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SKI RESORTS GO ALL OUT FOR SUMMER

Ski areas are offering more to attract summer visitors . With the number of skiers declining & fears about climate change, resorts & tour operators are re-inventing themselves. PlanetSKI reports. NEW

THE EAGLE'S OPENING NIGHT

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards has kicked off his UK theatre tour and PlanetSKI was there on the first night. We met him backstage before settling back to hear his account of a remarkable life. NEW


WORLD'S OBSCURE SKI SPOTS

Images of skiers & boarders on solo lines, exploring places previously unheard of for snowsports and against sensational backdrops confront us everywhere. Here's a look at some of the more surprising places to ski: NEW


NEWS IN BRIEF...

World Snow Day awards handed out, Majority disagree with term-time holiday fines, Former pisteur dies in avalanche + Shaun White settles sexual harassment case. NEW & UPDATED


SKIING SECRETS...

Skiing Secrets may or may not have something to do with skiing. Often it doesn't - we fill it with anything that takes our fancy. UPDATED


US SKI RESORTS EXTEND SEASON

Aspen & Arapahoe Basin in Colorado have announced extra ski days after recent fresh snow. The final resorts in Canada have closed while in New Zealand the snow canons have been fired up as winter approaches. UPDATED


STORIES FROM EVEREST

South African climber let off pemit fine + more deaths on Everest. See here for our rolling blog of news on the Everest climbing season... NEW & UPDATED


RIP SIR ROGER MOORE

The actor who as James Bond was responsible for some of the most famous skiing sequences on the silver screen has died at the age of 89. Here we look back at Bond on skis. NEW & UPDATED


VIDEOS OF THE DAY...

There are some insane mountain and extreme action videos on the internet & we want to share some of the best on this rolling Vlog. UPDATED
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Summer in the Mountains


OUR PLANS FOR THE SUMMER

We’re making a few changes over the summer as we continue to report from the mountains – and even a few beaches too. What are you up to over the summer months?

SUMMER IN THE TIROL

The Austrian Tirol is a huge summer destination with visitors being drawn by the area's hiking paths, countless biking trails and spectacular views of sparkling lakes and sweeping valleys.

WHERE TO SKI THIS SUMMER

Iglu Ski has released options for glacier skiing this summer in Tignes, Saas Fee and Zermatt. No need to wait for winter to get your ski fix! NEW

SWISS VALAIS CREATES OWN MONEY

Complementary currencies are a growing trend in Switzerland. The latest one is the Farinet & it joins the Isenau, Léman, bitcoin and others. All are legal tender.

WINDSURFING ON SNOW

This must be a first? Pro windersurfer Levi Siver takes his windsurf board with a fin to the powder snow in Japan and windsurfs down...

SUMMER SKIING IN THE TIROL

The Austrian Tirol has three top picks for the summer where snowsports enthusiasts can get their fix. NEW

SLIDING ON SAND

Sandboarding is an evolving sport that is about to host its World Cup event in Peru. NEW

LAKES, PEAKS & BIKES

Summer is almost here and Inghams is introducing new programmes for summer in the mountains. So, what's new for 2017? NEW
Winter in the Mountains


LA GRAVE - THE FUTURE

PlanetSKI has seen the details of the agreement between the cult freeride French resort & the company that will now run its lifts. It says the ski area should stay 'wild'. We're celebrating its future. NEW & UPDATED

US SKIER NUMBERS UP

Nearly two million more people visited US resorts last winter than the previous season. That's according to figures just released. PlanetSKI has been crunching the numbers. UPDATED

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.

UP IS THE NEW DOWN

What is ski mountaineering and maybe this little known winter sport is about to make it to the big time? PlanetSKI's skimo geek, Catie Friend, reports.

FANCY SKIING IN SWEDEN NEXT WINTER?

Crystal Ski Holidays adds the resorts of Åre & Vemdalen in Sweden to its portfolio for Winter 17/18. Time for a different type of ski holiday? NEW

KIDS TRY ENGLAND SLOPES IN RECORD NUMBERS

More than twice as many students took part in National Schools Snowsport Week this year as in 2016. The video is out. UPDATED

TIME TO BOOK WINTER 17/18 SKI BREAKS

It's time to think ahead, well ahead, to next season's ski trip. Inghams has released its brochure for Winter 17/18 with plenty of early bird savings.

WHAT DO THE NEXT 5 YEARS HOLD?

Members of the UK snowspsorts industry gathered for the LISTEX Summer Session to look at the state of the industry and gaze into its collective crystal ball.

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