Plenty new in the Tirol for 2014/15

There are multi-million euro lift upgrades, hotel renovations and new events out on slopes with a focus on freestyle. Plus a re-newed emphasis on traditional Austrian hospitality. PlanetSKI reports.

Yet another deadline day in Park City row

The two sides have asked for more time as a US court has delayed its decision on the case. The new deadline expires at 5pm today. UK tour operators call for an outbreak of common sense.

Scottish resort cleared after lift accident

The Health & Safety Executive will not take legal action after a lift collapse at The Lecht in 2013. Eight people were injured. The resort is not accused of any blame.

Rossendale improvements move step closer

The Lancashire ski slope is planning a £500,000 investment to extend the slope and improve facilities. A drawing of the proposal has been released and planning permission recommended.

Counting Scottish snow patches

265 areas of snow remain after the heavy snowfall of last winter. The patches have been counted for the last 7 years and there are normally around 50.

Skiers take up icebucket challenge

Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Mikaela Shiffrin, Tina Maze, Chemmy Alcott and a host of other famous, and less famous skiers have been doing it. So, which are the best so far?

Fancy becoming a ski instructor?

If you want to know if you have the potential and what is entailed then help is on hand. The British Alpine Ski School is offering free assessments at snow centres in the UK.

Summer skiing secrets

The rolling PlanetSKI blog that may, or may not, be about skiing. Are snowsports sexist and whatever happend to 400 garden gnomes in Austria.

LISTEX is back

The 3rd annual ski travel trade event is confirmed for October with an increase in delegates. Once again PlanetSKI will be involved in the Forums.

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
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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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last updated: 2014-08-29 06:30:17

So how do you carry your skis? Bazuka? The Offering? The Tommy Gun? The Boyfriend? The Escort? The Local or Reverse Local? ... and other ways. Check out this video from St Anton in the Austrian Tirol.

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