimesPlanetSKI in The Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


See here for our reports on all the good early season snow in North America.

And if you are considering more than one trip to North America you might want to consider the IKON pass.

But you'll have to hurry as the deal runs out on Thursday December 13th.

SUNDAY 9TH DECEMBER

YIPPEE ITS SNOWING IN THE ALPS

This little pup, 'Fluff', represents how some of us are feeling as snow starts to fall in parts of the Alps....

PlanetSKI is in Les Menuires for the opening weekend of the season, and it's looking tasty.

Read more  here - Les 3 Vallees Opens for Winter

 

 

 

WE WONDER WHO IS HAVING MORE FUN HERE?

Well, you've got to start teaching your kids to snowboard as young as possible, especially getting to grips with the rails....

This guy is obviously enjoying the snow experience!

 

FRIDAY 7TH DECEMBER

Someone was having a joke decorating these trees...

Overheard in Waitrose Christmas lights fail



















THURSDAY 6TH DECEMBER

DECORATING THE NORWEGIAN CHRISTMAS TREE  πŸŽ„

The Christmas tree that you see in Trafalgar Square every year is donated by Norway as a token of thanks to London for helping the Norwegians in WWII.

A specialist rigging team hoists the tree up into Trafalgar Square using a hydraulic crane, and then the glittering star is added to the top of the tree.

The lights have been turned on.

More on the Norwegian Christmas tree here.

Crane hoists Christmas star to the top of the Norwegian TreeCrane hoists Christmas star to the top of the Norwegian Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




All lit up in Trafalgar Square - thanks NorwayAll lit up in Trafalgar Square - thanks Norway 














HAPPY-PANDA PLAYS IN SNOW!

This is just how we feel when it starts snowing.... 😎


WHITE REINDEER

Check out the rare and stunning images taken by a Norwegian photographer.

24-year old Mads Nordsvee took the photos while on a walk in northern Norway.

Sharing the images on Instagram, the photographer commented: "He almost disappeared into the snow!"

"He came to me very close and we looked into each other's eyes. He was very calm when he saw that I did not have bad intentions," Mr Nordsvee told the Caters news agency.

White reindeer, image c/o Mads NordsveeWhite reindeer, image c/o Mads Nordsvee


































White reindeer, image c/o Mads NordsveeWhite reindeer, image c/o Mads Nordsvee



































Their unusual appearance is caused by a genetic condition that strips the pigment from their fur, but not albinism.

Spotting a white reindeer is considered a sign of good luck in Scandinavia.

WEDNESDAY 5TH DECEMBER

Woof, woof....



TUESDAY 4TH DECEMBER

SKIING RETURNS TO NZ ON FIRST DAY OF SUMMER

Cardrona in the south island offered up skiing last weekend as the resort opened for summer.

It is the first time they have been able to ski in December in the resort.

It complemented the mountain biking, karting and hiking on offer.

50cm of recent snow meant there was a small area open + some rails and boxes in the terrain park.

 

We reported on the plans here on PlanetSKI at the end of last month:

MONDAY 3RD DECEMBER

XMAS HOUSE DECORATIONS

Here's how to decorate your house this Xmas... and the music to play perhaps πŸŽ…πŸ» 🀣


ED DRAKE SPEAKS TO GRAHAM BELL ABOUT SKI RACING - PODCAST

If you're interested in ski racing, this series of Ski Racing Podcasts is well worth listening to.

In the latest episode, Ed Drake and Ski Sunday presenter Graham Bell discuss events from the Women and Men's World Cup events in Killington and Lake Louise.

They also chat about the World Cup competitions in Lake Louise and Beaver Creek.

Click on the red arrow below to hear their conversation.

 

HO HO HO!

Have you ever seen so many red-suited Santas on the slopes?

Around 300 skiing and snowboarding Father Christmases took to the slopes of the Sunday River ski resort in the US yesterday.

It was the 19th annual Santa Sunday event in the tiny town of Newry in the East Coast state of Maine.

Santa SundaySanta Sunday - photo Sunday River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants are required to go the ho-ho-whole way, dressing up in full Santa kit, including beards.

It's all in a good cause.

Everyone on the slopes donates a minimum of $20 to help support local education and recreation programmes.

And it gets everyone in the Christmas spirit.

Have a look at the video posted by TIME Magazine...

 

SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER

And we begin December with a selection of random and varied videos.

Sit back and enjoy.

Anyone seen a better way to drop into Corbett's couloir in Jackson Hole?

 

Ski Cycling in the Alps, vintage style...

Woof, woof πŸ˜‰ 

 

Hard to argue with this one:

 

See here for the main PlanetSKI news page with all the latest stories from the mountains.

For the Spirit of the Mountains - PlanetSKI: Number One for ski news

 

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