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Dec
18

Its snowing in the Alps

Some snow has started to fall after a prolonged drought in many places. It is not the huge fall needed but it is a welcome start. Sadly the temperature is about to rise.

Skiing in Norway

Sometimes it is judgement, often it is luck and occasionally a combination of the two. This week PlanetSKI has been in Norway, the location of some of the best current snow in Europe.

Herculean efforts to get racing underway

The poor levels of snow in some parts of the Alps have played havoc with the early season racing calendar. Some though are now going ahead.

Cheap fights at peak periods

You can still get to the Alps at £299 for New Year and the same price for half term. You just need to know the right web site to look at.

Cairngorm opens with ambitious plans ahead

The Scottish resort opened some slopes at the weekend after heavy snow and falling temperatures. The resort is under new management with money being invested.

Free ski carriage with Air Canada

The airline is offering the service for new this winter and it will save £100 per person. It has been warmly welcomed.

School ski championships end in style

The 9th Independent Schools Ski & Snowboard Championships have been taking places in the Les 2 Alpes. 180 pupils have been battling it out for medals and honours.

Istanbul to host Big Air

It is the first time the Turkish city held any FIS event and it seeks to be starting in style. A huge structure has been built for the competition.

The Ellis-Brigham ski tests

We are spoilt for choice with all manner of shapes, sizes and designs. Everything from long fat powder skis to short stiff slalom skis. Ellis-Brigham has been our testing them.


Mixed weather in the Alps as some snow falls

It is still edging towards winter though the big falls needed in the Alps are a long way off and people are becoming increasingly worried. In Scandinavia and the Pyrenees winter has arrived. PlanetSKI reports.

Bond filming set to start in Alps

The Tirol region of Austria is claiming a PR coup as James Bond arrives in the New Year. PlanetSKI speaks to the man behind some classic Bond ski scenes as it makes a welcome return.

Laax Rocks

The Swiss resort of Laax has been voted the best Swiss resort at the World Ski Awards for the past 2 years. As much for the village itself as for what is up on the slopes. PlanetSKI reports.

Skiing secrets

It is back; the occasional blog that may or may not have something to do with snowsports. Yikes, the James Bond film script has been stolen!

Butler calls for dialogue with BASI

The ski instructors organisation is appealing against a decision by the Court of Session in Edinburgh to reinstate the ski instructor, Simon Butler. Mr Butler calls for talks to open.

Snowsports update

What has been going on this week in the various competitions: ski jumping, alpine skiing, cross-county and snowboarding?

London Ski Show moves to Battersea

It is having something of a revamp with change of venue, a real-snow kicker, live music and an emphasis on food and drink. It is also staying inside, and going outside.

Jamie Nicholls snowboard stunt goes viral

The Olympic snowboarder has ridden from top to bottom at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead. The video has had 2.7m views.


What are you waiting for?
Partner News

The Austrian National Tourist Office has launched a campaign to get people skiing again. Those that used to ski but for various reasons have stopped.

Skiing in Slovakia
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If you want to try somewhere different this winter then read on. The area appeals to the somewhat unlikely bedfellows of families and freeriders. PlanetSKI is visiting in January.

ISTM is back
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The International Ski Travel Market returns for its second annual outing. The B2B event takes place in Davos next March. PlanetSKI will be there. Will You?

The right ski insurance
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The company MPI offers some of the best ski and travel insurance. The trick is to get the cover you need for what you may be doing in the mountains - should the worst happen.

Ride the Canadian backcountry
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You do not have to be an expert to enjoy the deep powder snow in and around Kicking Horse. But if you try it then you might just become one, see how with one of our partners, Kicking Horse Powder Tours.

The Snoworks philosophy
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Most ski instruction courses teach techniques and movements to help people become better skiers. Snoworks has an entirely different method. Ski open.

Inghams: new for next season
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One of the leading UK tour operators has launched its winter programme. It is encouraging new skiers and ex-skiers to come forward, there is a range of new products and initiatives for those over 60-years old.

Skiing in Norway
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The Scandinavian country has seen a steady increase in visitors in recent years; people who want an alternative to the Alps. PlanetSKI reports from the snowfields of Norway.

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