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Dec
21

PlanetSKI snow report is out

It is a mixed picture across the Alps with a lack of snow and some resorts are unable to open. However there is great snow in Scandinavia, it is good in North America and reasonable in the Pyrenees. Check out where the snow is and where it is not.

Mixed picture remains

Some people look set for a White Xmas in the Alps while others have little snow. Resorts and tour operators are making contingency plans for those in low resorts. PlanetSKI reports.

Great line, but Cody not the first

It has been named the line of the year as Cody Townsend straight-lined the narrowest of narrow colouirs in Alaska. A few days earlier though someone else had been down it.

First British skier to compete in FWT

Neil Williman has been asked to compete with the best of the best. He is the first British skier to take part in the Freeride World Tour.

Brits in action at the weekend

The alpine skier Dave Ryding is in action and Cara Brown skis in her first World Cup race. There is cross country action in Davos and Lloyd Wallace flies in the Bird Nest at Beijing.

Ski 2 the Moon

A charity has launched a new fund raising initiative to help deprived inner city kids enjoy snowsports and perhaps work in the industry. It claims to be the biggest event of its kind.

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.

Istanbul to host Big Air

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

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.


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.

5 reasons to visit Val Thorens

PlanetSKI was in the resort earlier this month to see why it has won so many accolades recently. VT has re-invented itself and is no longer the poor relation of its famous neighbours.

Skiing with Chemmy

Chemmy Alcott has teamed up with the Verbier ski instructor, Bella Seel, to offer teaching with a difference; on piste with Chemmy, off piste with Bella.

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.

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.

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?
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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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