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Dougie Crawford takes a break

One of the best GB alpine ski racers has decided to take a rest. He cites a lack of support and mental exhaustion as the reasons. He is the latest British athlete to step away from alpine ski racing.

Biggest Austrian ski area just got bigger

The Ski Welt area includes Soll, Westendorf, Ellmau and Brixen. It now has 280km of slopes with 90 lifts. 85% of the area has snow cannon coverage.

4 Vallees lift talks held

The mediation process has started to try to stop the breakup of the largest ski area in Switzerland. Talks are said to have been constructive.

End of the ski brochure?

Another company has ditched the paper brochure and switched to online only. The tour operator, Le Ski, will be online only this winter.

Ski wars in the sky

Monarch Airlines is reported to be cutting costs, axing its charter business and squaring up against easyJet and Ryanair. It sees winter as a key target market and it could bring fares down.


Jade Etherington proposed for BBC Sports Personality of the Year

The Paralympics skier became the most successful GB athlete at Sochi with 4 medals. She did not win a gold though but there are calls for her performances to be further rewarded.

Summer skiing secrets

The rolling PlanetSKI blog that may, or may not, be about skiing. We hear the thoughts of Robin Williams on snowboarders & some slopeside rugby in NZ.

It is not all about adrenalin

Summer in the mountains doesn't have to be about rock climbing, rafting and via ferrata. PlanetSKI discovers a gentler side with a visit to the Hautes-Pyrenees with our Top 10 family activities.

Threats to foreign ski instructors in Canada

New legislation has quadrupled the price of temporary work visas for established instructors. While by 2016 only 10% of the workforce of a Canadian ski school can come from abroad.


Time for a Gap Year on the slopes?
Partner News

With A-Level results now out some students will be taking a GAP year and qualifying and working as a snowsports instructor. It does however come at a cost and work is not guaranteed.

Volunteering in the Alps
Partner News

Conservation projects for volunteers tend to be in the jungles of Asia or the remote locoations in South America. It is possible get the experience slightly closer to home; the Austrian Tirol.

Vail Resorts spends $85m for next season
Partner News

The major resort owner in the USA is upgrading many of its ski areas. It believes investment in lifts and infrastructure is the key to future success.

Walking in the Tirol
Partner News

From serious hikes to gentle strolls there are a multitude of options in the summer. Here we pick 5 of the best in the Austrian Tirol

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