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Jul
21

WILDFIRE THREAT CONTINUES FOR CANADIAN SKI RESORT

A forest fire is burning 2.5km from Sunshine Village in Alberta. The nearby ski town of Banff is shrouded in smoke at times, from where PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

VERBIER - PURE ENERGY

Our editor continues his mission to see if the resort's marketing slogan is true. Today it's a high altitude hike. And we mean high! NEW


GB SKIER SEEKS MONEY FOR OLYMPICS

Freestyle skier Molly Summerhayes has launched a crowdfunding campaign to get her to the 2018 Winter Olympics. NEW


SKI TRAIN TICKETS ON SALE

Booking opened Wednesday morning for direct Eurostar trains to the French Alps next winter. UPDATED


UNCOOL RUNNINGS - PART ONE

Our reporter, Catie Friend, is in Chamonix for some mountain trail running. The only trouble is she is late, stressed and rather nervous. Why? NEW


SKI JUMPING WORLD CUP

The 27th edition of the FIS summer event will happen on 11-12 August in Courchevel with the world's best jumpers and 1000s watching. NEW


JULY NEWS IN BRIEF...

Man claimed he could hardly walk but managed to ski, climb & win a triathlon, Canadian resort sold + bodies found on glacier after 75 years. NEW & UPDATED


JULY SKIING SECRETS

Ex ski jumper wins Tour de France stage, Toblerone wars break out again, Jamie Nicholls ties the knot + E-bikes up Box Hill. NEW & UPDATED


VIDEOS OF THE DAY.....

There are some insane mountain & extreme action videos on offer. Check them out here. UPDATED
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GIVE IT A TRI

A new alpine sporting event takes place in Le Chable in Switzerland in September - a cross triathlon. Pardon? NEW

TIME FOR K2'S SKI DEFEAT?

World-class goal: Polish ski mountaineer, Andrzej Bargiel, is trying to make history summiting & skiing the infamous K2. UPDATED

VERBIER - PURE ENERGY

Our editor is continuing his quest to see if Verbier's marketing slogan is true or just more PR spin. Next up - climbing Mont Fort!

GLACIER SKIING - GO WHILE YOU STILL CAN

Alpine glaciers are melting at an alarming rate & summer glacier snowsports may become a thing of the past. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps

BIG BRASS IN THE ALPS

Schladming is hosting one of the biggest brass music festivals in Europe and PlanetSKI is in resort.

WHEN BIKES MEET ALPS

Riding a motorbike in the mountains has much in common with skiing in the mountains. PlanetSKI reports from the tarmac of the Tirol.

MAID IN AUSTRIA

Learning to milk a cow, making pastry for a local dish, sawing logs. Has our chief reporter got what it takes?

WHERE TO SKI IN SUMMER

There's no need to pack it all in for summer with options for skiing and snowboarding to suit every budget. The lowdown:
Winter in the Mountains


HOW SAFE IS YOUR SKI HOLIDAY?

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

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. NEW

FREERIDE WORLD TOUR 2018

Riders for next year's competition are named with 42 skiers and snowboarders over four categories. NEW

A GUIDE TO THE SLOPES

'Your Guide to the Mountain' Winter 2017/18 edition has just launched! It's time for some winter holiday inspiration from Crystal Ski.

NEW DOPING CONTROL FOR 2018 OLYMPICS

The International Olympic Committee Executive Board has approved plans for an Independent Testing Authority for Pyeongchang.

SKIMO ON THE UP

Ski mountaineering - racing up then down mountains on skis is heading for the Olympics at the 2020 Youth Games. NEW

FROM TRAY TO BOB

One of Britain's most experienced skeleton athletes has swapped the skeleton for the bobsleigh. NEW

HOW TO GET KIDS ONTO SNOW

It's a big challenge and technology is the answer, the world governing body for skiing and snowboarding is told.

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